Alvin Bragg being sued by the elderly store clerk he charged with murder

 October 14, 2023

The website Patch confirmed that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would attend a community meeting at New Heights Academy Charter School on Saturday.

While Bragg expected to face questions from members of the public, one New Yorker is planning to confront the liberal prosecutor in court.

Store clerk files civil rights suit over murder charge

According to Fox News, store clerk Jose Alba has filed a civil rights lawsuit over Bragg's decision to charge him with second-degree murder.

Alba's case got national exposure following the release of security footage showing him being attacked by 35-year-old career criminal Austin Simon.

Simon was shown rushing behind the counter of Alba's store where he began threatening and beating the senior citizen. Alba responded by stabbing Simon, which resulted in him being held at New York City's notorious jail on Rikers Island before a public outcry led to his charges being dropped.

Complaint says Bragg is driven by "racial equity" to punish victims

Simon's attack was encouraged by his girlfriend, Tina Lee, who later stabbed Alba with a knife of her own. Despite this, Bragg opted not to pursue charges against her.

Fox News quoted Alba's complaint as stating, "New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg and/or his subordinates, following Bragg's policy to achieve 'racial equity' in the Manhattan criminal justice system, charged Plaintiff with murder in the second degree and asked for high bail at Plaintiff’s arraignment."

"Despite the fact that Simon and Lee were the initial aggressors, it was Plaintiff who was arrested, incarcerated, and wrongfully prosecuted," it continues.

Bragg indicted former Marine over choking of violent homeless man

Critics stress that this was not the only time Bragg has gone after someone for defending himself from a violent thug, as he is also prosecuting former Marine Daniel Penny.

Penny was indicted on second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide earlier this year for fatally choking Jordan Neely, a homeless man with a long history of committing serious violence.

Fox News noted that Neely had perpetrated multiple attacks, including one incident in which he punched a 67-year-old woman in the face, leaving her with a broken nose and orbital bone.

Former United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy said in an op-ed piece for National Review that Alvin Bragg's decision to prosecute Penny was racially motivated, writing, "Neely was black and Penny is white, so Penny must be charged."

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