Tag Archives: Daniel Penny

Daniel Penny Pleads Not Guilty In NYC Subway Choking

Gothamist reports: The 24-year-old Marine veteran accused of fatally choking a homeless man on the subway last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday in New York State Supreme Court to charges of manslaughter in the second degree and criminally negligent homicide after a grand jury voted to indict him earlier this month. At a brief arraignment, prosecutors unsealed the charges against …

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DeSantis Signs Bill Classifying Strangulation As A Felony

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation (HB 1375) that would classify strangulation as assault that merits felony charges. The Florida law makes even nonfatal strangulation a felony. Rep. Jessica Baker’s legislation makes the penalty for the act a third-degree felony, which could lead to five years in state prison for those convicted, as long as the act …

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Manhattan Grand Jury Indicts NYC Subway Vigilante

The New York Daily News reports: A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Daniel Penny for the May killing of Jordan Neely, a law enforcement source told the Daily News on Wednesday. Penny, a Marine veteran, was charged with second-degree manslaughter for the May 1 killing aboard a northbound F train. The Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to comment. …

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NYC Subway Vigilante To Face Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The New York Post reports: The family of the homeless man put in a fatal chokehold on the F train by straphanger Daniel Penny plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the former Marine, The Post has learned. The May 1 death of Jordan Neely was caught on video and has sparked a firestorm. Penny — who last week told …

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NYC Subway Vigilante: “I’m Not A White Supremacist”

“This had nothing to do with race. I judge a person based on their character. I’m not a white supremacist. I mean, it’s, it’s a little bit comical. Everybody who’s ever met me can tell you, I love all people, I love all cultures. “You can tell by my past and all my travels and adventures around the world. I …

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Haley: New York Gov Should Pardon “Brave” Vigilante

The Hill reports: GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley said New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) should pardon Daniel Penny, who was arrested in relation to the killing of Jordan Neely on a New York City subway earlier this month. Haley, a former ambassador to the United Nations, said in an interview on Fox News on Tuesday that Penny, a 24-year-old …

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DeSantis Doubles Down On Defense Of NYC Vigilante

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis is doubling down on his defense of a “good Samaritan” who choked out an erratic subway performer in New York City. “Vets look out for other vets,” DeSantis said in his latest defense of Daniel Penny. “What we can’t have in our society is inmates running the asylum,” DeSantis added. “And what you saw …

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Money Beg For NYC Subway Chokehold Killer Hits $2M

The New York Post reports: A fundraiser for Daniel Penny neared the $2 million mark Sunday, with his attorneys saying donations have kept rolling in because the subway chokehold case has “struck a chord” in the psyche of people across the country. The “Legal Defense Fund” for Penny — the 24-year-old former Marine charged with manslaughter in the death of …

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Defense Fund For Accused Subway Killer Nears $1M

Gothamist reports: Attorneys for Daniel Penny have collected more than $900,000 for a legal defense fund through a website that bills itself as a Christian fundraising platform and has supported several divisive right-wing cases. Like many crowdsourcing sites, GiveSendGo supports various causes, such as medical bills and funeral expenses. It has promoted itself as “The #1 Free Christian Fundraising Site” …

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Money Pours Into Defense Fund In NYC Subway Killing

From the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo: Daniel Penny is, a twenty-four-year-old college student and decorated Marine veteran, facing a criminal investigation stemming from him protecting individuals on a NYC subway train from an assailant who later died. Funds are being raised to pay Mr. Penny’s legal fees incurred from any criminal charges filed and any future civil lawsuits that may …

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