Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Tuesday that protesters calling for the death of two deputies who are being treated after being ambushed by a gunman represent a “new low” for the nation and “something worthy of ISIS.”
President Trump called for “Death Penalty” for those who shot two LAPD officers, while rioters chanted outside hospital “We hope they fuckin’ die!”
National Review “It’s just a new low for the hatred that I don’t think anyone in this nation has ever seen before,” Villanueva said during an interview with Fox News.
On Saturday night, a gunman shot the two deputies, a 31-year-old mother and her 24-year-old partner, four or five times in their parked cruiser outside the MLK Transit Center in Compton, Calif. Surveillance video of the shooting shows the gunman walking up to the passenger side of the deputies’ car, lifting a pistol, firing at them, and then running away.
The deputies were in stable condition in intensive care as of Tuesday, Villanueva told CNN on Tuesday, although they still have a “long way to recovery and a lot of subsequent surgeries.” Protesters gathered outside the hospital where the deputies were being treated on Saturday night and chanted for their deaths while blocking the doors to the emergency room, according to police.