Al Sharpton Blasts DeSantis in Jordan Neely Eulogy for Calling Daniel Penny a ‘Good Samaritan’

Civil rights grifter Al Sharpton gave the eulogy today for Jordan Neely, the deranged criminal who died following an incident on a New York City Subway car.

Neely, who became violent and started threatening other passengers on the Subway, died after being restrained by Marine Daniel Penny and two other bystanders while they waited for authorities to arrive.

Sharpton, like other Democrats and their allies in the divisive corporate media, is blaming Penny for the tragedy, not Neely or his family who left the mentally unstable man to live on the streets.

The Left continues to push the narrative that Penny intentionally killed Neely because he was motivated by racism, despite a new witness coming forward and saying the Marine acted in self-defense.

Sharpton has even pushed the false narrative that Penny was a “vigilante” who “executed” Neely.

As Slay News reported, the witness, who has remained anonymous out of fear of retribution, saw the incident and said the entire car of passengers was terrified by Neely’s violent ranting.

Other witnesses say Neely was shouting, screaming, and threatening to “kill a motherf****r” when Penny put him in a sleeper hold.

However, while giving his eulogy, Democrat Sharpton ignored the witness and used the moment in the spotlight to attack Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.

He trashed DeSantis for calling Penny a “good Samaritan” and lost what little credibility he had left.


While speaking at a bill signing ceremony at the Coastal Community Church at Lighthouse Point, Florida, earlier this week, DeSantis doubled down on his position.

“As a vet, vets look out for other vets,” DeSantis said of his support for Penny.

“What we can’t have in our society is inmates running the asylum,” he said of Neely, who was reportedly deranged.

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“What you saw on the subway was a guy that was very dangerous putting people in harm’s way, he was boasting that he may do harm.

“To be able to step in as a Good Samaritan and protect people, it’s the right thing to do.

“I don’t think he should be prosecuted.

“You have a prosecutor there that sides with the criminal element over law-abiding citizens.

“And when people have the temerity to fight back against the criminal element, he goes after them.”

A GiveSendGo account set up for Penny has now raised close to $2.5 million.

“Hopefully with all the money raised he’s going to be able to beat this case.

“I hope the charges are dropped but if they’re not, I think he’s going to be able to win in the end,” said DeSantis, who was deployed to Iraq as a JAG officer in 2007, offering legal advice to commanders.

As Slay News reported earlier, the witness, who described herself as a woman of color, said it is wrong for George Soros-funded Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to charge Penny with “manslaughter.”

She said Penny is a hero.

“It was self-defense, and I believe in my heart that he saved a lot of people that day that could have gotten hurt,” the witness said.

“I’m sitting on a train reading my book, and, all of a sudden, I hear someone spewing this rhetoric.

“He said, ‘I don’t care if I have to kill an F, I will. I’ll go to jail, I’ll take a bullet.’

“I’m looking at where we are in the tube, in the sardine can, and I’m like, ‘OK, we’re in between stations. There’s nowhere we can go.’

“The people on that train, we were scared.

“We were scared for our lives.”

The witness said Penny only stepped in to take the deranged ex-con down when Neely started using words like ‘kill’ and ‘bullet.’

“Why in the world would you take a bullet? Why?” she said.

“You don’t take a bullet because you’ve snatched something from somebody’s hand.

“You take a bullet for violence.

“Mr. Penny cared for people.

“That’s what he did. That is his crime.

“Nobody wants to kill anybody.

“Mr. Penny didn’t want to kill that man.

“You should have seen the way Mr. Penny looked.

“He was distraught.

“He was very, very, very visibly distressed.

“And he didn’t go,” she said.

“He didn’t run. He stayed.”

READ MORE: Witness Slams AOC for Politicizing Jordan Neely’s Death: ‘Race Is Being Used to Divide Us’

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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