If you’re going to demand that authorities show absolutely NO mercy in dealing with someone accused of a crime, you’d best be sure you aren’t committing any yourself.

Otherwise, that could boomerang on you in a pretty ugly way. The problem with demanding ‘justice’ is that real justice, by definition, punishes all wrongdoing. If you are on record as wanting the long arm of the law to crush lawbreakers, you’d best be sure you aren’t on the wrong side of the law.

The grievance culture whipped up by the 1619 project people isn’t helping matters. And that’s what makes this story so ironic.

Jordan Neely’s uncle, Christopher, was a loud critic of Daniel Penny. He was very vocal in demanding that Alvin Bragg’s office did not accept any kind of plea deal in Penny’s prosecution.

So Uncle Chris is a big advocate of those old-school hanging judges throwing the book at criminals, is he? Do you suppose Chris will be seeking any plea deals for the charges he’s now facing?

Christopher Neely was arrested late Monday night after running away from a police pickpocket team that confronted him at the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan, police sources said. He was wanted for a string of larcenies in Manhattan when he was approached. After police caught up with him, Neely was found with several credit and debit cards baring other people’s names, including at least one that was reportedly stolen during a prior pickpocket. He was also carrying a gravity knife, sources said.

Police charged Neely with criminal possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, bail jumping and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was initially taken to the 14th police precinct.

Christopher Neely, 44, has an extensive criminal record with over 70 prior arrests, and had two active warrants for his arrest at the time of his apprehension Monday. — DailyMail


Just one day earlier, Christopher had spoken out about the now-infamous death of Jordan Neely, the man facing charges for using a submission hold on a man menacing subway riders.

Why did Chris say that the D.A. should play hardball and not offer Mr. Penny any plea deal? He gave a reason:

‘He needs to be prosecuted or he will do it again,’ Christopher told The New York Post.
‘It’s a smack in the face for Jordan’s family and the people of New York,’ he said.
‘I want this to go to trial,’ Christopher said. ‘He has too much confidence in himself and has to be taught what he did was wrong.’ — DailyMail.

According to his logic, perhaps he has ‘too much confidence in himself’ and must be ‘taught what he did was wrong.’ Chris ought not to be given a plea deal. He said the risk of someone else being a repeat offender was a reason to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.

If Chris thinks that standard is good enough for other people — while he routinely flouts the law — wouldn’t it fit for the very same standard to be applied in the case where victims of Chris are calling for justice?


Cross-Posted with Clash Daily