BY Richard Moorhead, The Western JournalMay 5, 2023
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AOC Calls Neely's Subway Death a 'Murder,' So NYC Mayor Stops Her Cold

The Democratic mayor of New York City is criticizing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for rushing to judgement after an altercation aboard a city subway train ended with a man's death.

Mayor Eric Adams ripped Ocasio-Cortez for likening the death of Jordan Neely to a murder, speaking in a Wednesday CNN appearance.

CNN's Abby Philip asked Adams about heated rhetoric from New York City Comptroller Brad Lander and AOC in an interview segment.

"I don't think that's very responsible at a time when we're still investigating the situation," the moderate-leaning Democratic mayor said of Lander's hasty rhetoric.

"Let the [District Attorney] conduct his investigation with law enforcement officials."

"To really interfere with that is not the right thing to do, and I'm going to be responsible and allow them to do their job and allow them to determine exactly what happened there."

Ocasio-Cortez also tacitly blamed Adams' city administration for Neely's death -- stating that cuts in city services resulted in Neely's own mental health crisis.

Eyewitnesses described Neely threatening other passengers aboard the city's F subway train.

A group of passengers moved to restrain Neely during the outburst, with one Marine Corps veteran restraining him in a headlock.

Video that begins after the start of the Monday altercation showed multiple passengers grabbing Neely by the arms and the legs, as well as the chokehold.

The man initially taken into custody following Neely's death has been released, according to the New York Post.

The death of Neely -- a homeless man with mental health problems -- has spurred progressive protests in New York City, demanding criminal charges against those who restrained him.

Neely had a criminal record which contained more than 40 separate arrests -- some of them for crimes on city subways, such as public lewdness and assaulting a senior citizen.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Richard Moorhead, The Western Journal

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