Congressman Jim Jordan will hold a hearing attacking Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg about crime in New York City
Congressman Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio, is scheduled to hold a hearing Monday in New York City concerning what he calls Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s anti-crime policies, which he claims have led to increased violent crime for New York City’s residents. In reality, however, there has been a drop year-over-year in crime in the Big Apple.
The hearing follows the indictment of former President Donald Trump by Jordan, a staunch supporter of the former president. Former President Donald Trump will be
Trump, who is running for president in 2024 was indicted several weeks ago by Bragg who determined Trump broke the law by paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels. He was indicted on April 4.
The FBI and NYPD are investigating a letter containing a death threat and white powder that was mailed to Bragg, whose office is continuing to investigate former President Donald Trump, law-enforcement sources told NBC News.
The letter was addressed to Bragg and said, “ALVIN: I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!” the sources said.
Despite the clearly threatening character of the letter, “there were no evacuations or injuries,” officials said. It was the latest in what a senior law enforcement source described as “several hundred threats” aimed at Bragg and his office in recent weeks. As many as two dozen messages sent to the office of the district attorney threatened serious harm to Bragg.
At the same time, crime has dropped to its core in the Big Apple.
According to New Police Department, the number of shootings saw a 26.1 percent drop compared with March 2022.
The NYPD reported that murder was down 11.4 percent, rape was down 0.8 percent and robbery was down 1.4 percent and burglary was down 12.5 percent.
“The continuing drop in shooting, homicides, and other violence in New York City is a direct result of the hard work performed each day and night by the women and men of NYPD,” said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell.