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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not made a name for herself by having the best takes and the best times. She made her name by being a provocateur at some of the worst times, and the trend has continued.

On the day after Darrell Brooks was accused of mowing down scores of people at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six so far, the representative argued for lower bail for accused criminals.

Not only did it come the day after the attack, but it came hours after it was discovered that Brooks, a career criminal with a rap sheet that could choke a horse, was free on a ridiculously low bail of $1,000 prior to the attack.


She was joined by two other members of Congress, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, as they argued that bail needs to be lowered.

“We have grave concerns that excessive bail amounts are leading to unnecessary pretrial detention and contributing to a humanitarian crisis in New York City’s jail system, particularly on Rikers Island.  Fourteen people have died this year in the custody of New York City Department of Correction,” the group said.

“Condemning thousands of individuals to languish in an environment plagued by persistent overcrowding and mounting violence as they await trial is not acceptable, and risks violating the federal civil rights of these individuals.  If these conditions are not addressed, federal intervention may be necessary to protect detainees from additional harm,” they said.

“There are currently over 5,400 people in custody in New York City’s jails—an increase from the 3,809 people in detention in April 2020—largely due to the growth in the number of pretrial detainees.  More than three-quarters of individuals in custody have not been convicted of any crime and are confined in unsafe conditions simply because they cannot afford cash bail,” the three representatives said.

“On September 27, 2021, Chairwoman Maloney, Chairman Raskin, and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez sent a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Department of Corrections Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi, detailing concerns about the collapse of basic jail operations on Rikers Island and urging the officials to address the overcrowding and inhumane conditions by releasing low-level offenders into supervised programs,” they said.

The Daily Wire reported:

Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks come just one day after a 39-year-old black male was taken into custody by law enforcement officials and charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide after driving over dozens of people in a Christmas parade. …

Earlier this month, the suspect was arrested for allegedly punching his child’s mother in the face and hitting her with his car at a gas station. The criminal complaint from the incident says that “officers observed tire tracks on her left pants leg.”

The suspect was later released on $1,000 bail, which the Milwaukee Co. District Attorney said in statement today was “inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges” against the suspect. “The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail,” the statement added.

The New York representative was taken to task on Twitter for her ridiculous timing.

“Because Waukesha wasn’t bad enough apparently,” Dana Loesch said.

“Mere days after the #Waukesha, Wisc. parade massacre, in which a violent career criminal was let out on low cash bail & went on to allegedly mow down over 50 people, socialist congresswoman AOC works on abolishing bail in New York City,” Andy Ngo said.

“The Squad really is a House Freedom Caucus parody project, right? I refuse to believe these people aren’t part of a satirical project poking fun at the left,” journalist Erick Erickson said.

“The extremist Left opposes incarceration, in principle. Don’t be distracted by arguments about bail, criminal justice reform, etc. The communist revolutionaries believe the criminal justice system has no moral authority to jail anyone (other than their political enemies),” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.

It is unfathomable that this was what these representatives wanted to fight for the day after a massacre, but they did. And that is why every election is important.

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