“Ten days after Neely died and more than a dozen protests later, the Manhattan district attorney announced Thursday second degree manslaughter charges for Penny”
Daniel Penny, the Marine who subdued Jordan Neely on a New York City subway last week, is set to be charged with manslaughter. It is believed that the sleeper hold Penny used on Neely led to his death.
Left wing activists have been calling for the arrest, while others have pointed out that Penny was acting to protect other people on the train from Neely, who had voiced threats and seemed unstable.
CBS News in New York reports:
Daniel Penny to be charged with manslaughter Friday in Jordan Neely’s chokehold death
Daniel Penny will be arrested in Jordan Neely’s chokehold death Friday, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said.
Penny will face a charge of manslaughter in the second degree.
Sources tell CBS2 that Penny is expected to surrender to police Friday morning. He’ll then be arraigned at Manhattan Criminal Court, and the court will determine whether or not to set bail.
If found guilty, Penny could face up to 15 years in prison.
Ten days after Neely died and more than a dozen protests later, the Manhattan district attorney announced Thursday second degree manslaughter charges for Penny, the 24-year-old Marine veteran seen holding Neely in a chokehold on the subway for nearly three minutes on May 1.
Penny was questioned by police and released without being charged.
The medical examiner’s office later ruled Neely’s death a homicide.
“Accountability is key to make changes,” said Milton Perez, with Vocal New York.
“We want to see this man prosecuted,” said Tanesha Grant, with Parents Supporting Parents New York.
The mob is being egged on by some of the very people who called for the defunding of police.
Despite what Fox News wants you to believe, being afraid of an unarmed person is not a reason to kill them.
We should never accept a society where such rationale becomes normal.
Especially when powerful incentives exist in politics + media to keep people afraid of each other.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 6, 2023
People are already raising funds for Penny’s defense.
Daniel Penny Raises $100K as Supporters Rush to Help Fight Charge
Donations are pouring in for Daniel Penny after prosecutors announced that the U.S. Marine veteran will be criminally charged in the choking death of Jordan Neely.
Penny, a 24-year-old white man, was captured on video placing Neely, a Black former street performer with a history of homelessness and mental health issues, in a chokehold that turned deadly during a subway ride in New York City last week…
On the same day, a fundraiser for Penny’s legal expenses appeared on the self-described “Christian fundraising site” GiveSendGo. The campaign had raised over $100,000 at the time of publication.
The fundraising page describes Penny as a “twenty-four-year-old college student and decorated Marine veteran” who is “facing a criminal investigation stemming from him protecting individuals on a NYC subway train from an assailant who later died.”
Here are some Twitter reactions:
The Daniel Penny jurors will know damn well that if they don’t convict, it’ll be THEM the mob is after.
Realize where we are
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) May 11, 2023
In NYC, when a known violent, repeat criminal offender with an active warrant out for felony assault threatens you after earlier trying to push people onto train tracks and punching an elderly woman in the face, you're supposed to let yourself be assaulted or worse. https://t.co/FXl2JIX9wx
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 11, 2023
In our late stage empire the only punishable crimes seem to be political opposition, self defense, and desecration of the pride flag https://t.co/Rilkd5S3a1
— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) May 11, 2023
Jordan Neely had multiple arrests over the last two years and an active warrant. Had the state of New York dealt with him when they had the chance, none of this would have happened.
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