One thing is for certain and two things are for sure AOC might be crazy and crime in places like New York City is off the charts. But according to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Bronx Congresswoman known for her progressive firebrand politics — the crime spree is nothing more than hysteria being created. Hysteria as it is unclear exactly how she came to such a conclusion.
In a zoom chat with fellow Congressperson Jamal Bowman (D), AOC claimed that the problem is hysteria and that she hopes that it doesn’t further turn into that almost completely downplaying all forms of crime in the city. New York City for example has seen so much crime lately — an innocent Marine was shot in Times Square with his family among several other instances of violent crime. Perhaps unemployment; lack of good paying jobs, among other things are what AOC should be concerned about when discussing the unprecedented rise in violence.
A prime example of the unprecedented rise in violence perhaps is also the fact that kids were nearly gunned down recently in the Bronx, er, something she also reduced to mere statistics for the sake of her politics.
“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.”