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WATCH: NY Lawmakers, Small Business Owners Rally to Support Bodega Worker Accused of Murder

City Councilmember: ‘I often wonder where my government colleagues are that scream for justice, justice, justice—well here we are, asking for justice for Jose Alba'


About fifty New York lawmakers, aspiring candidates, and small business owners gathered at the steps of City Hall in New York City on July 13 to rally on behalf of Jose Alba, a bodega worker who was charged with murder despite claims he was acting in self-defense. 

“I often wonder where my government colleagues are that scream for justice, justice, justice,” New York City Councilmemeber for District 19 Vickie Paladino. “Well here we are, asking for justice for Jose Alba.”

The press conference was co-hosted by the Bodega and Small Business Association of New York and the Dominican USA Chamber of Commerce. 

Elad Eliahu was on the scene for Timcast to discuss the complexities of the situation that resulted in the death of the man who attacked Alba, including whether or not it’s possible that the 61-year-old escalated the encounter by brandishing a knife. 

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