Alvin Bragg, New York City’s woke Soros-funded District Attorney has dropped the charges against the bodega worker (not a taco) who defended himself against a thug who was attacking him while he was doing his job.
Bragg said his office “cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was not justified in his use of deadly physical force.”
Oh, ya think? I could have told you that a second after watching all the videos.
61-year-old bodega worker Jose Alba was attacked by an enraged career criminal, Austin Simon, who went behind the counter and choked him over a bag of chips. Alba defended himself, and Simon died. DA Alvin Bragg has charged him with murder. pic.twitter.com/FIfL1O1q7X
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 7, 2022
Bragg’s office was taking a lot of heat for charging Jose Alba with a murder rap in the first place after the video footage suggested he stabbed the man out of self-defense. There was another security video that showed the attacker’s ex-girlfriend, who started it all, pulled a knife out and stabbed Alba during a scuffle that she initiated!
Alba stabbed Austin Simon, the thug who was shoving him around behind the counter, and grabbed the 61-year-old Alba by the collar.
Last week Fernando Mateo, United Bodegas of America (UBA) spokesman, who also ran New York City mayor as a Republican, demanded that the charges against Alba be dropped.
After the meeting that did happen, Mateo said, “We felt very good because his [Bragg] tone was very soothing. His demeanor was very direct, and he said, ‘I don’t understand why people are jumping to conclusions. I have not made a determination. I am investigating,’” Mateo recalled Bragg saying when asked about Alba’s case.
“Following an investigation, the People have determined that we cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was not justified in his use of deadly physical force. 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 wrote in court documents.
As reported by Fox News:
With Simon holding him by the collar and forcibly pushing him out, Alba grabbed a knife from a shelf beside the counter and repeatedly stabbed Simon as they struggled, prosecutors said.
Simon was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The medical examiner said he suffered six sharp force injuries, including one stab wound to the left side of his neck that injured the internal jugular vein.
Court documents noted that Alba is 61 years old and five-feet-seven-inches tall, while Simon was 35 years old and six feet fall. Simon had a box cutter visible in his right front shorts but did not display it at any point during the confrontation, according to Alba’s account to police and surveillance video.
Because of all the outpouring of people who complained about Alba being arrested in the first place instead of cheered, that’s why the crooked DA eventually dropped the charges.
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