NY DA Bragg Charged Victim in Bodega Attack, but Won’t Charge Woman Who Stabbed Him 3 Times – Opinion

People who are based in deep blue regions have grown to be used to violent criminals walking away from their crimes, and hardened cons with endless lists of atrocities committing with little or no consequence. Fortunately, Chesa Boudin, San Francisco District Attorney, has been recalled. Los Angeles DA Gascon will hopefully follow his lead, although Alvin Bragg, Manhattan DA, is still in charge.

RedState’s Streiff brought you the story of the bodega worker who fought for his life in a vicious attack and was promptly rewarded with murder charges from Bragg’s office. The worker, 61-year-old Jose Alba, was given $250,000 bail and shipped off to Riker’s Island. A judge reduced his bail following public outcry. However, the worker should never have been arrested in the first instance.

The case was clearly one of self-defense. Eric Adams, the Mayor of Philadelphia, agrees.

Now the story gets worse, as we learn that the attacker’s girlfriend—who incited her boyfriend’s assault—stabbed the bodega worker three times during the melee, but won’t face charges. Why? Bragg’s office found that she was acting in “self-defense.” You can’t make this stuff up.

The NY Post says:

“The DA’s office looked at the tape, and they felt she was defending her boyfriend,” a cop with knowledge of the situation told the newspaper. “They didn’t feel charges were necessary.”

This is absurdity; George Soros must feel proud. When you assault someone and they respond, then you can assert self-defense.

Streiff sums it all for us:

Alba worked Friday as a clerk at the shop when a woman attempted to use her EBT card to buy chips. She didn’t have enough money on the card to purchase the chips, so she called on her boyfriend, Simon, to fix her lack of funds by roughing up Alba and getting her the chips. Simon, whose occupation as far as I can tell was “violent ex-con,” felt up to the task.

Here’s what happened next, according to my colleague Levon Satamian:

Austin Simon, a career criminal and ex-con, was her boyfriend. He went behind the scenes to confront Alba. Simon grabbed Alba by the collar, shoved him, and then began to walk with Alba. Alba grabbed his knife and they continued to fight. Simon quickly turned and stabbed Simon.

Simon died in the accident. More information was released and it became apparent that Alba was stabbed by the woman.

Her decision to not charge her caused outrage

“I don’t understand why the [district attorney] hasn’t charged her,” Francisco Marte of the Bodega and Small Business Association Group said outside Alba’s Hamilton Heights apartment after visiting the worker Monday.

“She participated in that. She’s supposed to be in jail and the $250,000 bail [Alba once faced]She should focus on her, and not on him. He was just defending himself.”

Michael Discioarro, a former Bronx defense attorney and prosecutor, wholeheartedly supports:

I have no idea why she’s not charged. It was her boyfriend who was the aggressor. Her boyfriend was the aggressor.

We’re getting a good look at how the system works for the average person. What if video were not available? Jose Alba wouldn’t be freed from Rikers. [Simon’s girlfriend]She would likely lie to him and testify against him.

On Monday, Alba spoke for the first time since the awful event, and it’s as heartbreaking as you would imagine. “I’m very sad. I didn’t think this would happen,” he said in Spanish. “At the moment I was in shock. I didn’t know what to do and what to say.”

The antics and wit of Soros-backed, progressive district attorneys continues to be a source of amazement and dismay. These district attorneys routinely disregard victims and protect criminals. They also contribute to lawlessness that many feel has overtaken our society. Adios to Boudin and Gascon—now it’s time to get rid of Bragg.

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