AOC Tweets Support For Protesters Advocating Violence Against NYPD Officers

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tweeted her support for a violent protest that advocated attacking NYPD officers.

Brooklyn, NY – Controversial freshman U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) tweeted her support for an anti-police protest in Brooklyn on Friday night that saw hundreds blocking streets and jumping turnstiles into the New York subways.

More than 1,000 protesters filled the streets chanting “no justice, no peace” in response to videos that showed New York Police Department (NYPD) officers fighting with teens and making arrests inside subway stations.

The protesters also objected to a planned police crackdown on fare evaders.

The demonstration began on Friday evening in Brooklyn’s McLaughlin Park and spread through the borough as hundreds more joined.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Nov. 1, hundreds of protesters flooded Brooklyn subway stations in a “mass fare evasion” to protest the “criminalization of poverty.”

Protesters were seen in videos on social media helping each other to jump turnstiles to reach the platforms in the stations surrounded by people holding signs that said “No cops, no fares,” FOX News reported.

There were a few incidences of people who chose to pay their subway fare being verbally accosted by protesters for following the law.

Numerous people held up signs that called NYPD “racist” and advocated violence against police, FOX News reported.

The controversial Democratic Socialist congresswoman from Brooklyn, who has said she wants to do away with the prison system entirely, chose to weigh in Saturday on the side of the protesters, which didn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

“Ending mass incarceration means challenging a system that jails the poor to free the rich,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted the day after the chaotic scene. “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.”

Proponents of the demonstration tried to characterize the protesters as “nonviolent,” but that wasn’t the impression of many who were not participating in the march, the New York Post reported.

A group of protesters surrounded an occupied city bus making its way along its route and scared the passengers badly.

“They were banging on the bus, and then a kid with a white mask and a hoodie… used a marker to mark the bus,” one passenger told the New York Post.

They scrawled “F--k NYPD” and “NYPD KKK” on the windows and sides of the bus as trapped, terrified passengers looked on.

“I’m not gonna lie, it was scary,” another passenger told the New York Post.

A subway rider who told protesters to stop screaming at police officers inside the Hoyt/Schemerhorn station subway station found herself the target of the anti-police demonstrators.

Eve Hyman, a 46-year-old high school teacher, told the New York Post she could be sympathetic to the protesters’ message but not their method of delivery, which included “vitriol” and “outrage.”

“I live here. This is my subway stop. I felt bad seeing the police getting bullied,” Hyman said.

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WatchYourSix
WatchYourSix

AOC just wants to fan the flames, she doesn't really care because she doesn't offer real solutions to ANY issue she brings up. Supporting protestors advocating violence on law enforcement? She could very easily say she supported their cause but not the way they went about it but she's more concerned with how many followers she has on twitter than doing the right thing. Please..don't call 911 when you need help lady.

These protesters ended up scaring innocent people and vandalizing MTA property. What purpose does surrounding a bus full of fellow citizens and making graffiti on it serve?

The MTA is bankrupt for many reasons, but partially because of fare evasion. That and the uptick in violence and robberies was what led to to the joint NYPD-MTAPD-TBTA transit "task force". People already don't feel safe in the transit system.

Someone commented on a previous story that we should stop proactive policing and just be reactive...that might be the only recourse. Maybe people need to see things fall apart to realize they do need law and order after all.

"Fish die when they are out of water, and people die without law and order." - The Talmud

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Do these utter, utter morons not realize that the (very reasonable) fares help pay for the operation of the transit system? This shit don't run for free. It's the same reason you pay cab fare, or pay your Uber. And yes, the police will arrest dipshits committing crimes or evading fares on the transit system. It's their job. STOP MAKING CRIMINALS, THUGS, THIEVES AND VANDALS OUT TO BE VICTIMS. THEY'RE NOT.

Fire0462
Fire0462

And they want our guns..LMFAO

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

“Arresting people who can’t afford a $2.75 fare makes no one safer and destabilizes our community."

And there you have it. In her way of thinking, if you can't afford something, it's okay to steal it.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

NYC Turnstile Jumpers, Bus-Fare Cheats Cost MTA $215 Million.... I know this would shock AOC and the protesters, but the MTA relies on that $2.75 from all riders to pay for the subway operations. It's not about arresting the poor, but if you want the service, you are expected to pay for the services that you use. It's not that complicated.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

I’ve noticed that (generally speaking) those who complain the loudest about pocket-change expenses, tend to be the same people who are the big-spenders on what they like to show off with.

Aramovich
Aramovich

Who ius running against her. I need to send a contribution.

Ngtowl1966
Ngtowl1966

They need to suspend her secret service detail,and censor her,I’ll be glad when someone runs against and beats her spoiled butt.

Manlove
Manlove

For the Love of all things decent..ALL LEOs in New York need to Strike for 1 Month. Give those Pigs what they say they want. Let them run those streets. After their Carn as ge send in the Military to straighten those asswipes out

MRM
MRM

Bet not one word of argument from DeBlasio.

bronx163
bronx163

FIRST, AOC GO FUCK YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMIE BOYFRIEND.

This is what happens when you have a left wing loving NYPD commissioner, left wing commie mayor, liberal fascist city council.

COPS need to just sit back and let these savages destroy the city. Wait till 2020 when cuomo releases all sex offenders, rapists, robbers, drug dealers, gang bangers early from prison.

Lets see how hipsters in gentrified nyc areas like that and start getting robbed, raped, and shot at. Should be an interesting time watching the city and state implode into chaos and seeing them havevto swallow what they cooked up for political reasons to get re-elected.

DNW
DNW

I suppose this is what 'domestic terror' looks like. Would be interesting to know who organized, funded(?), the original protest...

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

AOC has a completely warped mind and a warped ideologically about the real world she lives in........and not her storybook sh#t she day dreams about! And for some reason, she doesn't think she works for the American people, she's even said well she's the boss now......

Jones24
Jones24

Why is this twit still in office?

tkshields
tkshields

heres a thought if she should actually go to speak with her constitutes that there be no police presence to guard her against her peoples

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

She is bat shit crazy and wouldn’t last 10 seconds without the police. She should go spend some time in puerto rico.

SARick
SARick

What did AOC's oath of office sound like? I thought all public officials swore to protect the laws of the state/country. She should be removed from office for violating her oath of office (if she even took it).

Stanracer
Stanracer

This stupid, stunned cow needs to have her sorry sad booted out of there, ASAP!

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

She's GOT TO GO.

Mama1959
Mama1959

No charge fore subway rides? Then take it out of her paycheck!!!

Mrdan
Mrdan

For someone who's a freshman representative & former bartender she certainly has a big mouth. & she might think her oath of office has two meanings send her over to Iran or Iraq n see how long she can run her mouth b4 she gets a bullet

61mouse
61mouse

She is guaranteeing a #TRUMP2020 VICTORY so thanks AOC keep running at the mouth

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

AOC is an ignorant puppet. She is stupid. I feel sorry for her.

pixiepup
pixiepup

These people r criminals! Destroying property, not paying for service on subway! They need to be arrested and not let off judges!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

As expected from The Squad Who are determined to do all they can to weaken this country!!

If this continues we will fall from with in

They are attacking ever aspect of our country

Remember ALL THE RIOTS WITH

POS HUSSEIN OBAMA????

ElleD
ElleD

I hope she hasn't forgotten how to make a pina colodas.

ikaika
ikaika

The idea of NYC without subway fares and without incarceration is mind-boggling. The city couldn't function for 24 hours. NYPD morale is low now. What would become of the PD then? She IS batshit crazy!

Grog
Grog

She needs to go. What more proof does anyone need to realize AOC is the domestic enemy referred to in the oath of enlistment/office? She is despicable! Our country, with the egging on from the liberals, is devolving into a 3rd world cesspool. I feel like I wasted 22 years of my life serving in the Army and Marine Corps when I see scum like this Congress turd supporting the criminals. She and her ilk destabilize our communities and they destabilize our country!

YOWHIP
YOWHIP

DRAIN THE SWAMP! DO NOT RE-ELECT THE SQUAD!

Juleez
Juleez

Someone punch AOC. So sick of these brats running amuck.

skipk1962
skipk1962

AOC = POS