HOLY MOLY WHAT A DISGRACE IF TRUE!
From the Daily Mail article:
The former Marine who put homeless man Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold on the NYC subway has been formally identified as Daniel J. Penny.
(Here's the story from earlier this week if you missed it.)
A Marine Corps spokesman confirmed Penny's identity to DailyMail.com.
The motto of the US Marines, "Semper Fi," literally means "always faithful."
Did they just betray one of their own and throw him to the mob??
The media is running with the name now because they need someone to crucify for Operation Saint George Floyd 2.0 and the Marines, like Pontius Pilate, have washed their hands of Penny.
Even if the Marines were not the first to identify Penny, the proper response to a question like that is something like, "We are aware of the situation that happened this week in New York involving a Marine veteran. We would refer you to local authorities for all questions at this time."
Instead, they confirmed his name? Why would they do that during an official investigation unless necessary? If a shooter is a leftist, after all, it sometimes takes days to learn their skin color, let alone read their manifesto!!
Make no mistake: The mob is coming for Penny's blood, as well as his family.
It's gonna take a lot of people pushing back against the race-obsessed woke narrative that wants this man's blood to make sure justice prevails. I was not there, you were not there, and none of these woke activists calling Penny a murderer were there. These leaks of info to the media is the new way the justice system is pressured into doing what certain people want. Leaks encourage mob violence, which threaten judges (see the Dobbs leak last summer) and others with pain and death if they don't give in.
We have to push back against this evil. The justice system must remain blind and objective to judge a case like this impartially. If it cannot, then it cannot be trusted. If it merely capitulates to the mob, then every man must take justice into his own hands. Heaven help us if that's the way we're going to try to live together in a country.
Here's a statement released by Penny's lawyers ahead of the grand jury proceedings to determine if charges should be brought next week:
The law firm of Raiser and Kenniff, P.C. represents Daniel Penny, a twenty-four- year-old college student and Marine veteran. Earlier this week Daniel Penny was involved in a tragic incident on the NYC Subway, which ended in the death of Jordan Neely. We would first like to express, on behalf of Daniel Penny, our condolences to those close to Mr. Neely. Mr. Neely had a documented history of violent and erratic behavior, the apparent result of ongoing and untreated mental illness. When Mr. Neely began aggressively threatening Daniel Penny and the other passengers, Daniel, with the help of others, acted to protect themselves, until help arrived. Daniel never intended to harm Mr. Neely and could not have foreseen his untimely death.
For too long, those suffering from mental illness have been treated with indifference. We hope that out of this awful tragedy will come a new commitment by our elected officials to address the mental health crisis on our streets and subways.
I'll leave you with these thoughts from Peachy Keenan over at The Federalist:
This is a teaching moment for Democrats — young American men will be taught the hard way that nobility, selflessness, courage, and their masculine instinct to defend the innocent are bad. Don't be like this former Marine!
Mohammed Atta's immortal words to the doomed passengers of American Airlines Flight 11 were "Just stay quiet and you'll be okay." Of course, it only applies to some of us. The raving maniacs on our subways, in our parks, and on our buses are free to live their best lives.
Democrat politicians have made forced passivity the new rule for normal people out in public. We are all cuckolds now. After all, what other sane choice do we have?