AOC Advocates For Abolishing Prisons: “A Cage Is A Cage…Humans Don’t Belong In Them”


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s continual efforts to outdo herself when it comes to proposing the most ridiculous ideas in the history of our nation’s Congress have just hit a new level of wacky.

Abolishing ICE and decriminalizing illegal immigration is no longer enough for AOC.

Now, she wants to abolish prisons altogether!

In a series of tweets AOC just posted on Twitter, the new face of the Democrat party made an attempt at arguing for prison abolition.

She started off linking the prison system to racism in classic AOC-fashion:

She then went on to claim that prisoners are being forced to drink out of toilets (a familiar story pushed by AOC of the conditions of ICE facilities at the border that has since been debunked.)

Then, AOC went on to continue her "argument" for prisons to be abolished and for criminals to be set free.

Are you on board with AOC?

These folks certainly aren't!

Kirk's got an excellent challenge for AOC:

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Here's more on this from Fox News:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., defended her call for potential "prison abolition" as part of broader restructuring of the criminal justice system, in a series of tweets Monday.

"Mass incarceration is our American reality. It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in reaction to a tweet from comedian Chelsea Handler. "To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country."

The Democrat recalled a conversation she had with a woman who was "thrown into Rikers [Island] as a teenager" and was "put in solitary confinement for months," which she called "torture."

"The conditions were so bad, she too had drank out of toilets," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them."

Later in the day, Ocasio-Cortez defended her use of the term "prison abolition," pointing to statistics that showed the U.S. "incarcerates more than anywhere in the world."

The Washington Examiner had the following to say about AOC's call for prison abolition:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the U.S. needs to start a "conversation about whether to abolish prisons in the country" to disentangle itself from a history of "American apartheid." 

           

"Mass incarceration is our American reality. It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery," the New York Democrat said Monday on Twitter. "To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country."

                                                 
              

Mass incarceration is our American reality. It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery.

To end it, we have to change.

That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country. https://t.co/9E9NTAmBNi

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)               October 7, 2019             
                                                            

 
The freshman representative expanded on her comment, saying that the country needs to find "just alternatives to incarcerations." 

The Blaze added:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted that the prison system should be abolished due to its ties to Jim Crow and slavery, bringing one of the stranger proposals of democratic socialists into mainstream conversation.

Yes, we have moved from #AbolishICE to prison abolition, although Ocasio-Cortez ultimately did not suggest an alternative in her call for "decarceration."

"Mass incarceration is our American reality," Ocasio-Cortez wrote Monday morning. "It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery. To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country."

"Yesterday morning I spoke with a woman who was thrown in Rikers as a teenager," Ocasio-Cortez later wrote. "Put in solitary confinement for MONTHS, aka torture. Force-fed pills. The conditions were so bad, she too had drank out of toilets. A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don't belong in them."

  

Prison abolition is, indeed, exactly what it sounds like. Release everyone, close down the prisons, and seek "just alternatives to incarceration."

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