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NEW YORK CITY – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents advised Fox News they oppose defunding the police as crime within the district continues to upward thrust.
“I don’t think it’s a good idea to defund the police,” one native, Daniel, stated. “I think we need more police in the area.”
Another guy, Tom, advised Fox News that Democrats’ calls to defund the police had been “absurd.”
“It’s completely ridiculous,” Tom stated.
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Major crimes in Ocasio-Cortez’s district have risen 57% in comparison to the tip of July 2020, consistent with an research former New York Police Department inspector Paul Mauro launched Monday. Compared to remaining yr, primary felonies akin to homicide, rape and theft are up 44%.
“The more and more time goes on, and you see these crimes go up in the city, especially around this area, it’s gotten a lot worse,” one guy, Max, advised Fox News. He stated defunding the police is not running.
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Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, has advocated for much less policing around the country. She even criticized then-New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed $1 billion lower to the police division finances in 2020 as no longer going a ways sufficient.
“These proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion,” the congresswoman stated in June 2020. “This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”
Paul, a former army policeman who is living in Ocasio-Cortez’s district advised Fox News: “My father always said, if you’re afraid of the police, you’re doing something wrong.”
But every other native, Zion, stated there must be higher oversight of police, irrespective of their finances.
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“I wouldn’t say defund the police, but I would say force accountability,” he advised Fox News.
“They do a good job. There are some who are great,” Zion stated. “But then there are others who are like they came from the pits of hell.”
The defund the police motion won vital consideration in 2020 after a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd. Numerous primary U.S. towns, together with New York, Austin, Seattle and Washington D.C., diminished their police budgets following popular anti-cop protests.
“At the time, a lot of people thought that it was an efficient solution to a problem,” Max stated.
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Paul advised Fox News: “When you see a police officer, you respect them. They’re protecting you.”
“So, no, you can’t defund the police,” Paul stated.
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t reply to a request for remark.