AOC Says NYC Crime Surge Because Unemployed “Need to Shoplift Some Bread or Go Hungry”…Yes, Really

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FoxNews.com reports that

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested over the weekend that the crime surge in New York City is likely because struggling residents are forced to shoplift in order to “feed their child.”

In a virtual town hall meeting she hosted Thursday, some clips of which were shared by The Hill, the 30-year-old Democratic congresswoman was asked about the troubling uptick in violent crimes overtaking the city.

“Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?” she responded. “The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?”

“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,” Ocasio-Cortez continued, “so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has reported a staggering increase in shootings and violent crimes in recent weeks, as officials warn there’s “a storm on the horizon” amid calls for changes.

On Saturday, the New York Post reported 15 shootings in 15 hours, just one week after the city saw a bloody July Fourth weekend with 44 shootings and at least eight killed.

The congresswoman and vocal supporter of the “defund police” movement insisted, however, that the crime spike is unrelated to the $1 billion NYPD budget cuts announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio, which have not yet taken effect, she claimed.

The New York Democrat recently spoke out against the budget cuts, arguing that they don’t go far enough to entirely defund the department, and accused de Blasio of using “budget tricks” and “funny math” in the calculation.

When asked later to comment on the issue, the congresswoman told viewers: “When people ask me ‘What does a world where we defund the police look like?’, I tell them it looks like a suburb.”

Oh, Dear Lord.

This woman is completely oblivious to her own stupidity.

New York City is experiencing an crime surge because Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio, the city council, and Far Left Democrats like AOC are encouraging criminals to break the law.

Does AOC really believe that if New York City had no police  presence at all it would look like a “suburb”?

Does she actually believe that it is the “poor unemployed” stealing food to avoid going hungry that is the cause of the uptick in crime?

The weekly amount given to Unemployment Recipients in New York City is $405 per week.

As part of the Coronavirus Stimulus Package, unemployed Americans have been receiving an extra $600 per week on top of their regular unemployment check.

That means that unemployed New Yorkers have been making $4,020 per month!

That much money will allow you to pay your rent and feed your family…even in New York City.

So no, Congresswoman…the uptick in crime in the Big Apple is not due to hungry citizens.

It is due to the lack of policemen and policewomen patrolling the city due to you and your fellow Democrat’s putting the city in danger for the sake of political expediency.

What do I mean by that?

I mean that you and your fellow Democrats are so corrupt and power-hungry, that you are sacrificing the safety of Americans in order to cause chaos and unrest, which you hope to leverage in order to win the Presidency and to usher in Democratic Socialism.

Then, all of you will make yourselves appear to be benevolent and then, just like the Soviet Politboro, you will line your pockets on the hard work of the Proletariat (average Americans).

However, because you political vultures all live in a bubble, you have made a huge mistake.

You have no idea how average Americans feel about your stupid “Defund The Police” conspiracy.

You also believe the 2020 Presidential Election Polls.

That’s fine. Keep on overestimating your own intelligence and underestimating average Americans.

By the way, how is President Hillary Clinton doing these days?

Until He Comes,

KJ

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