Letters to the Editor — July 22, 2022

Letters to the Editor — July 22, 2022

The Issue: The resolution to drop second-degree homicide expenses in opposition to bodega employee Jose Alba.

Thankfully, this travesty of justice was addressed (“Finally justice,” July 20).

However, the truth that Jose Alba was charged with homicide initially was a miscarriage of justice of epic proportions.

The video proof within the case of Jose Alba reveals a textbook instance of somebody who was bodily assaulted and feared for his life. The homicide cost in opposition to him was a crying disgrace and an egregious mockery of our criminal-justice system.

The indisputable fact that it took so lengthy for the cost to be dropped tells me the choice was politically motivated in anticipation of the governor’s election in November. Regardless, Alvin Bragg is a woefully unprincipled district lawyer, and he must be eliminated instantly.

Denis David

East Rockaway

The Manhattan district lawyer determined to drop the homicide cost in opposition to the bodega employee.

Alba ought to have by no means been jailed within the first place. He defended himself when a person got here behind his counter, after which he was stabbed by the person’s girlfriend thrice.

He was wrongfully jailed, plus his stab wounds grew to become contaminated.

The district lawyer was pressured by the media to launch him. Truthfully, the DA ought to resign his place as a result of he treats criminals like they did nothing flawed.

If something, the bodega proprietor ought to sue for wrongful arrest and jailing and never receiving correct therapy of his stab wounds.

Joseph Comperchio


Alba shouldn’t have spent one second in jail. Austin Simon was a profession prison. He ought to have been in jail.

If New York didn’t have its liberal catch-and-release insurance policies, Simon would doubtless be alive in the present day and the place he belongs.

I reward Alba for what he did. He was properly inside his proper to take action. To incarcerate an individual who merely defended himself is simply plain flawed.

Kevin Rosinger

Ocala, Fla.

It by no means ought to have taken this lengthy to drop the homicide expenses in opposition to Alba.

Then once more, Alba by no means ought to have been charged with homicide. It was apparent from the get-go that he was appearing in self protection. If it was not for the New York Post and Fox News publicizing the story, it’s onerous to inform what would have occurred.

Nevertheless, we must always not need to combat so onerous for what’s so clearly proper.

JoAnn Lee Frank

Clearwater, Fla.

The Issue: The dying of Ivana Trump, first spouse to former President Donald Trump, at 73 final week.

It was unhappy to listen to of the premature dying of Ivana Trump, the primary spouse of former President Donald Trump (“Brilliant blonde lived ‘suite’ life,” July 15).

She was 73 years previous. She was stunning, clever and a devoted spouse and mom who beloved New York and did what she might for all these she met.

She shall be miss by the various who beloved her, together with her youngsters and associates. Let me supply my heartfelt prayers presently for all those that are feeling this most profound loss. She was one in one million.

Frederick Bedell


Ivana Trump was a legend in her personal proper. Besides being married to Trump, she additionally was very instrumental in serving to him construct up his real-estate wealth throughout their often-tense marriage.

She was a no-nonsense particular person, took no guff from anyone and informed it prefer it was, simply as Trump does.

Our deepest condolences to her youngsters and the previous president on their very unhappy and sudden loss.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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