‘Squad’ member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently dismissed the massive crime surge that’s affecting Americas cities as mere “hysteria.”
During a virtual town hall at the end of last week, Ocasio-Cortez said that she didn’t want a panic to start over the spike in violent criminal activity, a surge that began with the Democrats transition to power. She repeatedly tried to downplay the severity of how defunding the police has affected crime across the nation during her Zoom session with Rep. Jamaal Bowman.
During the discussion between the two New York Democrats, they both actually doubled down on the idea of defunding police.
A poorly timed crime spike could severely harm Democrats chances in midterm elections, so AOC seems to be trying to do some damage control, unfortunately for her, the truth is too blaring to be hidden.
Ocasio-Cortez’s came just days before the brutal daytime murder of a 21-year-old tourist in Times Square.
In New York City, the incident rate of shootings has skyrocketed by 53.2% over last year when Trump was president. While this is stark given the recent upset in official police support, the Democrat-led city has had steady increases in criminal activity for years.
In the wake of this wave of violent criminal activity, activist ‘squad’ members such as Ocasio-Cortez have said that attention should be paid to public health instead of prison construction. She slammed the use of prisons for criminals in recent weeks as “not acceptable” places to house violent offenders, calling prisons “garbage bins.”
In fact, Ocasio-Cortez famously put her foot in her mouth when she suggested that the way to help “reduce violent crime… the answer is… stop building more of them.”
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald called out Ocasio-Cortez for some stark hypocrisy recently as well. He shared on Twitter that she had the opportunity to oppose $2 billion in funding for Capitol Police that was proposed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But as Greenwald pointed out, “she voted ‘present’… more police protection for herself.”
Associate hypocrite Jamaal Bowman has publicly demanded the defunding of law enforcement for being “white supremacist” police, but also requested additional policing from the Yonkers PD where he lives after receiving “death threats,” in the aftermath of the Jan 6 Capitol Riot.
Author: Caleb Glover