Democrats say homeless man was "lynched" on subway

 May 5, 2023

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed outrage over the death of Jordan Neely following an incident on Monday in which he allegedly threatened subway riders.

Yet although Ocasio-Cortez insists that the homeless man was "murdered," a review of the evidence suggests that her entire story is fake.  

Rep. Ayanna Pressley says Neely was a lynching victim

She made the claim that Neely was a murder victim in a tweet that also labeled the man who is said to have choked him as a "murderer."

Meanwhile, fellow Democratic lawmaker Ayanna Pressley cast the confrontation in racial terms, insisting that Neely was "lynched" while "having a mental health crisis."

A history of violent behavior

However, many find the suggestion that Neely was simply a harmless figure who was killed in cold blood difficult to believe given his history.

According to the New York Post, Neely was arrested on multiple occasions, sometimes for violent crimes, such as in November of 2021 when he was accused of punching a 67-year-old woman.

The Post pointed to charging documents which said she suffered a broken nose and fractured orbital bone along with "bruising, swelling and substantial pain to the back of her head."

What's more, the paper noted that Neely had an open arrest warrant at the time of his death although it is unclear what crime he was accused of.

Video shows man who appears to be Neely making threats

Meanwhile, some Twitter users posted videos which purported to show Neely threatening violence and acting belligerently.

Conservative journalist Andy Ngo tweeted out a decade-old Reddit post in which a man who fits Neely's description was described behaving like "a maniac."

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