Now AOC Wants to Abolish Prisons

2019 October 7
by bc3b

This woman and her allies in the Squad are a gift from God to President and the GOP although many (most?) Republicans are too stupid/cowardly to take advantage of it.

Last week she proposed national rent control and welfare for illegal aliens as part of her “Just Society.” She also accused President Trump, whose daughter is Jewish, of anti-Semitism for his attack on Aaron Schiff. This week she wants to abolish prisons.

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.”

“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 partvoted in August to create “a national Police & Prison Abolition Working Group.”

“Mass incarceration is our American reality. It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country.”

“Yesterday morning I spoke with a woman who was thrown in Rikers as a teenager. Put in solitary confinement for MONTHS, aka torture. Force-fed pills. The conditions were so bad, she too had drank out of toilets,” she added. “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.”

According to research by the Manhattan Institute’s Rafael A. Mangual, 60% of the inmates in state prisons⁠—which house the overwhelming majority of prisoners across the country⁠—”are serving time for murder, rape, assault, robbery, or burglary—four times the number convicted only of drug offenses.”

“We have more than enough room to close many of our prisons and explore just alternatives to incarceration,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a follow-up tweet. “Our lawmaking process means we come to solutions together, [and] either way we should work to an end where our prison system is dramatically smaller than it is today,” she added.

The infamous FBI Table 43 indicates why there is a disproportionate number of blacks in prison; they commit a disproportionate amount of crime … like 53.3% of all murders and negligent homicides.

Hat tip: dailycaller.com

So, who do you like in the third race at Pimlico this afternoon?

27 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 October 7 10:36 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Maybe she is pushing it because she might be headed for one, campaign finance violations…..

  2. 2019 October 7 11:00 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    GE, zombie firm walking — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/ge-freezes-pension-benefits-20000-employees-lower-debt-burden — GE is in some critical industries.

  3. 2019 October 7 12:27 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #3 –

    Will GE be the latest “Too big to fail?”

    I have been boycotting GE for years. The consumer appliance division is now owned by Haier. There aren’t a lot of GE consumer products left, buy I always buy Sylvania, Philips or store brand light bulbs.

  4. 2019 October 7 2:39 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    No quibbles with your observations. That said, they are the number one diesel rail engine mfr, second in medical imaging, major player in jet engines. Stuff of a national security logistically.

  5. 2019 October 7 3:41 pm
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    WTF ~~~~~https://www.weaselzippers.us/434606-u-s-pulls-troops-from-northeast-syria-ahead-of-turkish-attack/#disqus_thread

  6. 2019 October 7 4:38 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Twitter, the contradictions are sharpening.

    James Clapper said on CNN that Barack Obama ordered the entire fake Russian collusion investigation.
    Rush Limbaugh played the tape twice on his show today of Obama’s DNI Director Clapper saying it.

  7. 2019 October 7 4:41 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Another Tweet

    “I’m old enough to remember when the fake media, GOPe, and Dems were yelling that they had to revoke the war powers given to the POTUS after 9/11 because Trump couldn’t be trusted to not get us into WW3. Funny, those same people now bitching because Trump wants to end a war.”

  8. 2019 October 7 7:02 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    That time when Hillary asked China to steal Trump’s tax returns and feed them to the MSM.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/rosedixontx/status/1181028455690964992

  9. 2019 October 8 4:48 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  10. 2019 October 8 4:53 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    h/t a commenter at JustOneMinute blog asks if BOTH Warren and Biden collapse does Kamala get the nod? LOL

    (PowerLine) “Scott Johnson’s daughter punches another hole in Fauxcahauntus’ canoe:”
    https://twitter.com/elianayjohnson/status/1181303196867846149?s=21

  11. 2019 October 8 5:17 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  12. 2019 October 8 7:35 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Hmmmm — https://apnews.com/4e12b39584dc4f8eaf6796b9582ada56 — Sounds like they are describing Skid Row LA.

  13. 2019 October 8 10:12 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #11 –

    Expect the MSM (including FNC) to ignore this as they do with any negatives about Democrats.

  14. 2019 October 8 2:37 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    City of Minneapolis tries to shut down Trump rally by huge ransom, fails.
    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/10/city-of-minneapolis-tries-to-derail-trump-rally.php

  15. 2019 October 8 3:19 pm
    [17]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Umm, what?!? Really???
    Doubtless there’s a good explanation

    Santa Clarita California Sheriff’s Department Reports show Maxine Waters involved in Impersonating Police Officers, 3 Staffers Arrested worked for Kamala Harris and Maxine Waters, Search warrant finds Fake Badges, Police Cars, Uniforms and Guns in California Corruption case pic.twitter.com/lYuf32cHE4

    — 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐨𝐧🇺🇸 (@edgecrusher23) October 2, 2019

  16. 2019 October 8 3:56 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A commenter at JustOneMinute blog:
    Elizabeth Warren was asked about Mollie Tibbetts being murdered by an illegal…
    Her reply was:
    “I know this is hard for her family, but they have to remember that we need to focus on real problems like illegal immigrants not being able to see their kids”

    Let that sink in.
    =========================
    That tweet is on this thread, where there are videos as well, if you can stomach them:
    https://twitter.com/RealJack/status/1181631398911905792

  17. 2019 October 8 5:14 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Comment 17 about fake police uniforms is from a few years ago, oops

  18. 2019 October 8 7:05 pm
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    1) When’s the last time a D of any note (or otherwise) did jail time for CFR violation?
    6) Long over due, should have done it a year ago, would have push the SDF to reconcile instead of playing games in limbo.
    8) yup

    btw I think it dr. but whoever posted that appeals case on sovereign immunity, youtube the other day thanks was interesting.

  19. 2019 October 8 10:49 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    It’s lovely to live in a third world country …

    Nearly 800,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers are preparing for their power to be intentionally cut for what could be the largest deliberate power shut-off in California’s history.
    A Red Flag Warning is being issued over the next few days with strong winds expected to make the risk of wildfire extremely high.
    The outages are expected to start as early as Wednesday at midnight and could last until mid-day on Thursday. They may affect millions of people living in 34 counties.

  20. 2019 October 9 4:16 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jim,

    Yet people say prepping is for fools and conspiracy theorists.

  21. 2019 October 9 4:24 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Read this — https://noqreport.com/2019/10/08/robert-mueller-lie-oath-saying-wasnt-pursuing-fbi-director-job/ — I’ll wait.

    Now consider:

    * Meuller is investigating Trump at the SAME TIME he wants the FBI top spot? That’s hubris on a grand scale.
    * If true that is the Quid Pro Quo of the decade. “I’ll sway the results if you hire me.”
    * So having been rebuffed for the job you would think Meuller would have the knives out hard and still can’t nail Trump?

    DC needs to be nuked from orbit with a neutron bomb.

  22. 2019 October 9 4:34 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  23. 2019 October 9 6:25 am
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    justrand permalink

    PG&E shut off power for the entire foothills a little after midnight. There is NO wind blowing…ZERO…in our area. PG&E declared: “We’re shutting power off by zones, regardless of local conditions”

    I truly believe that this MASSIVE outage is PG&E’s way of limiting the damages to be awarded from the Paradise fire. I think they want people to realize you can’t blacken 800,000+ homes just because the wind is blowing 16 mph somewhere. (The winds may get higher, but right now those are the strongest)

    stay tuned. In the meantime our generator is, well, generating. 🙂

  24. 2019 October 11 5:59 pm
    [27]

    25 & 26: facepalm

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