‘Peaceful Protesters’ Block NYC Subway Cars On Tracks As Dems Stoke Racial Conflict Over Jordan Neely’s Death
“Black men deserve to grow old—not be lynched on a Subway because they were having a mental health crisis.” – Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D=MA)
If one was ever curious as to what a major American city looks like when the lunatics run the asylum, one could point to New York City as a prime example on any given day, but especially when “peaceful protests” break out.
That is exactly what has taken place in the aftermath of the death of 30-year-old homeless man Jordan Neely last Monday. Neely was subdued by multiple passengers on a subway after allegedly behaving in an aggressive and threatening manner, saying he was hungry and didn’t care if he got arrested.
One of those passengers, a 24-year-old Marine, put Neely in a choke hold according to video footage. Though there is dispute about how long Neely was actually in the choke hold, the independent journalist who took the video, Juan Alberto Vazquez, claims it was around 15 minutes.
Here’s a partial video clip. Content warning—it may be disturbing to some viewers:
Video originally posted to https://t.co/vDzD1x1UI4 on May 1 showing Jordan Neely being held in a chokehold for close to four minutes.
Not 15 minutes.
The video does not show how the incident began.
Once he stopped struggling, he was released.
If you witness a scene like this,… pic.twitter.com/Zpva0XLNZb
— Crime in NYC (@CrimeInNYC) May 4, 2023
Neely was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The medical examiner has ruled his death a homicide, and the D.A.’s office is investigating.
Naturally, the Usual Suspects sprung into action after this story broke, playing the race and privilege cards with wild abandon and essentially attempting to turn Neely into this year’s George Floyd.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has been among the loudest:
Jordan Neely was murdered.
But bc Jordan was houseless and crying for food in a time when the city is raising rents and stripping services to militarize itself while many in power demonize the poor, the murderer gets protected w/ passive headlines + no charges.
It’s disgusting. https://t.co/YJeQp9bbgE
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 3, 2023
AOC also retweeted this:
The opening of this important piece by @errollouis gets it right and turns the mirror where it belongs. https://t.co/NwQuP9S8iN pic.twitter.com/pSKxxfXTs4
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@SIfill_) May 6, 2023
Her fellow “Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) tweeted out an old video of Neely impersonating Michael Jackson—which he was not doing on Monday prior to the incident—declaring that Neely, who had over 40 arrests including four for alleged assault, had been “lynched on a Subway”:
He was 30 years old.
Black men deserve to grow old—not be lynched on a Subway because they were having a mental health crisis.
Jordan deserved better. Accountability now. pic.twitter.com/aX5qcryrbx
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) May 4, 2023
Democrat NY Gov. Kathy Hochul said Neely was “killed for being a passenger on the subway trains,” leaving out what was alleged to have taken place prior to Neely being put in the choke hold.
Incredibly, there appears to be a growing consensus among woke Democrats that no one on the subway that day should have confronted Jordan Neely, with some even suggesting that such instances require that the person being subjected to erratic subway behavior just sit there and take it, even if it turns physical:
Emma Vigeland on the Majority Report today says that the desire to feel safe on public transit is bourgeois and explains how one time she suppressed those bourgeois feelings when she was assaulted on the subway by a mentally ill vagrant, as everyone should pic.twitter.com/YNqg5r7trW
— Ed Gentry 🛶☀️ (@SunnyMarmalaid) May 4, 2023
No one will be shocked to learn that the accusations of “murder” and racism and the implied statements about how one should feel more sympathy for the mentally unwell person acting out on the subway than those they are allegedly harassing and in some cases assaulting have whipped the activist left into a fevered frenzy, driving them to invade the NYC subway system including the actual tracks to scream “no justice, no peace” all while trying to provoke police officers into touching them:
New York City protesters angry over the death of Jordan Neely are threatening to "tear the city down" unless something is done about the marine who killed him. pic.twitter.com/n8h2I598C0
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 7, 2023
#HappeningNow Protesters are blocking incoming trains by OCCUPYING SUBWAY TRACKS in Manhattan, demanding justice for Jordan Neely.
Video by @yyeeaahhhboiii2 [email protected] to license pic.twitter.com/JKMdDPtWsG
— Oliya Scootercaster 🛴 (@ScooterCasterNY) May 6, 2023
Breaking: Protesters are now disrupting the subway in NYC for Jordan Neely pic.twitter.com/NSO5UjAs7x
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) May 6, 2023
The initial moments when protesters disrupted NYC subways, holding doors before jumping onto the tracks and all chaos broke out.
A female blows into some sort of screeching device and a black man tells an officer “don’t touch me!” pic.twitter.com/PvOADNh4dG
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) May 7, 2023
Female protester prevents subway doors from closing and clashes with female police officer as other protesters clash with NYPD #JordanNeely pic.twitter.com/ux43B5skcw
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) May 6, 2023
This subway worker summed up what I suspect are the feelings of many in the city over how the ‘debate’ over Neely’s death has spiraled out of control and led to what went down Saturday:
Worker for NYC subways describes the dangerous situation protesters created when they jumped down on the tracks…
They could have been ELECTROCUTED.
“Our city is in crisis. Our city is going down the drain.” pic.twitter.com/sJekD0QIrp
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) May 7, 2023
Elon Musk noted the hypocrisy of the left’s current protests.
Why didn’t they protest when the children were murdered at the Christian school?
They are disingenuous.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 7, 2023
In closing, some wise words from Professor Jacobson:
Get out of New York City while you still can https://t.co/NmD4xiujWD pic.twitter.com/LgzStS6Pm4
— William A. Jacobson (@wajacobson) May 6, 2023
Leftists are clearly turning on each other at this point in one of this country’s bluest cities in what are some pretty ugly scenes, and with no end in sight. Best to get out and grab the popcorn while they’re politically destroying each other and then return when it’s time to rebuild the city so it can be made great—and safe—again.
[Featured image via Rebecca Brannon/TPUSA]
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When he was alive, did they have any tears for him? AOC at the fence could not be any more authentic when it comes to fake empathy.
She’s an idiot who can only go down the path of least resistance: far left.
Now, if the GOP was run by people who aren’t corrupt or talentless, the path down the far left would be a hell hole. Right Ronna Romney?
Trump’s pick for RNC Chair.
Killed for acting like a fool.
More accurate: died while assaulting passengers on a subway car.
I want to see the autopsy and toxicology reports.
Nothing will matter. He’s a member of a protected class.
You wonder though: where’s a train when you need one while these useful idiots are on the tracks?
Who turned off the electricity so they could get on the tracks?
My understanding is that a train was coming in and stopped very quickly. Would have been interesting if it had not stopped.
Must have been a high-pressure fire hose nearby that could have been repurposed for crowd control.
“died while assaulting passengers” is exactly correct and germane to the Law.
This is NOT a Self-Defense Case. This is a Defense of Others Case. It is a totally different body of law. Legally, the ex-Marine did not have to fear for his life. He had to fear something bad would happen to someone else on the train.
I don’t think he was acting.. I think he was really a nutter,, crazy,,, and it was not an act.
Come on, third rail, we’re counting on you to do your duty.
The left lusts after power. Well, give it to them. 625 volts worth.
A bucket of water would spice up the festivities….
Always the left
Destroy destroy destroy
Good luck NYC y’all are on your own. You have chosen to make a very public example of an ordinary man who stepped in front of danger to protect the public at large. These were strangers to whom he owed no duty or moral obligation. He did so b/c the City’s own employees would not or could not.
The good Samaritan or mysterious stranger who steps in to help has been very clearly made into an example. This comes on the heels of other similar events in NYC. The establishment in NYC is fine with ordinary folks being victimized on purpose, that seems to be their intent.
Do not come asking for Federal help for a damn thing. You had several opportunities to change paths but the majority of voters insisted on this one where being a passive victim is required, no resistance allowed or you get the full force of the criminal justice system directed onto you but not the career criminal you interfered with.
This is how you get crowds of people taking cell videos while people get murdered.
Well, technically he stepped behind danger.
But otherwise, yes.
Leaving aside the question of what happens if the subway train does not stop; there is the question of what to do when accosted without warning by someone who is having a “mental health crisis” or who is just being a sociopath. Given that there is no real law enforcement there to keep “protected classes” acting within the rule of law, it strikes me that avoidance if at all possible is the first resort. Do not ever go where the crazies are. If challenged by them, leave if you can, and if forced to defend yourself do so . . . effectively and then leave.
The most rational form of avoidance is for those who are not protected classes, not subject to random mental health crises, and who are not sociopathic to just leave New York or to never, ever enter such an area. If you are middle class or higher, or aspire to such, get the freep out of New York [city and state] and stay the freep out of there at all costs. Those who rule there are very clear who they favor. Let their favorites have the city.
New York, Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, Port;land, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and all metropolitan areas ruled by the Left are beyond hope and not worth the risk.
“”what happens if the subway train does not stop;””
Apparently they weren’t quite that stupid, surprisingly. Some of them appear to have kept the train doors open so the train couldn’t move.
For the left, mental illness is a lifestyle choice.
The major cities are dead. What will happen will make the flight in the 60s look like child’s play. Anyone with a brain will make haste out of the cities. They are death zones. And the Guardian Angels aren’t coming to save anyone. The left is making sure of that.
On Zero Hedge, an article about a couple moving from the city to the burbs..BUT… enjoying going back to the city for all the “good: thing. The author now states that what was once a great neighborhood is polarized by Republicans… they are at fault for the burbs changing. Classic unawareness that THEY were the ones that introduced the polarization when carrying and transplanting their Leftist demands into the area. Typhoid Mary had nothing on them.
“I know I’m not a city person, but if someone is just shouting on a train maybe you could try talking with them before tackling them and putting them in a choke hold.”
‘Neely boarded the F train on Monday and began screaming at passengers, telling them, “I’ll hurt anyone on this train,” and saying he was “ready to die.”’
Here’s your chance to talk, dumshit. I’ll make popcorn for everybody else.
“Left-wing activists jumped on the subway tracks in New York City over the weekend, temporarily bringing a part of the subway system to a halt”
Leave it to governments to screw up even a self-solving problem.
You are free to sacrifice yourself for 0thers’ sake. Indeed, this kind of chose sacrifice has a long, honored history.
Self-righteous chat-bot, there doesn’t get that sacrificing someone else is a different thing; demanding that others sacrifice themselves is different again.
“temporarily bringing a part of the subway system to a halt”
At what point have they made their — er — point, and this inflicting consequences becomes simply extortionate?
I kinda think it’s Ok for them to throw all the tantrums they like. When they start impeding me living my life, that’s a different thing.
They’ll tear the city down if they don’t get justice.
Those terms are acceptical.
I mean acceptable.
With NYC as it is…. who could tell? Flood the tunnel, block the bridges, close the airspace… bar Snake Pliskin from the area. Run up the black flag of plague. Give the Marine a one way ticket to Brazil. Be absolutely sure who your new neighbors are, where they came from and why.
“Give the Marine a one way ticket to Brazil”
High crime Lula territory? No favor.
I hear the pampas are nice.
Whiney-bot actually said this?
For intentional violence’s sake, all that’s demonstrated here is the fragility of our physical envelopes.
Not-a-city-person might want to expand her inventory of ignorances to include physiology. So much magical thinking: no risk from flail-y guy promising violence, there’s a handy way to restrain that risk, with no risk to him.
I’ll presume this is from that Can’t-Count-Report clip. The majority of their stuff imagines whatever it takes to get to the “conclusions” they prefer.
And the police just standing there doing nothing about it.
That’s why the lunatics on the left do crap like this.
Because they get publicity and they KNOW that there is zero risk of actually being arrested and punished.
We could glue ourselves to drop boxes!
Can everyone please stop saying that guy was put in a “choke hold”? It was not a choke hold.
The man had over 40 prior arrests including punching a woman in the face. He was violent and out of control. That DA Prosecutor kept letting him out of jail and if he was in jail where he belonged he would still be alive. Being forced to wait until you are violently attacked before responding is a great idea unless you are the one being assaulted.
TY.. What will the autopsy say? BTW, Law of Self Defense expert Andrew Branca, a contributor here,,,put this on twitter..
I’ve seen zero evidence that ANY choking pressure was applied to #JordanNeely by #DanielPerry.
Restraint ≠ Choke
It won’t matter. Remember the big black guy selling cigarettes whoo was “choked”? He wasn’t, but everybody still says it.
False, but true, as they say.
The left lies. You still have morons out there who think the Ferguson criminal had his hands up or that Trayvon was not violent.
Per NY Times:
The man who died, Jordan Neely, was homeless and had been screaming at passengers when the other rider wrapped his arms around Mr. Neely’s neck and head and held him for several minutes until he went limp. Mr. Neely died from compression to his neck as a result of the chokehold, according to Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner.
Well. The NYT, that bastion of factual reporting…
Yeah, it was all fascinating until you got to the URL. You might as well say “Baghdad Bob.”
Don’t blame the NYT for that one, though. That is actually what the medical examiner’s office reported.
So the claim is he was asphyxiated? He struggled for a rather long time for somebody who supposedly couldn’t breathe.
Absolutely insane. You really haven’t thought this through, have you? What you propose is illegal, immoral, and blatant terrorism. And no, the denizens of those cities would not be calling on authorities to fix elections, they would be calling on them to take you and all your terrorist friends OUT. In fact, depending on the size of the city, tens of thousands to millions of residents would take up arms against you.
Shutting things down is NOT a “protest,” as we’ve been saying here at LI for at least a decade. Be it a section of a city being “occupied” or declared a “CHAZ/CHOP” or shutting down highways, this is illegal and wrong. We call for those “protests” to be stopped, broken up, and all those involved arrested. So no, no one here is going to jump on board your crazy train.
Yet oddly, the left engages in this form of “terrorism” all the time, consequence free. As long as that happens, eventually crazier stuff will happen in reaction. Societal collapse, civil war, whatever. They are responsible for this. And people are not going to just stand for it forever. Hard to see how the residents of NYC would take up arms against anything given they aren’t armed.
Not saying I want to see this–not at all. But I fear as long as things continue like this it could end up as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
They do, yes, but only in the areas they know they will not be prosecuted or suffer any real consequences, and we are not them. This idea of literally shutting down even one blue city and cutting off food, fuel, and electricity is so far beyond the pale that even the radical left hasn’t tried it.
As the professor has written quite often, we are being baited into reacting (or overreacting). Don’t fall for it. We are making inroads, and it will take time just as it took the radical left over a century to get us to this point. Easy fixes may sound good, but there is nothing easy about becoming the thing you hate and doing immoral and wrong things in the name of the Greater Good. The ends do NOT justify the means, not for us.
“We call for those “protests” to be stopped, broken up, and all those involved arrested.”
The Swamp has made it clear that that’s not going to happen. So now what?
There’s only so long you can waste your life playing chess with a pigeon.
Parliament baited our Founders, too. The resulting “overreaction” got us back our natural rights.
It might be worth remembering that the left only gets away with this crap in blue cities and states. None of that happened here in Florida, and when it did, briefly, it was shut down so fast it left their heads spinning. Then our governor signed into law various protections for Floridians in the “Anti-Rioting” law. If your state isn’t doing enough to prevent this kind of thing, then you need to get to work on the ground to elect people who will make the changes to the laws you want.
And don’t forget that even in blue states when antifa tried to take their intimidation game on the road, they were literally run out of towns by locals who wouldn’t tolerate their presence. The videos of those incidents still make me giggle to this day.
Our Founders did not target civilians in peacetime. And you must know that.
But henry, if you want to join up with BeAChooser and plot to shut down the nation’s infrastructure, starve American citizens and otherwise cause them harm by shutting off their electricity and depriving them of fuel until his/your demands are met, go for it. Just don’t expect support from normal people who see such tactics as inherently wrong . . . no matter who is doing it.
” We are making inroads, and it will take time just as it took the radical left over a century to get us to this point.”
You have only one and half years left till the next election, and you still you can’t name one state that Biden won, that democRATS won’t win in 2024 due to cheating. Unless we act, they’re going to win the next election just like they did the last two.
And when they do, Trump will be gone and there won’t be another Trump anytime soon. MAGA will die and the Fabian Socialists (communists) who schemed for a century to gradually take over the country will have won.
Even if they pretend there are still elections, their outcome will be pre-ordained. Because each and every year that democRATS (actually the UNIPARTY) hold the White House, the democRATS become more lawless and gain a greater hold over the police, the Federal bureaucracy, the courts, the military .. and the election process. We are very close to becoming a dictatorship.
You’re playing a losing game, Fuzzy, and just deluding yourself into thinking you are winning. And all you high and mightiness won’t mean a thing once the communists don’t have to even run for office. Once they’ve taken away our 1st and 2nd Amendments rights. Then we will be as powerless as the citizenry of every other dictatorship that has existed. But there won’t be a US to free us.
Fuzzy Slippers writes: “It might be worth remembering that the left only gets away with this crap in blue cities and states. None of that happened here in Florida, and when it did, briefly, it was shut down so fast it left their heads spinning.”
Yes, you already indicated that because you live in Florida, you don’t have to worry about what happens nationally. Your vote will at least count.
But I asked you at the time if you think Florida is going to be able to resist the Federal government when the Republican Party loses in 2024 and probably doesn’t win another national election again. I suggested that you’ll be shocked by how much *persuasion* the Feds will be able to direct at Florida once Trump and the MAGA movement are gone.
I said they’ll *convert* DeSantis to their side … especially since he’s already totally dependent monetarily on them. That might be worth remembering that too. Oh … that’s right … you claimed you didn’t read that post. Remember?
“Our Founders did not target civilians in peacetime.”
You don’t know your Revolutionary War history, Fuzzy. You apparently never heard of the Sons Of Liberty They were what you’d call violent. And they target civilians on the other side before the war formally started. For example, they were known to tar and feather political opponents. They held mass rallies (literally mass protests).
The Son of Liberty even organized and executed the Boston Tea Party which you’d clearly view as a violent act. And contrary to what you think, some of the members are considered Founders. Samual Adams, for one. Another was John Hancock. Yet another was Paul Revere. And don’t forget Patrick Henry!
Let them all rot in Rikers
Ayanna Presley. Pegging the Stupid Meter most of her life.
At least she’s still shaving the snakes off as they sprout.
Charging the Marine will be tantamount to convicting him.
Protesters are blocking incoming trains by OCCUPYING SUBWAY TRACKS in Manhattan
This seems easily solved, in my eyes. If they no longer respect anyone’s life, then they can suffer the direct consequences of standing in front of a subway train.
You missed the most important point, though. They were allowed to stand off front of trains … to shut down operations. That, and hundreds of other cases of something similar the past 7 years that the left applauded, are a precedent for our doing the same thing … to save our country. Because what we’re doing now sure isn’t going to save it.
And then there’s the law…
USE OF DEADLY PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF A PERSON PENAL LAW 35.15 (2) (Effective Sept. 1, 1980)
Al Kita was right about NYC, turns out
We need to stop pretending there is any sort of “rule of law.” Under of founding natural rights theory the “protestors” (read mob) has not “right” to block the tracks (or streets) because this infringes on the rights of other citizens to use these instrumentalities (that they paid for) for the intended purpose of public transport—each person’s rights stop where they infringe on the equal rights of others. But in a larger sense these mob actions reject natural rights and return to “might makes right,” because he who controls the streets dictates what rights, if any, all others might enjoy.
I’m betting not 3 of these useful skulls full of mush even know the fact. This is just a get on-board the laters thing.
“Black men deserve to grow old—…”
Deserve’s got nothin to do with it.
Literally: deserve’s got nothin to do with it. Once flail-y guy is credibly threatening people in an enclosed space, the situation is trying to wind through maybe sudden terrible harm, with limited information, few choices, and less time.
“…having a mental health crisis…”, maybe. Hard to tell at the time, in the moment.
“Deserve” is for when we have time, and space; resources and choices. Everybody “deserves” to grow old. Perhaps as we know more, we discover that in letting many grow old, some can’t. Perhaps, some don’t “deserve” — “justice” is an entangled notion, with vastly different opinions. Many moralities and religions presume that none of us “deserve” to live at all, let alone grow old.
Perhaps, “…having a mental health crisis…” is clearer, seeing this guy’s larger life. Perhaps, there’s more to be done with that, with more time. Perhaps, not letting someone flail on his own who’s prone to railing and flailing at others in subway cars.
The wailing classes are complaining, like Lucy Van Pelt, that the world is complex and sometimes costly. They are demanding, like that fictional schoolchild, that someone fix it. We might have a shot at better outcomes for the guy breaking down in a subway, the people who had to respond in an instant, the folks fearful and threatened by his flailing. Making it instantly all better is hard. What’s their plan? “Something must be done.” by someone else, of course.
We had a chance for several years to look at policing in the US, with attention and energy to do things differently. We got seasons’ of cities burning, shield walls of police and rioters, and “leadership” demanding “defund the police.” We turned a chance to take a shot at improving some of it into inflammation, and damage.
As for that execrable pronouncement, injecting race into talking about it is just vicious. What, the Marine is a racist; did it because the guy was black? This was a lynching? Any evidence? Even DA show me the man isn’t trying to charge that. You wanna say “raaaaa-cist” speak the words, don’t slime it. Or maybe this is mostly about the intractable problem of children and mad-men.
The folks in this scene are all just fodder now: the terrified people, the folks who have to live with their stepping up, and most impacted the guy who doesn’t get to live to have any more breakdowns, or anything else. They’re just tokens to appropriate for some a-morality play of the moment. Some babble-bots can get the soap box for a moment, trading on the victims.
So, we see again the degree of cynicism that’s kept what can be solved, from being solved. They’d rather have the issue, no matter how many die, of whatever color.