New York City has descended into madness.
Citizens have been left to fend for themselves in many instances.
But Al Sharpton’s reaction to horrifying news for NYC subway death Marine Daniel Penny caught everyone by surprise.
The Democrats and their media allies continue to politicize the tragic death of Jordan Neely, a homeless man in New York.
Neely, who had been arrested 42 times for various crimes including assault, was put in a submission hold by a 24-year-old Marine named Daniel Penny as Neely was threatening and menacing people on the train.
Neely was still breathing after Penny released him from the hold, but Neely ultimately lost consciousness and did not wake up.
The Left have used Neely’s death to call for vengeance against Penny.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter, “Jordan Neely was murdered. But [because] 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 [with] passive headlines [plus] no charges. It’s disgusting.”
Ocasio-Cortez got her wish, as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged Penny with second-degree manslaughter.
Manhattan DA delivers despicable news, announcing manslaughter charges for subway Marine Daniel Penny
However, someone wanted a stiffer penalty.
Neely family attorney Lennon Edwards believed Penny should’ve been charged with second-degree murder.
Penny still faces up to 15 years on the manslaughter charge.
Donte Mills, another attorney for the Neely family, claimed that Penny “acted with indifference.”
Mills added, “For everybody saying, ‘I’ve been on the train and I’ve been afraid before, and I can’t tell you what I would’ve done in that situation.’ I’m gonna tell you — ask how you can help…Please, don’t attack. Don’t choke, don’t kill, don’t take someone’s life.”
That is a shallow statement because a deranged homeless person may not be behaving rationally.
Neely had previously punched a 67-year-old woman in the face.
Lawyers for Penny wrote in a statement, “We would first like to express, on behalf of Daniel Penny, our condolences to those close to Mr. Neely. Mr. Neely had a documented history of violent and erratic behavior, the apparent result of ongoing and untreated mental illness. 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. For too long, those suffering from mental illness have been treated with indifference. 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.”
Al Sharpton says charge other Good Samaritans who helped Penny restrain out-of-control subway terror
Unfortunately for the Good Samaritans who helped Penny restrain Neely, they, too, could be on the hook for criminal charges.
Al Sharpton said in a public address, “Let’s not forget that there were three people restraining him, and it is vital that the two others are also held accountable for their actions…The justice system needs to send a clear, loud message that vigilantism has never been acceptable.”
The Neely saga is a glaring example of anarcho-tyranny.
Criminals and the mentally ill operate with near impunity, and law-abiding citizens get the book thrown at them if they attempt to intervene.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.