At the vigil for Jordan Neely last night, the "peaceful protestors" had a Molotov Cocktail, which the NYPD took away.

According to the information received by Mp3Shot it stated that At the vigil for Jordan Neely last night, the "peaceful protestors" had a Molotov Cocktail, which the NYPD took away. (Read More Here)
NYPD wrote: "This is a Molotov Cocktail that was found at tonight’s protest. We are committed to ensuring everyone’s right to protest. Violence has no place in civic demonstration."

These actions will never be tolerated & anyone bringing weapons or dangerous substances will be arrested.Information reads: "Jordan Neely openly attacking the gay community, drag queens, and using homophobic slurs before physically assaulting a man."

Almost as soon as the video of one subway rider choking another to death began to ricochet across the internet, the killing came to signify more than the tragic death of one man.

For many New Yorkers, the choking of the 30-year-old homeless man, Jordan Neely, was a heinous act of public violence to be swiftly prosecuted, and represented a failure by the city to care for people with serious mental illness. Many others who lamented the killing nonetheless saw it as a reaction to fears about public safety in New York and the subway system in particular.

“He was a nice person, not aggressive or violent,” he said. “Everyone who knew him knows that.”

Mark Levine, the Manhattan borough president, tweeted that he saw Neely perform several times on the A train.

“Our broken mental health system failed him,” he wrote. “He deserved help, not to die in a chokehold on the floor of the subway.”

The debate over how best to help people with mental illness is taking place in cities across the nation and has been particularly vexing in liberal cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where homelessness and mental illness soared during the pandemic and people in dire need are often in plain sight on park benches and subway trains.

These cities have sought out innovative solutions to assist those with mental illness — pouring money into housing programs, street teams and community centers — and have also cleared subway homeless encampments, and weighed harsher tactics.

He placed Neely in a chokehold for several minutes. Other people held down Neely’s arms and legs as he tried to free himself. But then he stopped moving. A freelance journalist, Juan Alberto Vazquez, filmed the execution and shared the video on his Facebook page.

“‘I don’t have food, I don’t have a drink, I’m fed up,’” Neely had yelled in the train, Vazquez reported to The New York Times. “‘I don’t mind going to jail and getting life in prison. I’m ready to die.’”

Vazquez also shared that the 30-year-old did not assault or threaten anyone on the train before the man who choked him to death grabbed him from behind. The police released Neely’s killer after questioning, and they didn’t bring any charges. The coroner has ruled the death a homicide. 

City officials, wielding morsels of information like a sword to quell dissent, have shared little to no information about the man who lynched Neely beyond the fact that he is a 24-year-old man. But the police have given the media almost full access to Neely’s medical and so-called “criminal” history. He was 14 years old when his mother, Christie Neely, 36, was killed by an ex-boyfriend, and Neely testified at the New Jersey trial.

“It had a big impact on him,” his aunt Carolyn Neely told the New York Post. “He developed depression and it grew and became more serious. He was schizophrenic, PTSD. Doctors knew his condition and he needed to be treated for that.”

She added, “The whole system just failed him. He fell through the cracks of the system.


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