Elon Musk Calls Out Protesters Starting Summer of Love 2.0
It has been a week since Jordan Neely, a 30-year-old homeless man struggling with mental illness and a history of violence, was killed by a chokehold applied by Daniel Penny, a 24-year-old Marine veteran who had intervened to protect other passengers on the subway from Neely’s harassment. The incident sparked outrage in New York City, prompting several protests calling for justice for Neely despite the disruption of public transportation and the destruction of property by these demonstrators.
What is often overlooked in this narrative is that Neely had an active warrant for assaulting an elderly woman just two years ago. The 67-year-old woman suffered severe facial injuries including a broken nose and eye socket, leaving her traumatized and afraid to go out alone. He had also been arrested 42 times prior to his death, four of which were linked to assault charges.
The protesters have done little to recognize or sympathize with the victims of Neely’s aggression who were forced to live in fear for years as he committed assaults and crimes unchecked. Instead, they have used this tragedy as an opportunity to demonize law enforcement while painting criminals as martyrs. This completely ignores the fact that Penny was not a police officer but an individual who acted in self-defense after being confronted by an aggressive and violent offender.
Protesters are now disrupting the NYC subway to protest the death of Jordan Neely. pic.twitter.com/9y5SDetzQX
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 6, 2023
This hypocrisy is further demonstrated when one compares their response to the death of Neely with their silence after the horrific attack at a Nashville Christian school last month where a gunman opened fire, killing multiple people. There was no outcry or call for justice from these protesters regarding this senseless act of violence – it simply did not fit their narrative or agenda so they chose to ignore it instead.
As Elon Musk said in a recent interview, “Why didn’t they protest the children who were mսrdered at the Christian school?”
It is clear that those participating in these protests are driven by ideology rather than compassion or justice as they fail to recognize victims outside their preferred community while hypocritically exploiting tragedies when convenient.