AOC: 'This Isn't Justice,' The System is 'Not Working'

By Staff Writer | April 21, 2021 | 1:28pm EDT
House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)   (Getty Images)
House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- On April 20, the day former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, House Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) a self-described Democratic socialist, said this was not justice and the system is "not working."

Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts charged against him: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He faces up to 75 years in prison, although he likely will receive less because he reportedly has no prior criminal history.

Reacting to the verdict, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC as she is called, put a video post on Instagram, which was re-posted on Twitter by NBC News reporter Sahil Kapur.

“This isn’t justice,” said AOC.  “Justice is George Floyd going home to his family tonight.”

“I don’t want this to be framed as the system working—b/c it’s not working," she added. "It’s really important that this verdict is not used as a replacement for policy change.”

In a post on Twitter, AOC said, "That a family had to lose a son, brother and father; that a teenage girl had to film and post a murder, that millions across the country had to organize and march just for George Floyd to be seen and valued is not justice. And this verdict is not a substitute for policy change.




MRC Store