AOC Serves Up Bizarre Excuse For New York City Crime Wave
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New York City may be descending into violent anarchy thanks to radical Mayor Bill de Blasio's handcuffing of police but the alarming rise of mayhem is just another political opportunity for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The former bartender turned leader of the Democrats' socialist revolution chimed in on why the Big Apple is rapidly becoming as dangerous as some third world countries and as usual, her explanation has little in common with reality.
According to the thin-skinned Twitter diva, crime is exploding because of hungry people who cant' pay their rent and have no money stealing food to feed their families.
Not de Blasio's turning over the streets to criminals, not the city's cuts in police funding, not the disbanding of the NYPD plainclothes unit and definitely not the Democrat-media sanctioning of riots and demonization of the cops.
AOC revealed her bizarre theory in a video tweeted out by the political website The Hill on Sunday.
Via The New York Post, "AOC blames economy for NYC crime wave — not NYPD cuts":
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday bizarrely claimed that hungry New Yorkers stealing bread were behind an “uptick in crime” in the city — despite the fact that overall crime is down, while shootings and murders have soared.
“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?” she said in a Thursday town hall, a clip of which was shared by The Hill on Twitter Sunday.
“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, you maybe have to — they’re put in a position where they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”
This from the same woman who also claimed that border immigrant detention facilities were the equivalent of Nazi concentration camps, that illegal immigrant detainees were forced to drink water from toilets and that the world will end in 10-12 years if climate change isn't addressed.
DNC boss Tom Perez boasted that AOC was the "future" of the Democratic party but with America on the ropes thanks to Democrat officials who control major cities and states and have allowed a far-left insurrection to wage while locking down citizens, sadly the future has already arrived.
So much for stealing bread.
Crime will likely continue to skyrocket now that $1 billion has been cut from the NYPD budget will de Blasio continues to foment animosity against the police.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is proposing a $1 billion cut to the New York Police Department's annual budget as calls grow across the nation for local governments to divert funding from law enforcement and put it toward other social services.
De Blasio said at a press conference Monday that his office presented a budget to City Council over the weekend that would "achieve a billion dollars in savings" for New York police.
He said that the funds will be shifted to programs impacting young people and "communities in a way that would help address a lot of the underlying issues that we know are the cause of so many problems in our society."
"I am excited to say that we have a plan that can achieve real reform, that can achieve real redistribution, and at the same time ensure that we keep our city safe, and we make sure that our officers are on patrol where we need them around this city," de Blasio added.
New York residents will soon be living in terror as conditions continue to deteriorate but they are getting a hard lesson that elections have consequences and as long as they keep voting for the likes of de Blasio and AOC, they only have themselves to blame.