This is what passes for justice in New York – and no, it’s not about Trump

What a week for New York law! A spoof meme by Douglass Mackey targeting Hillary Clinton voters saw him sent up river for a dime, (a similar meme targeting Trump voters received very different treatment. The poster is not only roaming free but is now running for office). And of course, the NY AG decided to throw the book at President Trump – thus boosting the presidential candidate’s popularity.

The weirdest thing however, is that the police decided to charge a Manhattan parking garage attendant who was shot twice while confronting an alleged thief — then wrestled the gun away and opened fire on the suspect — with attempted murder. 

Apparently, the attendant, one Moussa Diarra, 57, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. The story is that the attendant saw a man peering into cars on the second floor of the West 31st Street garage, and believing the man was stealing, he brought him outside and asked what was inside his bag. Instead of cooperating, the man pulled out a gun, the sources said. 

Diarra tried to grab the weapon, it went off shooting him in the gut and grazing his ear before he managed to turn the weapon on his assailant and shoot him in the chest.

The suspected thief, identified as Charles Rhodie, 59, was also charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, as well as burglary, police said late Saturday. NYPost

It’s reminiscent of the case of Manhattan bodega clerk Jose Alba, who was charged with murder after a fatal July 1 confrontation in his store with an angry customer who came behind his counter and accosted him. Alba spent six days in Rikers before Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg dropped the controversial murder charge after intense public pressure.