A bodega worker in NYC was arrested after fending off an attack in self-defense, bond initially set higher than for career criminals by Manhattan DA

62-year-old Jose Alba was arrested and charged with murder after fending off an attack by a 37-year-old ex-con in a clear case of self-defense. Soros-backed Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and his woke, crooked prosecutors requested that he be held with bail set at $500,000 and succeeded in initially securing bail of $250,000 for Alba. This is despite the soft-on-crime policies of New York’s prosecutors towards career criminals and other violent offenders, whom they often let off with low or no bail at all.

Jose Alba

For some reason, however, the DA’s office has decided to make their stance not on actual crime but on self-defense known by making an example of Alba.

After the 37-year-old ex-con, Austin Simon entered the bodega Alba works at with his girlfriend. After his girlfriend’s card was declined, trying to buy a bag of chips, she pulled a knife on Alba and began the attack, calling her boyfriend for backup. Simon stood over Alba, menacing him, before becoming physically violent. In an act of self-defense, Alba grabbed the store’s box-cutting knife and stabbed Simon twice, fatally wounding the aggressive ex-con.

After a public outcry over the unjust and exorbitant bail was initially set, and after even the progressive leftist NYC mayor Eric Adams spoke out against it, bail was changed to $50,000. Which is still higher than what the NYC prosecutors often argue for in cases of career criminals.

Alba was able to raise the fraction  of bail necessary, thanks to family, friends, and his boss, and has since been released from Rikers with an ankle monitoring bracelet.

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You can see the video of the altercation below, but be warned, it is graphic.

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