A civil rights advocate in Los Angeles has criticized Manhattan District attorney Alvin Bragg for allegedly using the “race card” when prosecuting the Marine who allegedly strangled a menacing homeless man.
Thursday, Daniel Penny, 24, was charged with second-degree manslaughter in relation to the death of Jordan Neely, 30. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.
Marine veteran Daniel Penny, 24, left an NYPD precinct in Manhattan on his way to be arraigned after turning himself in to police on Friday morning in connection with the chokehold death of 30-year-old Jordan Neely. Penny surrendered himself to police in connection with the death of Neely, and he was charged with second-degree murder.
Daniel Penny, a 24-year-old Marine veteran, walked out of an NYPD precinct in Manhattan on his way to be arraigned after he surrendered to authorities Friday morning in the chokehold death of 30-year-old Jordan Neely. https://t.co/zwmJMjBZmj pic.twitter.com/36JwZpV0j5
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 12, 2023
Penny, a Marine Corps veteran, restrained Neely, a homeless man who was allegedly harassing and menacing other passengers, earlier this month.
Neely’s death was designated as a homicide as a result of Penny’s application of a fatal chokehold.
Left-wing protestors grasped the opportunity and immediately compared Neely’s death to that of George Floyd.
In an effort to oppose the death of a black man (Jordan Neely), white protesters scream at and prevent a black man from going to work.
White protesters scream at and prevent a black man from going to work because they're trying to protest the death of a black man (Jordan Neely).pic.twitter.com/BGmTKhXtfX
— Leftism (@LeftismForU) May 7, 2023
On Monday, a vigil for Jordan Neely that was intended to be peaceful descended into chaos.
The NYPD reportedly detained eleven individuals after discovering a Molotov cocktail in the throng.
Protesters query why the former soldier who suffocated Neely has not been arrested.
However, many others defended Penny as well, and a GiveSendGo fundraiser raised over $1 million to cover his legal fees.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
On Friday, civil rights lawyer Leo Terrell weighed in on Penny’s situation and claimed that the accusations against him are racially and politically motivated.
During his appearance on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” Terrell denounced Alvin Bragg as a “far-left” district attorney who had made the Marine available to the public as a “sacrificial lamb.” CONTINUE READING…