Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled a new plan that would put millions in danger
As the leader of “The Squad,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the face of the Democrat party.
She’s pushed the so-called “Green New Deal” and called for abolishing ICE and opening the borders.
But her latest policy proposal could be her most insane yet and would put millions of Americans in harm’s way.
Ocasio-Cortez proposed the communist fever dream known as the “Green New Deal” which called for a complete government seizure of the entire economy in the name of “environmental justice.”
Ocasio-Cortez decried concerns over the $93 Trillion price tag simply saying, “We just pay for it,” which is the refrain of every communist dictator who banishes dissenters to the gulag, or worse.
Now Ocasio-Cortez is calling for all prisons to be abolished.
Leftists like her have completely bought into this narrative that everyone is in prison for minor drug offenses, but that’s far from the truth.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Less than 4 percent of state-level offenders, and less than 1 percent of federal offenders, are incarcerated for any kind of drug possession, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The share incarcerated for marijuana offenses is unknown, but almost certainly a fraction of this fraction.
In fact, 55 percent of all state-level offenders—who represent 88 percent of all incarcerees—are in prison for violent offenses. Roughly half of federal offenders are incarcerated for drug offenses, but “more than 99 percent” were drug traffickers, according to the BJS.
The majority of people in prison are there for violent offenses, and their victims get completely lost in the equation.
When she was pressed on what to do with violent offenders, Ocasio-Cortez dodged in a tweet:
Lastly, people tend to say “what do you do with all the violent people?” as a defense for incarcerating millions.
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.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 7, 2019
Meanwhile, her Democrat pals like Maxine Waters are calling for President Trump to be thrown behind bars.
And when asked if felons deserve the right to vote, socialist Senator Bernie Sanders said, yes, even the Boston Marathon Bomber should be able to vote.
As more states are restoring voting rights to convicted felons, many critics see this as nothing more than a dangerous appeal to a new group to capture their votes.