The pics accompanying this story are incredibly fortuitous, almost like some photog was sent along to capture the drama.
Makes perfect sense to me they’d make a hole for a pic in this particular moment (supposedly the moment rescue efforts to code this dying man are in full swing):
Then there is this vignette:
Apologies for pasting this pic in two sections, I couldn’t screenshot it all. US military forces are all trained in first aid, plus there are three other capable-appearing adults all standing around, looking pensively thoughtful/remorseful. Yet no one is trying at all to resuscitate when this man just, by all accounts, lost consciousness?
Today, they are calling this vagrant a “beloved Michael Jackson Impersonator” who was “just hungry and thirsty” and some unidentified man making these claims has started a go fund me presumably for the family.
Outrage mounts over chokehold death of Michael Jackson impersonator in clash with veteran US Marine on NYC subway (yahoo.com) – this article, notably, contains zero pics. Why..? Possibly because they are now trying to pass this man off convincingly as a Michael Jackson impersonator….uh, huh, sure guys.
More fuel on the fire:
“Rafael Shimunov, co-host of the radio show Beyond the Pale on WBAI, said that all Neely did was throw his jacket to the ground and ask straphangers for food and water.
“(He was) a hungry New Yorker choked to death by a grinning Marine who is being celebrated as a hero by NYPD and press,” Shimunov tweeted. “His offense? ‘Aggressive speech.’”
If this man truly lost his life, I am grieved and the situation sounds terribly sad and preventable. Forgive me, but we have seen so much staged propaganda over the past several years that it is difficult to not see this as another gaslighting – where did these professional photographs come from, surveillance cameras? Bystanders’ cell phones?
Most commenters have mentioned how people are tired of the lawlessness and menacing and many use the word “vigilante”. Seems this is another passion play forewarning the masses what will happen to them should they dare try to defend themselves or others. Remains to be seen, but all signs point to yes.