By David Brand
A Queens man arrested for stalking U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was sentenced to 60 days in jail Friday.
Douala Hashi, 31, was arrested in June for violating an order of protection after visiting Ocasio-Cortez’s Jackson Heights office despite being ordered not to.
Hashi, a Jamaica resident, pleaded guilty to criminal contempt and was sentenced by Judge Scott Dunn.
Dunn also issued a full order of protection preventing Hashi from approaching Ocasio-Cortez, said a spokesperson for the Queens district attorney’s office.
Ocasio-Cortez has received multiple death threats and been the subject of consistent, creepy attention since she defeated ex-U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York’s 5th Congressional District in June 2018.
A Louisiana cop was recently fired after he advocated for someone to shoot Ocasio-Cortez in a Facebook post. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is also investigating agents who posted threats and discriminatory, vile memes about the first-term member of Congress in a popular CBP Facebook group.