Some call NYC subway choking criminal, others hold judgment

May 06, 2023

Protesters demonstrated in the streets and in the New York City subway system after a man died who was yelling and pacing on a train died after he was put in a chokehold and restrained by fellow passengers. (May 3)NEW YORK (AP) — The choking death of a man at the hands of another New York subway rider was setting off powerful reactions Thursday, with some calling it a criminal, racist act even as authorities reserved judgment on the killing. Regardless, many New Yorkers saw the choking as the latest in a long history of attacks on Black city residents. The lethal risks of chokeholds led New York City to ban police from using them. On Wednesday a few dozen protesters gathered at the station where Neely died to call for an arrest.