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Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has All the Wrong Answers on NYC Crime

Posted on | July 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has All the Wrong Answers on NYC Crime

 

Gosh, it’s just so mysterious:

Following the George Floyd protests which devolved into deadly riots that destroyed black livesblack livelihoods, and black monumentsviolent crime sparked in New York City last month. The Big Apple experienced a 130 percent increase in the number of shootings across the city between June 1 and June 30. Murders, burglaries, and auto thefts also shot up. Yet last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggested this violent crime was a reaction to the economic downturn due to coronavirus, rather than an outgrowth of the riots or the calls to defund and abolish police departments.
“Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now? The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?” AOC asked in a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday.
“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money so … they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
AOC did not address the destructive riots or the fact that protesters are demonizing police and calling for their abolition, demands that demoralize law enforcement and contribute to their withdrawal from the streets. Instead, the congresswoman complained that the NYPD operates with a $6 billion budget. Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a $1 billion cut to the police force, but that has not taken effect yet.

The facts . . . Well, why waste facts on a Democrat? Nobody who knows anything about AOC believes she’s actually against crime.

(Hat-tip: Stephen Green at Instapundit.)

 




 

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