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FACT CHECK: AOC Blames NYC Crime on ‘Shoplifting Bread,’ FACT- Theft Down 7%, Murders Up 27%

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.13.20

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confused millions of followers on social media over the weekend; bizarrely asserting the crime spike in her hometown of New York City was due to hungry people “stealing loves of bread.”

In fact, petty larceny in the Big Apple is down 7% while murders are up 27%.

 

“Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?” she responded. “The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?”

“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money,” Ocasio-Cortez continued, “so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”

Watch the Congresswoman’s comments above.

LES MISERABLES: AOC Blames NYC Shooting Surge on Poor People ‘Shoplifting Bread or Going Hungry’

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.12.20

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested the recent crime surge sweeping New York City in recent weeks was a direct result of poor people “shoplifting bread” in order to feed their families due to high levels of unemployment.

“Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?” she responded. “The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?”

 

“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent and so they go out, and they need to feed their child and they don’t have money,” Ocasio-Cortez continued, “so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”

Watch the Congresswoman’s comments above.

AOC ERUPTS: Ocasio-Cortez Backs Boycott of NY POST Over 9/11 Front Page

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.17.19

Embattled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez escalated her war-of-words with the NY Post this week; supporting a national boycott against her hometown paper after they posted a fierce response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 remarks.

“While President Trump repeatedly attacks the New York Times and other purveyors of ‘fake news,’ New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is targeting her own media foe: the New York Post,” reports Yahoo News.

“In a Sunday interview with the Yahoo News podcast ‘Skullduggery,’ the freshman New York congresswoman explained why she is endorsing a boycott of the paper organized by local Yemeni-American bodega owners, calling the Post’s attack on her friend Rep. Ilhan Omar ‘beyond the pale,’” adds the author.

Read the full story at Yahoo News.

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