Alvin Bragg blasted for pursuing fake vaccine card holders over violent criminals

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the man who released without bail a group of illegal immigrants who were captured on video violently attacking two NYPD officers in Times Square, was the target of state Supreme Court Justice Brendan Lantry over the prosecution of fake vaccine card holders.

Lantry took issue with Bragg “trying to throw the book at two New Yorkers who bought fake COVID-19 vaccine cards — despite routinely going easy on others charged with far more serious crimes,” the New York Post reported. The judge dismissed the felony charges, calling the case overkill.

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Bragg’s office reportedly “cherry-picked” 16 cases to prosecute, according to the judge, charging the suspects with felony criminal possession of a forged instrument. Fourteen pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, but the remaining two fought the charges.

More from the Post:

Bragg’s office “routinely — nearly daily — move[s] to dismiss significantly more serious counts or entire indictments” to avoid harsher penalties for previously convicted felons or to avoid jeopardizing people’s immigration status, the judge wrote in an opinion issued Tuesday. “These motions submitted [by Bragg and his prosecutors] are made months or even years after the 45-day period has expired to dismiss . . . sexual assaults, drug sales, robbery, burglary, and other violent and non-violent serious felony offenses.”

Former Fox News host Monica Crowley summed events up nicely in a tweet, “Soros DA Alvin Bragg is prosecuting people for having fake vax cards – 3 years after the fact – while letting killers, rapists, drug dealers & illegal alien invaders who assault cops WALK FREE. Are you paying attention yet?”

She was far from being alone in her outrage… here’s a quick sampling of other responses to the story, as seen on X:

Utterly backwards. — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 4, 2024

Yet, in November, the voters in NYC will march off to the polls and vote democrat up and down the ballot. — Al Tournas ⚓️️‍♂️⛷ (@altournas) February 4, 2024

Poor New Yorkers…oh wait, they voted for this! Elections have consequences folks, you made the bed…you have to sleep in it now. — Dennis (@DennisB34045107) February 4, 2024

You can have a fake ID, a stolen Social Security Card, fake drivers license and a whole slew of fake records, but you better not have a fake vax card! Corruption and 2 Tier justice is rampant amongst us, and yet idiots still keep voting for these progressive turds! — Fixing America (@PhillipDenton) February 4, 2024

Selective prosecution, if you don’t belong ro a certain group, you’re fair game. — Paul G (@Paulgman47) February 4, 2024

Nothing to Bragg about. Horrible job by this guy! Horrible! — Gary Weingarten (@GaryWeingarten) February 4, 2024