The entire city of New York mourns the death of Jordan Neely, who was killed in an unfortunate situation on an F train in the local subway. Neely was 30 years old and was well-known among commuters of that particular route as well. He was known as a Michael Jackson impersonator and has been around the area for quite some time now. However, his death has sparked rage across the city and its surrounding neighborhoods.
This is Jordan Neely.
On Monday, he was lynched.
On the NYC subway he started telling passengers that he was fed up being hungry, thirsty and having no place to rest. He began to shout in his frustration, and threw his jacket on the floor.
An ex-marine then murdered him.🧵 pic.twitter.com/givJukrhlK
— Marxist777 (@Marxist777) May 3, 2023
According to the 9News, information acquired from the Associated Press claims that Jordan Neely was homeless. He had been pacing around back and forth because he was in hunger and desperate to quench his thirst. Three individuals including a white male marine veteran pinned him to the floor and restrained him.
The reason behind their actions is unknown. The 24-year-old marine veteran put Neely in a chokehold which caused him to lose his conscience and eventually his life.
NBA Superstar Kyrie Irving broke his silence over the incident by posting a picture of Neely on his Instagram story wearing a replica of Michael Jackson’s infamous red jacket from the Thriller era. The Dallas Mavericks star grew up in New Jersey which is the neighboring city of NYC. The city remains in unrest as investigations progress.
Marine veteran who put Jordan Neely in a chokehold was released with no charges
A video of the altercation went viral on the internet after a freelance journalist posted it online. Jordan Neely lay there unconscious while paramedics tried to revive him. He was later pronounced dead. The Marine was questioned by local authorities but released with no charges against his name.
“As part of our rigorous ongoing investigation, we will review the Medical Examiner’s report, assess all available video and photo footage, identify and interview as many witnesses as possible, and obtain additional medical records,” a statement from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.
Witnesses claimed that Neely was not acting normally but hostile towards everyone on the train that he boarded in Lower Manhattan. However, homeless Neely had a massive criminal record of 40+ arrests including three charges of assaulting women. His final words were, “I don’t have food, I don’t have drink. I don’t mind going to jail and getting life in prison.”
Neely had mental health issues and suffered from schizophrenia. The city officials are trying to investigate the issue and then take proper legal action against the Marine. However, citizens have protested against his release. His untimely death has sparked enrage similar to the riots caused by George Floyd.