AOC suggests NYC crime spike linked to unemployment and parents shoplifting to feed children
Yahoo News– “New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has insisted that spikes in New York crime are not related to police budget cuts but people needing to pay rent and feed their children.”
“In a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, reported by The Hill, AOC was questioned about the significant rise in crime in the city.”
“Do we think this has to do with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?” she said.
“The fact that people are at a level of economic desperation that we have not seen since the Great Recession?”
“The Democratic representative went on to reinforce that the rates were due to the failure of the federal government to effectively provide unemployment provisions and stimulus checks.”