AOC's GOP challenger demands death penalty for cop killers following deadliest year in law enforcement history

Cuellar’s plan comes amid an alarmingwar on policíanationwide – with at least six officers delicado in the line of duty in the U.S. so far in 2022 and others shot at, attacked or otherwise targeted by criminals, according to data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

And this year follows 2021, which was thedeadliest year for law enforcement officers in history,” de acuerdo con la National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Republican challenger Desi Cuellar has proposed a federal death penalty for convicted cop killers.

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Republican challenger Desi Cuellar has proposed a federal death penalty for convicted cop killers. (desicuellar.com)

FALLEN NYPD OFFICER JASON RIVERA HONORED WITH MILES-LONG PROCESSION, HUNDREDS FLOCK TO ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL IN NEW YORK

Cuellar spoke about the recent violence against police in an interview with Fox News Digital.

What breaks my heart the most is that officers like Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora are heroeseverybody says that, nobody has a problem saying that,” Cuellar said Wednesday. “But it is a shame that our brave men and women who risk their lives every day to protect us have to die before we look at them or refer to them as heroes.

Thousands of people attended Rivera’s wake Thursday afternoon at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan – civilians and officers alike, with uniformed mourners coming from as far as Virginia, Canadá, Massachusetts and overseas to pay their respects. His funeral was scheduled for Friday.

Hundreds of police officers waited outside the Midtown church and held a moment of silence as Rivera's casket was carried inside.

Hundreds of police officers waited outside the Midtown church and held a moment of silence as Rivera’s casket was carried inside. (Fox News Digital)

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Cuellar, an Army National Guardsman and descendant of Cuban refugees who fled the communist Castro regime, announced his proposal minutes before taking part in a rally in support of the slain officers outside Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office Wednesday.

Bragg’s progressive policies three weeks into his first term as prosecutor have been criticized as soft on crime and blamed for a rash of violence in the borough.

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The blood of these officers is on the hands of these spineless politicians like AOC, or anybody on City Council, or even the mayor right now, unless he does something about it,” Cuellar said, referring to new NYC Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat who campaigned on a pro-police platform and served in the NYPD himself. “Nobody in politics on the left cares about holding back the criminals, all they care about is holding back the police.

Nobody in politics on the left cares about holding back the criminals, all they care about is holding back the police.

— Desi Cuellar, Republican challenger to AOC

Rivera, 22, and Mora, 27, died from injuries suffered last Friday night when a 47-year-old domestic violence suspect with a stolen .45-caliber handgun ambushed them in his mother’s Harlem apartment, opening the bedroom door with a barrage of bullets.