In an online discussion with fellow radical Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Friday, anti-police Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) doubled down on defunding police, dismissing concerns about a surge in crime as mere “hysteria.”
“We are seeing these headlines about percentage increases,” AOC said, referring to a recent New York Times headline about surging crime. “Now, I want to say that any amount of harm is unacceptable and too much. But I also want to make sure that this hysteria, you know, that this doesn’t drive a hysteria and that we look at these numbers in context so that we can make responsible decisions about what to allocate in that context.”
Translation: we don’t want reports from our own leftist media outlets about rising crime to impede our push to make things worse.
“I agree with Representative Bowman, that I do believe that we need to reallocate resources away and that a big, you know, major causes of this — and by the way, I also think it’s important context because we hear on the news and media, they perpetuate this idea of crime wave, crime wave, crime wave, right?” AOC blathered.
They perpetuate the idea of a crime wave because there is a crime wave, thanks to the Party that opposes law and order. Breitbart News reported June 23 that homicides have increased 58% in Democrat-run Atlanta, 533% in Democrat-run Portland, and 37% in Democrat-run Philadelphia. Shooting are up 54% in Democrat-run New York City, 51% in Democrat-run Los Angeles, and 18% in Democrat-run Chicago.
“And so this idea that a lot of us are panicked thinking that we are at some unprecedented level that we’ve never seen before,” she concluded inarticulately.
Translation: stay calm, inner-city Americans. It’s not like you’ve never had a lot of crime before. And the Democrats you voted for will fix it by funding social services counselors instead of cops.