New York Mayor Eric Adams criticized Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for referring to Jordan Neely’s murder as a homicide amid outrage over the homeless man’s dying.
A marine named Daniel Penny choked Neely to dying on a New York subway prepare on Monday (Could 1). Penny put Neely in a chokehold after the homeless man began performing erratically.
Neely was caught within the chokehold for a number of minutes and died from compression of the neck. Penny wasn’t arrested, however the Manhattan District Legal professional’s Workplace launched an investigation.
Mayor Adams known as Neely’s dying “tragic” in an announcement on Wednesday (Could 3). Ocasio-Cortez chided Mayor Adams for not condemning Neely’s killer.
“This actually appears like a brand new low: not having the ability to clearly condemn a public homicide as a result of the sufferer was of a social standing some would deem ‘too low’ to care about,” she wrote on Twitter. “The final sentence is particularly wealthy from an admin attempting to chop the very companies that would have helped him.”
Mayor Adams responded to AOC on CNN. He claimed it was irresponsible for her to discuss with Neely’s dying as a homicide.
“I don’t suppose that’s very accountable on the time the place we’re nonetheless investigating the state of affairs,” he stated. “Let’s let the D.A. conduct his investigation with the legislation enforcement officers.”
Neely’s father Andre Zachery urged authorities to arrest Penny. Zachery was baffled by the shortage of felony expenses in opposition to his son’s killer.
“I simply need one thing to be performed,” Neely’s dad informed the New York Daily News. “Clearly he was calling for assist … He wasn’t out to harm no person. He was a very good child and a very good man too. One thing needs to be performed.”
A medical expert dominated Neely’s dying to be a murder. He was 30.