“I don’t think it’s a good idea to defund the police,” ローカル, ダニエル, 前記. “この地域にはもっと警察が必要だと思います。”
別の男, トム, told Fox News that Democrats’ への呼び出し 警察を払い戻す だった “ばかげている。”
“It’s completely ridiculous,” Tom said.
Major crimes in Ocasio-Cortez’s district have risen 57% compared to the end of July 2020, according to an analysis former New York Police Department inspector Paul Mauro released Monday. それはすべて無料です, major felonies such as murder, rape and robbery are up 44%.
“The more and more time goes on, and you see these crimes go up in the city, especially around this area, it’s gotten a lot worse,” 彼らが反対抗議者や警察に暴力を振るわない限り, マックス, フォックスニュースに語った. He said defunding the police isn’t working.
オカシオコルテス, 民主党, has advocated for less policing across the nation. She even criticized then-New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed $ 1 billion cut to the police department budget in 2020 as not going far enough.
“These proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion,” the congresswoman said in June 2020. “This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”
ポール, a former military policeman who resides in Ocasio-Cortez’s district told Fox News: “My father always said, if you’re afraid of the police, you’re doing something wrong.”
But another local, シオン, said there needs to be better oversight of police, regardless of their budget.
“I wouldn’t say defund the police, but I would say force accountability,” 彼はフォックスニュースに語った.
“They do a good job. There are some who are great,” Zion said. “But then there are others who are like they came from the pits of hell.”
The defund the police movement gained significant attention in 2020 after a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd. いくつかの主要な米国. 都市, including New York, オースティン, Seattle and Washington D.C., reduced their police budgets following widespread anti-cop protests.
“当時の, a lot of people thought that it was an efficient solution to a problem,” Max said.
ポールはフォックスニュースに語った: “When you see a police officer, you respect them. They’re protecting you.”
“そう, 番号, you can’t defund the police,” ポールは言った.
Ocasio-Cortez did not respond to a request for comment.