This has been one of the most controversial stories in New York City this month and, for once, we have legitimate justice.
After severe public backlash, Manhattan’s George Soros-connected District Attorney Alvin Bragg has decided to drop the murder charge against a bodega worker who fatally stabbed a criminal who attacked him on July 1st.
“Manhattan DA asks judge to dismiss murder charges against Harlem bodega worker Jose Alba for fatally stabbing man who attacked him behind counter of deli,” New York Daily News tweeted.
“Alba said he was acting in self-defense when he knifed Austin Simon inside Blue Moon bodega on July 1.”
Manhattan DA asks judge to dismiss murder charges against Harlem bodega worker Jose Alba for fatally stabbing man who attacked him behind counter of deli
Alba said he was acting in self-defense when he knifed Austin Simon inside Blue Moon bodega on July 1https://t.co/h5VTUbaiQQ
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 19, 2022
Alba, 51, was charged with second-degree murder after the incident earlier this month.
Austin Simon, 34, went into the store to confront Alba after his girlfriend was denied a bag of chips for her daughter after her credit card was declined at the Bluemoon Convenient Store.
Alba allegedly had snatched the chips back from the girl. The woman told Simon, who then went to the store, walked behind the counter, and pushed Alba.
A criminal complaint obtained by Fox News Digital stated that when Simon attempted to “steer” Alba out from behind the counter area, the worker “picked up a kitchen knife that was stashed behind the counter and stabbed Mr. Simon in the neck and chest at least five times.”
Simon’s girlfriend then allegedly pulled a knife from her purse and stabbed Alba in the arm.
Simon died at a nearby hospital a short time later.
Alba faced up to 25 years in prison had he been convicted of the murder charge.
The DA’s office couldn’t prove the “defendant was not justified in his use of deadly physical force.”
The motion to dismiss the charges also noted, “Simon’s conduct in entering the store’s small, private area, throwing Alba against the wall to a place he could not escape, and grabbing him by the collar could inspire deep fear in an older and shorter man as to what might be in store next.”
“It is a crime in New York to use physical force to intentionally restrict a person’s movements by moving him from one place to another or by confining him,” the motion pointed out.
Alba was held at Rikers Island prison on a $250,000 bond after being arrested, and faced up to 25 years in prison if convicted of the murder charge.
After the initial murder charge, Tucker Carlson discussed the persecution of Jose Alba on his show.
“If the criminal who assaults you is a member of a favored group, you don’t have the right to fight back,” Carlson said.
This Tucker Carlson segment on the persecution of bodega owner Jose Alba for defending himself is a must watch if you want to understand just how evil the left has become.
"If the criminal who assaults you is a member of a favored group, you don't have the right to fight back." pic.twitter.com/M17PW1R42j
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) July 8, 2022
Other Twitter users commented on the case:
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg met with bodega workers today & reportedly said he doesn't know "why people are jumping to conclusions" about him prosecuting Jose Alba.
Maybe it's bc you sent him to Rikers, sought $500,000 bond to keep him there, and charged him with murder. I just.
— Billy Binion (@billybinion) July 12, 2022
The Bodega employee in NYC is ATTACKED and kills his attacker in SELF DEFENSE. He gets charged with MURDER, but the assailant's girlfriend STABBED the BODEGA EMPLOYEE, and DA Bragg DECLINES to charge her with anything saying she was DEFENDING the assailant. How messed up is that?
— 🇺🇸 The FJC 🇺🇸 (Same on Truth!) (@The_FJC) July 12, 2022
How many charges against *actual* criminals are continually dropped or reduced by DA Alvin Bragg.
The charges against bodega worker Jose Alba must be dropped immediately.
His life was in imminent danger. He did everything right and this is wrong. pic.twitter.com/4e13LdC7Rf
— Michael Henry (@michaelhenry4ag) July 11, 2022