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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argue the phrase shouldn’t be taken literally and represents police reforms

Rep.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  weighed in Tuesday on the proposed New York City budget cuts to the police department she said don't go far enough, saying “defunding police means defunding police.” “Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the congresswoman said in a statement. Inbox: @AOC weighs in quite critically on developing de Blasio-City Council NYPD budget deal > — Ben Max (@TweetBenMax) June 30, 2020 Establishment Democrats and progressives have debated over what “defund the police” actually means. Some argue the phrase shouldn’t be taken literally and just stands to represent police reforms. “It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspend