I can see dead people. Well, I can if AOC ever gets her way in defunding the police. There will be p0lenty of dead people, with no police to protect them.
The white progressive social justice warriors say that defunding police is beneficial to Black and Latino people. But, the truth is most Blacks and Latinos want the police on the streets, especially those that live in high crime neighborhoods.
Most Democrats in Washington will not sign on defunding the police after the election of 2020 showed them the error of their ways. they were favored to win 10 to 15 House seats but ended up losing 12 seats instead. They can not afford more of the same in 2022.
The Democrats would probably say in private that the House is lost in 2022. But, they want to hold down the margin of victory as much as possible except for The Squad.
AOC claims that worries over the number of homicides climbing to new heights are nothing more than hysteria. But, the New York Times wrote:
“The F.B.I. does not release full statistics until September, but homicide rates in large cities were up more than 30 percent on average last year, and up another 24 percent for the beginning of this year. In the aftermath [of George Floyd’s death], some criminologists attributed the spike in homicides to hesitancy among residents to turn to the police for help.”
Ocasio-Cortez downplayed the rise in crime, claiming hysteria:
“We are seeing these headlines about percentage increases. 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 later agreed with far-left Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), who said during the video event that the police should be defunded.
“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 said. “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’s right. This hysteria about rising crime rates is a vicious rumor started by 12 million victims.