Posted by Curt on 9 June, 2020 at 5:22 pm. 5 comments already!


In a a thread on Twitter, AOC addressed the recent call to “defund the police” that has come from Black Lives Matter activists and Democrat politicians over the recent weeks since the riots sparked off by the death of George Floyd.

AOC claimed that “defunding” the police simply meant that “Black & Brown communities are asking for the same budget priorities that White communities have already created for themselves: schooling > police,etc,” and that “people asked in other ways, but were always told ‘No, how do you pay for it?’ So they found the line item.”

“Lots of DC insiders are criticizing frontline activists over political feasibility and saying they need a new slogan,” she continued. However, she went on to argue that “poll-tested slogans and electoral feasibility” is not the job of activists, with their priorities simply being to “organize support and transform public opinion, which they are doing.”

AOC criticized the fact that some people were “scrambling to repackage this whole conversation to make it palatable for largely affluent, white suburban ‘swing’ voters,” arguing that it “points to how much more electoral & structural power these communities have relative to others.”

It speaks volumes that AOC would not want the Democrat Party to tone down their rhetoric on the “defund the police,” slogan.

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