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Ocasio-Cortez Says America Needs ‘To Have A Real Conversation’ About Abolishing Prisons

ocasio-cortez, misleading, fracking, claimDemocratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoted “prison abolition” in a pair of tweets Monday morning.

Ocasio-Cortez called for “a real conversation about decarceration [and] prison abolition in this country,” adding: “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.”

“Prison abolition” is a radical left-wing movement to abolish prisons altogether⁠—including for violent offenders. The Democratic Socialists of America, of which Ocasio-Cortez is a partvoted in August to create “a national Police & Prison Abolition Working Group.”

“Mass incarceration is our American reality. It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country.”

“Yesterday morning I spoke with a woman who was thrown in Rikers as a teenager. Put in solitary confinement for MONTHS, aka torture. Force-fed pills. The conditions were so bad, she too had drank out of toilets,” she added. “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.”

According to research by the Manhattan Institute’s Rafael A. Mangual, 60% of the inmates in state prisons⁠—which house the overwhelming majority of prisoners across the country⁠—”are serving time for murder, rape, assault, robbery, or burglary—four times the number convicted only of drug offenses.”

“We have more than enough room to close many of our prisons and explore just alternatives to incarceration,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a follow-up tweet. “Our lawmaking process means we come to solutions together, [and] either way we should work to an end where our prison system is dramatically smaller than it is today,” she added.

Reprinted with permission from - Conservative Daily News - by Peter Hasson

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Roger Evans
1 year ago

I don’t think AOC has ever thought anything through in her life. She doesn’t belong any where near Congress. All she is is a parrot just repeating what her real boss (GS) told her to say. The more outrageously she talks the more press she gets. Best thing to do is just ignore her. HEAR THAT PRESS!
GS or some other lelftest billionaire owns the most of the press, so they will fatefully follow their boss and report her stupidity.
Let’s listen to the few honest press/media that are around.
These are just a few rambling thoughts I inarticulately submit.

JoMar
1 year ago

Ocasio-Cortez Says America Needs ‘To Have A Real Conversation’ About Abolishing Prisons. I think we should have a real conversation about putting her in one!

LEH
1 year ago

You can’t fix stupid.

Paul DAscenz
1 year ago

OAC! What a Moron!

Michael McDermott
2 years ago

How many of the rapist and druggies does she want moved in with her so we can start closing them?

Lisa
2 years ago

And I didn’t think anyone was as incredibly stupid as Nancy Pelosi. Great pair’

Gort
2 years ago

Actually AOC we need to have a real discussion on getting you out of congress in 2020! You are airhead central!

Kati Olah
2 years ago

I challenge her to have a mass murderer live on either side of her.

JudyG
2 years ago

Another insane agenda proposal by the flaming left-wing, socialist! I’m beginning to think that those who do not want prisons are those who are guilty of a crime or already in jail. Those who want guns confiscated from law abiding citizens are those who want to perpetrate gun crimes and don’t want anyone able to protect themselves from those crimes. Of course, thugs will always find a way to get guns illegally. Those who want free “everything” for “all” are those elitists who are wealthy and won’t give up anything of theirs to support that idiotic notion.

It’s as if they just want to spout things off to make themselves sound good to themselves, those who think like they and their constituents who have no concept of what they’re espousing nor understand the consequences or repercussions of those crazy ideas. I think most people don’t understand economics, that freedom is not free (there’s always a price to be paid), and that immediate gratification has long-term consequences. To quote Charles Stanley, “You reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow”. They never seem to think about anything like that.

Danny Cochrsn
2 years ago

If you really believe what your saying – start in the middle East where they have cages to drown people, burn people to death, behead people, have public shootings and filthy prisons! I feel sorry for you being so ignorant!

Katja Kirsch
2 years ago

Really. How have we ended up with her and the like in our government? Makes me wonder where our Republican leaders are. Not watching our backs, obviously ?

Panda 53
2 years ago

She’s so stupid the Young Turks (funded by Soros) chose her out of several candidates interviewed. She proved too stupid so they dropped her after she was elected.

Mamacita
2 years ago

This idea is a pie in the sky ideal as are many of her ideas. If we had perfect people with perfectly pure motives, some of these ideas might work. But, get real, there are no such people because Jesus Christ doesn’t live on earth in bodily form! What OC has to work with are sinful people with selfish motives.

Dr. Anthony
2 years ago

Poster Child for the Dumbing down for the new world order agenda.

Jacqueline
2 years ago

Why is she getting so much media exposure when the American people want her to disappear?

C J
2 years ago

Totally unrestricted by logic or reality. She has an amazing knack for tracking down the “toilet drinkers”

Robert Worden
2 years ago

Leading our allies, the Kurds, to their certain death is ok?

Jim in Raleigh
2 years ago

Another stupid idea from the dumbest member in Congress. It would be best if she just shutup. I wonder why any of her thoughts are on the internet. It’s a waste of time to read them

Tim D.
2 years ago

It looks as though she takes the most extreme and dangerous ideas and claims them “doable” so she can call herself a success… problem is, her ideas are just downright idiotic and ridiculous and that’s why no one else with any sense would suggest them. How pathetic.

Dorothy M. Piel
2 years ago

I do believe that this lady never should have been elected and there certain is something wrong with her. I do not think that she even has a brain and if she does it is not working.

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