By R. Cort Kirkwood
The New York bodega owner who killed a rampaging thug in self-defense won’t face a murder trial after all.
New York City’s District Attorney Alvin Bragg dropped a second-degree murder charge against Jose Alba, who struggled with the assailant and his crazy girlfriend.
The murder charge was such an outrage that even leftist mayor Eric Adams condemned the prosecutor for jailing the innocent man.
But Alba never should have been charged; it’s likely the prosecutor, one of the many “Soros prosecutors” elected nationwide who are not enforcing the law against black suspects, wanted to find out how far he could push the leftist legal agenda called anarcho-tyranny.
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The trouble for Alba began when a 32-year-old woman claimed that “Alba grabbed [potato chips] out of her daughter’s hand” after the store turned down her EBT card, the New York Post reported. “So she knocked over items on the counter and ran home to get [boyfriend Austin] Simon, who stormed into the bodega and attacked Alba about 10 minutes later.”
Continued the Post:
During the fight, Simon’s girlfriend allegedly stabbed the worker in the shoulder with a knife she had in her purse, according to Alba’s defense attorney — but she is not facing charges.
As The New American reported about video of the attack, Alba stabbed Simon in self-defense only after the enraged sociopath began a brutal, murderous attack that could have killed Alba, a Dominican immigrant. Simon was “on parole for assaulting a cop at the time of the deadly encounter — and has at least eight prior busts, including for assault, robbery, and assault during a domestic dispute,” the Post reported.
Nonetheless, Bragg charged Alba with second-degree murder and imprisoned him at notoriously dangerous Rikers Island. Even worse, he held the innocent man on $250,000 bond.
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The bond was lowered, but the outrage continued for days after the attack.
That’s why Bragg was forced to drop the charges. The video clearly showed that the murder charge was ridiculous, although without video, Alba might still be rotting in jail and awaiting trial.
“The … charges brought by Bragg’s office prompted an uproar, with Alba and his many backers — who ranged from Mayor Eric Adams to former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton — arguing his actions were clearly self-defense,” the Post reported this week:
Following an investigation, prosecutors concluded they couldn’t prove that Alba “was not justified in his use of deadly physical force,” the motion said. Surveillance footage of the attack showed Alba being attacked by Austin Simon, 35, and even telling the assailant, “Papa, I don’t want a problem.’’
Why an investigation was needed in an obvious case of self-defense is the question. Communist billionaire George Soros is the answer.
Bragg is one of 75 prosecutors Soros has elected by pumping $40 million into their races. They are anti-white and pro-criminal. Soros buoyed Bragg with more than $1 million.
Across the country, Soros prosecutors permit criminals to run wild in the streets — while prosecuting the law-abiding, like Alba — a form of anarcho-tyranny described by conservative columnist Sam Francis decades ago.
“What we have in this country today, then, is both anarchy (the failure of the state to enforce the laws) and, at the same time, tyranny,” Francis wrote in 2005.
The tyranny is this:
The enforcement of laws by the state for oppressive purposes; the criminalization of the law-abiding and innocent through exorbitant taxation, bureaucratic regulation, the invasion of privacy, and the engineering of social institutions, such as the family and local schools; the imposition of thought control through “sensitivity training” and multiculturalist curricula, “hate crime” laws, gun-control laws that punish or disarm otherwise law-abiding citizens but have no impact on violent criminals who get guns illegally, and a vast labyrinth of other measures. In a word, anarcho-tyranny.
That explains why Bragg had to “investigate.” He had to find even the slimmest reason to justify railroading Alba into jail on a false murder charge. Again, video saved Alba’s life. Without it, Bragg’s budding anarcho-tyrannical regime would have prevailed.
The whole ugly affair explains why New York City dwellers must recall Bragg, just as San Franciscans recalled communist prosecutor Chesa Boudin.