Alvin Bragg of Progressive Manhattan District Attorney has dropped the 2nd degree murder charge against Joe Alba, a 61-year old bodega worker. Alba was assaulted on July 1st and used a knife to defend himself. While this is good news, Alba never should have been charged in the first place—he was fighting for his life.
For that “crime,” Bragg promptly sent him to the notorious Riker’s Island jail for surviving. Worse still, the attacker’s girlfriend stabbed Alba three times in the arm during the melee, but Bragg decided not to charge her because she was acting in self-defense.
It’s an upside-down world we’re living in, folks. Criminals are celebrated, and the innocent are punished.
Look at all the outrage over Sunday’s killing of a mass gunman in an Indiana shopping mall. The media and the Democrat party have been mocking him for opening fire on the mass shooter. They’d rather more people be slain by the mass shooter than have an armed citizen save lives.
The bodega fight is broken down by my friend strieff. It is difficult to see the video (Caution!):
You might have to wait for this clip.. Jose Alba is seen being stabbed by a woman customer, while fighting behind the counter. This is how the injury happened! #JoseAlba #NYC #Bodega #NYCcrime pic.twitter.com/jWW5uBzFbF
— YouDontHaveToWatch (@StarsAndBars123) July 11, 2022
What’s clear here is that the 61-year-old, 5′ 7″ Alba was attacked by 35-year-old, 6-foot violent parolee Austin Simon. Alba confronted him with a knife before he was killed. Alba was ordered held under $250,000 bail, down from the staggering $500,000 initially requested by Bragg, sent to Riker’s Island, and charged with 2nd-degree murder in an outrageous prosecutorial overreach. After massive public protest, the bail was finally reduced and Tuesday’s actual (ridiculous!) charges were dropped.
An investigation is completed. The People found that it was impossible to prove beyond reasonable doubt that defendant used deadly force without justification. [emphasis mine]
As such, the People will not be presenting the case to a Grand Jury and for the reasons provided in the attached memorandum, hereby move to dismiss the complaint,” Bragg’s office wrote in court documents obtained by Fox News.
It is safe to say that they tried very hard to find an excuse to convict Alba. Their facts weren’t on their side.
Bragg’s office finally had to admit that self-defense was justified, writing in their dismissal memo:
Alba could defend herself by claiming that Simon believed she was about to use physical force.
If a person believes another person might be using or is about to use deadly force, they can use that force to protect themselves.
RedState has written extensively about the massive social damage that progressive prosecutors George Gascon (currently under recall), Chesa Bodin (recently recalled), as well as Alvin Bragg (New York). This rogues gallery certainly doesn’t include every dangerous DA out there currently, but these three are the worst of the worst. Look what’s happened to the formerly great city of New York:
It’s not difficult to turn this all around quickly, but it will require us to remove rogue DAs like Alvin Bragg, back the blue, repeal cashless bail, & reverse other pro-criminal policies. It all starts November 8 at the ballot box when we fire Kathy Hochul & end 1-party rule. pic.twitter.com/MsQypYpFrM
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) July 19, 2022
It is good to see that the public finally wakes up to all of this criminal-loving DA violence in their towns and starts protesting, recalling, and calling for more. This bodega worker never should have been charged in the first place, while the attacker’s girlfriend who stabbed Alba three times surely should have.
The Woke Prosecutors are in a battle against victims of crimes. Let’s get rid of them once and for all.