Protecting others


To the editor:

(re: “For some, New York City is not ‘Gotham,’” May 11)

You fail to mention in your recent story about the death of Jordan Neely what it is like to be on the subway. A subway car where the incident took place is locked. From one station to another, you can’t get out of that.

Neely was frightening the passengers on that train. He said, “I don’t care if I die.”

There were two 911 calls were made from that car. People in that car were frightened. What were they supposed to do?

Ms. Jennifer Scarlott says society “criminalizes poverty.” There is a crime just being poor. However, if you shoplift or steal, you should be punished — rich or poor.

The Marine just wanted to protect the people in that car.

Mark Goret


Mark Goret, subway, chokeholder, death, Jennifer Scarlott, Jordan Neely