Previous I wrote about how the proposed NY concealed carry bill would be so restrictive that it would make practical concealed carry impossible.
No carry on public transportation, no carry in Times Square, no carry in parks (especially Central Park), no carry in stores or businesses that didn’t explicitly welcome concealed carry, etc.
But there was something that I was forgetting.
If, somehow, you managed to get a permit and carry in a place where it was legal for you to do so, if you were attacked and were to defend yourself, you will go to jail.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 8, 2022
From the article linked in the Tweet:
The murder charge that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed against bodega worker Jose Alba is the latest outrage to result from the progressive agenda the top prosecutor unveiled after taking office in January, current and former city cops said Thursday.
Ex-cop Eugene O’Donnell, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said the case amounted to “an agenda crime” being pursued by Bragg — noting that Alba “was given little alternative” when ex-con Austin Simon attacked him behind the counter of his Hamilton Heights store Friday night.
“This is an office that is chock-a-block full of screwy interpretations and bizarre agendas,” O’Donnell said.
“The DA himself is surrounded by people who think, ‘Behind every profitable business is a crime.’”
A veteran city cop fumed, “So, the guy who was defending himself is in Rikers and the guys who repeatedly do the crimes are on the street?”
This is clearly a political prosecution.
The video of the attack makes that clear.
61-year-old bodega worker Jose Alba was attacked by an enraged career criminal, Austin Simon, who went behind the counter and choked him over a bag of chips. Alba defended himself, and Simon died. DA Alvin Bragg has charged him with murder. pic.twitter.com/FIfL1O1q7X
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 7, 2022
On Friday night, Alba stabbed Austin Simon to death after Simon attacked him in the Bluemoon Convenient Store in Harlem.
Alba, who is beloved in the local community, has worked there for decades and has no criminal record.
The row began in the store on Friday night when Simon’s girlfriend, who has not been named, tried to buy a bag of potato chips for her daughter.
Her debit card was declined as she tried to make the purchase and Alba insisted that she hand the chips back over.
According to police, the woman then produced her own knife from her handbag. There was a scuffle and she ran out of the store to call on Simon for help.
Simon was on parole for attacking a police officer at the time of the incident on Friday night.
State records show he spent time in both Elmira and Five Points, two New York corrections facilities.
Simon’s girlfriend, who allegedly produced a knife and stabbed him in the arm, has not been charged.
Alba was attacked ked by a woman with a knife.
She got her boyfriend to come back and fight Alba behind the counter.
The boyfriend had previously attacked a police officer and has a criminal record.
The elderly Alba, clearly fearing for his life from a much younger attacker, defended himself and got in a lucky shot to to Simon’s neck with a knife.
The woman who initiated the attack has not been charged.
She should be charged with felony murder since she was the accomplice.
Alba defended himself.
However, in NYC, criminals are a politically preferred group, so killing one in self-defense is treated like a crime while a criminal accomplice goes un-charged.
The lesson here is clear. When a criminal attacks a productive member of society, the productive person must acquiesce and take the beating. If they defend themselves against the criminal, the state will destroy them.
Self-defense is not allowed in NYC, even if the Supreme Court recognizes you right to it and to carry the tools for it.