After Alexandria Ocasio Cortez claimed that New York’s increased crime rate is due to more police on patrol, Judge Jeanine Pirro held nothing back as she blasted AOC on live TV.
During an episode of The Five, the panel discussed controversial comments made by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. She claimed the increasing crime on the city’s subway system is directly correlated to the New York Police Department, which added more officers to patrol the subway in response to the crime wave.
“Subway crime is up,” AOC stated. “But let’s also note that subway crime is up after they committed so many more officers to the subway system. So, that also tells us – from a policy perspective – adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving this problem.”
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld started off the discussion by vilifying the congresswoman. “That is either the product of a dishonest mind or a mentally disabled one,” he said. “The police are a response to the crime. The crime was there first. How can you lie about that? Do you think that the chalk outlines are drawn before the body’s placed in there, you frickin’ moron?!” Gutfeld then stated that Republicans are too “nice” when talking about far-left politicians.
“They are pro-criminal,” Judge Jeanine Pirro declared. “Everything [the Democrats] are doing is destroying the rights of crime victims in this country, and promoting criminals, like letting them out of jail,” added Pirro, who then took aim at the mayor of New York. “He won’t fight the politics, the ideology of the Left that you cannot have cashless bail.”
“And as for [AOC], she is so stupid, it is stunning,” Pirro stated. “More cops cause more violence on the trains, on the subways? Did it ever occur to her that there might even be more crime but for the fact that there were more police there? And the way she thinks it’s like so screwed up it’s like saying everyone who became a drug addict started out on milk. Milk has to be the connection…like a gateway drug. And the truth is they don’t know what they’re talking about and Americans are suffering because of that.”
Ocasio-Cortez has previously stated that more funding for police isn’t the solution to rising crime. “More money for police isn’t the answer to crime,” she tweeted last year. “And that’s not just our opinion. An ABC poll found that just half of Americans believe more police funding will cut crime.”
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) November 10, 2022
According to the New York Post, one huge problem in the Big Apple is their progressive district attorney who takes the side of criminals over the victims. This is exactly what happened to a 61-year-old convenience store worker who was charged with murder for stabbing the ex-con who stormed behind the counter, pushed him against a wall of merchandise, and tried to lead him away.
Convenience store worker Jose Alba spent nearly a week locked up on Rikers Island following his fatal encounter with Austin Simon, 35, inside the Blue Moon Bodega. After New Yorkers saw the slaying as an object lesson in self-defense, they demanded Alba be released. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg finally decided to drop the case and acknowledge he couldn’t prove Alba “was not justified in his use of deadly physical force,” noting Simon’s unhinged actions likely led the “older and shorter” Alba to fear “what might be in store next.”
According to a report by the NYPD, “the rate of serious crimes was up 35.6% over 2021.” NYPD Commissioner Kenneth Sewell addressed the situation and partly progressive policies. “We know that any crime increase in our city is wholly unacceptable,” he said. “Everyone who lives, works, and visits here deserves to be safe, and the members of the NYPD will tolerate nothing less – but we cannot do it alone.”
“When violent criminals are willing to carry illegal guns on our streets and brazenly shoot at innocent people, they must face real consequences,” he added. “And when rampant, revolving-door recidivism erodes the public’s trust in the criminal justice system, we must make efforts to refocus that system on what matters most: the victims. All of us need to be pulling in the same direction, so that we can best deliver on the public-safety promise we make to every New Yorker, every day.”