Democrat New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was identified as a “Westchester County voter” in an April 2016 Young Turks segment, proving that she is registered to vote at an address in Westchester County, not in the Bronx.
Ocasio-Cortez is facing scrutiny after she claimed that she lives in an apartment in the Bronx, just not the one that she moved out of without telling anyone for safety concerns. Ocasio-Cortez said that she will not publicly disclose her new supposed Bronx address. She also lives in a luxury apartment in Washington, D.C. Ocasio-Cortez grew up in Yorktown Heights and attended Yorktown High School in Westchester County, undercutting her Girl From the Bronx public image. (h/t notwokieleaks)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 20, 2016
Incoming New York Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is clearly rattled by persistent reporting on her plush suburban upbringing, which undercuts her well-honed image as a working-class girl from the Bronx.
Ocasio-Cortez fired back at the facts with social-justice rhetoric, accusing a recent fact-teller of “mansplaining” her childhood to her. But Ocasio-Cortez did, in fact, grow up in Yorktown Heights in Westchester County.
Ocasio-Cortez’s father reportedly bought the house in Yorktown Heights when the socialist was approximately two years old. She reportedly moved from Parkchester, in the Bronx, to Yorktown Heights when she was five years of age. A glowing New York Times profile of the socialist starlet said the family moved to Westchester County “in search of better schools.”
Thus, the family of Ocasio-Cortez, who attended Yorktown High School, actively rejected the Bronx.
Investigative reporter John Cardillo of Newsmax TV is not letting Ocasio-Cortez off the hook.
[email protected] every word he wrote is accurate.
You grew up in an affluent Westchester suburb, not the Bronx. You flat out lied.
I spent more time on the streets of the south Bronx than you, so please slow your roll Congresswoman. https://t.co/6zmnmVm2RE
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 28, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez is already struggling to maintain her Bronx-bred image in the world of Washington.
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Greg Abbott Signs Executive Order Keeping Violent Criminals from Going Back on the Streets During the Wuhan Crisis
After the Wuhan Virus was confirmed in several Texas jails in the last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on March 29, 2020 that makes it more difficult for several inmates to be let out on “no-cost, personal recognizance bonds.”
Abbott tweeted, “Today I issued an Executive Order preventing [email protected] of dangerous criminals from prisons & jails. We want to prevent the spread of #COVID19 among prison staff & inmates. But, releasing dangerous criminals in the streets is not the solution. #txlege #coronavirus”
Today I issued an Executive Order preventing [email protected] of dangerous criminals from prisons & jails.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 30, 2020
Several cases of the Wuhan Virus were discovered in the Dallas County Jail and Harris County Jail last week, two of the state’s largest jails. In addition, a handful of cases were confirmed in state prisons. According to NBC DFW, the virus’ outbreak was “followed by demands to reduce the inmate populations by releasing, immediately and without bond or judicial delay, those held on misdemeanor crimes or awaiting trial on misdemeanor crimes. Some also called for non-violent felons to also be released on no-cost bonds.”
Abbott said Sunday that “releasing dangerous criminals makes the state even less safe” and issued a proclamation to prevent judges, and others, from releasing some inmates without a paid, cash bond.
In his executive order, Abbott declared that a person convicted of a crime that involved or threatened physical violence, or a person arrested for such a crime backed by probable cause, or a person with a criminal history of violent crime, cannot get out of jail on a no-cost personal recognizance bond.
With a PR bond, a defendant is released without having to post any money for his or her bond on the promise they’ll show up to their next court date.
Instead of virtue signaling and buying into the criminal justice reform movement’s desire to foment anarcho-tyranny, Abbott has held his ground by promoting public order.
A crisis like the Wuhan Virus pandemic does not need to be exacerbated by opening up the prison floodgates.
This is one case where American policymakers should use logic not emotion to craft prison policies in times of a pandemic.
Failure to do so will put the U.S. on the road to institutional failure.
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