'Concern trolling': Fox News host suggests Manhattan DA is sacrificing 'Black lives' to prosecute Trump
Fox News host Will Cain believes Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg should be focusing on lowering murder rates in predominantly Black neighborhoods instead of holding former President Donald Trump accountable for his actions.
The conservative co-host of Fox & Friendstweeted Sunday, "Law enforcement is about priorities. There are limited resources. Murder is on the rise in NYC. Crime disproportionally affects poor and minority neighborhoods. So how many black lives will Bragg sacrifice to pursue a weak case against Donald Trump?"
The Recount shared a clip from the Sunday Fox News show segment, writing, "'How many Black lives was this political stunt worth?' If you look up 'concern trolling' in the dictionary, you might find this bite of Fox & Friends' Will Cain saying Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's investigation of Donald Trump negatively impacts Black people and minorities."
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According to dictionary.com, "concern trolling" is a term that "involves someone opposing an idea or viewpoint, yet acting like they’re an advocate for the cause." The definition continues, "A concern troll offers undermining criticisms under the guise of concern. Their goal is to sabotage the cause being discussed, and to inspire doubt among group members."
In the clip The Recount posted, Cain said, "Alvin Bragg has prioritized" prosecuting Trump, "clearly, and he has deprioritized, for example, putting criminals back on the street with bail reform, which... has a disproportionate impact on minorities and people in lower socioeconomic, high crime areas."
He continued, "So, how many Black lives have you sacrificed under a higher crime city with increased murder rates to devote a limited number of resources to the priority of pursuing a weak case against Donald Trump."
In 2022, the Center for American Progress reported:
As a result of excessive cash bail, hundreds of thousands of people are incarcerated each year not due to any real public safety concern, but rather due to a lack of money. While some attempt to paint cash bail reform as dangerous and cash bail as a tool for public safety, evidence from jurisdictions that have reformed their cash bail practices tells a different story. Reducing reliance on cash bail has not led to a decrease in public safety.
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The Center for American Progress' full report is available at this link.
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