But you might think she would wait to repeat her call for ending cash bail at least a couple of months after a man who was out on cheap bail was arrested for allegedly using an SUV to mow down participants and spectators of a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., and killing six people while injuring more than 40 others.
However, if you thought that, you'd be wrong because she didn't.
Before authorities even knew the extent of the damage to lives allegedly done by a career criminal, AOC was again calling for significant reductions in cash bail requirements for her New York City residents, as noted by Breitbart News:
Open socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) promoted bail reform efforts just one day after the Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade, where the suspect – Darrell E. Brooks Jr., who has an extensive criminal record – was released on $1000 bond days prior to when he allegedly plowed an SUV into crowds of people.
In a tweet on Monday morning, AOC shared a letter that she penned with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) asking New York City’s five District Attorneys for information on “excessive bail in the NYC court system – particularly for low-income defendants.”
"More than 75% of individuals in custody haven’t been convicted of a crime, and are confined in unsafe conditions simply because they cannot afford cash bail. Condemning thousands of individuals to languish in such environments as they await trial is unacceptable," she tweeted.
“We have grave concerns that excessive bail amounts are leading to unnecessary pretrial detention and contributing to a humanitarian crisis in New York City’s jail system, particularly on Rikers Island,” AOC and two other members of Congress added in a statement, USA Features News added.
“Fourteen people have died this year in the custody of New York City Department of Correction. Condemning thousands of individuals to languish in an environment plagued by persistent overcrowding and mounting violence as they await trial is not acceptable, and risks violating the federal civil rights of these individuals,” they said.
“If these conditions are not addressed, federal intervention may be necessary to protect detainees from additional harm.”
The Daily Wire noted further:
Earlier this month, the suspect was arrested for allegedly punching his child’s mother in the face and hitting her with his car at a gas station. The criminal complaint from the incident says that “officers observed tire tracks on her left pants leg.”
The suspect was later released on $1,000 bail, which the Milwaukee Co. District Attorney said in statement today was “inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges” against the suspect. “The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail,” the statement added.
Needless to say, she was ratioed big time on social media for bad timing and bad policy.
"Your time is ... odd," The Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro noted.
“The day after a massacre occurred in Wisconsin by a violent criminal released under bail reform policies, AOC posts this," political commentator Mike Cernovich added.
Said conservative radio host Dana Loesch: "Because Waukesha wasn't bad enough apparently."
“Holy sh**. @AOC is a demonic sociopath. A guy out on $1,000 bail just mowed down a bunch of women and children, and her immediate response is to ensure that even more violent criminals are released back into their communities. These people are really, truly, diabolically evil," The Daily Wire's Matt Walsh added.
“The day after a man kills 5 people and injures 48 while out on a $1,000 bond (after trying to kill someone ELSE with his car), AOC comes out with a letter arguing that bails are too high. Can’t make it up," noted political strategist Matt Whitlock.
Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton hit the nail on the head when he wrote: “The extremist Left opposes incarceration, in principle. Don’t be distracted by arguments about bail, criminal justice reform, etc. The communist revolutionaries believe the criminal justice system has no moral authority to jail anyone (other than their political enemies).”