DeSantis fundraises for Daniel Penny, who faces manslaughter charges in Jordan Neely death

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is fundraising for New York City Marine veteran Daniel Penny, who faces criminal charges for the death of Jordan Neely, a homeless man who witnesses and prosecutors say had been “making threats and scaring people” on the subway. 

Penny, 24, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court Friday and faces charges of second-degree manslaughter after he put Neely in a fatal chokehold. Lawyers for the defense argue Penny acted to protect himself and other passengers who were being threatened. 

DeSantis on Friday shared a fundraiser for Penny’s legal defense, calling him a “Good Samaritan” and criticizing Manhattan

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