On Wednesday, Madeline Brame, the mother of slain U.S. Army veteran Sgt. Hason Correa, appeared on Fox & Friends to address Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s decision to bring an indictment against former President Donald Trump. Brame used the platform to express her outrage over Bragg’s decision to dismiss murder and gang assault indictments against two of the people involved in her son’s death.
Sgt. Correa was fatally stabbed in Harlem, New York City on October 19, 2018. The perpetrator was convicted and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, however, Brame has been critical of Bragg’s decision to offer plea deals to two other defendants. She believes that murderers are “above the law” in New York City and that Bragg’s actions have done nothing to reduce the rising crime rate.
Last year, Brame asked in an open letter to Bragg, “Why would you dismiss murder charges against half of the participants, when the murder and their roles were caught on video?”
Brame joined a panel made up of Republicans and Democrats who disagreed with the decision to bring charges against Trump for the alleged offenses. She also announced her intention to vote for Trump in the 2024 election, calling herself a “proud Black conservative.”
The panel discussed the implications of Bragg’s decision to indict Trump, and the potential of setting a precedent for future presidents. While the panel disagreed on the merits of the decision, they all agreed that the decision should not be a distraction from the ongoing issue of gun violence in the U.S.
Brame’s plea to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg resonated with many. “We see it every single day in the Black and Brown communities. Every day, all day. Everyone is above the law. They’re not even making it to the DA’s office,” she said.
“The video, the facts, the evidence, and the law about the murder did not change in three years — the only thing that changed was the District Attorney,” she said. “Our family and our community deserve better.”
Alvin Bragg is going down.
NYC mom just exposed Alvin Bragg for dismissing murder charges against men who killed her son.
He let people get away with Murder but he’s going after Trump ?
Who else is ready for Alvin Bragg to be held accountable ✋
Share her story and expose… pic.twitter.com/LebuveAUzb
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) April 6, 2023