Jordon Neely Didn’t Need to Die
by Debra Schrishuhn
PDA Stands Up for the Jordan Neelys of America:
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Jordan Neely, a homeless Black man with food insecurity and untreated mental problems, was murdered May 1 by a white vigilante on a New York subway who felt threatened by Jordan’s complaints about hunger and despair.
Jordan should have had access to housing, a human right. He did not.
Jordan should have had access to adequate healthy food, a human right. He did not.
Jordan should have had access to mental health care, a human right. He did not.
Jordan should have had access to a fair criminal justice system, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Instead, a vigilante put him in a protracted chokehold while two others held him down, and he died.
PDA joins allies and citizen activists demanding Justice for Jordan. That won’t bring him back, but we must stop the shift away from human and constitutional rights.
Jordan wasn’t the first victim, and he won’t be the last, but we owe the present and the future our determination and diligence to prevent hunger, homelessness, lack of healthcare, and vigilantism from taking more lives.
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