Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is raising funds for Marine veteran Daniel Perry, who faces charges in the death of Jordan Neely in an alleged self-defense situation.
DeSantis shared a call for Perry's defense against "Soros-funded" Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
DeSantis fundraises for Daniel Penny, who faces manslaughter charges in Jordan Neely death https://t.co/eOh7JBk4qj
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 13, 2023
"We must defeat the Soros-Funded DAs, stop the Left's pro-criminal agenda, and take back the streets for law abiding citizens. We stand with Good Samaritans like Daniel Penny. Let’s show this Marine... America’s got his back," DeSantis tweeted.
"He tweet linked to a GiveSendGo page set up by Raiser & Kenniff, P.C., the law firm representing Penny," according to Fox News.
We must defeat the Soros-Funded DAs, stop the Left's pro-criminal agenda, and take back the streets for law abiding citizens. We stand with Good Samaritans like Daniel Penny. Let’s show this Marine... America’s got his back.
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) May 13, 2023
"Funds are being raised to pay Mr. Penny’s legal fees incurred from any criminal charges filed and any future civil lawsuits that may arise, as well as expenses related to his defense," the fundraiser says.
"All contributions are greatly appreciated. Any proceeds collected which exceed those necessary to cover Mr. Penny’s legal defense will be donated to a mental health advocacy program in New York City," it added.
Daniel Penny, the man who put a homeless man in a lethal chokehold on a New York City subway, turned himself in Friday morning to face a second-degree manslaughter charge. https://t.co/FfEZjbBoT6
— National Review (@NRO) May 13, 2023
"When Mr. Penny, a decorated Marine veteran, stepped in to protect himself and his fellow New Yorkers, his well-being was not assured," Penny's attorney Steve Raiser said.
"He risked his own life and safety, for the good of his fellow passengers. The unfortunate result was the unintended and unforeseen death of Mr. Neely. We are confident that once all the facts and circumstances surrounding this tragic incident are brought to bear, Mr. Penny will be fully absolved of any wrongdoing," he added.
After Penny was arrested, he was released on a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled for court in July.
Penny could face up to 15 years in prison if he receives the maximum sentence in the case.
The latest fundraising effort has helped draw attention and support to Penny's situation, putting the topic into the political spotlight for DeSantis.