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‘Daniel Penny Effect’ Seen in NYC Subway Attacks Including at Least One Where No One Intervened

‘Daniel Penny Effect’ Seen in NYC Subway Attacks Including at Least One Where No One Intervened

“@ManhattanDA @ChrisMarteNYC & others in the far left caucus take notice of the Daniel Penny effect. This is what happens when everyday people are vilified for trying to help others.”

As 24-year-old Marine Daniel Penny awaits trial after being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of frequent New York City subway agitator and homeless man Jordan Neely, 30, a fresh wave of subway attacks has people talking about what some are calling the “Daniel Penny effect” —where bystanders see an assault happening but refuse to intervene out of fear they will be arrested and charged.

The New York Post reported on three slashing attacks that occurred on the subway system in a span of less than 20 minutes on June 18th, all allegedly by the same suspect. In at least one, it appears no one intervened as the suspect moved from one train to another as the bleeding victim cried for help:

Chilling video footage obtained by The Post captures a Manhattan subway-slash victim screaming in agony after the random attack — and pleading for help as other riders apparently just go about their business.

“Pull the emergency brake! Pull the emergency brake!” the 28-year-old victim can be heard sobbing. “Yo! Yo!”

The ailing straphanger actually hobbled after her attacker through the train car while shooting video of him on her phone — footage that cops said they used to help nail him.

The creep can be seen strolling off into the next car — as commuters stare at his distraught victim.

At one point, the victim, whose name is being withheld by The Post, pans down to show her sandal caked in blood.

“Yo! Somebody call 911! Somebody call 911!” she screams.

The victim was attacked around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on a southbound No. 4 train as it neared the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station — in what was one of three unprovoked slashing attacks in fewer than 20 minutes.

Two of the attacks are said to have happened inside the subway station. The third, detailed above, happened on the train.

WABC-TV also shared the clips from the video the subway train victim took as well as footage of the alleged perpetrator, 28-year-old Kemal Rideout, being carted off by police for a “psychiatric evaluation” while being heckled by frustrated NYC residents:

Rideout has been charged with one count each of first-degree assault in the incidents.

Twitter users were quick to react to reports on the alleged assaults, pointing out that the lack of intervention could stem from what has happened to Penny:

I should point out for the record that prior to the Neely/Penny incident, there have been plenty of incidents of harassment and attack on the NYC subway system where no one intervened, including this one:

And these:

Sometimes people are afraid to intervene because they’re scared of what the unhinged person might do to them. Or they might be worried that they could make the situation worse for the victim if things go wrong. Some just don’t care what happens to others.

Still, one can’t help but think that the high-profile case involving Penny and all the hyperventilating done by the woke left over it has given passengers on the NYC subway system pause when these situations arise.

In addition to the Sunday stabbings, there have been multiple assaults in the NYC subway system in June alone, with two being deadly:

Stay safe out there, y’all.

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Stay safe? Stay out of NYC.

    chrisboltssr in reply to txvet2. | June 26, 2023 at 9:59 am

    I guess “Escape From New York” is an instruction manual.

    Dimsdale in reply to txvet2. | June 26, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    If I am driving south, I even go a hour out of my way to avoid NYC and surroundings by taking US81.

    NYC’ers voted for this, now they are getting it, good and hard.

Funny how you rarely hear about this sort of thing happening in localities where people are ‘allowed’ to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.

The New York Post — which has the best crime coverage in NYC, besides great political commentary — featured an article last week about a homeless man who stabbed a passenger to death on a NYC subway car. In appearance and behavior, the culprit resembles the “Michael Jackson impersonator” whom Daniel Penny and other passengers restrained before he could carry out his threat, with the obvious difference that in this case, no person intervened to prevent the poor victim from being murdered.

Of course, this incident which helps bolster and underscore both the righteousness and the prudence of Penny’s selfless act of courage and heroism, is predictably ignored by the mainstream media and their Dumb-o-crat paymasters.

That’s what the Marxists want, criminals are their street thugs

    guyjones in reply to Skip. | June 25, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    The vile Dumb-o-crats view criminals, especially those “of color,” as a protected class. To hold them accountable for their willful choices to engage in criminality, and, to impose punishment, is deemed verboten and contrary to the Dumbs’ “social justice” ethos.

Subotai Bahadur | June 25, 2023 at 7:25 pm

We’ve talked about the concept of Social Contracts before. They are not only between citizens and the State. Those who believe that they are one people feel a sense of obligation to their fellow citizens in times of threat.

If the State openly and obviously violates the Social Contract with citizens to benefit themselves, or benefit those who deliberately violate the Social Contract against citizens; then the bonds between citizens and State are broken.

If the State attacks citizens who try to defend each other from those ‘outside the fold’; then at first citizens will stop trying to defend each other because they do not know or trust those being attacked or those witnessing not to betray them. But it does not stop there. Everyone has a group they do trust. It may be based on ethnicity, religion, national origin, or whatever. And those groups will form and defend their own from both the ‘outsiders’ and the State.

Subotai Bahadur

    CommoChief in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 25, 2023 at 9:44 pm

    Exactly. One of the goals of the tribalism push alongside the push for decriminalization/coddling criminals is to intentionally weaken our high trust society and replace it with a low trust society. That ends up exactly where you described it as people turn inward to family, friends and tribe with everyone else relegated to untrusted outsider status. Not a great place to be, speaking from experience of having served in many low trust societies around the world.

    henrybowman in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 25, 2023 at 11:34 pm

    “If the State openly and obviously violates the Social Contract with citizens to benefit themselves, or benefit those who deliberately violate the Social Contract against citizens; then the bonds between citizens and State are broken.”

    The Obligation of Subjects to the Sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasts, by which he is able to protect them. For the right men have by Nature to protect themselves, when none else can protect them, can by no Covenant be relinquished.

    Most Americans conceive themselves as mere passive consumers of a product called “safety,” created for and delivered to them by the government. [Believing the] wherewithal to confront murderers in the act of murder is beyond their ability, and someone else’s responsibility, they call 911, fall in abject terror, or wait and cower — passive recipients of a service that they hope will be delivered in a timely fashion.

    Dear New Yorkers: Why should any fellow citizen do any more for you than the standard set by the Democrats you keep electing to protect you?

      CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | June 26, 2023 at 9:12 am

      Excellent observations. We see this complacent and passive consumption of security /expectation of societal safety mirrored in third wave feminism. Many women have adopted the position that they ‘don’t need a man’ and/or ‘all men are trash’.Obviously this doesn’t apply to all women, but there is a correlation between college attainment, d/prog voting patterns and support for touchy feely social policies for the ‘exploited’ or ‘downtrodden’.

      Many people, some men as well but more so women, take for granted that someone will be willing to intervene on their behalf or on behalf of their kids when predators come around. They want that masculine, dare we say toxic, male protector only when predators arrive. Otherwise these traditional, often blue collar males should in their view not only not be heard but not even seen. These misguided folks believe the lights will always come on, their food plentiful at the grocery and that their engagement with others will remain safe b/c reasons.

      We saw this play out in Covid; the credentialed /laptop class ‘safe’ at home working remote while everyone else; truckers, LEO, trades, firemen, EMT, grocery clerks, warehouse workers, sanitation workers and so on were still out working as normal. These are many of the same fools pushing for more compassion and less consequences for criminals, the street junky and tolerance for the extremely deviant.

        henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | June 26, 2023 at 2:13 pm

        I wonder if it would even make a dent in their worldview to acquaint them with any one of over a dozen court decisions — from Bowers v. DeVito (1882), to Lynch v. NC DOJ (1989), including my favorite one for sheer grisliness, Warren v. DC (1981) — that all agree quite clearly that “Law enforcement agencies and personnel have no duty to protect individuals from the criminal acts of others.”

        “What makes the City’s position particularly difficult to understand”, wrote a dissenting opinion, “is that, in conformity to the dictates of the law, Linda did not carry any weapon for self-defense. Thus by a rather bitter irony she was required to rely for protection on the City of New York which now denies all responsibility to her.”
        — Riss v. New York, 22 N.Y.2d 579,293 N.Y.S.2d 897, 240 N.E.2d 806 (1958).

          CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | June 26, 2023 at 6:32 pm

          One recent proposal was a mandatory one day a week nighttime curfew for men. So women could go joining at night or some such and ‘feel’ safe. Feeling safe and actual safety are two different things but the 3rd wave feminists are all about the feels.

          CaptTee in reply to henrybowman. | June 26, 2023 at 8:58 pm

          Repost this to every so-called-gun-control post.

        Lybrarious Booker in reply to CommoChief. | June 27, 2023 at 9:35 am

        This is good.

    #FJB <-- Disco Stu_ in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 26, 2023 at 8:20 am

    I’m recalling way back some years some old white guys wrote out some document that began this way:

    “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

    This great nation appears to be growing closer to those circumstances every week.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 26, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    “Social Contracts … a sense of obligation to their fellow citizens in times of threat.” Before the obligation to protect, there’s the obligation not to harm.

    “Peace Officers” enforce this citizen to citizen contract on our behalf. No harm, no foul. “Law Enforcement” is The Authoritah imposing behaviors on citizens by force, on their behalf.

    Of course, there’s no difference when The Authoritah limits itself to facilitating the person to person social contract; and sees itself as working *for* the citizens, vs. *on* them. We mostly have something rather different going on these days.

This is Soros Social Justice utopia. It’s SSOOO “Progressive.”

Vote Dem 2024!!

This is great. I hope they get more and more and more of it. Everyone of these people or at least 75% probably higher voted for the people running New York City. This is exactly what they voted for and they’re getting it. I have no sympathy for any of them. Leave or enjoy the kind of world you created.

I’m hoping a whole bunch of these attacks occur to the democrats in both state and national politics. Let them get slashed while everyone watches or videos the attack.
Then, maybe you’ll see a change in the laws. But until one of the democrats in office gets the snot slashed out of him don’t expect to see any changes.
Unless the stupid idiots in NYC change their voting preference.

    randian in reply to 4fun. | June 25, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    Then, maybe you’ll see a change in the laws.

    What are you smoking? Failure is never a reason for a Democrat to change, it’s a reason to double down on what’s causing the failure.

      CommoChief in reply to randian. | June 26, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      Obviously these enlightened policies fail b/c not enough taxpayer funds were being misspent on whatever boondoggles of the week are at issue. /S

    henrybowman in reply to 4fun. | June 25, 2023 at 11:37 pm

    The only laws you’ll see changed is the filing of a new one imposing real, serious penalties for committing against an Only One the same sort of carnage that is OK to commit against a commoner.

    wendybar in reply to 4fun. | June 26, 2023 at 6:44 am

    There ARE laws, they just aren’t enforced…like the illegal immigration laws.

D Perry may be the last hero in NYC

Do you remember a few years back when a female tourist visiting San Fran was randomly shot by a homeless dude at the warf?

You’d think that would have been the wake up call and they’d have gotten to the business of cleaning up.

Years later (half decade?) the city is un-livable.

I bring this up because similar just happened in Seattle- except to a pregnant business owner. Corporate needs you to find the differences between these two pictures. (it’s the same picture).

This is modern day sodom and gamorah. These cities will implode.

    Olinser in reply to Andy. | June 26, 2023 at 2:27 am

    If you’re referring to Kate Steinle, it’s EVEN WORSE.

    The insane liberals acquitted him of everything except possession of a weapon, and even that got overturned on appeal.

    They literally let a murderer walk free in the name of tolerance.

    The far left are simply lunatics.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Olinser. | June 26, 2023 at 6:46 am

      Time for street justice. Yes. I’m being serious.

        The Packetman in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | June 26, 2023 at 7:12 am

        Too few are willing to say it out loud, but you’re correct.

        Agree, but the left would love to then use such common sense behavior as an excuse to further repress us. I say it’s worth the risk, we must fight back.

          henrybowman in reply to MAJack. | June 26, 2023 at 2:18 pm

          Agree, but the left are going to further repress us regardless of what we do or do not do. It’s time to stop hiding behind “what the left might do in response” because they’re going to do it anyway.

          We could have shut down Antifa four years ago, when they were a bunch of cosplayers. Now they have four years of tactical training in urban warfare.

          Comes a time, eh?

      wendybar in reply to Olinser. | June 26, 2023 at 6:56 am

      AND he was an illegal alien who had been deported 5 times already. Slap on the wrist for him!!! New American justice…where you get years for taking selfies in the Capitol, but get away with murder with an illegal weapon if you are a 5 time deportee.

      Andy in reply to Olinser. | June 26, 2023 at 12:04 pm

      and those are just the murders. Never mind the layers upon layers of other crime.

      Staying is not an option because you will get blind sided- I don’t care how careful you are- the knife wielding maniacs, the drunk/drugged out drivers- they come out of no where. Nevermind the criminals are all armed- you’ve got the drugged out and drunk drivers in stolen cars going down the street like GTA and the cops are powerless to stop them.

      If you live in one of these place- you’re playing Russian Roulette

        Andy in reply to Andy. | June 26, 2023 at 12:23 pm

        From the “scanner” in Olympia—- there’s a dozen posts just like this daily. Note the police can do nothing, the prosecutors won’t prosecute- if you are in the wake of destruction-you will be dead or badly injurred.

        LATE POST: Yesterday morning 06/25/23, at around 0430.
        Officers responded to a burglary in progress at Dirty Daves pizza. Upon arrival, the suspect fled west on Martin Way in a black Dodge Ram with no plates. After reaching speeds of 100 mph, officers disengaged the pursuit. The suspect continued west on 4th Ave, driving into on coming traffic, almost hitting a responding officer. The suspect was last seen driving south on Eastside St.
        Olympia Fire department arrived at dirty daves shortly after to board up the broken window.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | June 26, 2023 at 1:33 am

Not my circus, not my monkeys.

I have come to terms with the fact that I don’t care what happens to people in New York, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, and other Democrat havens of mentally deficient feral animals, er citizens.

Just unalive each other so that we can rid the population of the evil that you are.

If you still live in these shït holes, any harm is on you. Pack up. Move. Take the loss on the overpriced hovel that you live in. Get the f out.

If you stay, embrace the suck with as much gusto as you can muster, stop complaining.

    If only they would….

    Cause and effect eludes the masses who goose-step to the Dem agenda. They are so stupid that they are a danger to themselves and others. If we all still lived in the hunter-gatherer era, these losers would quickly be dispatched by nature. But, we here in “civilization” must deal with the consequences of their existence for decades.

    I don’t want to appear selfish, but if they aren’t going to change their voting habits, the rest of us would be better off if they stay where they are.

    Remember, the pioneers of the 18th and 19th Centuries left their problems behind and did not pack them in their covered wagons.

E Howard Hunt | June 26, 2023 at 6:49 am

Where are all the angry, old white slashers?

The Gentle Grizzly | June 26, 2023 at 7:34 am

New Yorkers need to change their procedure. Instead of ignoring the attacks, they should ignore the Penny’s and Goetz’s and do their best to crowd around and block the surveillance cameras.

    E Howard Hunt in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | June 26, 2023 at 8:02 am

    The last time such cooperation was evinced was during the scenes in The Great Escape wherein tunneling operations were hidden from the German guards. Good luck with IPhone-mesmerized New Yorkers.

Is that the same as The Jan 6 Effect?

IDK the current state of the muni law in NYC on this but if you recall the final episodes of Seinfeld, the gang got into legal trouble for not interceding when they witnessed a crime. If such a law is in effect and being prosecuted, people face an even more difficult calculus. The rational action might be to run away from victims. And there are FEDERAL misprision of felony laws that might apply too.

    henrybowman in reply to Robert Wright. | June 26, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    There is no such law, anywhere, at least that I know of. As I posted above, not even sworn officers have a duty to intervene, so a law requiring citizens to intervene wouldn’t last long.
    It’s just a comedy skit, folks.

Steven Brizel | June 26, 2023 at 8:48 am

This is anarchy in full display

    CommoChief in reply to Steven Brizel. | June 26, 2023 at 9:18 am

    IMO what is occurring in these blue enclaves is more of a controlled demolition of the social fabric and social compact. It seems not only willful but deliberately spiteful.

      henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | June 26, 2023 at 2:24 pm

      You can find on the web in a number of places, essays describing anarcho-tyranny, and why that term is applicable to what we are now seeing in blue cities.

..your punishment for having a knife
when they searched you would be very
different from the thief’s.

For him to have a knife was mere misbehavior,
tradition, he didn’t know any better.

But for you to have one was ‘terrorism.'”

The Gulag Archipelago -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

All the reasons in the world why NYC and NY State should be forced to issue Concealed Carry Permits.
A thug will think twice if there is a chance of retaliation and being injured or dying them self.

    henrybowman in reply to Nicki Cribb. | June 26, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    It only kicks the can of tyranny down the road. I’m going to use a gun to stop “Michael Jackson” when they’re throwing a guy in prison who merely used his elbow?

It’s not enough just to not prosecute people for defending themselves or others.

People are not going to intervene in knife attacks against 3rd parties until they are also allowed to bear arms, specifically firearms.

It is bad enough to worry about the bad guy’s family and friends coming after you if you stop a bad guy from doing bad things, but to have to worry about the cops and DA siding with the bad guy is just too much for a lot of good people to take.