On Friday, March 8, 2024, Newsmax reported on criticism leveled against several prominent Black prosecutors regarding their handling of high-profile political cases.

The article discussed Letitia James, the Attorney General of New York, who has pursued litigation against former President Donald Trump. It noted concerns that her investigations appear politically motivated, as she had campaigned on a promise to target Trump. James declared victory against Trump but also boasted about seizing his assets if fines weren’t paid, which was seen as inappropriate grandstanding.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was also examined. According to the report, over half of felony cases in his jurisdiction have been reduced to misdemeanors under his leadership. Bragg had pledged to investigate Trump as well. The article stated an Arizona prosecutor refused to extradite a murder suspect to New York due to safety worries, citing a lack of confidence in Bragg.

Fulton County DA Fani Willis was likewise scrutinized for her handling of a case against Trump for alleged election interference. The report claimed even Georgia’s governor called the process “very political.” It was noted that allegations of an adulterous affair with a subordinate had surfaced for Willis. She denied the relationship but questions have arisen about inconsistent testimony given regarding its start date.

In summarizing these cases, the article argued the prosecutors in question had betrayed the legacy of fighting for equal justice and fairness. It opined James, Bragg, and Willis could have served as examples of excellence but will instead be remembered as “among the worst” in their roles. The piece maintained their actions amounted to an abuse of power for political aims.

 

 

Source: Newsmax