By: Abigail Weinberg | Mother Jones
On Tuesday, a man boarded an uptown F train in Manhattan and started yelling.
“He started screaming in an aggressive manner,” a witness told the New York Post. “He said he had no food, he had no drink, that he was tired and doesn’t care if he goes to jail.”
YT MAN RELEASED AFTER CHOKING BLACK MENTALLY ILL MAN TO DEATH ON SUBWAY— IG: RahiemShabazz (@rahiemshabazz) May 4, 2023
When he was just 18 years old, Jordan Neely's life was torn apart. His mother's remains were found stuffed into a suitcase, murdered by her boyfriend. Neely testified at the trial, and when it was all said… pic.twitter.com/nBsvyjWgCP
That sounds to me like someone who needs help. A reasonable response to such a passenger might be to alert the conductor, or switch train cars, or simply look down at your phone and do nothing. Instead, a 24-year-old subway rider placed the man, identified as Jordan Neely, in a chokehold and held him there until he died.
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