Manhattan DA’s halt to prison sentences for many crimes was backed by Jerry Nadler, other prominent Democrats

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Manhattan’s controversial district attorney has a lot of endorsements to brag about.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has drawn media attention after announcing he would be refusing to incarcerate many criminals who commit non-felony offenses and downgrading serious crimes like armed robbery.

However, Bragg’s unprecedented overhaul of the criminal justice system was not a surprise. It was a core part of his campaign, which received support from Democratic Party leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock and more.

In a stunning reversal of traditional law enforcement procedures, Bragg sent a memo stressing “diversion and alternatives to incarceration” in prosecutions. The exceptions to the no-jail time offenses include murder, some sex offenses and white-collar corruption crimes. Several serious…

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