Democratic lawmaker with ties to Defund the Police movement calls for crackdown on post-assault crimes
Democratic Congresswoman Angie Craig, who was allegedly assaulted in the elevator at her Washington DC residence by a 26-year-old man named Kendrid Hamlin, has been linked to the “Defund the Police” movement.
One of Craig’s top employees, Liz Young, has spoken out against the police, even calling for property demolitions on her Twitter account, according to a Washington Free Beacon report last year.
In 2020, Young responded to news reports of police-related deaths in New York with four words: “Burn. It.All. down.”
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Young also claimed in June 2020 that cities “should fund consultants, not cops,” and has also sponsored the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a far-left group that supports police defunding.
But since then, Young’s boss, who Free Beacon says himself has participated in fundraisers by groups linked to the defunding of the police movement, has repeatedly called for tougher law enforcement policies.
The change came shortly after Craig said she was assaulted in an elevator at her Washington, DC apartment complex.
“I was attacked by someone the District of Columbia has not fully tracked in nearly a decade, over the course of 12 attacks prior to mine on This Morning,” Craig told CBS News.
“And so I think we need to think about how on earth we can make sure we don’t just let criminals out,” she added.
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Craig emphasized that short sentences and punishments don’t always deter repeat offenders.
“I mean, it wasn’t even in every case that he got 10 days or 30 days. Often the charges were dropped entirely before justice was even achieved,” she said.
“If you throw someone in jail for 10 days and you’re like, ‘That’s your punishment and we’ll let you right back out on the street,’ what the hell do you think is going to happen?” asked Craig.
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The Democratic congresswoman argued that there must be a way to stop criminals from “coming back out” and getting away with the same crimes.
“We need to get these repeat offenders off the streets,” she said.
“We also need to figure out how to get people the mental health and addiction support they need because these people get out and do the same crimes over and over again.”
Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf contributed to this report.
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