A few fact-based comments about another horrendous situation down under on the New York City subway system, which is used by an average of 2.4 million people every day, mainly to get to work.
For the past nine years or so, the city has allowed dangerous public displays to go largely unpunished on the vast subway system which covers 665 miles of track.
Thousands of law breakers roam the trains daily. Some are substance abusers who use the cars for shelter and to sleep off their latest inebriation. Others are mentally ill, often violently acting out. There are pickpockets, muggers, molesters, gang members and other miscreants on view continuously.
City officials consider most subway misdeeds "low level crimes" and ignore them. The bad guys and crazy people know that. Game on.
Last week, a 30-year-old street entertainer named Jordan Neely entered a subway car and, according to all reporting, began screaming and throwing debris at his fellow passengers. Soon, a 24-year-old Marine named Daniel Penny confronted Neely, putting him in a choke hold.
Mr. Neely died a short time later.
Police questioned Penny and witnesses. They did not charge him at the scene.
Hours later all hell broke loose. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, the queen of due process, demanded the Marine be charged with murder.
Racial arsonists then took to the streets. Video tape shows some of them blowing smoke into the faces of police officers and taunting cops at close range. A Black Lives Matter leader incited the crowd.
Mr. Neely was black, and Mr. Penny is white, so immediately the agitators made the situation racial - hoping to put a George Floyd stamp on it. It's interesting to note that in the past three years, 27 human beings have been violently killed on New York City subways.
There were no mass demonstrations in any of those cases.
On May 6, The New York Times published an article by Maria Cramer that portrayed Jordan Neely as basically a lost soul. The Times is in business to stoke race resentment and hammer "white oppression."
While sympathetic to the victim throughout the story, Ms. Cramer neglected to mention that Mr. Neely had been arrested dozens of times and, at the time of his demise, had a felony warrant against him for allegedly assaulting a 67-year-old woman.
Somehow, The New York Times reporter failed to report that and her editors in the woke newsroom did not insist she write the story accurately.
The case is now in the hands of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the far left, George Soros funded prosecutor who is trying to put Donald Trump in prison.
Care to speculate what Bragg will do?
Jordan Neely is dead because New York City is woke. Authorities no longer protect the people. Troubled individuals are allowed to run wild.
There is little chance the situation will improve anytime soon. Radical leftists control New York City and State. Voters are responsible.
Gotham needs mercy. Madness has taken over. It's on display right before our eyes.
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