WATCH THIS: AOC Blames Crime Spike On Hungry Shoplifters – Even Though Uptick Is SHOOTINGS


New York City’s recent uptick in crime reports could be partly due to economic consequences caused by the pandemic, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested during a recent Zoom conference with constituents.

The conference, which The Hill shared online via its YouTube channel on Sunday, saw Ocasio-Cortez address a handful of issues related to law enforcement and police reform. Her comments came amid a nationwide push for policies that increase transparency about law enforcement practices, hold officers accountable for conduct violations, and decrease funding to departments.

“Why is this uptick in crime happening? Well, let’s think about it. Do we think this has to with the fact that there’s record unemployment in the United States right now?” asked Ocasio-Cortez.

“Maybe this has to do with the fact that people aren’t paying their rent and are scared to pay their rent,” she continued. “They need to feed their child and they don’t have money, so…they’re put in a position where they feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry that night.”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. She never ceases to impress me. Some of her brilliant lines left me wondering how stupid she could get. But she persists to outdo herself every time she opens her mouth. Her IQ has managed to remain in the negative range, and accelerates downward every day. Wow! This must make for quite interesting psychological study.

  2. Oh, please. People who steal will steal no matter how rich they are, and people who don’t steal won’t steal no matter how poor they are. There is no hunger in America; there’s “food insecurity”, but no genuine hunger.

  3. How does such a dummy get so much power in the Democratic party

    Listening to this drivel is an insult to any thinking person’s intelligence.
    She just should have said ” Welcome to the Bronx Zoo”.

  4. She means to tell you that NYC mayor did not do his job in making sure police does its job.
    She also means to say that Dems running the NYC did not provide enough for the hungry minorities in desperate need.

  5. it is obvious, there’s a contest between oac and blah-seo who can be more brain dead
    so far its a tie, each one get’s more crazy but the other just matches it

  6. The article does not say what the headline says. According to the article, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is speculating at the reasons for the spike in shootings, much as Trump was speculating about the efficacy and safety of injecting bleach to prevent coronavirus.

    I do not know why the shootings have spiked, but, yes, things have changed. The first requirement for shootings is for the would-be shooters have guns. Second Amendment guarantees that right.

  7. If the uptick in crime was limited to hungry people shoplifting I would actually agree with her,

    Does she support lifting the pandemic restrictions due to the increase in crime it causes?

  8. What then does it mean that people vote for this lady? How to make sense of that? Do they listen to her and vote for her foolish ideas? What type of society does she offer? Are they voting against something?

  9. So, I lost my job and have to feed my kids. So I guess that means it would be OK to come to your house and take your food? Correct? If so, please send me your location.

  10. If the crime spike was simply an increase in people stealing loaves of bread from Gristedes than I might agree with her. However, its violent crimes, shootings, assaults, car break ins etc. that account for much of the increase so her point makes no sense. Yes, there is always a seasonal spike in the crime rate and the unemployment rate is a factor but much more important is the sense of being able to commit a crime without any consequences.

  11. huju, as always you enlighten us with your Marxist nonce and lies. no matter how much your repeat your lies about Trump and 2nd amendment this will not make it to be true.

  12. huju NYC shooters don’t get their guns legally, they buy them on the same streets that they buy heroine & cocaine.
    There is no legal heroine or cocaine in USA, yet they sell it on the streets anyway. Same with guns. If illegal drugs can get over our borders guns will get over the borders no matter how illegal you make them.

  13. To MoisheIngolus: “Nonce” is a word, but I don’t think it’s the one you mean. I thought the always-Trumpers said that Trump’s talk of injecting bleach was just an idea he threw out for the doctors to evaluate. And what did I say about the 2nd Amendment that is not true?

  14. hu bacha July 13, 2020 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm
    she looks like a dog,
    more like a sewer rat ,and the same mentality