The New York courts seem to be the antithesis of justice, as while illegals overrun New York City, the court’s concern themselves with small crimes that are questionable as to whether they should even be crimes.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has chosen to go after a few individuals who allegedly purchased fraudulent vaccine passports.
The felony charges were levied when the New York County District Attorney’s Office, led by Bragg, discovered hundreds of people across the country bought fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.
In at least two of the instances, people bought the false cards to save their jobs, as they presumably did not want to take the jab.
Out of over two hundred individuals involved, sixteen were selected for felony charges.
Fourteen of these buyers admitted guilt to a lesser charge of a misdemeanor for possessing a forged document. The last two defendants were accused of buying counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine cards. Those two had no prior arrests.
Other individuals were charged with falsifying a healthcare database, a more serious crime than simply buying false passports in order to save their jobs.
But Supreme Court Justice Brendan T. Lantry has now rebuked Bragg, dismissing felony charges against two individuals accused of purchasing false COVID-19 vaccine passports.
After listening to the arguments presented, Justice Lantry ruled that the pursuit of felony charges in this instance was disproportionate, especially when juxtaposed against the backdrop of other, more severe crimes being dismissed by the prosecutor’s office.
The ruling addressed Bragg’s office in a large way, stating that justice is not being served due to inconsistencies in prosecutorial practices.
“This Court is astonished to see the People make such an argument when the People routinely—nearly daily—move to dismiss significantly more serious counts or entire indictments in the interests of justice,” Justice Lantry stated.
“An indictment or any count thereof may be dismissed in furtherance of justice…when, even though there may be no basis for dismissal as a matter of law upon any ground specified…such dismissal is required as a matter of judicial discretion by the existence of some compelling factor, consideration, or circumstance clearly demonstrating that conviction or prosecution of the defendant upon such indictment or count would constitute or result in injustice,” he said.
“Clearly, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree is not among the most serious crimes in the New York Penal Law, nor are the factual allegations against Defendants R.V. and J.O. particularly serious in nature,” the judge wrote.
The court noted the vast differences between all the accused, noting that some were trying to save their jobs while others were more involved with the scam passports.
The court leaned toward issuing charges against two of the defendants, while agreeing that some of the defendants had overstepped more seriously.
The case highlights Bragg’s tendency to overstep the discretion that is expected in his job. In the last year, Bragg’s office brought charges against President Donald Trump in the high-profile case of “hush money” given to a porn star.
In an article for the New York Post, Jonathan Hurley wrote about Bragg’s insistance in bringing charges against the former president, even though the case was touted as “weak”.
Turley wrote Last March:
“The problem is that Bragg has long been searching for a crime in the criminal code to fulfill his pitch during his campaign that he was the man for voters who wanted to bag Trump.
“The falsification of business records in reference to the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels might have been a possibility, but it lacked two things.
“First, it expired as a chargable misdemeanor after tow years – and that was roughly finve years ago. Second, it was a mere misdomeanor that could be brushed off by Trump even if they succeeded.”
It has become clear that Bragg and AG Leticia James will follow any avenue to hang something on Trump.
As Trump has repeatedly stated that he broke no laws, and in November announced his candidacy for the White House in 2024, the continuing of the attack against him is clearly an attempt to throw anything possible at the candidate. Trump conmtinues to fight any and all charges with vigor. The next court date is March 25, 2024.
On Monday Trump attorney Clifford Robert blasted a report last week that inaccurately depicted Trump’s firm’s finances.
“This is truly a joke,” another Trump attorney, Chris Kise, told ABC News. “Indeed, it is shocking that President Trump has been forced to pay millions for a Monitor to prove what he has said from the outset, namely, there is no financial reporting misconduct, no fraud amd simply no basis for this abusive process to continue.”
Kise continued, “This is not just about PResident Trump. Every major bank CEO and every Wall Street participant should speak out now before the Attorney General’s shocking and tyrannical interference in the capitol markets places all New York business transactions at risk.”