AOC Knocks De Blasio’s ‘Disingenuous’ Proposed Budget Cut to the NYPD

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is proposing a $1 billion budget cut to the New York Police Department (NYPD) as several municipalities take steps to slash police departments’ budgets as the push to defund police forces gains steam.

However, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) says de Blasio’s proposal is “disingenuous” and “not a victory.”

In a statement, Ocasio-Cortez said, “Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.”

She continued: 

“It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Educations budget so that the exact same police remain in schools. It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignore every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways. It does 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 is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues,” she added. 

Read the statement below:

During a press conference on Monday, de Blasio announced his proposed cuts to the NYPD budget. 

He said, “My office presented to City Council a plan that would achieve the billion in savings for the NYPD and shift resources to young people, to communities in a way that would help address a lot of the underlying issues that we know are the cause of so many problems in our society.”

“We’re in a whole different situation in fact than New York City has ever faced in our history – a health care crisis, an economic crisis, a disparity crisis, a budget crisis all wrapped into one and on a massive, massive scale,” he added.

However, de Blasio said he views the moment as an “unprecedented opportunity to change some things.”

The push to defund police departments comes amid calls for police reforms after the death of George Floyd — a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

While de Blasio has proposed cutting the NYPD’s budget, some cities have gone further. The Minneapolis City Council has advanced a proposal to dismantle the city’s police department and replace it with a new public safety model. 

Responses

  1. There are nutty politicians in every state and both major political parties—De Blasio and AOC compete to be the nuttiest in NY since Trump has declared FL as his home state. It appears AOC has won the week.

  2. The NYPD is huge. In 2018, it was the 65th largest army in the world, with its own navy and air force and spy network, and international offices.

    Cutting $1B, out of its budget (if they even manage to do that) would cut it by less than 10%.

  3. I say do it —- defund the NYPD. It will be just like Escape From New York in a week. She is a retard with big mouth but I like seeing and knowing the enemy.

  4. De Blasio should not get ANY security anymore and if AOC has any paid by taxpayers, it should be removed.

  5. This little brat had better never EVER call the police for any reason, ever again. You want the cops gone, you take care of yourself, little girl. Problem is, he only skill is mixing drinks, which is likely the only reason Pelosi keeps her around.

  6. As long as the Caucasian trash n*gger elites,

    the real owners of the the legal thugs everywhere,

    continue to want brutality against everyone not them

    there will be no change to legal thug departments.

    1. Take your Lithium Johnny Boy. Your comments are becoming more incoherent.

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