Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Who is Daniel Penny? Marine Charged in Jordan Neely Chokehold Subway Death from NY; Why Daniel Penny Was Charged; Legal Defense Fund Raises Over $1M for Accused in Jordan Neely Subway Death

William Farrington
Who is Daniel Penny? Marine charged in Jordan Neely chokehold subway death from NY:
Daniel Penny, the Marine facing a manslaughter charge in the subway chokehold killing of Jordan Neely, is being “railroaded,” outraged friends and family told The Post Saturday.
Loved ones are angry at the rush to judgment over Neely’s death and those who have branded Penny a “murderer” for the May 1 incident on a Manhattan subway train.
Penny was arrested and later released on $100,000 bail in the death of Neely, a homeless Michael Jackson impersonator who was allegedly acting erratically and threatening before Penny and other straphangers subdued him.
“It’s disgusting. Here’s a young man who served our country. What about the other two gentlemen on the subway who were helping him [restrain Neely]? They haven’t even been named,” said a cousin of Penny’s, Justine Baldwin.
Relatives and pals painted a picture of a “calm” and “inclusive” soul who grew up in a middle-class military family on Long Island — far from being a son of privilege, as his attackers have described him.
“Danny,” now 24, a high-school athlete who joined the Marines right after graduation, lived out of a van at one point, neighbors said.
He was a “handsome, fun kid who could always be counted on when you needed help,” the cousin said.
Penny and his three sisters grew up jammed together in a three-bedroom home in West Islip with their parents, who later divorced.
Friends recall the Penny house and Danny himself as normal and welcoming.
Videos Penny made as a young teen with local friends such as Devin Marino and Tyler Varley show a group of adolescents shooting hoops on a suburban street and running around the Smith Haven Mall in nearby Lake Grove. --->READ MORE HERE
David Dee Delgado, Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
Why Daniel Penny Was Charged:
Alvin Bragg was elected by a tiny faction of progressives to realize their race-obsessed vision of ‘social justice,’ not to enforce the laws evenhandedly.
New York City does not have a justice system. It has a political system masquerading as a justice system. It is run by one party, the Democratic Party, which is the tool of progressives who see prosecutorial power as a weapon for achieving their race-obsessed vision of social justice.
If you want to know why Daniel Penny now faces criminal prosecution in the death of Jordan Neely, that’s why. It is an outcome the law did not require but that extortionate progressive politics demanded.
There are many things wrong with the federal government. One right thing about it is that prosecutors — all of them, from the attorney general and other top lawyers in Main Justice to the U.S. attorneys in all 94 federal districts throughout the country — are appointed, not elected. Only the president to whom they answer is elected and politically accountable. The federal system is designed to insulate the dispassionate rule of law from the heat of politics.
After being nominated, appointed federal prosecutors must earn Senate consent. In that confirmation process, they are expected to promise that partisanship and political ideology will not influence their law-enforcement decisions. You can argue that this is just for public consumption and that, in the end, they politicize justice all the time. That’s true, and the Biden Justice Department proves the point. Still, hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue. Even Merrick Garland, the former judge who has proven to be a disappointingly partisan attorney general, grasped that if he wanted to be confirmed, he needed to pay lip service to the ideal of nonpartisan law enforcement in his confirmation hearing. The ideal endures: Justice is supposed to be blind, with every American constitutionally guaranteed equal protection under the law.
But that is not how things work in the states, and certainly not in New York State.
In New York, county district attorneys are better understood as partisan elected officials, not politically detached law-enforcers. None more so than Alvin Bragg, the New York County DA. He is a paragon of what, in a Commentary essay a few years back, I dubbed “the progressive prosecutor project.” In the public mind, this project is the creation of billionaire currency trader George Soros. He is far from alone, though, in backing it financially — progressive funding streams run deep.
It’s nice to have legislative majorities and courts. Over the last 15 years, however, the radical Left realized that in modern America, after a century’s progressive overrun of the Constitution’s guardrails, there is no power like executive power to effect radical change. And no executive power is more consequential, and was more easily attainable in one-party jurisdictions, than prosecutorial power.
Prosecutors decide what laws get enforced and what laws don’t, who gets prosecuted and who doesn’t. Police can make arrests, but cases go nowhere if prosecutors won’t charge. And when cops know that there will be no prosecutorial follow-through — and that if they have to use force to subdue a suspect, there’s as much chance the DA will charge them as charge the perp — the number of arrests plummets. Crime then surges. --->READ MORE HERE
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