In a move that surprises no one, left-wing congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) threw her support behind the anti-police Brooklyn protesters over the cops.
She is a “lawmaker” siding with people who are breaking the law over the law. How IRONIC is that? [RELATED: TRIGGERED: Liberals Hysterical Over the Build the Wall Project at White House Halloween Party]
In a tweet Saturday she said, “Arresting people who can’t afford a $2.75 fare makes no one safer and destabilizes our community.”
This is a pretty big assumption from a representative for Queens and the Bronx and one that directly challenges New York’s Mayor and Governor along with the police.
There is no evidence to support the fact that most people who turnstile jump “can’t afford a $2.75 fare”.
Ending mass incarceration means challenging a system that jails the poor to free the rich.
Arresting people who can’t afford a $2.75 fare makes no one safer and destabilizes our community.
New Yorkers know that, they’re not having it, and they’re standing up for each other. https://t.co/asvidIe5zV
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 2, 2019
Most people believe that the majority of turnstile jumpers are just taking advantage of the system because there is little to no supervision in most subway stations. An increased police presence will simply be a deterrent that will actually make the city more money than it costs and will not lead to “mass incarceration” as AOC is implying. [RELATED: President Trump Addresses ‘Mixed Reactions’ At UFC Event in Epic Tweet]
BREAKING: Anti-Police Demonstrators Marching On Brooklyn Streets To Protest NYPD
— Blue Lives Matter (@bluelivesmtr) November 2, 2019
The anti-police protesters AOC is backing vandalized city property, jumped turnstiles, and carried signs that called for violence on police officers. Many carried Antifa signs and wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts.
The signs included ones that said, “Ante Up: Punch That Cop”, “Don’t let these pigs touch us”, “F#!k the police”, and “Our subways need more $ for elevators, not for cops.” Protesters also put graffiti on a city bus writing, “NYPD KKK” and “F#!k NYPD”. [RELATED: Warren’s Medicare For All Plan: Private Insurance Employees Displaced, Price Tag In The ‘Trillions’]