Click here to read the full article.
A witness who saw Marine veteran Daniel Penny put a chokehold Jordan Neely, the homeless man who was threatening passengers in a New York City subway car earlier this month, is calling Penny a hero, and calling out District Attorney Alvin Bragg for prosecuting him.
“He’s a hero,” the witness, a retiree who described herself as a woman of color, told Fox News. The woman also noted that it took three men to hold Neely down, with two other unidentified men holding down Neely’s arms.
“It was self-defense, and I believe in my heart that he saved a lot of people that day that could have gotten hurt,” she added, slamming Brag’s decision to bring forth a second-degree manslaughter charge against Penny.
At around 2:30 pm on May 1, Neely, 30, entered a northbound F train and began screaming and threatening passengers, the woman, who is in her 60s, said.
“I’m sitting on a train reading my book, and, all of a sudden, I hear someone spewing this rhetoric. He said, ‘I don’t care if I have to kill an F, I will. I’ll go to jail, I’ll take a bullet,’” recalled the woman, who added that passengers began crowding toward the exit doors.
“I’m looking at where we are in the tube, in the sardine can, and I’m like, ‘OK, we’re in between stations. There’s nowhere we can go,’” she said. “The people on that train, we were scared. We were scared for our lives.”
Continue reading here.
Scroll down for comments and share your thoughts!
GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings