Thursday on Instagram, avowed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared that an America in which the police are defunded would “look like a suburb,” because apparently fewer police means less inner-city crime.
“The good news is that it actually doesn’t take a ton of imagination,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “It looks like a suburb. Affluent white communities already live in a world where they choose to fund youth, health, housing, etc more than they fund police.”
“These communities have lower crime rates not because they have more police, but bc they have more resources to support healthy society in a way that reduces crime,” she argued falsely, claiming white communities “bend over backwards to find alternatives to incarceration for their loved ones to ‘protect their future,’ like community service or rehab or restorative measures.”
If you want a preview of an urban America with defunded police, look no further than the chaos and lawlessness of the “autonomous zone” in Seattle.