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Dec 07 2021

AOC Gaslights: What Smash & Grab Looting?

The happy news doesn’t stop. First, we hear from Biden that the supply chain crisis is no more serious than a shortage of Cabbage Patch dolls. Now the Future of the Democratic Party informs us that the tsunami of smash & grab looting, which has retailers so terrified that the stores on San Francisco’s Union Square have been boarded up for Christmas, actually does not exist:

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was slammed by Republicans and business leaders following an interview where she cast doubt on whether rampant smash-and-grabs are actually occurring.

“A lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with The Washington Times last week.

At the height of the Black Lives Matter riots, AOC told us that out of control crime in New York City was a matter of poverty-struck parents stealing bread for their hungry children. Progressives progress. Now the crime doesn’t even exist.

Walgreens, which has been forced to close stores due to the rampant looting, begs to differ:

“Organized retail crime is one of the top challenges facing” the company, Walgreens told The Washington Times, adding that the crime “has evolved beyond shoplifting and petty theft to the sale of stolen and counterfeit goods online.”

When theft is effectively legal thanks to Democrat rule, organized crime turns shoplifting into big business.

Indiana Republican Rep. Jim Banks said Ocasio-Cortez’s comments were “tone-deaf and offensive” to the family of Oakland security guard Kevin Nishita. The former San Jose police officer was shot and killed in November while defending a news crew reporting on a smash-and-grab crime.

AOC’s name isn’t long enough to convey the full heft of her pretentiousness. It should be extended to Alexandria Tone-Deaf and Offensive Ocasio-Cortez.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association also sounded off on this lame attempt at gaslighting by AT-DaOO-C:

“Respectfully, the Congresswoman has no idea what she is talking about. Both the data and stack of video evidence makes fairly clear that this is a growing problem in need of solutions,” Jason Brewer, RILA senior executive vice president of communications said in an email. “If she is not concerned with organized theft and increasingly violent attacks on retail employees, she should just say that.”

That’s what she did say, unless she actually expected someone to take her words at face value.

Even Gavin Newsom has acknowledged the smash & grab crime wave. He is trying shift the onus to local mayors, as if the entire Democrat establishment were not to blame for being light on punishment and heavy on glorification of looting (a.k.a. “mostly peaceful protesting”) and of scumbag criminals in whose name much looting has occurred.

“When society removes accountability for bad behavior, criminals get emboldened to commit more crimes, drug addicts thumb their noses at mandatory treatment and vandalism and petty theft turn into riotous looting and murder,” the president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Craig Lally, told Fox News last week.

Society didn’t remove accountability. The Democrat Party/liberal media axis of evil did.

On a tip from Varla.


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2 Responses to “AOC Gaslights: What Smash & Grab Looting?”

  1. […] Ocasio-Cortez. It doesn’t pretend the skyrocketing crime that liberal policies have created doesn’t exist. Instead, it zeroes in on the “root cause.” This turns out to be the ChiCom […]


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