The Manhattan D.A. jumped through hoops to find a way to prosecute former President Trump.
If that move wasn’t enough, his latest action will leave many with zero doubt about his ideological zealotry.
But the hero Marine targeted by Alvin Bragg just got a boost from one unlikely source.
Former New York Gov. David Paterson (D) has voiced his opinion on Bragg’s prosecution of Daniel Penny and he’s come down on the side of the marine.
Daniel Penny put violent, longtime criminal Jordan Neely in a chokehold on the subway to protect others after he threatened passengers with violence.
Neely lost consciousness and passed away.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed charges against Penny shortly after.
Paterson believes that Penny did not commit a crime and should not have been charged with manslaughter in the subway chokehold death.
He further believes that what’s happening to Penny is because of racial politics.
Paterson feels that Bragg didn’t want to decline to prosecute Penny because of a history of minorities getting killed under controversial circumstances, but nonetheless says he is not at fault for what the ex-governor deemed an unfortunate tragedy.
Former Governor Paterson: “[Penny] did not meet the threshold where you charge someone”
During a chat with John Catsimatidis on the “Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770, the Empire State’s first black governor said, “[Penny] did something because he saw danger for other people and tried to prevent it. He did not meet the threshold where you charge someone. [Penny] put him in a chokehold. He didn’t, apparently, do it in the right way. Because of that [Neely] was struggling. Two of the passengers helped, and in the process of trying to restrain him, he lost his life, which is a terrible tragedy.”
In continuing, Paterson implicitly voiced disagreement with the leftist mob that called for Penny’s incarceration – or worse, saying, “But trying to assess this as an execution, or as if it was done by the police rather than a private citizen, is going way beyond what is reasonable under these circumstances.”
Protesters called Penny a murderer and agitated for his arrest after he was initially questioned by cops and then released without charges after Neely’s death on May 1st.
Penny turned himself in on a second-degree manslaughter charge Friday and was later released on $100,000 bail.
Neely had been mentally ill for years and had a lengthy rap sheet.
A GiveSendGo fundraiser set up for Penny raised over $2 million for his defense fund.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.