AOC Proposes Abolishing All Prisons
In her latest shockingly left wing statement, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has proposed abolishing the U.S. prison system. In tweets Monday morning, the socialist congresswoman said that we, as a society, need to hav a “real conversation about decarceration [and] prison abolition in this country,” she explained by saying, “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.”
Mass incarceration is our American reality. It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 7, 2019
To end it, we have to change.
That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country. https://t.co/9E9NTAmBNi
She then went on to defend her tweet because, as she put it, “I know the term ‘prison abolition’ is breaking some people’s brains. The right is already freaking out.” She went on to talk about how many people are in jail for low-level drug crimes, how prisons are actually “de-facto mental hospitals, homeless shelters & detox centers”, all while not really answering the question “what do you do with all the violent people?” This, she said is a valid question and her response would be “come together to make solutions”.
Lastly, people tend to say “what do you do with all the violent people?” as a defense for incarcerating millions.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 7, 2019
Our lawmaking process means we come to solutions together, &either way we should work to an end where our prison system is dramatically smaller than it is today.
This is hardly a surprise or the first time the congresswoman has had some incredibly fringe takes on political matters lately. Just in the last week she has called President Trump an anti-Semite, said we should outlaw billionaires, and touted an economic plan that gives free, tax-payer provided benefits to illegal immigrants.
Understand that Trump is engaged in deliberate, atrocious, targeted antisemitism towards Chairman Schiff.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 5, 2019
Then ask yourself why no one cares to denounce it - esp when his accusation of it towards others drove full news cycles earlier this year. https://t.co/bjEw6eb7Md
Even billionaires are saying billionaires shouldn’t exist.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 7, 2019
I wonder if extreme-wealth worshippers will listen to the point now that those with extreme wealth are saying it, too? https://t.co/1u4dqMZhKG
@TuckerCarlson Do I understand OAC? All you have to do to get welfare, food stamps and healthcare if you are an illegal immigrant is not get caught crossing the border. Pretty low standard.— Wayne Karnis (@Waco2) October 3, 2019