BLM Attacks First Black D.A. In L.A. County For Not Being Supportive Enough
This is how you know this whole protest is a mess. It seemed like the protest was all about equality, police brutality, and defunding the police. But if that is the case then why is it that they have been looting and vandalizing small businesses? Theses "peaceful" protesters are making another questionable choice as they are going after the first black D.A. in L.A. County because apparently he hasn't been tough enough on the police.
"The Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter is looking to remove County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, for failing to prosecute more police officers who were involved in fatal shootings during her tenure in office.
Melina Abdullah, a co-founder of the city's' BLM chapter, told The Associated Press that Lacey should have taken more police shooting cases to court.
"Everybody is utterly shocked when they think about the number of people who have been killed by police or while in custody since Lacey took office," said the co-founder.
Abdullah has reportedly been leading protests against Lacey for the past several months. Since the death of George Floyd, those demonstrations have increased, with protesters chanting, "Jackie Lacey must go!."
Lacey has found every questionable shooting to be justified, except one, during her time in office, The AP reported."
"She is the first black person and woman to serve as the city’s district attorney and is running for her third term in November. She will compete in a runoff election against George Gascon, who previously served as San Francisco’s DA.
“I don’t want people thinking I’m biased or racist or afraid, or any of these very unflattering things that are said,” Lacey told The AP. “We shouldn’t assume that everyone who says ‘Black lives matter’ isn’t concerned also about public safety. That’s a false choice that those are mutually exclusive.”
"Lacey was also forced to apologize earlier this year after her husband allegedly pointed a gun at about 50 BLM demonstrators and threatened to shoot them for showing up to their Los Angeles home before dawn."
People forget that police have to make split-second decisions that are life and death for them. If someone reaches in their pocket real fast and the officer tells them to stop he can't tell if they have a gun or pocket lint. But he has to assume the worst and that's why people need to listen. Police do not want to shoot people, but they too want to go home to their families at the end of the day. I can't say that every shooting that happened in L.A. county was justified but it's highly likely that most if not all of them were. There are 10.4 million people in L.A. County alone, crimes happen and criminals get cocky thinking they can outdraw cops. It's just surprising that BLM would tear down one of their own for doing her job.