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    Los Angeles Mayor Calls Protests Near Hospital Treating Wounded Deputies ‘Abhorrent’


    Two deputies out of surgery, reports say

    Los Angeles’ Democrat Mayor Eric Garcetti responded to protesters who gathered near a hospital treating to sheriff’s deputies over the weekend after they were shot in an apparent ambush, saying their actions were “abhorrent.” Officials, meanwhile, said the two deputies are out of surgery.

    “There’s no place in civilized society for anybody to draw an arm and to shoot our law enforcement officers that put their lives on the line,” Garcetti said in an interview on Sunday when he was asked about protesters who gathered near a medical facility where the deputies were being treated. Some of the protesters cheered for the deputies’ deaths and chanted Black Lives Matter slogans.

    “And I won’t ever let a couple voices that not only are uncalled for, but it’s abhorrent to say something like that when we have two deputies, who are sheriff’s deputies, in grave condition,” Garcetti, a Democrat, said in the interview.

    “To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling ‘We hope they die’ referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through,” the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department wrote on Twitter.

    Garcetti said that people should pray for the deputies rather than condemn them.

    Videos on Twitter show that the agitators appear to identify themselves as “Africa Town Coalition” members, as they walk toward the hospital before threatening officers there. Some of them shouted anti-police slogans.

    The 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy underwent surgery Saturday evening, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a late-night news conference. Both graduated from the academy 14 months ago, he said.

    “It pisses me off. It dismays me at the same time,” Villanueva said of the anti-police sentiment.

    Authorities also told the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets that the deputies are out of surgery as of Sunday.

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, called the shooting a “horrific, cowardly act” on Sunday.

    “A 31 year-old mother and a 24 year-old are fighting for their lives because of this cowardly, horrific act. The perpetrator must be quickly brought to justice. Praying for a full recovery for the deputies. @JenSiebelNewsom and I are keeping their loved ones in our thoughts,” he wrote.

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    2 years ago

    That’s nice lip service for the media, Mayor Garcetti, but when are you gonna do something about the lawlessness? These people were on private property, creating a disruption, preventing other people from getting to the hospital, and generally just being hateful and riling up their minions . What happened to stopping hate speech? What happened to stopping people who are Inciting a riot? Instead you’re so afraid of being looked at as possibly squelching someone’s freedom of speech or trampling on anybody’s precious rights that you’re allowing the patients to run the asylum. As a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I am disgusted with our leadership and their lack of any kind of positive action towards restoring a peaceful society that everyone can enjoy, not just the rioters and looters and BLM movement.

    Naomi Fisher
    Naomi Fisher
    2 years ago

    Thank you Jack Phillips for writing this to let us know what kind of scum are running the streets. I’m glad Mayor Garcetti spoke out. Those two officers will also be in my prayers. it’s hard to believe we have these low-life, low moral people in our County.

    They are simply too stupid to understand that without the police having been around all these years those worthless scum might not even be here today. Who knows but what police might have saved one of their ancestors lives? And to think it was only to give life to these imbeciles!

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