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Letters to the Editor — May 15, 2023

The Issue: Charges brought against Daniel Penny for employing a deadly hold on a man on the subway.

Specters of daily shootings and stabbings in urban settings surely swirled within the mind of Daniel Penny before he decided to subdue a man exhibiting abnormal, unpredictable behavior in a New York subway car (“Criminal rap due vs. Marine,” May 12).

How many times do we ask ourselves what might have been had someone heeded the warning signs exhibited by shooters or random attackers of innocent victims?

Trapped inside a moving subway car, no security personnel present, Daniel Penny acted for the greater good of his fellow passengers.

While attacks on citizens have become the norm, thwarting possible attacks is a high-risk endeavor. Better Daniel Penny and his fellow passengers shudder in their seats praying they make it to the next stop.

Denise Saupe

Minneapolis, Minn.

Liberal Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has filed charges against ex-Marine hero Daniel Penny for defending people on a subway.

All this action by Bragg will do is make people look the other way when someone is attacked.

This liberal way of thinking is ruining America and making America less safe. Bragg needs to be thrown out of office for his mindless actions. Police need to be able to do their jobs. Bring common sense back.

Robert Lintner

Saddle Brook, NJ

The death of Jordan Neely is especially poignant for discussion during this Mental Health Awareness Month.

The fate of Daniel Perry will be decided in our courts, but the circumstances upon which they met might never have occurred if the psychiatric needs of Mr. Neely were met in a timely manner by our city. He was reportedly featured on a list of the top 50 people needing mental-health services in the city.

We are obviously short of needed services and strategies that ensure the followup and monitoring of these individuals. We are woefully short in all regards.

I suggest Mayor Adams form a task force to search for an exemplary model of mental-health care across this country and elsewhere for adoption. And if we find one, it is clearly too late for Neely. They failed him.

Phil Serpico


Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the gross perversion of common-sense law enforcement in New York City (and other leftist bastions) than the second-degree manslaughter charges brought against ex-Marine Daniel Perry.

Innocent straphangers were threatened by a person who should have been permitted to roam neither the streets nor subways. The death of Neely was not intended.

Alas, had Neely been arrested by the police, he would have been released the same day. Rinse-and-repeat justice.

There’s population flight from New York City. Not a big shocker there.

Anthony Parks

Garden City

Daniel Penny is being charged with second-degree manslaughter.

What a sad day and utter disgrace for New York City. This brave young former Marine took a possibly dangerous situation and tried to protect the lives of the other commenters on the subway car.

Where are all the reports of and arrests for the killings, muggings and robberies on the New York subway system for the last few years?

This young man stepped into a dangerous situation, not knowing how it would work out. But he was willing to try to bring it under control.

If Jordan Neely was let down by the city leaders’ policies, this death is on their hands. I pray for a just outcome.

Jean Cole

Juno Beach, Fla.

Our society and culture is to blame for this situation. Jordan Neely should’ve been helped.

We have many people in the city who can be helped, but the mental-health system is an open, revolving door. The anti-police culture has crime way up. The subways are dangerous again.

Citizens of the city feel like they need to step up to protect themselves and their fellow citizens. Lack of police will breed vigilantism. Honestly, what would we expect?

Steve Preziosa, Sr

Deptford Township, NJ

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