(VitalNews.org) – In an episode of what appears to be yet another prominent public official capitulating to the demands of the mob, the Manhattan District Attorney now intends to charge former Marine Daniel Penny with second-degree manslaughter after an incident in which Jordan Neely, a black man with a history of mental health issues and an outstanding felony arrest warrant, died after being restrained during an outburst on the New York subway. Witnesses say Neely was acting in an erratic and threatening manner, frightening fellow passengers.
Law enforcement had originally felt that ex-Marine Penny should face no charges, but protests erupted in New York City with many prominent black activists calling for him to be arrested and prosecuted. The comparison with the death of George Floyd – another black man who died after being restrained by police officers in 2020 – was made by many of the protestors who chanted “No justice, no peace” and “Abolish the police” as they climbed onto tracks at the subway station where Jordan Neely died.
The Reverend Al Sharpton, never slow to capitalize on perceived grievances when an opportunity for race-baiting presents itself, said that “not charging the person who killed Jordan Neely was effectively sanctioning vigilantism” and that “the precedent set by law enforcement in this matter is a threat to all of us.”
In a statement released by Penny’s defense attorneys, it was claimed that Daniel Penny had never intended to harm Jordan Neely, merely to restrain him in order to stop harm from coming to others.
“Daniel Penny could not have foreseen the untimely death of Jordan Neely,” his attorneys said.
Over $1 million has been raised so far for Daniel Penny’s legal defense fund by an online fundraiser. It is expected that any money left over will be donated to mental healthcare and social services programs in New York.
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