Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg facing bipartisan calls to drop case against bodega clerk charged with murd
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Source: CBS News
NEW YORK -- The case of a bodega clerk charged with murdering an ex-con who attacked him behind the counter is generating more controversy for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
A bipartisan group of City Council members is demanding the case be dropped, CBS2's Marcia Kramer reported Friday.
Prosecutors may have to go to the video tape to see what's on it and what's not in deciding how to handle the hot potato case of bodega clerk Jose Alba, who fatally stabbed a man who went behind the counter to menace him.
"Mr. Alba's attorney has said that off camera the person that came down the counter, his girlfriend, showed a knife and that that's why deadly physical force was needed," said Brian Wagner, a defense attorney and former prosecutor.
Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/jose-alba-austin-simon-alvin-bragg-manhattan-da-bipartisan-calls-to-drop-case-against-bodega-worker-charged-with-murder/
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This is a pretty cut and dry case. Innocent.
He often bumps heads with everyone.
My parents are still in Manhattan and they voted for Bragg.
They are having buyers remorse.
When time came to produce, they didnt.
He can't figure out what he should be doing.
but there's a whole lot of the general public out there that feel like 'good guys' and 'bad guys' are fairly distinct categories - and in the vast majority of cases it's just not that hard to sort them out. And - unless there's a bunch of backstory and other information out there ... Guy beefing with, and trying to intimidate, the story clerk ... That's the bad guy.
That is the Murrican way, no wonder Bragg charged him with murder. Stabbing? Icky doodle.
I only know one non-LE guy who has one, and he's worth at least $80 million.
The Supremes said you can concealed carry nearly anywhere. No more do you need a permit to carry a handgun in NYC.
but goes after this guy that clearly was defending himself.
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