Listen now (58 mins) | On May 1, 2023, a 30-year-old homeless man named Jordan Neely boarded the F train in New York City. Neely appeared to be in the midst of some kind of mental health crisis, as witnesses describe him acting aggressively, screaming that he was hungry and thirsty and that he didn’t care if he went to jail or died. A few witnesses describe feeling threatened by Neely’s behavior. Soon, a 24-year-old man named Daniel Penny, who we later learned is a former Marine, jumped forward and put Neely in a chokehold. Minutes later, Neely was dead.
On vigilance/vigilantes; apart from self-assigned vigilantes are normal non-intervening individuals who, when confronted with a surprise crisis will suddenly act out of character by assisting. During 1989 SF earthquake, I stopped a person from running towards traffic.
I live in SF and I ended a 33-year friendship because of Jordan Neely discussion with a leftist friend who has lived in NYC for 20+ years.
I enjoyed the thoughtful panel discussion. [Time 36:00] Q: Why can Mayor Adams not do the city-Gov change that voters want?
A: “APHA 2018 Policy Statement on Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health Issue” is the blueprint that City-Gov in NYC, SF, LA, etc- used for Defund + much much more. It is a BLM-Utopian recipe, minus the police. Interference with prostitution, crime, drugs, homeless and mentally ill = capitalist oppression. The Equity Director inside each NYC department is essentially a BLM-dictator. Nothing will change until the mayor abolishes the Equity Program. Same for LA, SF, Chicago and 97 other cities.
I assigned SF Supervisors the tasks of transparency by June 30, 2023. They must name and describe each secret Equity Project for each city department- including Police, Schools, Public Health.
I informed SF Supervisors that APHA blueprint and Defund are fraud, but they ignore evidence and pretend everything is legitimate. (No Due Process).