BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – With New York City facing an alarming spike in homicides – including the murders of two NYPD officers, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Republican challenger Desi Cuellar is proposing a federal death penalty for convicted cop killers.
Cuellar’s plan comes amid an alarming “war on police” nationwide – with at least six officers killed 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.
“I reject Cuellar’s death penalty proposal for multiple reasons,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet. “Suppose the cop killer was simply having a bad day, or his weapon accidentally discharged toward a police officer? He wants the death penalty for that? I think more appropriately it should be a six month suspension of their driver’s license, along with them being under house arrest for 30 days, allowing them to only to leave and go to work and/or attend parties and events hosted by a family member.”