Widow Of Fallen NYPD Detective Jason Rivera Blasts Soft-on-Crime DA Amid Surge In Attacks On Police

The widow of fallen NYPD Detective Jason Rivera, during her heartbreaking eulogy, criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for what many believe are his ‘soft on crime’ policies.

Dominique Luzuriaga Rivera, often in tears during her speech at the funeral for her husband who was posthumously promoted as Detective First Grade, struggled to speak.

Only 22 years old, Detective Rivera was killed in a gunshot while responding to a call about domestic violence. Mora was shot in the head and died several days later.

Rivera’s widow drew strength from her husband as she began a very serious commentary on a system that has ‘failed’ police officers.

“Although you won’t be here anymore, I want you to live through me,” she began.

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Rivera Widow Slams DA Alvin Bragg

Detective Rivera’s wife told the crowd of mourners that her husband wasn’t pleased with the new Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and his lax policies toward criminals.

“The system continues to fail us. We are not safe anymore, not even the members of the service,” she decried. “I know you were tired of these laws, especially the ones from the new DA.”

“I hope he’s watching you speak through me right now,” she added, clearly speaking of Bragg as he sat just a few pews away.

Dominique Rivera received thunderous applause from a stunned crowd that had been somber and quiet.

Rivera’s words seem especially poignant as we learn that in just the span of 48 hours, six cops had been shot in three different cities across the U.S.

There are two in St. Louis and one in Milwaukee. Three in Houston.

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Manhattan DA Slammed

Jason Rivera’s widow said that Jason Rivera was sick of the left-wing policies that favour the criminal and not the victim. But those that remained will continue the fight.

“I’m sure all of our blue family is tired too. But I promise, we promise, that your death won’t be in vain,” she said.

The New York Daily News in early January reported that Bragg, even as violent crime is on the rise in New York City, “wants to dial back prosecution of minor crimes.”

He, according to the report, “told his staff not to bother with many cases of fare beating, resisting arrest and other nonviolent crimes.”

Even Kathy Hochul, Democrat and Governor of New York, is riding Bragg as she has been softening on crime. She had threatened to reverse his policeies under her authority as governor, though a recent sit-down meeting now seems to have sufficed in her eyes.

Bragg issued a response to Dominique Rivera’s verbal assault in a short statement.

“My thoughts are with their families and the NYPD. Violence against police officers will never be tolerated,” he insisted. “My office will vigorously prosecute cases of violence against police and work to prevent senseless acts like this from ever happening again.”