AOC says guilty verdict in Chauvin trial is “not justice”

by Jenny Mount · Apr 21st, 2021 2:53 pm
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Last Updated Apr 23rd, 2021 at 11:37 am

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took to social media saying the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial was not enough nor was it justice.

Ocasio-Cortez posted a 16-minute video from outside the U.S. Capitol on her Instagram account Tuesday.

"I want to just let you all know and create the affirmation that this isn't justice, it's not justice!" said Ocasio-Cortez. "It's not justice, and I'll explain to you why it's not justice. It's not justice because justice is George Floyd going home tonight to be with his family.

...Justice is when you're pulled over, there not being a gun that's part of that interaction, because you have a headlight out. Justice is your school system not having or being a part of the school to prison pipeline. Justice is a municipality and a government that does not, because it trickles down, right, that does not value military and armaments more than it values health care, education, and housing. So no, this verdict is not justice."

Ocasio-Cortez went on to bash the democratic leadership for funding the military instead of putting that money toward more social programs.


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