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While I agree that she has some stupid ideas she's not completely wrong on this. Closing almost all mental health facilities was one of the dumbest things ever done. All those people didn't stop having mental health problems.

Listen to the clip, don't just read the headline.
 

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Regardless of her relative intelligence, or lack thereof, I think she does and says what she is told by the people who put her in that office, the Justice Democrats. And statements like she made in that article are planned to do two things: 1) Pander to a certain demographic, AND 2) Be a part of the move toward socialism. the idea is to undermine the current justice system to make way for a different one. The idea about building mental health facilities might be a good idea, but I think it is a false flag. I don't think the radical left has any intention of building more mental health facilities unless it is to house their political opponents.

The point of jails and prisons is to keep dangerous people off the street and to punish them for their crimes. It is not to give the benefit of assistance they should have sought out before they committed crimes. Rehabilitation is a myth.

I think laughing at AOC is fun, but I also think it is dangerous to underestimate what she says. She may not be all that bright, but she has a machine behind here that knows what it's doing.
 

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AOC doesn’t really want to reduce crime though. She just doesn’t want the people who would vote for her to go to jail. She would still gladly have everyone who owns a gun thrown in jail if she could though.
And no matter how dumb people think she is, she won her district by a HUGE margin. This is what the left wants. She is their future whether we like it or not.
 

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I'm fine with closing prisons, as long as we don't let the inmates loose. Seeing as she is opposed to using the death penalty we are miles apart on the issue.

We may be born equal, but in life not all of us are equal. Which is why we have to have societal mores which create laws, with which to use to enforce those societal standards. There are those that refuse to be equal, and are lesser individuals in that they take from society rather than contribute to it.
 

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While I agree that she has some stupid ideas she's not completely wrong on this. Closing almost all mental health facilities was one of the dumbest things ever done. All those people didn't stop having mental health problems.

Listen to the clip, don't just read the headline.
Agree. A significant number of crimes are mental health and addiction related, and the availability and quality of treatment facilities and providers is atrocious. On this point I agree with her.

Investing in left of bang solutions may reduce necessary incarceration rates later on.
 

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I took a field trip to a mental institution in Morganton, NC, during my high school psychology class. What I saw there is still in my head today, and I would not want to wish that on anyone. At the same time I realize there was a reason those poor folks were there and not free to go about pushing a grocery cart.
 

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I took a field trip to a mental institution in Morganton, NC, during my high school psychology class. What I saw there is still in my head today, and I would not want to wish that on anyone. At the same time I realize there was a reason those poor folks were there and not free to go about pushing a grocery cart.
Once upon a time my significant other was a Psych. Tech and I was invited to tour the facilities, meet some of the residents, and entertain them with a short music concert. My impression was very much the same as yours. It is what it is.

As for AOC, Just think, with the way politics has moved to embrace extreme Leftism, if she manages to persevere in politics for another 30 years or so she could become, just like Joe Biden, President in spite of herself! There's a cheery thought!
 
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The Justice Democrats had open call auditions for the role AOC now plays. They needed someone dumb enough to simply parrot every dumb, socialist piece of garbage they want to put out there. They were also looking for a very attractive minority woman. They, along with all the big money backers got her elected and reelected. She is just good enough if she can stay on script, but you see her fall apart when someone pulls her off script. She can’t keep up on her own because there isn’t a single thought in her head that hasn't been put there by her handlers. She knows that every hope she has for a future lies in her keeping up the charade. I admit it was a good strategy and great casting. Except she just has nothing upstairs, and cant adlib without falling apart.
 

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Once upon a time my significant other was a Psych. Tech and I was invited to tour the facilities, meet some of the residents, and entertain them with a short music concert. My impression was very much the same as yours. It is what it is.

As for AOC, Just think, with the way politics has moved to embrace extreme Leftism, if she manages to persevere in politics for another 30 years or so she could become, just like Joe Biden, President in spite of herself! There's a cheery thought!
We will still have presidents by then?
 

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The Justice Democrats had open call auditions for the role AOC now plays. They needed someone dumb enough to simply parrot every dumb, socialist piece of garbage they want to put out there. They were also looking for a very attractive minority woman. They, along with all the big money backers got her elected and reelected. She is just good enough if she can stay on script, but you see her fall apart when someone pulls her off script. She can’t keep up on her own because there isn’t a single thought in her head that hasn't been put there by her handlers. She knows that every hope she has for a future lies in her keeping up the charade. I admit it was a good strategy and great casting. Except she just has nothing upstairs, and cant adlib without falling apart.
Bingo!

Few are aware of this!


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Agree. A significant number of crimes are mental health and addiction related, and the availability and quality of treatment facilities and providers is atrocious. On this point I agree with her.

Investing in left of bang solutions may reduce necessary incarceration rates later on.
Let’s look at what we do for addiction. We give out needles, we give out drugs. I know at one point drug addicts found a way to capitalize on the free needle program, which produces more money for drugs, courtesy of the tax payers. I know different areas have even talked about providing places for people to go do their drugs, because they heard about other countries doing it. When people get addicted to drugs, we call it an illness. It’s not an illness. Maybe we need to do things differently, I don’t know. But so far all of the solutions proposed by the left have only made things worse.
 

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The Justice Democrats had open call auditions for the role AOC now plays. They needed someone dumb enough to simply parrot every dumb, socialist piece of garbage they want to put out there. They were also looking for a very attractive minority woman. They, along with all the big money backers got her elected and reelected. She is just good enough if she can stay on script, but you see her fall apart when someone pulls her off script. She can’t keep up on her own because there isn’t a single thought in her head that hasn't been put there by her handlers. She knows that every hope she has for a future lies in her keeping up the charade. I admit it was a good strategy and great casting. Except she just has nothing upstairs, and cant adlib without falling apart.
That might be her role, but she didn’t get over 70% of the vote in her district because by saying things that her constituents weren’t thinking already.
 

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The article address relocating staff but what are they going to do with the criminals, just turn them loose???
Yes, the C-19 has brought the population down considerably, early parole etc, the prison that is near our house the inmate population has been reduced by about half.
 
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Agree. A significant number of crimes are mental health and addiction related, and the availability and quality of treatment facilities and providers is atrocious. On this point I agree with her.

Investing in left of bang solutions may reduce necessary incarceration rates later on.
All County Jails and Prisons have tons of mental health and drug treatment programs. Unfortunately, no one can force someone to get help if they don't feel they need it or want to take advantage of it. <--- THIS is one reason why there is so much recidivism and not because treatment is not available.
 
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