A massive wave of donations amassed over $1.2 million for the defense of former US Marine Corps soldier Daniel Penny.
He is facing a “manslaughter charge” over the death of Jordan Neely, a man with mental problems threatening passengers on the New York City subway.
Outpour of Donations
The case in which Jordan Neely, a 30-year-old homeless black man with a police record, was subdued by three men, including Penny, and passed away while in the latter’s chokehold, has been taken up by left as one of a “racist, white supremacist” murder.
Happy with the mayhem and riots they managed to create over the death of George Floyd in May 2020, the radical lefties have been eager to use this new incident in order to advance their vicious goals.
Yet, their attempts at turning Jordan Neely into a second George Floyd are clearly failing. The massive public support for Daniel Perry, the man who reacted for the sake of others’ safety when no one else would, is a clear demonstration of that.
Thus, between last Friday and Saturday, donations for Penny’s legal defense from the public more than doubled from half a million dollars to over $1.2 million, The Western Journal reports.
A law firm, Raiser & Kenniff, P.C., set up the GiveSendGo fundraising campaign to fund the Marine veteran’s legal defense to fight any charges stemming from his heroic actions to subdue Neely when the latter was harassing NYC subway passengers.
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
Here's what @AOC cut out of the video
There was another guy helping restrain Jordan Neely, and he happened to be black
Seems like an important thing to leave out, @AOC https://t.co/cLwZLlGKBz
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 5, 2023
This is what happens on the subway in New York City & good samaritans like Marine Daniel Penny are not present! Bystanders have to be afraid to intervene because they might be charged with a crime by D.A. Alvin Bragg! Remember to Retweet to share!pic.twitter.com/5ZtRv6Fhip
— Amanda Larreni (@AmandaLarreni) May 14, 2023
Charged by Alvin Bragg with Manslaughter
The report notes an eyewitness recalled the raging homeless man was shouting how he was ready to go to jail or “take a bullet” for killing passengers on the train.
Video footage of the incident has shown Penny grabbing Neely in a headlock, but several other men also helped him to restrain the latter. Neely passed out during the altercation and first responders didn’t manage to revive him.
The former US Marine insists he is innocent and was acting to defend his safety and that of other passengers, according to his attorneys.
Neely himself had been arrested multiple times before; there was a warrant out for his arrest over his assault against a 67-year-old woman in 2021.
Penny was charged with manslaughter, second degree, by Manhattan’s Democratic DA, Alvin Bragg, and faces a potential 15-year sentence if found guilty. He has been released on a $100,000 bail, with his next trial hearing in July.
Marine Daniel Penny is a Good Samaritan! If you agree drop a ❤️ retweet & follow me! pic.twitter.com/fBA7f0M26C
— Amanda Larreni (@AmandaLarreni) May 13, 2023
Update: Thanks to generous Americans like @Timcast and so many others, Daniel Penny’s legal fund has now raised over **$2 MILLION**
We the People will right this wrong and defeat this social injustice https://t.co/lfbrQaxGj2 pic.twitter.com/PkaZg8YH50
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) May 15, 2023
Nobody stepped in to save this woman from getting punched in the face on the subway in NYC – they just recorded
This is what happens when you stop prosecuting violent criminals & arrest Good Samaritans
This is going to happen a *lot* more in NYC after the arrest of Daniel Penny https://t.co/xa7s4K5Hhv pic.twitter.com/8uSTmT8bVl
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) May 13, 2023
This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.