On Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, referring to the gigantic cuts to the New York Police Department budget that have been estimated at anywhere from $1 billion to $1.5 billion, pontificated that the cuts weren’t severe enough, snapping, “Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math.”
“It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” Ocasio-Cortez continued, according to the New York Post. She added, “It does not mean counting cuts in overtime as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways. If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues,” The Hill reported.
Ocasio-Cortez was asked recently, “What does an America with defunded police look like