Ocasio-Cortez: NYC Crime Surge ‘Maybe’ Due To People Being ‘Scared to Pay Their Rent,’ Don’t Have Jobs

by Ryan Saavedra
Daily Wire

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed on Sunday that the surge in crime in New York City is happening because people are “scared to pay their rent” and because of high unemployment numbers due to the pandemic.

Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks and other misleading statements during a Zoom video call that was posted to Twitter by The Hill.

[…] Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence that the recent $1 billion budgetary cut by the New York City Police Department wasn’t “really real.”

CNN reported:

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