BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to William Bratton – a former top cop in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston – suggested that the Big Apple’s Democratic leadership was to blame for a “mess” of homelessness on city subway trains.
In a viral Twitter post, Bratton claimed that Democrats’ failure to address the homelessness problem was unfair to everyone – to subway riders heading to work every day, to police officers who were expected to handle problems, and to the homeless people themselves who weren’t receiving the help they need.
In her reaction, Ocasio-Cortez – whose congressional district includes parts of the New York City boroughs of Queens and the Bronx – accused Bratton of “talking about ppl like furniture or animals when his job ostensibly was to protect them too.”
“I’m in Washington, D.C. most of the time, so I don’t have the time or energy to deal with the issue of homeless people in the subways,” explained Ocasio-Cortez. “But I still have a problem with Bratton dehumanizing and being insensitive towards those smelly bums and raggedy hobos!”