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Marine Vet Daniel Penny Charged With Manslaughter in Subway Chokehold Death of Jordan Neely

Generated Using AI Alex Sundby | May 11, 2023, 2:59 p.m. | Original Story | Latest Stories

On May 11th, 2023, it was announced that Marine veteran Daniel Penny would be charged with manslaughter in the death of homeless Jordanian Neely on an NYC subway. Neely, a former impersonator of Michael Jackson, was killed after Penny put him in a chokehold. The news of Neely's tragic death sparked days of protests by demonstrators calling for justice and accountability. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams called for charges against Penny and called the death an injustice. He also discussed the importance of recognizing the life of a black homeless man, especially one who suffered from mental health issues. City Comptroller Brad Lander emphasized the need for mental health services that are widely available to New Yorkers. He noted that this was not something that could be considered a …

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