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Polybius

(14,990 posts)
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 08:02 PM Jul 2022

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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Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg facing bipartisan calls to drop case against bodega clerk charged with murd (Original Post) Polybius Jul 2022 OP
I can't believe they didn't drop them already. jimfields33 Jul 2022 #1
The Manhattan DA is very similar to San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, who was recalled last month Polybius Jul 2022 #2
Interesting. I hope he refrains in this. jimfields33 Jul 2022 #3
+1. Arrogant and clueless dalton99a Jul 2022 #5
This but not Trump iemanja Jul 2022 #4
I'm a New Yorker who now lives in Chicago. nycbos Jul 2022 #6
Sadly, both Bragg and Adams talked a good game. dhol82 Jul 2022 #7
Adams is defending the clerk JI7 Jul 2022 #15
Which is good. dhol82 Jul 2022 #17
And the girlfriend who stabbed him hasn't even been charged. NYC Liberal Jul 2022 #8
They got to get rid of this wishy washy DA. Historic NY Jul 2022 #9
things are not always totally black and white stopdiggin Jul 2022 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author stopdiggin Jul 2022 #11
Should have whipped out a Glock and emptied a magazine into him Warpy Jul 2022 #12
Incredibly unlikely that he would be granted a carry permit here in NYC Polybius Jul 2022 #13
Haven't you heard? RocRizzo55 Jul 2022 #14
This is so fucked up. And he dropped the cases involving Trump JI7 Jul 2022 #16
After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING Omaha Steve Jul 2022 #18

jimfields33

(15,147 posts)
1. I can't believe they didn't drop them already.
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 08:04 PM
Jul 2022

This is a pretty cut and dry case. Innocent.

Polybius

(14,990 posts)
2. The Manhattan DA is very similar to San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, who was recalled last month
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 08:07 PM
Jul 2022

He often bumps heads with everyone.

jimfields33

(15,147 posts)
3. Interesting. I hope he refrains in this.
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 08:16 PM
Jul 2022

dalton99a

(80,524 posts)
5. +1. Arrogant and clueless
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 08:35 PM
Jul 2022

iemanja

(52,983 posts)
4. This but not Trump
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 08:23 PM
Jul 2022

nycbos

(6,016 posts)
6. I'm a New Yorker who now lives in Chicago.
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 08:36 PM
Jul 2022

My parents are still in Manhattan and they voted for Bragg.

They are having buyers remorse.

dhol82

(9,347 posts)
7. Sadly, both Bragg and Adams talked a good game.
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 08:41 PM
Jul 2022

When time came to produce, they didn’t.

JI7

(89,099 posts)
15. Adams is defending the clerk
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 02:29 AM
Jul 2022

dhol82

(9,347 posts)
17. Which is good.
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 06:31 AM
Jul 2022

Doesn’t make up for the majority of actions which are not.

NYC Liberal

(20,112 posts)
8. And the girlfriend who stabbed him hasn't even been charged.
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 08:43 PM
Jul 2022

Historic NY

(37,407 posts)
9. They got to get rid of this wishy washy DA.
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:02 PM
Jul 2022

He can't figure out what he should be doing.

stopdiggin

(10,904 posts)
10. things are not always totally black and white
Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:19 PM
Jul 2022

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.

Response to Historic NY (Reply #9)

Warpy

(110,550 posts)
12. Should have whipped out a Glock and emptied a magazine into him
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 12:55 AM
Jul 2022

That is the Murrican way, no wonder Bragg charged him with murder. Stabbing? Icky doodle.

Polybius

(14,990 posts)
13. Incredibly unlikely that he would be granted a carry permit here in NYC
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 01:44 AM
Jul 2022

I only know one non-LE guy who has one, and he's worth at least $80 million.

RocRizzo55

(961 posts)
14. Haven't you heard?
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 02:23 AM
Jul 2022

The Supremes said you can concealed carry nearly anywhere. No more do you need a permit to carry a handgun in NYC.

JI7

(89,099 posts)
16. This is so fucked up. And he dropped the cases involving Trump
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 02:32 AM
Jul 2022

but goes after this guy that clearly was defending himself.

Omaha Steve

(98,541 posts)
18. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 06:39 AM
Jul 2022

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