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Surprise? Alvin Bragg Drops Charges Against Pro-Hamas Columbia Students

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No one saw this coming, right? That the Jew hating, Hamas supporting students would pay no price for their actions

Manhattan DA drops charges against Columbia University students arrested at anti-Israel protests

surprise surprise surpriseDozens of anti-Israel protesters who occupied and barricaded themselves in buildings on the Columbia University campus in April had their charges dropped Thursday.

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg dropped cases against 30 students and staff members who were arrested during the campus unrest.

“All these matters are dismissed and sealed in the interest of justice,” Judge Kevin McGrath announced in the courtroom.

All the protesters were arrested on April 30, hours after taking over Hamilton Hall, an academic building, and were initWereially charged with trespass in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

Stephen Millan, a prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office, said there was insufficient evidence to show that any individual defendant damaged property or injured anyone. He noted the protesters wore masks and covered surveillance cameras, Reuters reported.

I wonder how many put it up on their social media that they were involved in this, that they admitted culpability? Were most of them not, you know, caught by the police? The NYPD went into Hamilton Hall and arrested them in there, students and faculty. At which point their masks were removed and they were taken to the police station and booked. It’s not like they were arrested after. So, Bragg’s office is blowing off that they were arrested in Hamilton Hall.

“The Office is continuing to pursue cases from both campuses, including all assaults against police officers,” the DA’s office said in a statement to Fox News Digital, referring to Columbia and the City University of New York. “There are ongoing school disciplinary proceedings for the students who had their case dismissed.”

That Columbia is involved in disciplining the students and faculty is irrelevant to criminal proceedings: they broke the law. And, who thinks the DA’s office will further drop charges against the other cases shortly?

Bragg’s office declined to drop the charges against another 13 defendants. Two of the 13 were Columbia students, and the other 11 had no affiliation with the school, although most were alumni.

Their cases would have been dropped if they avoided being arrested over the next six months. However, they rejected the offer and are scheduled to appear in court on July 25.

At which point those will most likely be dropped, whether the defendants want them dropped or not.

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