Daniel Penny is the former Marine who – a few weeks back – subdued Jordan Neely in a New York subway, with a Rear Naked Choke… Which ultimately resulted in a fatal outcome.
Appearing for the first time in front of the cameras after the tragedy, for the New York Post, Penny spoke against those who claim that what he did was an act of racism:
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 was actually planning a road trip through Africa before this happened.
I’m a normal guy.
As Penny faces criminal changes that could send him to prison for up to 15 years, his attorney Thomas Kenniff says that other passengers can confirm that Neely was a threat:
I can tell you that the threats, the menacing, the terror that Jordan Neely introduced to that train has already been well documented. I don’t think it’s going to even be controverted.
There are numerous witnesses from all different walks of life who have absolutely no motive to do anything other than to recount what actually happened.
They are uniform in their recollection of events.
The New York city medical examiner has ruled Neely’s death a homicide, noting he died due to “compression of neck (chokehold)”.
Read the rest of the interview with Daniel Penny on the following link.