Over the past few years, various left-wing groups have expressed concerns about police brutality in America. Some of these concerns involve a narrative that police officers are inherently racist and out to get minorities; this narrative has been challenged and largely disproven, especially in light of various data and statistics.
On Friday night, rioters in New York City took to the streets in order to express their displeasure with the prices of public transportation fares and the conduct of law enforcement officers. Their behavior quickly got out of hand, subsequently leading to various arrests.
Following the events which transpired, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to share her thoughts. Interestingly enough, Ocasio-Cortez chose to censure the law enforcement officers, rather than those who committed the actual crimes in the streets of New York City.
Reviewing AOC’s Take on the Latest NYC Riots
Rioters in New York City jumped over turnstiles, chanted, and marched in the streets. Footage of the riots also showed participants holding up various signs with anti-police slogans on them. Throughout the riots, there was no provided explanation regarding why participants believed they shouldn’t have to pay fares for public transportation.