Hating police officers and other members of law enforcement have sadly become hallmarks of the Democrat Party. Over the past few years, Democrats have repeatedly refused to condemn far-leftists who riot in the streets, destroy their own cities and scream about their love for “dead pigs.” When confronted with the existence of these actions, Democrats cite poverty and desperation as acceptable reasons for unhinged and violent conduct.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @ SXSW 2019” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by nrkbeta
House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no exception and chose to back criminals over police officers earlier this month. Fox News reports an anti-police riot broke out in New York City on Friday. Being the classless individuals that rioters are, they chose to hurl obscenities at law enforcement and leap over turnstiles.
Ocasio-Cortez’s hot take on the matter involved defending the rioters simply because they’re poor.
What You Need to Know About AOC’s Defense of Criminals
Actions come with consequences; this is a universal principle which is recognized by sensible and reasonable adults. Sadly, Democrats have distanced themselves from sense and reason. As a result, they’re now reduced to defending the indefensible and it’s a sorry sight to see.
The New York City riots which broke out on Friday were unjustifiable by all standards. Apparently, the rioters believed their criminal actions were an acceptable means of protesting fare prices and so-called police brutality. In addition to jumping over turnstiles, screaming at law enforcement, and behaving in other violent manners, rioters held up signs reading “no cops, no fares.”
See clips of the madness for yourself:
Obviously, riots and violent behavior in the streets are illegal and grounds for arrests. Following the intervention of police officers, AOC admonished law enforcement via Twitter.
The congresswoman made the troubling argument that police officers who rightfully do their jobs are somehow “destabilizing” New York City and “making no one safer.”
Countering AOC’s Sad Defense of Criminals
Being poor or unable to avoid public transportation fare does not excuse criminal activity. Democrats have an unfortunate habit of promoting the narrative that poverty absolves individuals of wrongdoing. Not only is this narrative wrong, but it’s also dangerous. Law and order shouldn’t be demonized, nor should the officers who uphold it.
“NYPD” (CC BY 2.0) by Dave Hosford
If Ocasio-Cortez truly has concerns about the safety and stability of New York City, she ought to redirect her censure towards the rioters. People who destroy their own communities and cause chaos are the ones who “destabilize the community,” NOT the law enforcement officers who stop them.
What do you think about AOC’s decision to defend criminals over law enforcement officers? Sound off in the comments section below!