Protests Comply with Capturing of L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies

The capturing of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in a seeming ambush led to a manhunt for the shooter, response from the president and protests exterior the hospital the place the wounded deputies have been being handled, the Associated Press reports. A 31-year-old feminine deputy and 24-year-old male deputy each underwent surgical procedure Saturday night, stated Sheriff Alex Villanueva. The deputies have been shot whereas sitting of their patrol automotive at a Metro rail station and have been capable of radio for assist. Villanueva, whose division has come beneath hearth throughout protests over racial unrest, expressed frustration over anti-police sentiment as he urged folks to hope for the officers. “It pisses me off. It dismays me on the similar time,” he stated.

Video of the capturing confirmed an individual open hearth by the passenger-side window of the patrol automotive. The video prompted hundreds of reactions, together with from President Donald Trump, who stated, “Animals that should be hit laborious!” Protesters gathered exterior the emergency room on the hospital the place the injured deputies have been being handled. “To the protesters blocking the doorway & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling “We hope they die”… DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL,” the sheriff’s division tweeted. “Individuals’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get by.” A radio reporter was taken into custody. The sheriff’s division stated the reporter interfered with the arrest of a male protester.