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Ocasio-Cortez Says Skyrocketing Crime In NYC Caused By Poor People Shoplifting Bread

We finally know why crime is soaring in New York City.

No, it’s not because city leaders have derided the New York Police Department for months, prompting hundreds of early retirements. And it’s not the fact that top officials are talking about slashing the budget for police.

No, according to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist from Brooklyn, the skyrocketing crime is caused by poor and hungry people shoplifting some bread to feed their children.

“So why is this uptick in crime happening?” Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday in a chat on Zoom. “Well, let’s think about it. Do we think this has to do with the fact there’s record unemployment in the United States right now? […]

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