An organization linked with communists that have been supporting protests over the passing of New York City homeless man Jordan Neely has taken in massive amounts of money from groups funded by left-wing billionaires, according to a new report by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The 30-year-old vagrant, who has a significant history of violent attacks and dozens of arrest records, lost his life after he was put into a chokehold by a Marine after he was reportedly exhibiting erratic behavior and threatening to harm others on a New York City subway.
In 2021, Neely notably punched a 67-year-old woman in an unprovoked attack in East Village in Lower Manhattan. She suffered from a broken nose, a fractured orbital bone, and “bruising, swelling and substantial pain to the back of her head” from the Nov. 12 attack, according to Fox News. The outlet also says that court records reveal that Neely frequently went after strangers in the metro and street alike.
Among other things, Neely reportedly hit a separate elderly woman in the face in 2019, and also broke the nose of a man on the same train platform where he died four years later.
Despite Neely’s violent history, a myriad of supporters have come out to protest his death, often calling for the Marine who restrained him to be thrown in prison.
At vigil for #JordanNeely, @BxOrganizer speaks about the complicity of politicians, media, & profit in the murder of Jordan. A capitalist & racist system that leaves people homeless, hungry, without healthcare, a fascist police force that condones lynching.#JusticeForJordanNeely pic.twitter.com/rdU2e3xRPr
— Justine Medina (@jnmedina8989) May 3, 2023
Something that may at least serve to partially explain the passion of some to demonstrate for Neely is the massive amount of funding some groups have received, including Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL) New York, a group that has protested in support of the deceased vagrant.
The Daily Caller noted that $100,000 of the money was specifically marked to back Vocal New York’s Housing Justice for All project, which worked with the Communist Party USA’s New York Young Communist League to stand against private property rights in regard to evictions during the COVID-19 viral outbreak.
@communistsusa and YCL members will be joining @housing4allNY Wednesday morning to call on the NYS Legislature and Cuomo to extend the state eviction moratorium. Failure to do so would cause untold suffering. Extend the moratorium now to stop the #EvictionCrisis in New York! pic.twitter.com/Hxj9hwbtzf
— New York Young Communist League (@YCLUSA_NY) August 2, 2021
It appears these passions for eliminating private property rights for the sake of creating affordable housing have not waned — VOCAL New York Organizing Director Jawanza Williams reportedly shared a post by the Queens Democratic Socialists of America featuring a Neely protest.
“We will heal through community, organizing our neighbors, and fighting back against a sick system that commodifies our basic human needs,” the post reads. “We will not rest until housing is a human right. Rest in Power Jordan Neely.”