the right's latest fucked up folk hero is a guy who murdered a homeless person. what the fuck
when did it become ok to murder someone for the crime of being annoying
it started with ‘stand your ground’ laws. “I shot him because I felt threatened.”
it escalated to reaching for your gun when the doorbell rings. “keep your kids away.”
now, we’ve finally arrived end stage of the collapse of civilization. “this guy was annoying me, so I choked the life out of him.”
the barrel-bottom shitheads who made a folk hero out of some fucked up teenager who asked his mommy to drive him across state lines so he could fire his big gun into a crowd of protesters have a new darling.
The man who died, Jordan Neely, was homeless and had been screaming at passengers when the other rider wrapped his arms around Mr. Neely’s neck and head and held him for several minutes until he went limp. Mr. Neely died from compression to his neck as a result of the chokehold, according to Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner.
here’s your moment of what the fuck:
The 24-year-old Marine veteran who put the victim in a chokehold Monday was questioned by police and released that same day.
Even though the medical examiner determined it was the chokehold that killed him, we're told the Marine was still not in police custody Wednesday night, but the district attorney is investigating.
naturally, the worst fucking people in the world are standing up and cheering, because of course they are.
I’ve written before about why the right idolizes Kyle Rittenhouse: he murdered people who they didn’t like and even better, he got away with it.
this is the new normal that the extreme right wants to inflict on us. is someone looking at you funny? blow their heads off. don’t have a gun handy? choke them out.
judge, jury, executioner. no, fuck it, let’s skip the judge-jury business and go straight to the fun part.
Jordan Neely had problems. he needed help and he wasn’t getting any. and finally, on a New York City subway, he snapped. the system failed Jordan Neely.
"Jordan Neely was choked to death by a stranger on a New York City subway while experiencing a mental health crisis. Countless broken systems failed Jordan and led to this moment, including community perceptions of mental illness. We must end the notion that erratic behavior is grounds for a death sentence," State Sen. Samra Brouk said. "Like so many others, I have questions about what took place before and during Jordan's mental health crisis. Where were support and outreach teams? Did anyone call 311 or 988? Had Jordan needed food, shelter, and treatment services in the days and weeks before his murder? And most importantly, where was the compassion?"
I lived in New York City for 17 years, and commuted into the city five days a week for another 25 years after that. I’ve ridden the subway countless times, at all hours of the day and night. I’ve encountered more than my fair share of screaming weirdos. and yeah, it’s fucking annoying.
Jordan Neely was annoying. but that’s all he was: annoying. he didn’t touch anyone and he didn’t threaten anyone.
he was just … annoying.
but when did being annoying become a capital crime?
and when did we deputize random dipshits to be judge, jury and executioner?
and why the fuck did the police let the murderer walk away?
great fucking country we’ve got here.
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