Daniel Penny claims he’s not a white supremacist, wouldn’t change his actions in first interview


Daniel Penny, the 24-year-old charged with manslaughter in the chokehold death of Jordan Neely, broke his silence this weekend in an interview with the New York Post, insisting he is “not a white supremacist.”

Yet Penny also told the tabloid that, if faced with the same situation as on the F train on May 1, he wouldn’t change his reaction.

The Post interview, conducted with his lawyer Thomas Kenniff in tow at a Long Island gazebo, was the first time the ex-Marine and architecture student has spoken publicly since the May 1 incident, when he restrained Neely with a chokehold for several minutes after the homeless Michael Jackson impersonator was said to be screaming at passengers on a northbound F train.