REPORT: Ocasio-Cortez calls for America to abolish prisons

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promoted “prison abolition” in a pair of tweets Monday morning.

Ocasio-Cortez called for “a real conversation about decarceration [and] prison abolition in this country,” adding: “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.”

The article goes on to state the following:

“Prison abolition” is a radical left-wing movement to abolish prisons altogether⁠—including for violent offenders. The Democratic Socialists of America, of which Ocasio-Cortez is a part, voted in August to create “a national Police & Prison Abolition Working Group.”

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Ocasio-Cortez released the following statement in a series of tweets Monday morning:

I know the term “prison abolition” is breaking some people’s brains. The right is already freaking out. Yet the US incarcerates more than anywhere in the world. We have more than enough room to close many of our prisons and explore just alternatives to incarceration.

First of all, many people in jailed or in prison don’t belong there at all. Whether it’s punitive sentencing for marijuana possession or jailing people for their poverty & letting the rich free through systems like cash bail, we wrongly incarcerate far, far too many people.

Ocasio-Cortez added:

Secondly, our prison & jail system is so large bc we use them as de facto mental hospitals, homeless shelters, & detox centers instead of *actually* investing in… mental health, housing, edu, & rehab. If we invested meaningfully, what do you think would happen to crime?

Lastly, people tend to say “what do you do with all the violent people?” as a defense for incarcerating millions. Our lawmaking process means we come to solutions together, &either way we should work to an end where our prison system is dramatically smaller than it is today.

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16 Comments

  1. Robin October 7th, 2019 at 11:45 am

    I was quietly tolerating her. Now I have to vocalize my thought. She’s nuts!

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    • Rosemary Lesher October 7th, 2019 at 11:50 am

      ABSOLUTELY

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  2. James Bagwell October 7th, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I’ll tell you what, we will take all the crimson to your house to live with and off of you. How do you like those apples.

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  3. Karen October 7th, 2019 at 11:55 am

    She just gets more dumb by the day

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    • Jackie October 7th, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Exactly!!

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  4. Rob October 7th, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Repeat Offenders need to be Incarcerated. These would be the killers, rapists, child molesters, arsonists, etc. Putting a person in Prison for weed needs to be examined. President Trump initiated Prison Reform. Fact. The Crime Rate in NYC plummeted when Mayor Rudy Giuliani locked up the Repeat Offenders.

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  5. TJ October 7th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Whenever AOC opens her mouth, stupid falls out. She is dangerous can u imagine how much more dangerous she would be IF she had a brain.

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  6. Roslyons October 7th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    The looney bird at it again. Stupid jackass.

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  7. Marion Marino-Meyash October 7th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Ok. Hard core criminals should bypass all further lawsuits and be sentenced to death within 24 hours of sentencing. Those with mental health issues what will we do…open mental health hospitals. Drug users should be released and become statistics. AOC your mouth opens and spews STUPID. Unfortunately, we cannot fix stupid!

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  8. Elle October 7th, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Every time she says something it get more insane than the time before. Somebody give AOC a straight jacket please??

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  9. Elle October 7th, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    I forgot to add a muzzle as well!!

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  10. Melanie Cronn October 7th, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Lady, I thought ur 🐄💨 was the worst, now u want to abolish prisons!? What the phuck is going on in that tiny useless empty headed brain of urs? Ur career in office is done, u’ve put the final nail in ur own coffin. Say good bye to DC, don’t let the door hit u on the ass when u leave.

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  11. Ruth October 7th, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    The blame really lies with the idiots who elected her . Completely assinine

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  12. Georgene October 7th, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    This woman needs to be mentally evaluated, there is seriously something wrong with her!

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  13. Cathy October 7th, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Well… other countries cut off a thief’s hands, so we could do that I guess. And they kill a murderer, and hang others so we could follow those countries rules and that would lessen the use of prisons. Wonder what they do to idiots ?

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  14. Lisa October 7th, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    W T A F??!?!?!?!?!? I seriously want to slap this whack job in the face!!!!!! She has got to be a plant?!? There is no way she is real?!

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