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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez downplays violent crime surge, blames media hysteria

June 27, 2021

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a theory about the recent spike in violent crime. For lack of a better term she believes it is fake news, media-driven hysteria designed to counter the defund the police movement. Here is more:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) doubled down on defunding police this week, asserting the crime surge is just “hysteria” and that making “responsible decisions about what [funds] to allocate” away from police departments is “important.”

“We are seeing these headlines about percentage increases,” she explained about 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.

Ocasio-Cortez continued to say the establishment media is perpetuating “this idea of crime” surging throughout America.

“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?” she continued. “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 did not come right out and call the reports fake news but it is pretty evident that is what she was saying in her remarks. Personally I am glad to learn the crime wave we have been hearing so much about is nothing but media driven hysteria designed to hurt the defund movement and that she is concerned about overreaction because this is the very same crime wave Democrats have been using to push their radical, draconian gun control measures. Apparently Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez either did not get the memo or else she did not think through the ramifications of claiming there was no crime spree.

Once again a Democrat is caught talking out of both sides of their mouth–there is no crime wave when they want to defund the police however there is a crime wave which only restrictions on those who are not participating in the crime wave can stop. Just once I would like a reporter to follow up when a statement like this is made and ask the interviewee to rectify their two simultaneously conflicting views.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. peter3nj permalink
    June 27, 2021 8:43 pm

    She’s not the joke but rather the ignorant drying those wet cars coming out on the car wash conveyor, the electorate who after being screwed out of 25,000 well paying Amazon jobs will put her in the US Senate and keep her there for as long as she chooses to stay in office. She’s a politician.

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  2. June 27, 2021 8:54 pm

    Wonder who ties her shoes everyday?

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  3. June 28, 2021 12:50 am

    “Making responsible decisions” is as alien to AOC as intelligence. She’s “panicked” alright but it was long before she got into government. Perhaps she can up her counseling sessions. That might actually be good use of tax dollars rather than her security forces.

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