Florida Family Association sent out several email alerts titled Soros backed Manhattan DA wrongfully charges store owner with murder for defending himself against a violent career criminal. The email alert reported in part:
Soros backed Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg charged convenience store owner Jose Alba with second degree murder of Austin Simon. Simon attacked Jose Alba in Alba’s store. Alba defended himself with a box cutting knife that resulted in fatal injuries to Austin Simon.
The Florida Family Association email alert gave subscribers a forum to easily send emails to encourage DA Bragg to drop the murder charge against Jose Alba.
Florida Family Association subscribers sent close to 15,000 emails to DA Alvin Bragg’s office urging him to recognize the rights of crime victims to defend themselves by dropping charges against Jose Alba.
Florida Family Association joined in with many others, including the mayor of New York City, several council members and bodega leaders, to call on the DA to drop the murder charge.
The New York Post published an article titled DA Alvin Bragg to drop murder charge against bodega worker Jose Alba. The article reports in part:
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has finally moved to drop the controversial murder charge filed against bodega worker Jose Alba, his office confirmed Tuesday.
The DA’s office said it had filed a motion in Manhattan Criminal Court to dismiss the case against the 61-year-old bodega worker after an investigation found it couldn’t prove the “defendant was not justified in his use of deadly physical force.”
Bragg and his office had faced widespread backlash after Alba was swiftly charged with fatally stabbing 35-year-old violent ex-con Austin Simon, who had attacked Alba inside the Hamilton Heights Grocery on July 1.
A special thanks to everyone who sent emails to the office of DA Alvin Bragg. Your emails made a difference.