Quite how Alice in Wonderland the world view of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is can be shown in this piece of logic from her. That a rich – and presumably powerful – couple of women are being sentenced for a crime shows that we don’t prosecute the rich for breaking the law.
Umm, yes, an actual instance is proof that the thing never happens. Please don’t go into science AOC, the cannonball falling from the tower shows that gravity doesn’t happen.
I am not joking by the way, nor being extreme:
Our country has a “justice” system that criminalizes poverty + disproportionately targets race, yet routinely pardons large-scale crimes of wealth and privilege.
Moments like these tell us it’s less a justice system, and more a class enforcement system. ⬇️ https://t.co/etlIksWsiy
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) 16 April 2019
Seriously? Someone being prosecuted, pleading guilty and now bargaining over how much time they’ll serve proves that we pardon crimes of wealth? Well, yes, that is what she’s saying:
Huffman was one of 33 parents accused of using their wealth and status to cheat standardized tests for their children and bribe college administrators to help guarantee their admission. The Desperate Housewives star was among the 13 parents to plead guilty last week to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud. In an apology, Huffman said she was “ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.”
We caught ’em, we’re punishing them, this proves we don’t prosecute ’em? Only in AOC’s world.