Gov. Hochul says she cut Manhattan DA Bragg ‘some slack’ on soft crime stance

Gov. Kathy Hochul said she “cut” embattled Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg “some slack” after putting him on notice last week over growing concern that his office’s soft-on-crime prosecution policies are contributing to a rise in Big Apple gun violence. 

Hochul defended the DA’s short time on the job, asking New Yorkers to give him a grace period.

“He needs to do his job and he’s doing it right now,” the governor said Tuesday during a Bronx-based press conference. 

“You judge by the balance, I mean, you’re going to see again, someone who’s been on the job a very short time – I cut some slack – he’s

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