NYC Subway Attack Victim Slams AOC Over Police Defunding

NYC Subway Attack Victim Slams AOC Over Police Defunding

April 20, 2023

In an appearance on Fox & Friends on Thursday, a New York City woman who lost her eye in a violent subway attack spoke out against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s claim that Mayor Eric Adams is “defunding safety” by increasing NYPD wages.

Elizabeth Gomes, who was brutally attacked by a homeless career criminal in a Queens subway station in September, reacted to AOC’s calls to invest the money in public schools, pools, parks and libraries instead.

“It’s because of lack of safety, lack of not having the right people there around us to take care of us when we need them,” Gomes said of the city’s crime . “At that moment when I was running up the train station, I wasn’t thinking about calling up a teacher or calling a lifeguard for a pool. I was thinking about calling the police.”

AOC, who has long been an advocate of the “defund the police” movement, garnered sharp criticism this week over an anti-police rant on “The Daily Show” where she slammed Adams’ decision to give “militarized” officers a raise at a time when the city is battling law enforcement staffing shortages.

“We are now at a point where officially, most officers, are paid more than a teacher with a master’s degree when we are taking all of those resources and demanding that every single department except the militarized one be cut,” Ocasio-Cortez said Monday. “We are sending a message about who and what we care about.”

And so are you, AOC. You don’t care about the victims of crime because your agenda is anti-law enforcement.

Gomes her attacker shouldn’t have even been out of jail in the first place. “He was a convicted felon. He was in jail multiple times,” Gomes argued. “He killed his foster grandmother at 14… this guy was supposed to be locked up a long time. He shouldn’t even have been walking the street at all with all the felons and cases he had behind him.”

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