Last Updated on May 15, 2023
The 24-year-old former Marine who restrained New York City subway marauder Jordan Neely in a chokehold as Neeley threatened violence on subway riders will be criminally charged in Neely’s death on Friday by Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has announced.
UPDATE: Daniel Penny has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and released on a $100,000 bond.
A GiveSendGo page raising money for his defense has raised over $2 million.
NBC 4 New York reported on Thursday that Daniel Penny, the 24-year-old former Marine, is expected to surrender to New York City authorities on Friday to face charges in the May 1st death of Neely. The exact charges that Penny will face have not yet been announced.
“We cannot provide any additional information until he has been arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, which we expect to take place tomorrow,” a spokesperson for DA’s office told NBC 4.
Along with other men riding on the New York City subway system’s F train, Penny was recorded in a now-viral video restraining Neely as he harassed and threatened passengers, a regular occurrence for the homeless 30-year-old man who had a lengthy criminal rap sheet, including previous charges for attempting to kidnap a little girl.
Penny was the only one of the men restraining Neely to place him in a chokehold, a common restraint tactic, and it is unclear if the other men will be facing charges as well.
Despite the fact that men of multiple races were involved in the altercation with Neely, his death has resurrected violent Black Lives Matter demonstrations and Penny has been painted as a symbol of white oppression for his efforts to safeguard his fellow subway passengers, who were also of multiple races.
According to the NBC 4 story announcing that Penny will face charges, despite the announcement, BLM’ers are still unhappy, claiming that having to wait for the DA’s office to conduct an investigation and file charges through proper channels is too much to ask of them.
“It’s ten days too late,” “protester” Tanesha Grant told NBC 4. “Yes it’s some step towards progress, but we’ve been waiting too long.”