Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez let the little secret out and screwed over all the Democrats trying to appease the extremists will not completely crippling the police:
“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the self-described Democratic Socialist said in a press release about the budget deal between the City Council and Mayor de Blasio.
“It does not mean counting cuts in overtime as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways. The fight to defund policing continues,” she said.
“If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues,” she said.
That is hilarious. Democrats have been trying to have it both ways – saying “defund the police” while actually just advocating for small decreases in their budgets. They know most Americans aren’t as anti-police as their most extremist activist base.
As usual, AOC is so extreme that she’s screwing over Democrats just trying to be moderate enough so that they don’t drive away all normal non-stupid Americans from voting for them. And we definitely appreciate it, don’t we!? LOL!