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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was speaking during a virtual town hall last Thursday 

Commenting on the recent crime spike across NYC AOC said: 'Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the US right now?'

Police data shows shootings in the city last month were up 130% year on year 

Mayor Bill de Blasio said in June he was slashing $1 billion from the NYPD budget

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has suggested the rise in crime in New York City is because 'desperate' people are 'stealing bread to feed their children'. 

The Democrat, speaking during a virtual town hall last Thursday, was commenting on plans to defund the police. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last month he was slashing $1 billion from the New York Police Department's annual $6 billion budget. 

 

Police data shows that shootings in the city last month were up 130 per cent year on the year - from 89 shootings last year to 205 this year.

But Cortez asked: 'Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now? 

 

'The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?'

Asked about the uptick in crime the congresswoman added: '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 so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.'

It comes after a Long Island sheriff warned the city authorities were 'starting to lose control'.  

'When you see the vandalism in all our own communities - when you see the assaults, you see Molotov cocktails being thrown at law enforcement vehicles, you have to start to realize that, we're starting to lose control,' said Errol Toulon, Suffolk County sheriff. 

'And once we start to lose control, we're not losing control to peaceful protesters, these are criminals,' he told Fox News. 

'And so once we start to relinquish authority to them, we're going to have chaos in our streets.'   

 

Calls to defund the police, reducing the cost of policing and directing the money to social work instead, have proliferated since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

De Blasio on Friday asked the NYPD to place more cops at violent hotspots despite having just cut the department's budget by $1 billion. 

The mayor unveiled his new 'Take Back the Block' initiative to curb gun violence in the Big Apple saying: 'We will take back our streets in Harlem and all over our city but we're going to do it from the ground up.

'We are going to break the cycle of violence.'

 

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea accused de Blasio of 'bowing to mob rule' by cutting the department's budget and said that the subsequent violence over the Fourth of July weekend was 'predictable'. 


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She truly has an Amazing Occasional-Cortex.


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Thats a special kind of dumb right there 

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2 hours ago, Lucky Cat said:

The day that Biden or any other Marxists gets my vote is the day someone has stolen my identity ........and committed voter fraud........

I love this forum 😂😂😂😂 I’m with you 100%. 

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2 hours ago, Lucky Cat said:

someone has stolen my identity ........and committed voter fraud

Oh, but that has already happened, 3 or 4 times, for the upcoming election.

Your mailed-in ballots (straight Democrat) are waiting to be submitted on Nov. 3.

Do not resist the inevitable.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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1 hour ago, TampaRishon said:

I love this forum 😂😂😂😂 I’m with you 100%. 

Welcome to Chest and how lucky t🤯u were to find it on day one 

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10 hours ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

Welcome to Chest and how lucky t🤯u were to find it on day one 

You should outline the Platinum plan to all the new folks.


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2 hours ago, Dashinka said:

You should outline the Platinum plan to all the new folks.

I usually wait 30 days to learn their name

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