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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested over the weekend that the crime surge in New York City is likely because struggling residents are forced to shoplift in order to "feed their child."
In a virtual town hall meeting she hosted Thursday, some clips of which were shared by The Hill, the 30-year-old Democratic congresswoman was asked about the troubling uptick in violent crimes overtaking the city.
"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," Ocasio-Cortez continued, "so they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry.”
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: IAMTAT
I wish. If this were the case I'd rob the Balthazar Bakery every damn day, best bread in the area.
I bet I can tell you what parts of New York City don't have any increase in crime, starting with Arthur Ave in the Bronx.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: blueman12
I agree with your thoughts but unfortunately the vast majority will not so I'm not voting for a third party candidate and handing biden the election.