During a recent appearance on a nationally syndicated radio program, Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that adding additional police officers to New York City’s subways has only exacerbated the issue, and that violent crime is actually on the decline.
She appeared on “The Breakfast Club” on Tuesday, hours before she was reelected by voters in her heavily blue district, where she stated, contrary to statistics, “A lot of people think that crime is up, when we actually see that shootings are down, when we see that huge indicators on the most violent crime in New York City is down.”
“Subway crime is up, but let’s also note that subway crime is up after they committed so many more officers to the subway system so that tells us from a policy perspective, adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving the problem,” she said in an apparent attempt to accuse police of being the problem.
When attempting to fend off Republican challenges in midterm elections, crime deniers frequently rehashed the same accusations. When AOC did so, it worked. Fortunately, her gaslighting was uncovered on Thursday’s episode of “The Five,” when the panelists lambasted the “frickin’ moron” and her misguided ideas.
Greg Gutfield and Jeanine Pirro reviewed the congresswoman’s incendiary remarks after co-host Dana Perino reminded viewers that not only did Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Squad members easily win reelection, but their caucus had been enlarged to include four extremist progressives.
“Look, AOC says crime went up once the police presence went up,” Gutfeld remarked. “That is either the product of a dishonest mind or a mentally disabled one.”
“Because the police are a response to the crime,” he explained. “The crime was there first. How can you lie about that?”
“I mean does she think that the police actually show up, they put up the yellow crime tape and then they go ‘this is where you commit the crime everybody, get in here,’” he added. ” Do you think that the chalk outlines are drawn before the body’s placed in there, you frickin’ moron?”
“She is so stupid, it is stunning,’ Pirro noted later. “More cops cause more violence on the trains, on the subways? Did it ever occur to her there might even be more crime but for the fact that there were more police there?”
“Despite Ocasio-Cortez’s twisted version of reality, crime is up 31 percent in New York City according to NYPD statistics through mid-October with felony assaults, robbery, and rape all up by double digits although the body count has declined with murders down by nearly 15 percent,” BizPacReview reported.
Even CNN is reporting a rise of a stunning 40 percent over last year on the subway transit system that New Yorkers rely upon on a daily basis but, since the Big Apple has been transformed into a brutal dystopian hellhole under Democrat rule, they put their lives in peril every time that they go to work or the grocery store.
Ocasio-Cortez is hardly an expert on criminology but since her constituents keep voting for her, they have nobody to blame but themselves for their city being overrun by violent thugs.
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