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AOC Calls $1B NYPD Budget Cut Insufficient: 'Defunding the Police Means Defunding the Police'
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  • Sneaky-Pete
    07/08/2020
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    OMG... Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in her blasting the agreement by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and the Democrat-controlled New York City Council to cut the New York Police Dept. (NYPD) budget by $1 billion (from $6B to $5B) as falling short of the goals of the “defund the police” movement just goes to show that her ”socialist” ideology sadly doesn't meet the security needs of the NYC constituents. ”Defunding the police means defunding the 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 that the same police remain in schools. It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends anyways. It doesundil not mean hiring more police officers while cutting more than $800M from NYC schools. If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to NYPD’s budget are a disingenuous illusion. This City Council effort not a victory for us. The fight to defund policing continues.” Sneaky Pete. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻SOC👎👎👎 7.7.20

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