A familiar scenario. On Wednesday, May 17th., Fox News published this headline, “‘I would have wanted you on the subway’: Donors send messages of support to Daniel Penny amid criminal charges.”
Marine veteran Daniel Penny has received thousands of messages of support from people donating to his legal defense as he battles charges for his role in subduing Jordan Neely on a New York City subway.
“Nobody else I’d rather be on the subway with,” one donor wrote on the GiveSendGo fundraiser for Penny, which as of Wednesday morning had raised over $2.5 million for the Marine veteran’s legal defense.
The comment is one of thousands of support of Penny, who faces charges of second-degree manslaughter for his role subduing Neely, who later died after threatening passengers aboard a subway train in New York City.
According to the police report from the incident earlier this month, Neely was acting in a “hostile and erratic” manner toward passengers on the train while shouting threats that he would hurt people. Neely also made clear that he did “going to jail or getting life in prison” and was “ready to die.”
“Does the name Derek Chauvin ring a bell?” said Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan National Director, Thomas Robb speaking from his National Office in Harrison, Arkansas. “This has a familiar feeling to it. Derek Chauvin was also restraining a black criminal that died while being detained. I believe Chauvin to be just as innocent as Daniel Penny in this case. There’s a few simularities here. Both men were trying to protect American citizens from harm, both victims were black with lengthy rap sheets, and both caused their own death because of their actions. Every time a black criminal causes their own death because of their behaviors, which was seen on video, so the blacks can’t deny that fact, so they pull the card right behind their ‘race’ card. The next one is the ‘mental illness’ card. I’m going to give you some facts and statistics, so they are backed by truth, so you can’t call me a racist. 13% percent of America is black, but even though that’s such a small percentage, they commit over 50 % of America’s crime. So we can say that on average, blacks are criminal minded. Another statistic is that the average IQ within the black race is 70, which is borderline retarded, so we can agree that on average, blacks really are mentally ill. When you have a race that on average is criminal minded and mentally ill, when things like Daniel Penny and Derek Chauvin did are bound to happen. The police aren’t allowed to protect and serve because George Floyd overdosed under the knee of a White police officer, and now that we’re left to protect ourselves, things like what Daniel Penny did will be more common place. White American citizens should not have to live in fear over its 13% criminally minded, mentally ill population.”