On Sunday, a gunman attacked NYPD officers in a precinct in the Bronx. One officer was shot in the attack inside the precinct. Officers believe the gunman to be the same shooter that was involved in another shooting just mere hours earlier. NYPD Commissioner Shea quickly spoke out against the attacks.
Shea called the attacks assassination attempts against officers. The attacks continue to highlight a significant rift between the officers and City administration, specifically Mayor Bill de Blasio. Recent policy changes have led to significant increases in crime in the city.
David Webb, a Fox News contributor and journalist for The Hill, issued the below tweet asking where the response was from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She quickly fired back that this was not her district and gave a snark remark that’s worth looking at.
This is not my district, but our thoughts are with all officers & people impacted by this shooting & the epidemic of gun violence in this country.
Perhaps you would get less mixed up if McConnell stood up to the NRA & passed common-sense gun safety measures to reduce shootings.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 9, 2020
So in AOC’s mind, Sen. Mitch McConnell and the NRA are to blame for this attack on the NYPD officers. It isn’t the changes in policy which have led to an increase in crime. Rather, it’s the fact that gun control measures have not been passed by the Senate. It’s always the gun and not the person right?
According to Commissioner Shea, the suspect has a long history of violent crime. He served years for attempted murder and paroled in 2017. He also has history of other violent crime, including a gun fight with NYPD officers. But the attack would have been prevented if not for McConnell and the NRA.
You should also consider the fact that these individuals would be back on the streets if AOC had her way. AOC has been an advocate for criminal justice reform, which we have written about previously. She was quick to support Ayanna Pressley’s criminal justice reform plan. There’s no reason to keep violent criminals in jail when we can simply close the jails and put them back on the streets.
Which is exactly what Mayor de Blasio is doing in NYC. He is closing jails and putting violent criminals on the street. Crime is increasing and these people are attacking police officers. It’s not the fault of the suspected criminal, but the gun right? That’s what these Democrats would have you to believe.
Rather than simply calling out the incident and supporting police officers, the left will continue their assault on them. Instead of support, they will continue to blame. It’s truly a disgrace for those who proudly wear that uniform. We absolutely must support our law enforcement officers, because the Democrats won’t!
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