Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., followed by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., responds to reporters’ questions after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met with all the House Democrats, many calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying yesterday, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
As we go into 2020, people are considering for whom to cast their votes.
When you get right down to it, it’s about are you more for advancing the move toward socialism and the upending of the rule of law that Democrats and the left offer or for defeating that as much as possible and voting for a strong America?
Leftists showed another example of where they’d like to take us in NYC this week.
Some people in NYC were disturbed by two events involving the police and citizens which had been widely misreported. One incident involved a 19-year-old black man who was taken down by police on a subway train because of a report he had a gun. Witnesses said they had seen him with a gun before he fled into the subway. Reports indicated he was also wanted for a past larceny. The second incident involved a 15-year-old black teen who was allegedly punched by a police officer during a scuffle on a subway platform. Both stories were portrayed as the actions being taken because the people had evaded the subway fare when there appears to have been more to the stories. People were also upset over a proposed crackdown on fare evaders with more cops in the subway.
These events prompted leftist marches in Brooklyn on Friday and Saturday. Now, regardless of the facts of the case (because the left never actually cares about the actual facts), the leftist protests went far beyond simply protesting police brutality.
They called for the disarming and the elimination of the NYPD, eliminating arrests for evading the subway fare, as well as eliminating the subway fare altogether. And they encouraged harassment and violence against the police.
Protesters blocked traffic and chanted, “F*ck the police” and “NYPD has got to go.” They carried banners that called cops pigs and another huge banner which urged people to “punch a cop” and “hit ’em.” One person was arrested for writing “pigs” on a cop car, another for spitting on a cop. The subway was also vandalized with anarchy signs and anti-police curses. People also surrounded and vandalized an MTA bus which a passenger said was “scary.”
Anti Police Protest in NYC Happening now! Thank you Mayor DeBlasio and P.C. O’Neill you really divided a city and destroyed the NYPD pic.twitter.com/oijqYHlpmt
— SBA (@SBANYPD) November 2, 2019
At some point during their effort, the organizers also led hundreds of people to jump the subway turnstiles as a protest against having to pay.
WATCH: Protesters jump the MTA turnstiles as they continue to protest the NYPD pulling guns on a fare-hopping teen pic.twitter.com/xXsH874MOW
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) November 2, 2019
The SBA (Sergeants Benevolent Association) blamed the failure of Mayor Bill de Blasio to support the police and the rule of law.
And what was the reaction of Democrats to this?
The person the DNC chair called the “future of the Democratic Party,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) endorsed the anti-cop protesters jumping the turnstiles, tweeting this video.
From Fox News:
“Ending mass incarceration means challenging a system that jails the poor to free the rich,” the left-wing freshman congresswoman tweeted, retweeting a video of protesters jumping subway turnstiles in Brooklyn Friday night.
In the video, protesters are shown helping each other jump turnstiles without paying the fare, while others are holding signs with slogans like “No cops, no fares.” One straphanger who did choose to pay the fare can be heard being yelled at by a protester.
“How do you spell racist? N-Y-P-D,” protesters in the video chant. But the anti-cop chants heard in the video didn’t prevent Ocasio-Cortez from lending her support to their actions.
“Arresting people who can’t afford a $2.75 fare makes no-one safer and destabilizes our community,” she said. “New Yorkers know that, they’re not having it and they’re standing up for each other.”
Thanks for endorsing law-breaking and chaos. Not to mention how to further bankrupt the system. The MTA lost $215 million due to evading fares last year. Guess what happens then? Services to people get cut including to people who actually pay because of people unwilling to pay.
This is where they want to bring us.