In recent days, an overwhelming wave of support has poured into the legal defense fund for Daniel Penny, a Marine who is currently facing second-degree manslaughter charges in New York City. The fund has managed to amass an impressive sum of over $2 million in donations, with notable conservatives stepping forward to contribute generously to assist Penny in his legal battle.
Renowned musician and philanthropist Kid Rock has emerged as a significant supporter, providing substantial financial assistance to aid Penny in securing competent legal representation. Although Kid Rock has refrained from publicly discussing the specific details of the incident, his decision to back Penny’s legal defense speaks volumes about his unwavering belief in the significance of a fair trial.
Kid Rock made a heartfelt contribution of $5,000, accompanied by a message that succinctly encapsulated his sentiments: “Mr. Penny is a hero. Alvin Bragg is a POS.” The artist’s donation resonated strongly within the community.
However, Kid Rock’s philanthropy was not the sole act of generosity worth mentioning. Tim Pool, a notable commentator, also stepped forward with a generous donation of $20,000. Pool expressed his admiration for Penny, labeling him as the “Subway Good Samaritan” and emphasizing the value of individuals who possess the courage to do what is right.
I just donated $20,000 to Daniel Penny’s Defense fund
Penny is the Subway Good Samaritan and we are lucky to have brave souls like him who are willing to do the right thing
I will elaborate on my position in my morning segment at 10amhttps://t.co/bfty04IAjl
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) May 15, 2023
Joining the ranks of these notable contributors was Vivek Ramaswamy, an American entrepreneur and a candidate in the 2024 Republican race. Ramaswamy demonstrated his commitment to the cause by donating a commendable $10,000 to support Penny’s legal endeavors.
Even Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expressed his solidarity with Penny, hailing him as a Good Samaritan who acted bravely in the face of adversity.
We must defeat the Soros-Funded DAs, stop the Left’s pro-criminal agenda, and take back the streets for law abiding citizens. We stand with Good Samaritans like Daniel Penny. Let’s show this Marine… America’s got his back.
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) May 13, 2023
The charges leveled against Penny were brought forth by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg following an unfortunate incident in which Penny employed a chokehold on a fellow passenger during a subway altercation, ultimately resulting in the passenger’s untimely demise. Notably, Bragg, who is widely recognized for his controversial prosecution and indictment of former President Donald J. Trump, has taken a central role in the legal proceedings.
Penny’s legal team argues that his actions were carried out with the intent of safeguarding other passengers who were facing threats. To aid Penny’s defense efforts, his law firm initiated a crowdfunding campaign on GiveSendGo, which has experienced a groundswell of support from various individuals. The funds gathered will be utilized to cover Penny’s legal expenses and potential civil lawsuits, with any surplus being donated to a mental health advocacy program based in New York City.
If convicted, Penny could face a maximum prison sentence ranging from five to fifteen years. However, he currently remains free on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court again in July, where his fate will be decided.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the extent to which this outpouring of high-profile support will impact public opinion and the ultimate outcome of the trial remains to be seen. Nevertheless, it is evident that numerous individuals on the right side of the political spectrum have unreservedly displayed their backing for Mr. Penny’s cause.