‘The View’ co-host suggests passengers should have just given their money to violent subway thug

Criminal coddling left-wingers have glommed onto their latest martyr figure in New York subway thug and former Michael Jackson impersonator Jordan Neely who perished after being choked out by a former U.S. Marine who acted to protect passengers, and it should come as no surprise that one of the dumbest takes on the incident came from “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin.

Neely, a dangerous felon with over 40 arrests including one for violently attacking an elderly woman, was one of the city’s thousands of mentally ill, homeless vagrants, a major problem in the Big Apple. And when he snapped onboard an F train in Lower Manhattan last week, 24-year-old Daniel Penny along with other passengers acted to subdue the raving lunatic with the ex-Marine utilizing a chokehold which tragically brought an end to the 30-year-old’s moonwalking criminal career.

On Tuesday’s edition of the ABC daytime gabfest, the race-obsessed ignoramus Hostin suggested that the passengers who were being menaced should have just shown a bit of compassion and given the out-of-control Neely food and money.

(Video: via Newsbusters)

After a surprisingly rational discussion on the incident which has been exploited by Gotham ghouls Rev. Al Sharpton and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to whip up racial hatred and egg on hordes of angry protesters, the show’s house racist threw in her two cents.

“Well, I have a different take on it in that: One, we are re-victimizing this victim by talking about the fact that he had been arrested,” said Hostin. “The reason he had so many mental health issues is because he saw the brutal murder of his mother at the age of 14. When he was recently arrested, rather than put him in jail, they actually — he pled guilty and he was sentenced to live at a Bronx treatment facility, take his medication, and stay clean for 15 months. Unfortunately, he left the place after 13 days.”

“So this is a troubled person who needed help. As prosecutors, when someone is a danger to society, you don’t give them — you don’t put them in a mental health facility, you put them in prison,” she added.

“The other thing I think is important to say: Let’s put this in context. Yes, he was on the train. I ride the train. I’ve been riding the train in New York City since I was 12 years old. This is what he was doing. He was shouting that he was hungry, that he was thirsty, and he had little to live for. Hungry, thirsty, and little to live for,” Hostin exclaimed. “Where was the humanity of anyone that was on that train? I would have given him money! I would have tried to give him food! I would have tried to help!”

“This is someone in need, in desperate need. And I am ashamed that someone that was part of our armed forces decided to become a vigilante and kill him. That’s how I feel about it,” she said.

Earlier in the discussion, ringleader Joy Behar acknowledged that it is a “very complicated story” and that “It’s not an open and shut case. On the one hand, you have the victim, a homeless kid, a young guy. Sad. I mean, he was arrested — 42 arrests. He was on a list of top 50 list of homeless people with urgent need for help. So, the system failed that boy. Failed him.”

“On the other hand, you have this Marine, who’s trained to do a chokehold. And my understanding is, if you go past eight seconds of the chokehold, the person is dead. Now, this Marine should have known that. But maybe he made a mistake. Maybe he went too long and this poor kid died,” Behar said, a rare occasion when she has been a voice of reason.

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