Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or AOC tweeted support for the New York anti-police protests taking place across Brooklyn. Take a look at the protests below and then see what AOC said.
“Ending mass incarceration means challenging a system that jails the poor to free the rich,” the freshman Democrat wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “Arresting people who can’t afford a $2.75 fare makes no one safer and destabilizes our community. New Yorkers know that, they’re not having it, and they’re standing up for each other.”
Hundreds of protesters were out on the streets Friday through Saturday against supposed police brutality by the New York police department.
The protests broke out after a viral video showing NY police officers breaking up a fight between teenagers at a subway station.
In the video, a cop can be seen in a cell phone video hitting one of the teens on October 25th. The unrest began Halloween night in Brownsville and continued into Friday and Saturday.
Protesters marched through Brooklyn shouting “no justice, no peace” on Friday as they jumped over turnstiles entering a subway station on Saturday. The chants are reminiscent of chants shouted by protestors at Black Lives Matters demonstrations.
One demonstrater was arrested.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and her squad recently made waves after announcing that they endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President.
Senator Sanders has seen a sharp fall in the most recent polling following his recent heart attack in Las Vegas. At the same time, his rival Elizabeth Warren has managed to take the lead in many polls.
The move by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and the rest of the Squad comes as a strong rebuke to Elizabeth Warren, who has been trying to campaign as a far-left candidate herself.