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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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Glenn Lego

I’d rather have a real conversation about abolishing AOC and her weird friends in Congress.

Willie Ryan

This lady is got to be the dumbest person that has ever been in government. She needs to go to Burger King and get her a job that way she can have a Kings hat and make stupid remarks.Please vote this woman out of office.

Tim

Maybe AOC will want to share her housing with a few rapists and murderers, when she gets the prisons closed.

Phyllis

She’s what Karl Marx classified as a useful idiot. She being used by the communist because of her ignorance.

Ollyoop

And this blithering fool does not belong in Congress, just saying…

Thomas Ruwan

Don’t close the asylums, We need to put you in one. Do something commemorative. Be the first woman to go to the sun.

Lynn

Let’s do abolish prisons for murders and rapists…. but only after Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi, Warren, etc. will first have their own nice little murderer or rapist handcuffed to them 24/7 so these crazy, liberal socialist elitists can actively rehabilitate a felon each, who is now incarcerated. After it is proven that incarceration is not needed because of the no doubt… anticipated success of liberal women proactively rehabilitating murderers, robbers, rapists, cons, then they can propose decarceration that the average citizen will have to live with.

Harry L. Mallory

Wonder what this nut case wants in place of prisons, maybe she’ll invite them home to her place?

Alicia West

She is an idiot

Marcella Covault

Every time AOC opens her mouth, more ignorant and stupid sh*t spews out. She is truly a locking-up-nuts bat-sh*t-crazy person.

Anna Petrocelli

AOC is a Radical of the worse kind. Voters beware of what she says and oust her from her position. There is a new man who will oppose her election time. I will not comment any further.

John

Aoc continues, almost daily to prove what an idiot she is.

Felix

I really think she is on some kind of drug that requires her to be institutionalized.

Brenda Blunt

She is such an idiot! She doesn’t get to call for help if one of them come after her!!

Bill S

It would be “poetic justice” if a murderer were left go on parole and committed a crime against her or a member of her family.

Morty Tupperman

Ludicrous of her to even bring up this hare-brained scheme. What are the alternatives to incarceration for heinous crimes?

Doc Savage

And an A-hole is an A-hole is an A-hole…..and people shouldn’t talk like one but they do!!!

victor F. Bastianos

NYC is a SEWER!!!!!! yes, PLEASE….no one should go to jail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Listen to the AIRHEAD!!!! 29, she is a genius, she knows about everything, super smart, but an DIMWIT!!! yes, free all Murderers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Darrell

Please tell me how many rapists, murderers, etc. You are willing to house to finish their terms.

Lloyd 1954

Is there a functioning brain cell in this girl? If she is the product of the NYC education system, every teacher such be replaced.