Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clammed up during a recent interview focused on ‘Defunding the Police,’ going silent when told “research shows more police means less crime.”
“Why take money from the police… Research shows that more police on the street means less crime,” said George Stephanopoulos.
“Well, I think, there’s uhhh… One question that is interesting here… Is that, uh, when it comes to funds, it’s not always about officers in the street. It’s about tanks… Military weaponry… Frankly, umm, have a degree, of, material resources, and war-like weaponry,” stammered Ocasio-Cortez.
Confronted w facts, @AOC tanks
88% of #NYPD is personnel so talk of “defund police” must include which investigative squads, precincts & surveillance units be cut 2 meet goals that r more policy oriented (eg accountability) than fiscal pic.twitter.com/Vmxbyp5VtA
— Joe Borelli (@JoeBorelliNYC) June 10, 2020
“Additionally, so, when we talk about ‘Defunding’ it can show up in multiple ways,” she added.
Watch AOC Clam-Up above.
AOC’S PLEA: People Should Be ‘Willing to Sacrifice Everything,’ All ‘Privileges’ to Defund Police
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a passioned plea to “defund” police departments across America Sunday; asking people to “sacrifice everything” and “all their privileges” to promote social justice.
“There are moments in every person’s career, where you have to be willing to say, ‘Am I willing to sacrifice everything that I have, all the privileges that I have, so that the right thing can go through?’ This is one of those moments,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "If you're an elected official… I'm asking you to ask yourself what are you willing to sacrifice to make sure that over-funded police departments are defunded?" pic.twitter.com/P9gSWwlCrr
— The Hill (@thehill) June 7, 2020
“If you’re an elected official, I’m asking you to ask yourself, what are you willing to sacrifice to make sure that overfunded police departments are defunded?’
Watch AOC’s comments above.
CARSON: ‘You Want to Abolish Police Departments? Are You Kidding Me?’
Dr. Ben Carson weighed-in Monday on the growing movement to “Defund the Police” across America; saying people should not be “seduced into accepting silly things that make absolutely no sense.”
“Let’s not be fooled. Let’s not be seduced into accepting silly things that make absolutely no sense. Let’s think this thing through. You want to abolish police departments? Are you kidding me? What happens if you do that? People go out and arm themselves,” said Carson.
Sec. Ben Carson: "You want to abolish police departments? Are you kidding me?" pic.twitter.com/6rQPc1k386
— The Hill (@thehill) June 8, 2020
“They start hiring vigilante groups to protect them. We have total chaos going on. That makes absolutely no sense,” he added.
Watch Dr. Carson’s comments above.