Attorneys for Daniel Penny, the person who positioned Jordan Neely in a deadly chokehold, have raised greater than $300,000 for the previous Marine on a Christian fundraising web site

  • Greater than $300,000 has been raised for a authorized protection fund for former Marine Daniel Penny.
  • Penny was captured on video inserting Jordan Neely, a homeless subway rider, in a deadly chokehold.
  • He surrendered to authorities on Friday in connection to Neely’s dying. 

Greater than $300,000 has already been raised in a authorized protection fund for Daniel Penny, the previous Marine who was captured on video inserting Jordan Neely, a homeless New York Metropolis subway rider, in a deadly chokehold earlier this month.

Attorneys representing 24-year-old Penny arrange the fundraiser on the Christian crowdfunding web site GiveSendGo. 

Donations for the fund continued to shortly pour in on Friday morning as Penny surrendered to authorities to face a cost of manslaughter in connection to Neely’s dying. 

“Funds are being raised to pay Mr. Penny’s authorized charges incurred from any legal costs filed and any future civil lawsuits which will come up, in addition to bills associated to his protection,” reads the donation web page for Penny. 

It provides, “All contributions are enormously appreciated. Any proceeds collected which exceed these essential to cowl Mr. Penny’s authorized protection will likely be donated to a psychological well being advocacy program in New York Metropolis.”

Penny turned himself in to the New York Police Division’s fifth Precinct in decrease Manhattan on Friday morning and was arrested. The workplace of Manhattan District Legal professional Alvin Bragg stated on Wednesday Penny could be charged with second-degree manslaughter for Neely’s dying. 

Jordan Neely is pictured before going to see the Michael Jackson movie, "This is It," outside the Regal Cinemas on 8th Ave. and 42nd St. in Times Square, New York, in 2009.

Jordan Neely is pictured earlier than going to see the Michael Jackson film, “That is It,” outdoors the Regal Cinemas on eighth Ave. and forty second St. in Instances Sq., New York, in 2009.

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Minutes after Penny surrendered, his legal professional, Thomas Keniff, told reporters his consumer turned himself in “voluntarily and with the form of the dignity and integrity that’s attribute of his historical past of service to this grateful nation.”

Witnesses to the lethal Might 1 incident on board an F practice stated Neely, a 30-year-old Black man, was screaming about being hungry and thirsty earlier than Penny, a white man, put him in a lethal chokehold. 

There was no proof to this point that Neely bodily attacked anybody on the practice, and the incident has sparked protests all through town.

Black Lives Matter protestors march through the streets to demand justice for Jordan Neely.

Black Lives Matter protestors march by the streets to demand justice for Jordan Neely.

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In the meantime, a fundraiser arrange by Neely’s household to cowl his funeral bills had raised greater than $59,000 as of Friday morning. 

Neely “was a really gifted [B]lack man who loves to bounce,” the GoFundMe web page reads. “Efficiency was his factor.”

“We simply need justice for him, please give what you may along with your coronary heart,” it continues. “He has so many followers, he’ll at all times be liked and remembered. We love you Jordan.”


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