A woman ranted at the officer, made racial slurs against him, and accused him of trying to murder her and her son. The officer did not respond to her provocations and carried out his duties with patience. His video recording of the incident vindicated him and undoubtedly saved him from severe penalties and harassment.
About a dozen Black Lives Matter “activists” went to the hospital where the officers were being treated and blocked the entrance and also threatened law enforcement officers. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
The legislation would eliminate the mandatory minimum sentence for assault against a police officer, judge, magistrate, prison guard, warden, firefighter, or paramedic. Critics contend that this will signal that it is ‘open season’ on officials who maintain peace and safety, thus eroding law and order.
At least 100 police agencies have withdrawn from helping guard the Democratic National Convention in August due to an order to stop using tear gas and pepper spray during demonstrations. The removal of the non-lethal tools leave the police with no choice but to use lethal force, and they are not willing to do that.