Woke Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is accused of encouraging anti-Semitism

Woke Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg accused of encouraging anti-Semitism after pro-Palestininan man who assaulted Jewish man on street is offered plea deal despite telling prosecutors – ‘I would do it again’

  • Waseem Awawdeh, 24, was offered a six-month plea deal after he was arrested for an anti-Semitic attack on Joseph Borgen, 30, in May 2021 
  • Awawdeh faced up to seven-years in jail and said he ‘would do it again’ 
  • District Attorney Alvin Bragg is now being slammed for what critics are calling an ‘Open Season on Jews’ 
  • Bragg took office in 2021 on the promise of criminal justice reform

Manhattan’s District Attorney Alvin Bragg is under fire after offering a plea deal to a man accused of an anti-Semitic attack who said he ‘would do it again.’ 

Waseem Awawdeh, 24, was offered an undisclosed six-month plea deal more than a year after he was arrested on charges of attacking Joseph Borgen, 30, while yelling anti-Semitic slurs.

Awawdeh and a pro-Palestininan group targeted Borgenm, who was wearing a grey kippa, and walking toward Times Square on May 20, 2021.

The suspect faced a seven-year jail sentence and was charged with  assault as a hate crime, gang assault, menacing, aggravated harassment as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon.

‘If I could do it again, I would do it again,’ Awawdeh allegedly said at the time. ‘I have no problem doing it again.’ 

District Attorney Alvin Bragg is being slammed for what critics are calling an 'Open Season on Jews'

District Attorney Alvin Bragg is being slammed for what critics are calling an ‘Open Season on Jews’

Waseem Awawdeh, 24, was offered a six-month plea deal after he was arrested for an anti-Semitic attack on Joseph Borgen, 30, in May 2021

Waseem Awawdeh, 24, was offered a six-month plea deal after he was arrested for an anti-Semitic attack on Joseph Borgen, 30, in May 2021

The brutal attack was filmed showing Awawdeh beating Borgenm with crutches before calling him a ‘dirty Jew’ and pepper spraying him.

State Assemblymember Dov Hikind called out Bragg decision while calling Awawdeh a ‘Jew killer.’

‘[Bragg] offered Waseem Awadeh a sweet plea deal with a 6mo sentence, despite the fact that the violent Jew-hater said he would try to kill Jews again and showed no remorse,’ Hikind wrote on Twitter.

‘Awadeh and a mob attacked Joseph Borgen who was seriously injured and feared for his life! Shameful!’ 

Former New York City judge Jeanine Pirro accused Bragg of forming an ‘alliance’ with criminals.

‘By offering a plea deal in a vicious assault, that’s a hate crime to boot, Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg proves his allegiance, not only to criminals, but to those victimized because of their religion and ethnicity,’ Pirro wrote. 

Kalman Yeger, New York City Councilmember, added that it was ‘Open Season on Jews.’ 

Joseph Borgen, 30, was beat by a pro-Palestininan group while on his way to Time Square from his Upper East Side home

Joseph Borgen, 30, was beat by a pro-Palestininan group while on his way to Time Square from his Upper East Side home

State Assemblymember Dov Hikind called out Bragg decision while calling Awawdeh a 'Jew killer'

State Assemblymember Dov Hikind called out Bragg decision while calling Awawdeh a ‘Jew killer’

Former New York City judge Jeanine Pirro accused Bragg of forming an 'alliance' with criminals

Former New York City judge Jeanine Pirro accused Bragg of forming an ‘alliance’ with criminals

Bragg was elected in November 2021 and led with the soft-on-crime approach of using prison as a last resort.

The woke DA campaigned on the promise of criminal justice reform and issued a controversial ‘Day One’ memo after assuming office that said he would only seek prison time in the most severe cases. 

That same month Bragg took office, career criminal William Rolon, who faced only misdemeanor charges for threatening a store worker with a knife, was told by a judge that he should ‘feel lucky’ because of Bragg’s new policies.

In November 2021, Bragg filed a motion to dismiss the murder indictment against a Manhattan nurse who fatally stabbed her husband.

Bragg’s sweeping changes called on prosecutors to ditch felony armed robbery charges and instead charge suspects with petty larceny – a misdemeanor which carries a maximum of one year in prison – even when a weapon is involved if the firearm did not ‘create a genuine risk of physical harm. 

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