Ocasio-Cortez: Rising crime in NYC is because people ‘feel like they need to shoplift some bread’


New York City, New York – According to the often-bombastic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the recent uptick in violent crimes within New York City can be attributed to the notion that people “are scared to pay their rent” and “feel like they need to shoplift some bread”.

When AOC was asked about why crime was exploding in New York City, her response to what has caused an increase in crime is solely based upon economic disparity and record levels of unemployment. While certainly some crimes can be attributed to an economic crisis – what does a family needing “bread” have to do with a surge in murders and shootings?

Because the most concerning increases in crime are of the violent kind, i.e. shootings and murders.

The 30-year-old representative stated the following when examining why she thinks crime is on the rise in the Big Apple:

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

While AOC is accurate that unemployment numbers are higher than what they peaked at during the recession of 2008, ironically there was a decrease in overall crime during the recession period of 2008-2009.

According to a report published back in 2014 by the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, the following was noted about the recession period seeing a decrease in crime:

“For some criminologists and other observers, the absence of crime increases during the Great Recession simply confirmed their belief that crime has little to do with economic conditions.”

Statistical anomalies aside, AOC continued with her theory during the virtual townhall, stating the following:

“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 so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”

So, if one were to adopt this theory by AOC, then that would mean that the 15 shootings that happened in a 15-hour span in New York City was because people needed to “shoplift some bread or go hungry.” Then there was the Fourth of July weekend in the city that saw 8 people killed and 44 others shot.

Interestingly, none of those reports indicated that people needing to steal bread played a role in the violence. Furthermore, when was the last time a report surfaced where an armed robber demanded someone to “put the sourdough in the bag”?

While there are all sorts of delectable breads (especially ciabatta and potato), it’s safe to say that the increase in crime isn’t linked to pilfering of bread.  

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AOC has been managing to rack up headlines lately even when she isn’t saying something silly. 

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was recently seen blowing bubbles at a child.

It seems the risk of spreading COVID-19 is not as serious as we thought.

According a report by NOQ Report, AOC took off her facemask over the weekend and blew bubbles near the face of a small child, who was still wearing a mask. Her actions went against what the media and Democrats are preaching about the deadly virus. Given their narrative, surely this is seen as recklessly spreading this deadly virus?

In their report titled, “Attempted murder? AOC removes face mask, blows bubbles at defenseless child,” NOQ says:

“They don’t want people to be able to do, well, anything that could allow a single particle to be transferred from one person to another.”

So which is it? Is COVID-19 a virus that is deadly and easily transmitted through many means, so that all health and safety precautions need to be adhered to?

Or are we safe to throw our masks to the wind, along with the bubbles we blow?

The photo does show the little girl still wearing her mask, and several feet from AOC. The bubbles weren’t blown directly into the girl’s face, either. However, you can’t control the wind, and you can’t control the airborne particles when the bubbles pop.

This seems like a dangerous game you’re playing, AOC.

Other media outlets are also calling AOC’s public display a hypocrisy. America’s Voice on YouTube reported AOC blowing bubbles on Sunday, ridiculing her actions.

Despite the cries of how dangerous and deadly this virus is, the real numbers show that for every 10,000 cases of COVID-19 only eight people die when you are looking at people under the age of 45.

For the age group 34 years old and younger, only about three people die out of 10,000 cases of COVID-19.

NOQ Report said:

“The damage as a result of the lockdowns is exponentially greater than the risk to the majority of American who are under the age of 50.”

The numbers provided were from the research Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his team have collected.

The NOQ Report said:

“To the White House, President Trump, and anyone else who will listen: Put out numbers like Ron DeSantis has in Florida. The numbers speak for themselves about the coronavirus. Let the truth bring sanity back to America.”

The media and the far-left are trying to convince people that lockdowns are necessary. They want to ruin our economy, send people to poverty, and into being dependent upon the government.

Meanwhile, AOC blows corona-bubbles into children’s faces.


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