AOC Criticizes Defunding of NYPD For Not Going Far Enough: 'The Fight to Defund Policing Continues'

Nick Kangadis | July 1, 2020
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For weeks we’ve been told by the radical media and leftist politicians that “defunding the police” doesn’t mean they want to get rid of entire departments, but merely a reallocation of funds to other areas in need. Well, thanks to everyone’s favorite socialist, it appears that “defunding the police” literally means what the words imply.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) released a statement on Tuesday after Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council announced a tentative deal to cut $1 billion — or about 16 percent — of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) budget.

Ocasio-Cortez was very clear in her statement that “defunding the police means defunding the police.

“If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to NYPD’s budget are a disingenuous illusion,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”

You can view the statement below:

There’s no word on who Ocasio-Cortez would call in place of police if she ever needed assistance.

As for the NYPD’s newly slashed budget, the money cut will be moved to other services the city provides.

According to Fox News:

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 [Gotham] 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.

“I am excited to say that we have a plan that can achieve real reform that can achieve real redistribution, and at the same time, ensure that we keep our city safe,” de Blasio said concerning the deal.

But, for far-leftists like Ocasio-Cortez, reducing the NYPD’s budget simply isn’t good enough. What else is new? Nothing’s ever good enough for the far-left.