As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by Fox News:
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was slammed by Republicans and business leaders following an interview where she cast doubt on whether rampant smash-and-grabs are actually occurring.
“A lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview with The Washington Times last week.
The article goes on to state the following:
“I believe it’s a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn’t back it up,” she added.
Walgreens fired back, stating, “Organized retail crime is one of the top challenges facing” the company,” adding that the crime “has evolved beyond shoplifting and petty theft to the sale of stolen and counterfeit goods online.”
Jason Brewer of the Retail Industry Leaders Association also responded to the Democrat Socialist’s remarks, saying, “Respectfully, the Congresswoman has no idea what she is talking about. Both the data and stack of video evidence makes fairly clear that this is a growing problem in need of solutions. If she is not concerned with organized theft and increasingly violent attacks on retail employees, she should just say that.”
Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik tweeted, “She’s not doubting the existence, she’s ignoring it and emboldening it.”
She’s not doubting the existence, she’s ignoring it and emboldening it.
GOP, businesses slam AOC for doubting existence of smash-and-grab robberies: ‘Tone-deaf and offensive’https://t.co/ItGsQePWm1
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) December 5, 2021
Below is some “data” for AOC:
Smash and grab at Japantown! Asian tourist told me she’s from New York and stopped to get food before going to the airport. Perps took two backpacks and two suitcases. She lost a laptop and camera with lenses. Her luggage with clothes and passports found in another neighborhood! pic.twitter.com/SdZaXfrBHH
— Asian Crime Report (@activeasian) November 26, 2021
A large mob robbed Sam’s Jewelers inside Southland Mall, Hayward. PD said they received calls at 5:25 pm today. Witnesses told me 1st wave of robbers involved about 30-40 kids. A 2nd wave with fewer robbers returned to clean it up. Story tonight 11 on Ch 5 @KPIXtv pic.twitter.com/1kXj5N4UT2
— Da Lin (@DaKPIX) November 22, 2021
Jewelry store inside a shopping center in LA, targeted today in a smash-and-grab pic.twitter.com/BcEnLRH40w
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) December 3, 2021
NBC: “Chaotic and increasingly dangerous” smash-and-grab crime sprees are unfolding in Democrat-run cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Minneapolis.
“Could put many [businesses] out of business.” pic.twitter.com/NrUPy3G5B1
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 30, 2021
CNN: “Customers are terrified” as “smash-and-grab” robbers target retailers in Democrat-run cities. pic.twitter.com/PmwYM64Ajd
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 27, 2021
Smash and grab at Japantown again!!! So much traffic and ppl but criminals know it’s safe to do this since there’s no punishment in San Francisco for these crimes! Criminals run this city! Video sent to me by an Instagram follower. pic.twitter.com/WyHEjLBfcI
— Asian Crime Report (@activeasian) November 29, 2021
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the smash-and-grab crime wave is a hoax drew howls from fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill, as retailers and police refuted the claim by detailing the huge impact of organized theft.https://t.co/iA6zdZfQsm
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 4, 2021
To get more information about this article, please visit Fox News.
Listen to the latest daily DML podcasts below! Then please share. And if you have the DML NEWS APP, please tell people to download it today and help conservatives have a real voice.