Bragg Will Charge Former Marine Daniel Penny With Manslaughter
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D), who is known for being soft on crime, has decided to charge former Marine Daniel Penny with second-degree manslaughter for subduing a violent homeless man on a New York City subway and accidentally killing him.
The death of violent homeless man Jordan Neely has been ruled a homicide by a New York medical examiner. Neely — who has been arrested at least 42 times in the past decade, including for attempting to kidnap a seven-year-old girl — was reportedly screaming at his fellow subway passengers, issuing threats and acting erratically. In response to Neely’s actions, Penny put him in a chokehold in an effort to subdue him and prevent any violent actions. At least two other passengers assisted him in subduing Neely. Penny eventually put the violent homeless man in a “recovery position” afterward, which is evidence that he wanted to save the man’s life.
Now, Penny is facing up to 15 years in prison for his actions. Initially, police decided not to press charges — but it appears that the violent leftist protests in response to Neely’s death have prompted Bragg to charge the former Marine for defending himself and his fellow passengers.
Demonstrations began soon after Neely’s death, with activists trying to portray Penny’s actions as the racist killing of a mentally ill homeless man. During these violent demonstrations, protesters were seen fighting with police and jumping onto the subway tracks while chanting “no justice, no peace.”
“The days of murdering us and getting away with it are f—ing over. If we have to strap up and come out here and just start popping, it’s gonna happen. We’re tired of it,” one protester claimed on Friday.
Penny is expected to turn himself in at the NYPD’s 5th Precinct in Manhattan on Friday morning, according to the New York Post.
In a statement, Penny’s lawyers claimed that the former Marine had never intended to harm the violent homeless man.
“We would first like to express, on behalf of Daniel Penny, our condolences to those close to Mr. Neely,” his attorneys wrote. “When Mr. Neely began aggressively threatening Daniel Penny and the other passengers, Daniel, with the help of others, acted to protect themselves, until help arrived.”
“Daniel never intended to harm Mr. Neely and could not have foreseen his untimely death,” the statement continued. “We hope that out of this awful tragedy will come a new commitment by our elected officials to address the mental health crisis on our streets and subways.”
Radical leftist politicians have defended the violent homeless man, labeling Penny a murderer.
“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,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
“Jordan Neely was murdered,” claimed radical socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
“One of our own is dead, a black man, black like me. A man named Jordan, the name I gave my son. A New Yorker who struggled with tragedy, trauma, and mental illness. A man whose last words were a cry for help. A man named Jordan Neely,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D).