In left-wing cities, crime is on the rise like never before. Much of this is the result of criminals being treated with kid gloves, while law enforcement is defunded and discarded.
From the very beginning, Republicans warned that none of this would end well. Yet, Democrats still insisted these ill-advised policies were necessary to advance social justice and other matters.
Needless to say, soft-on-crime policies have only made certain communities less safe. They’ve also emboldened violent offenders who know now that there’s a reduced likelihood of them being held accountable for their crimes.
Recently, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted about an incident involving Jordan Neely, a black man who was detained after threatening people on a New York subway. However, the congresswoman’s message did not go over as she planned, according to Red State.
Not So Fast
According to Ocasio-Cortez, Neely’s passing after being physically detained on a subway constitutes murder.
The left-wing congresswoman also claimed that Neely’s mental health complications are why he was “murdered,” in addition to citing various sources that cover challenges faced by persons with mental health struggles.
However, what Ocasio-Cortez missed is that the policies she advocates for — namely being soft on crime — played a role in Neely not getting the help he needed before his problems came to a head on the New York subway.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 4, 2023
Before being physically restrained by a US Marine and others, Neely had been arrested dozens of times and was caught on video harrasing people.
Needless to say, Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get into much detail about Neely’s prior history when taking her opinions to Twitter.
The Right to Public Safety and Self-defense
Despite what many on the left have suggested, Americans have the right to take public transportation without being in fear of their lives. Before Neely ended up being restrained, he was, in fact, causing problems and acting as a public menance.
He had a felony warrant.
44 previous arrests.
Tried to push a woman onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train.
Just stop the LIES.
He isn't a martyr.
— Blissy (@WikkedBlissy) May 3, 2023
Then again, if any of the charges from his previous arrests had stuck, perhaps Neely could have gotten the help he clearly needed.This article appeared in Watch Dog News and has been published here with permission.