A woman was pulled over by an officer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for using her cell phone while driving, which is illegal in California. Immediately upon approaching the vehicle the woman was recording the officer with her cell phone saying she was only using her phone to record him because, as she repeatedly claimed, he is a ‘murderer.’
NEW: "You're always gonna be a Mexican, you'll never be white, you know that?"
A Latino LASD deputy sent me his bodycam video of a woman claiming to be a teacher launching into a racist tirade against him when he pulled her over in San Dimas. She repeatedly calls him a murderer. pic.twitter.com/Cc8jSVenCQ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 3, 2021
Newsweek reported on the story:
In the footage, the officer can be seen approaching the driver’s window as the woman, who is blurred, begins recording the encounter. “I pulled you over because…” the officer begins before the woman cuts him off: “Because you’re a murderer.”
“Yes, I started to record because you’re a murderer,” she adds, alleging the officer is threatening her and her son.
The video first caught attention when Bill Melugin of Fox LA tweeted the video with the caption: “NEW: ‘You’re always gonna be a Mexican, you’ll never be white, you know that?’ A Latino LASD deputy sent me his bodycam video of a woman claiming to be a teacher launching into a racist tirade against him when he pulled her over in San Dimas. She repeatedly calls him a murderer.”
"Put the Knife Down": Police Shooting Leads to Riots in Philadelphia
30 Police officers were injured during riots that stemmed from a police shooting of an aggressive man allegedly with a knife.
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As reported by NBC:
A viral video captured a chaotic scene in West Philadelphia as a man, who investigators say was armed with a knife, approached police while his mother tried desperately to stop him moments before the officers opened fire and killed him.
Police said they were called to Locust and South 61st streets shortly before 5 p.m. Monday for a report of a man with a weapon. When they arrived they say they found a man, later identified as 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., who was holding a knife.
Police said they repeatedly told Wallace to drop the knife but he wouldn’t listen. They then opened fire, shooting him multiple times before taking him to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
“”Officers ordered him several times to drop the weapon,” Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp said. “He did not do so.”
As a result of the shooting, riots broke out, stores were looted, as well as rocks and other projectiles thrown at officers as they tried to quell the unrest. A pickup truck drove wildly through a police line injuring a 56 year old female officer, putting her in the hospital. After she was run down, the crowd can be seen cheering, clapping and embracing with delight.
“OMG-he hit a cop! They ran that lady right over…” Police officer in #Philadelphia is mowed down by #BLM rioters in a pickup truck…the Fake News’ “mostly peaceful protests” are starting to look A LOT like attempted murder????#Vote RED for #LawAndOrder!https://t.co/Oai0hDI9bS
— DrConservaMom???????????????? (@ConservaMomUSA) October 27, 2020
Defund the Police? LA County Votes to Increase Police Funding After Crime Surges
Less than a year ago, the Los Angeles City Council voted to cut $150 million from the LAPD’s budget in an effort to appease the “defund the police” movement.
Now, city officials, including LA Mayor Eric Garcetti—a major defund the police proponent–voted to increase police funding by $36 million after a massive spike in crime swept the city.
The New York Post reports:
Los Angeles has been among the nation’s leading communities in efforts to defund the police.
The city council voted last July to slash $150 million from the LAPD budget, while voters in November approved a measure to devote 10 percent of the city’s general fund to non-police public safety measures.
The region, however, has seen a sudden upswing in a variety of crimes over the past year.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore lamented in January a more than eight-fold rise in shootings, from 59 in the first two weeks of 2021 compared with just 7 at the same time last year.
As of late November 2020, Los Angeles recorded 300 homicides, a tragic milestone not reached since 2009. Killings were reportedly up 25 percent since 2019 and shootings were up more than 32 percent.
Due to a large uptick in crime in recent months, Los Angeles County is now planning to increase their police budget by $36,000,000
How did that “defund the police” plan work out?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 27, 2021
In June 2020, when Mayor Garcetti announced the impending cuts to the LAPD, he boasted, “This is bigger than just a budget, but I want you to know we will not be increasing our police budget — how can we at this moment?”
Instead, the mayor vowed to use the funds to “commit to reinvesting in black communities, and communities of color; in those places left behind.”