Protesters: “We Hope They Die!” After Two L.A. Deputies Shot in the Head in unprovoked Ambush

first_imgDeputies issued a dispersal order for the “unlawful assembly” of the protesters for blocking the hospital’s emergency entrance and exits, the sheriff’s department said. Two people were arrested, including someone later determined to be a member of the media.“A male adult protester refused to comply and cooperate,” the department said in a statement. “During his arrest, a struggle ensued at which time a female adult ran towards the deputies, ignored repeated commands to stay back as they struggled with the male and interfered with the arrest.”The deputies, who had graduated from the academy 14-months earlier, were able to radio for help. Both underwent surgery on Saturday.President Donald Trump, the “law and order” candidate, retweeted the video of the incident, writing: “Animals that must be hit hard!” Trump will visit L.A. tomorrow for an update and to visit the officers.If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this! https://t.co/K3sKh28GjX— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020 The two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were gravely injured when an unidentified gunman fired multiple shots into their patrol car as seen in the graphic surveillance video. The incident took place on Saturday night when the officers – a 31-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man – boarded their car near a metro rail station in the city about 7pm (02:00 GMT). A video posted to the sheriff department’s Twitter account showed a figure approach the vehicle and open fire through the passenger side window of the car and run away.To add insult to injury, protesters gathered outside the emergency room where the deputies were being treated and according to LASDHQ, members of the group blocked the entrance and the exit and chanted “we hope they die.”Both were hospitalized in critical condition at St. Francis Medical Center. Villanueva’s press conference at the hospital a few hours later drew more protests.The sheriff’s department tweeted: “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.”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.— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020 Los Angeles, California – Two Los Angeles county deputies, a mother of a 6-year-old and a 24-year-old man, were both shot in the head by a brazen gunman overnight in Compton.Sheriff Villanueva Discusses Ambush Shooting of Two Deputies in Compton. To watch the full press conference, please visit https://t.co/fOaVP5wTUe pic.twitter.com/7gXlbLQpAK— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020center_img Sheriff Alex Villanueva, whose department has been criticised during recent protests over racial injustice, expressed frustration over anti-police sentiment as he urged people to pray for the officers at a late-night news conference. Meanwhile, Democratic challenger Joe Biden tweeted this “cold-blooded shooting is unconscionable and the perpetrator must be brought to justice”.last_img

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