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Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:02 PM

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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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:04 PM

1. I can't believe they didn't drop them already.

This is a pretty cut and dry case. Innocent.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:07 PM

2. The Manhattan DA is very similar to San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, who was recalled last month

He often bumps heads with everyone.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:16 PM

3. Interesting. I hope he refrains in this.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:35 PM

5. +1. Arrogant and clueless

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:23 PM

4. This but not Trump

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:36 PM

6. I'm a New Yorker who now lives in Chicago.

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

They are having buyers remorse.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:41 PM

7. Sadly, both Bragg and Adams talked a good game.

When time came to produce, they didnít.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 03:29 AM

15. Adams is defending the clerk

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Response to JI7 (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 07:31 AM

17. Which is good.

Doesnít make up for the majority of actions which are not.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 09:43 PM

8. And the girlfriend who stabbed him hasn't even been charged.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 10:02 PM

9. They got to get rid of this wishy washy DA.

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

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 8, 2022, 10:19 PM

10. things are not always totally black and white

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.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 01:55 AM

12. Should have whipped out a Glock and emptied a magazine into him

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

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Response to Warpy (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 02:44 AM

13. Incredibly unlikely that he would be granted a carry permit here in NYC

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

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Response to Polybius (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 03:23 AM

14. Haven't you heard?

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

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 03:32 AM

16. This is so fucked up. And he dropped the cases involving Trump

but goes after this guy that clearly was defending himself.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 07:39 AM

18. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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