Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez enraged countless New Yorkers this week when she dismissed the massive crime wave occurring in the Big Apple as simply “boys” out “stealing baby formula.”
“And we allow the discourse to make it sound as though it’s, like, these shady figures in the bush jumping out from a corner. These are young men. These are boys. We’re also not discussing the mental health crisis that we are experiencing as a country as a result of the pandemic,” she said.
“Now people are stealing baby formula,” she added. “We don’t want to have that discussion. We want to say these people are criminals or we want to talk about people who are violent.”
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