Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Believes Crime Is Dropping In New York – And She Couldn’t Be More Wrong.

by Nov 14, 2022Uncategorized0 comments

Law enforcement veteran Michael Letts can’t help but wonder where the information came from.

New York City is in dire straits at the moment when it comes to its police department, with up to 4,000 officers taking leave this year alone, and several hundred having been dismissed prior to that due to the city’s strict vaccination mandate. But Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to think things are just fine.

In a recent appearance on the “Breakfast Club” Radio Show, AOC noted that shootings and violent criminal activities are both “down” in the city – despite statistics showing otherwise.

“A lot of people think that crime is up, when we actually see that shootings are down, when we see that huge indicators on the most violent crime in New York City is down,” Ocasio-Cortez said. She also noted how “subway crime is up,” but noted that the number was only up because “many more officers” were committed “to the subway system.”

“So that also tells us from a policy perspective, adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving this problem,” Ocasio-Cortez explained.

Since that time, many have been critical of the New York representative’s comments, with Outnumbered co-host Emile Compagno explaining to Fox News, “It’s absolutely, patently false for her to be saying that police presence does not deter crime and to blame violent attacks or rise in crime on our New York City’s finest.”

Here now to speak further on the matter is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Letts currently serves as founder, president and CEO for InVest USA, a group that provides bulletproof vests to police officers across the United States, through various charitable organizations and sponsorships. His expertise should prove useful in this matter.


  1. Why do you believe Ocasio-Cortez made these comments to begin with? To win over voters for this past week’s election? To calm the storm brewing within the city? Or perhaps something for her own agenda?
  2. She also notes regarding New York’s “subway problem” that “adding more cops to the subway isn’t solving this problem.” Could she be wrong about the number of officers trying to keep up with criminal activity? It seems like something’s off with that statement.
  3. Kennedy, who hosts the same named show on Fox News, called her “delusional” and that she’s “not fit to serve” with this way of thinking. What are your thoughts on the matter?
  4. Do you believe she should be more focused with working with New York’s offices to bring in more police officers, and possibly even hire back those fired over the city’s vaccination mandate?
  5. Aside from what was mentioned above, what do you think New York needs to do to solve the overwhelming criminal problem currently happening in the city?
  6. Tell us more about InVest USA, and how it’s helping police officers, especially in their time of need.
  7. Where can we learn more about In-Vest USA, and how people can contribute to the group?

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About Michael Letts:

Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.