Fox News host Greg Gutfeld slammed New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday over her response to the recent death of disturbed, violent homeless man Jordan Neely.
As previously reported, Hochul responded to Neely’s death earlier in the week by saying his family deserves justice for “being killed.”
“I do want to acknowledge how horrific it was to view a video of Jordan Neely being killed for being a passenger on our subway trains. And so our hearts go out to his families,” she said.
“I’m really pleased that the district attorney is looking into this matter. As I said, there had to be consequences. And so we’ll see how this unfolds. But his family deserves justice,” she added.
Speaking on Fox News’s “The Five,” Gutfeld was apoplectic, to put it lightly.
“The left really appreciates Jordan dearly now that he’s dead. They didn’t give two F’s about him when he was alive, so they do not deserve to be listened to. Al Sharpton says, ‘If you are not at risk, do nothing.’ And then Joy Reid says, ‘If you don’t do something, you should be charged again.’ They do not deserve to be listened to,” he began.
He then zeroed in specifically on what Hochul had said.
“Hochul said, ‘You know, that could be you,’ assuming that we, society, would identify with an unhinged, violent felon threatening people who’ve attacked women and children. ‘That could be you.’ No, no, no!” he said.
“When you say that could be you, governor, you should be talking about the bystanders who are now the target of losers like you, Hochul. That could be you. You could be the bystander on the train who decided to share the risk and do something to save somebody else. And you could be the target. That could be you. That’s the story, you moron!” Gutfeld added.
He went on to accuse the left of “hamstringing” the police and thus creating a situation where people have no other option but to step up and do the cops’ work for them.
“So this revolution through chaos, burn it all down, is endless, no matter what happens. Right? Right. Obama got elected. Burn it all down. Right. The police improve. They start training. They start doing better things. You have a majority-minority force. Burn it all down. Doesn’t matter. You know, in the minds of the radical left, it’s always going to be ‘burn it down,’” he said.
“Now we’re seeing more videos of the deceased, right, accosting people, using homophobic language, the F-word, that F-word, the N-word. It’s strange. This beloved street performer, this beloved Michael Jackson performer, is a relentless menace. And the media did not want to tell you he was a relentless menace and it was only going to happen this way,” he added.
If anything, the media have been in a rush to portray Neely in the kindest — and abjectly dishonest — light:
Before Jordan Neely was killed on a New York City subway car this week, he was known for his swift Michael Jackson dance moves that entertained many — yet he struggled with the trauma his mother’s murder had left him with at an early age https://t.co/t1C8CXCYbl
— CNN (@CNN) May 5, 2023
“This was not the beginning of this story. This was the end of the story. The city had this problem for years, this show. A few others were the canary in the coal mine. It wasn’t ‘The View.’ It wasn’t AOC,” Gutfeld continued.
“Hochul scoffed when we brought up the crime stuff during the election, remember? She said it was played up. And now she’s sitting there acting like she’s compassionate. Shut up! It’s her incompetence, her inaction that created this moment in time where young men, young men stepped up and did the job she was too cowardly to manage or do,” he concluded.
As previously reported, Neely died after a passenger aboard an F train on the New York City Subway put him in a chokehold to restrain him after he was acting up and terrorizing other passengers.
It wasn’t the first time he’d been reported to have been terrorizing passengers. In fact, Neely had 40+ arrests on his belt.
Jordan Neely spent his days terrorizing the citizens of New York. He should have been institutionalized for his safety and the safety of others but the policies you support put him back on the streets. pic.twitter.com/MMrBTxhM4D
— Aesthetica (@Anc_Aesthetics) May 3, 2023
“A New York City police spokesperson [confirmed] that Neely’s record has 42 prior arrests, dating between 2013 and 2021. They include four for alleged assault, while others involved accusations of transit fraud and criminal trespass. At the time of his death, Neely had one active warrant for an alleged assault in connection with a 2021 incident,” Newsweek reported Thursday.
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