Not quite accurate. Having been born and raised in the New York City borough of Manhattan, went through school there, including 4 years in the City University of New York, and having had contact with New York social workers and observed the criminal justice system there, I don't trust their assessments one iota. To many, if not most of them, there is no such thing as a criminal. In their deranged mindsets, all those committing violent crimes, are misunderstood victims of underprivileged and unhappy childhoods, making them mentally disturbed and thus not responsible for what they do,I think that Marine should have known that restraining a man for 15 minutes by a chokehold would kill the man. There are ways to restrain without killing. Marines are trained to kill via hand to hand combat. I don’t think it was necessary to kill the nutty guy. Looks like a manslaughter case. I have been involved in restraining crazy people and drunks a few times in my life and I never came close to killing anyone. This is a real shame and a tragedy. Too bad for all concerned. By the way, this has nothing to do with leftists or rightists Rick. You are starting to remind me of Walter Sobcek from the big Lebowski. He thought every thing that happened was all about The Vietnam War. Get a grip Ricky, subway crazies have not a damn thing to do with leftists. More to do with untreated mental illness. Mental illness does not know left from right, just crazy.
So who would be responsible for their crimes and consistent antisocial behavior ?
Answer: these knothead idiots who think this way and keep allowing thugs like Jordan Neely to walk the streets (and ride the subways), attacking and harrassing innocent people, that's who.
At the time of his death, Jordan Neely was subject to a 15-month ALTERNATIVE TO INCARCERATION PROGRAM, after pleading guilty in February 2023 to felony assault of a 67-year-old woman, whom he punched as she exited a train station in November 2021, breaking her nose and fracturing an orbital bone of her eye socket.
Blame goes to the New York criminal justice system (same ones who are charging Penny) for their consistent inaction regarding Jordan Neely. This creep had been arrested 42 times, yet he was still out and about, causing havoc in the community. And then, these same bozos have the gall to arrest Daniel Penny, who admirably/courageously stepped in to stop the bullying done by Neely, which never would have happened if the New York criminal justice clowns had done their high paid jobs (ie. to PROTECT the public) by putting Neely behind bars where he belonged.
Sure, Neely DID have a very tough childhood, when his mother was murdered when he was just 14 years old, but thousands of people have the same or similar conditions, and they NEVER commit a single crime of any kind.
As for whether this has anything to do with leftists or not, having met these people face to face for years, I can tell you that the % of them that are leftists, is about 99%.