America is in a bad place right now.
That’s not a controversial statement by any means.
The state of the country is far worse than that though.
Under the leadership of the Biden Administration, it is now a crime to defend yourself and others against violent criminals.
Daniel Penny, the heroic marine who protected passengers on a New York City subway train, is being charged with 2nd degree manslaughter after choking out a man with 42 previous arrests who was allegedly terrorizing passengers.
Witnesses say Jordan Neely was behaving aggressively and erratically before Penny and a few others subdued him.
Neely later died after being held in a chokehold by Penny.
Penny turned himself in on Friday morning after being charged.
High-profile democrats are calling Penny a murderer, while others are calling this a miscarriage of justice.
Jordan Neely terrorized innocent passengers for years. He tried kidnapping a 7 year old. He beat down a 64 year old man and a 67 year old woman. The hero who stopped him not faces criminal persecution. The Antichrist is rising in New York City. https://t.co/5MnhdAdJNp
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 11, 2023
The Post Millennial has more on this travesty of justice:
Daniel Penny, the Marine veteran who choked Jordan Neely to death in a New York subway train, will face criminal charges as early as tomorrow.
Two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News New York that Penny will be charged and surrender “as early as Friday.” The decision to charge Penny was made by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and will go forward without being presented to a grand jury.
Many are calling this an absolute miscarriage of justice.
According to several witnesses, Neely (who has a history of violence) was behaving aggressively on the subway, shouting at passengers and moving erratically before Penny and other passengers restrained him.
Neely had been arrested 42 times over the last 10 years, including an incident where he assaulted a random 67-year-old woman by punching her in the face.
Hideous miscarriage of justice. Not only should Penny not be prosecuted; he should be given a key to the city and a ticker-tape parade. https://t.co/VFtaGdPbh4
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) May 11, 2023
The Daily Wire has more, including witness testimony about what allegedly occurred during the incident:
Witnesses said Neely embarked on an aggressive rant in the subway on Monday afternoon, moving erratically and allegedly screaming that he did not care if he went to jail, according to freelance journalist Juan Alberto Vazquez and a report from The New York Post. Penny subdued Neely with the help of at least one other passenger.
Neely, 30, had been arrested a staggering 42 times over the past decade by the New York Police Department.
The New York Daily News reported that Neely was most recently arrested in November 2021 on felony assault charges after being accused of “slugging a 67-year-old female stranger in the face.” The woman reportedly had serious injuries from the attack and Neely was jailed for over a year.
Penny turned himself in this morning:
24 yr-old Marine, Daniel Penny, turned himself in this morning after being charged with 2nd degree manslaughter. (3 – 15 yrs in prison)
This is a travesty! This brave man is a hero for protecting others! pic.twitter.com/FiLGkItuz5
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) May 12, 2023
NEW: Witness to Daniel Penny – Jordan Neely case says Penny didn’t engage until Neely threatened to kill other passengers: “'It was all Mr. Neely that was … threatening the passengers. If he did not get what he wants,'” https://t.co/omjmj2HAVB
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 12, 2023
One witness, who thanked Penny for stepping in to stop Neely, is praying that Penny is treated fairly in the coming trial.
The New York Post has more from the anonymous witness:
A straphanger who was on the subway when Marine Daniel Penny placed Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold said Thursday she’s “praying” for Penny after it was revealed the 24-year-old would face charges tied to the high-profile case.
“I hope he has a great lawyer, and I’m praying for him,” the 66-year-old woman, who did not want to be identified, told The Post Thursday night. “And I pray that he gets treated fairly, I really do. Because after all of this ensued, I went back and made sure that I said ‘Thank you’ to him.”
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday afternoon Penny would be charged with second-degree manslaughter.
He is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning.
The subway rider said Neely, who had a history of mental illness, was threatening passengers after he hopped on an F train in Manhattan.
Predictably, some democrats have already falsely labelled Penny a “murderer:”
AOC calls the former Marine who restrained Jordan Neely a "murderer."
No, he's not. A murder describes a specific legal term that a court must rule.
And her telling 13.4M followers that he is puts a target on the back of a private citizen.https://t.co/X5W1Vb2yF7
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) May 5, 2023
AOC and Ayanna Pressley have been labeling Hero Marine Daniel Penny a murderer and have sided with the Woke claim that the victims on the subway were the aggressors.
Now he faces 15 years in prison.
Where are the elected Republicans? Why isn’t anyone speaking out? pic.twitter.com/INJTnKQLZt
— Mythinformed (@MythinformedMKE) May 12, 2023
BREAKING: As I predicted, Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is formally charging Marine veteran Daniel Penny with manslaughter in the death of Jordan Neely.
Let this be a warning, if a black attempted kidnapper and elderly abuser threatens your life, YOU SIT THERE AND TAKE IT.
How dare… pic.twitter.com/top0DttwUp
— Amiri King (@AmiriKing) May 11, 2023