Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D, NY, has expressed concern that recent headlines citing an increase in crime in US cities have caused “hysteria.”
“We see these headlines about a percentage increase,” Ocasio-Cortez said. said during a conversation with New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman via Zoom: “Now, I would like to say that any harm Either way, it’s unacceptable and too much. But I also want to make sure that this hysteria did not cause hysteria And we look at these numbers in context, so that we can make responsible decisions about what to allocate in that context.”
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Ocasio-Cortez Argued in early June that authorities should stop building the prison and focus instead on public health issues, adding it was “unacceptable”; to use the prison as a “trash bin”.
“If we want to reduce violent crime If we want to reduce the number of people in our prisons The answer is to stop making more of them,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “The answer is to make sure we actually build more hospitals. We pay the organizers. We get mental health care and overall health care, employment, etc. to support the community, not throw it out.”
Ocasio-Cortez, Bowman and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have called on Congress to allocate $400,000 to a project called “Stand Up To Violence,” which seeks to address gun violence through consulting and outreach to the community
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Journalist Glenn Greenwald condemns Ocasio-Cortez. on Sunday, claiming that she was She “mocked ordinary people as ‘hysterical’ for fearing violent crime in their neighborhoods” while voting last month to “give $2 billion to the police who protect her”.
He also shared a tweet from Ocasio-Cortez In which she blasted Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republicans who “almost killed me” during the US Capitol attack, adding, “Like the AOC, I’m really upset when people are in” hysteria. “About the fear of violent crime”
The exchange came as overall New York City shooting incidents increased 53.2 percent year-on-year. and homicides rose 13.3% year-on-year. According to the latest NYPD crime data for the week ending June 20.