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AOC says proposed $1B budget cut to NYPD isn't enough: 'Defunding police means defunding police’

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AOC says proposed $1B budget cut to NYPD isn't enough: 'Defunding police means defunding police’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., weighed in Tuesday on the proposed New York City budget cuts to the police department she said don't go far enough, saying “defunding police means defunding police.”

“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the congresswoman said in a statement.

Establishment Democrats and progressives have debated over what “defund the police” actually means. Some argue the phrase shouldn’t be taken literally and just stands to represent police reforms.

“It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”

The New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio reached a deal Tuesday to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget.

According to the Gotham Gazette report Ocasio-Cortez was referring to, the agreement would reduce the number of officers in the city by canceling its July class of 1,163 cadets. It also includes $350 million in cuts to overtime pay and and various other expenses such as travel enforcement and vehicle purchases.

The new budget will shift school safety and school crossing guards out of the NYPD’s jurisdiction to account for $483 million total, according to the Gazette.

That $1 billion would go instead to education, social services in communities hit hard by the virus, and summer youth programming for over 100,000 young people.

Cuts are also coming for the NYPD’s capital budget, such as canceling plans to build a new precinct in Jamaica, Queens, and instead, building a community center. The city is also planning to shift some police capital funding to install broadband internet in public housing complexes.

The liberal mayor flaunted the budget, which must be passed by midnight Wednesday as real action on a call for justice.

“We’re acting on that call for justice. I believe it is our mission to redistribute resources to those who need them the most,” the mayor said. “This is real redistribution.”

Activists siding with AOC have said they won't accept any plan that merely shifts money around without making what they see as meaningful changes.


Crime rates are soaring in New York thanks to the Democrats, and they want fewer police around to stop it from getting worse.

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2 hours ago, hamradio said:

People like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will send this country into a liberal hellhole if allowed.

I agree.  A.O.C.  is way too extreme.       All I can say is that she supported Sanders and was defeated and  she was only able to win an election in a very diverse and liberal NY district.

Talk in NY is that she will challenge Chuck Schumer for his Senate seat in 2022.     If she wins there than I would be worried.

As just one of the progressive in the House,  while she has a big mouth A.O.C.  and has little to no actual power regardless of how CNN and Fox try to make it appear otherwise.

Unlike the  so called Tea Party GOP House members ,  there  are < 6 really progressive \ socialist leaning Dem house members making up less then 2% of all Dems in the House.


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All the relatives and victims of these latest crimes due to protesting have only been going on Fox because the other networks don't care what happened to their family members. Those networks want more protesting and more virus positive testing so they can push the latest lies.

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LMREO, I am loving this!!  What does one think is going to happen if you defund the police! :D


Bet AOC will get HER panties in a bunch over this. 

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