Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) contributed tremendously to the recent spike in crimes in the subway of New York City.
In 2019, she worked to stop the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from hiring 500 cops for subway patrolling.
Long-term Pro-Crime Stances
In December 2019, AOC and her cohort of leftist extremists penned a letter to the-then Democrat Governor of New York, now-disgraced Andrew Cuomo.
They opposed the plans of the MTA at the time to hire an extra 500 cops from the New York Police Department, whose task would have been to boost security in the subway.
AOC’s pro-crime stance against security in the New York City subway resurfaced now that transit crime has skyrocketed.
This is a development particularly underscored by last week’s mass shooting in a Brooklyn subway that left no fewer than 30 people injured.
In a nutshell, the AOC-led communists argued there shouldn’t be security in the subway of New York City because of what they described as “historic racial disparities in enforcement.”
The Marxists insisted the “desperately needed resources” for security and law enforcement in the subway should instead be redirected towards “maintenance and service improvements.”
Apparently, the security and very lives of NYC commuters weren’t and aren’t of any concern to the leftist extremist crowd.
Ocasio-Cortez and her Marxist colleagues called upon the MTA to “divest” from the “model of criminalization” – because under their own model of race-based “class warfare”, a crime is no crime if committed by a person from the “right” population category.
Oh what a piece of crap statements!! @AOC so do you still think we need psychological doctors to handle crime? Do you think this type would have helped & reduce crime?
— Mindy831 (@Mindy8311) April 17, 2022
AOC.. if hiring more police won't help with the high crime problem, why dont you get rid of all your personal security and see how safe you are.
— Danny McGuire (@mcguire349926) April 17, 2022
Why hasn’t AOC commented on the horrible subway attack and high crime in her city ? Think about that!
— Johnny Tubb (@JohnnyTubb) April 15, 2022
AOC Deems Policing ‘Dangerous’ for Crime
Back in December 2019, AOC posted proudly her Marxist-Communist letter in support of subway crime. She insisted the hiring of additional police officers would mean “punishing the poor.”
She even went so far as to suggest the MTA has a “dangerous policing policy”, which had to be ended.
The 2019 letter appears to have been a big start for AOC’s anti-police crusade. In 2020, she became extremely active in the “defund the police” policy of the far-left.
The “defund the police” push became particularly frantic after Marxist leftists decided to make use of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in order to push their anti-public safety agenda.
Back in 2020, AOC advocated openly for slashing $6 billion out of the NYPD’s budget because it would be better given the New York City Housing Authority and public housing.
The results from AOC’s Marxist demands has been quick to appear, with subway crimes in NYC jumping by 55% last month, year on year, from 118 crimes in March 2021 to 180 in March 2022.
Last week, there were 39 transit crimes, compared with 15 in the same period of 2021, an increase of 160%.
In the second week of April, there was also a 20% increase in felony assaults, and a 45% spike in overall crime.
Asians are constantly under attack in NYC while the crime rate is skyrocketing and a couple days ago a black supremest tried to massacre ppl on a subway. All of this in or around Comrade Cortez aka AOC’s district. But yet not a word from the good comrade. 🤔
— Joe Biden is not our president (@1KAG007) April 14, 2022
What about now? AOC and other progressives opposed MTA's plan to hire 500 more NYPD cops to patrol NYC subway system in 2019, resurfaced letter shows – as transit crimes skyrocket and cit…
— uma (@reddeux2) April 17, 2022
Hi NY Democrats. You voted for this. https://t.co/uGlpmTpAQR
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) April 17, 2022