Advocates for Jordan Neely protested on Wednesday, staging a “counter-protest” against a press conference convened by Nassau County Executive Bruce A. Blakemane. The gathering, which saw the participation of marines, veterans, and a distinguished array of politicians, was met with a fervent response from Neely’s supporters.
They had gathered outside the NYC Criminal Court and DA Bragg’s office to voice their support for Daniel Penny, an ex-marine who had been involved in a fatal chokehold incident involving Neely on a NYC subway. Tensions heightened leading to clashes with the police and subsequent arrests.
Daniel Penny is a former Marine who has been charged with second-degree manslaughter following an incident involving Jordan Neely, a homeless man who was suffering from mental health issues and threatening people.
The incident took place on a New York subway train on May 1, 2023, and was partially captured on a cellphone video, showing Penny holding Neely in a