Last week, a man was charged with manslaughter for the killing of a crazed transient who was menacing passengers on a New York City metro.
As of Saturday afternoon, a legal defense fund for 24-year-old Marine Corps veteran Daniel Penny had raised more than $1.2 million.
The GiveSendGo campaign established by Raiser & Kenniff, P.C. is intended to finance Penny’s criminal defense as he fights charges related to Jordan Neely’s death.
Within twenty-four hours, donations to Penny more than doubled, and interest in assisting him briefly overwhelmed GiveSendGo’s servers.
UPDATE: We have had a big surge in our traffic and our servers were temporarily overwhelmed. We are aware and are a few minutes from resolving the issue. The campaign for Daniel Penny is over 1 million dollars and the money is secure.
— GiveSendGo (@GiveSendGo) May 13, 2023
Penny was among the commuters who restrained Neely on May 1, when the homeless man began threatening other subway passengers.
Neely was willing to “take a bullet” or go to prison for murdering people on the train, according to an eyewitness.
Penny can be seen restraining Neely in a headlock on the video of the altercation, alongside several other individuals. Neely was unconscious when first responders arrived, and they were unable to revive him.
Here's what @AOC cut out of the video
There was another guy helping restrain Jordan Neely, and he happened to be black
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 5, 2023
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Attorneys for Penny have stated that the veteran maintains his innocence, asserting that he was acting in the interests of his own safety and that of his fellow passengers, according to News 12.
Neely had an extensive arrest record and was wanted in connection with a 2021 assault on a 67-year-old woman. CONTINUE READING…