Social media analysis shows widespread criticism of Alvin Bragg

 June 30, 2024

While Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg managed to convict former President Donald Trump of falsifying business records, George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley believes that conviction will be overturned on appeal.

Yet even if Trump ultimately isn't cleared, Bragg will still have to contend with a huge amount of criticism that his record has attracted.

Almost half a million critical posts in three months

According to the New York Post, a study of online data by social media analyst Rila Global Consulting found that 56% of references to Bragg across various platforms over the past three months have been negative.

While the nearly half million posts have criticized his approach to handling street crime and the anti-Israel demonstrations which took place at Columbia University.

Avi Kaner is co-owner of Morton Williams Supermarkets, and he took issue with Bragg's decision to drop charges that had been brought against most of those who took part in an illegal encampment.

"I'm not surprised that Alvin Bragg, who allows thieves to steal from New York City Supermarkets, has dropped charges for most of the masked mob at the Columbia University storming," Kaner wrote.

Contrast between Bragg's treatment of Trump and violent criminals

What's more, 60% of the negative remarks concerned Bragg's decision to bring charges against former President Donald Trump.

"Guess Trump should have stabbed someone in the subway, or pushed a woman in front of a train, or robbed a bodega… because in Alvin Bragg’s NYC you don't get convicted for that stuff!" apparel manufacturer Michael Robison wrote.

Social media users frequently expressed doubts over Bragg's intelligence and competence, with over 600 using the word "moron" to describe him.

However, criticism of Bragg has not just been limited to social media, as George Washington University Law School professor has also taken issue with how the district attorney operates.

Law professor calls Bragg's prosecution of Trump "a Frankenstein case"

When speaking with Fox News in April, Turley pointed out that Bragg's indictment of Trump partly hinged on federal election law, calling it "a Frankenstein case."

"The problem is the federal government doesn't view it as a crime. They decided not to prosecute. And most election experts say that this is the type of thing that's failed in the past," Turley stressed.

"And to this day, there's some confusion as to Bragg's actual theory as to what was the exact crime that Trump was hiding from all of this," the law professor added.

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