Daniel Penny, 24, pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the May 1 death of Jordan Neely.
A grand jury reportedly indicted the 24-year-old Marine veteran in connection with the chokehold death of the Black street performer on a subway train.
Penny denied he had Neely in a chokehold, claiming he was restraining him to protect others. A medical examiner said Neely died as a result of a chokehold.
“I judge a person based on their character. I’m not a white supremacist," said Daniel Penny, a Marine veteran who put Neely in a fatal chokehold on May 1.
Daniel Penny has already become a hero to many Republicans, who have trumpeted Penny as a Good Samaritan.
Rev. Al Sharpton said in his eulogy that people with mental health problems like Neely “don’t need abuse.”
Anonymous police sources quickly set the narrative after Daniel Penny put Neely in a deadly chokehold on the subway.
Hasan called out "Christian" conservatives for some not-very-Christian behaviors.
The former Marine was recently charged with second-degree manslaughter for putting Neely in a fatal chokehold while on the subway.
The man who put Neely in a fatal chokehold on a New York City subway car is facing manslaughter charges.