Over the course of the last several months, one of the nation’s most difficult and demanding professions has become downright dangerous.
I’m speaking, of course, about professional law enforcement, who have been attacked and admonished by the liberal left in a bid to win over the voters of the Black Lives Matter movement.
It should be said that there are certainly some police officers out there who deserve admonishment, and we’ve all seen the video evidence that proves it, but the violent attacks against the police that have been growing in frequency over the course of the last few weeks are not how a civilized society deals with these issues.
Unfortunately, as the mainstream media continues to divide us, some on the far left and far right have become radicalized, and police officers around the nation have been targeted as a result. One such attack took place over the weekend in Los Angeles, and a new video of that incident has emerged.
The video shows the lobby of the Harbor Station where the incident occurred. LAPD said in an official statement the attack began around 10 p.m. Saturday when a Hispanic male entered the lobby and was met by the officer on duty. The suspect then assaulted the officer, seizing his gun and opening fire, though the officer wasn’t hit.
Upon hearing the commotion, the watch commander responded to the incident in the lobby, at which time an “officer-involved shooting occurred,” according to LAPD. The suspect then fled the scene in a white pick up truck and was later successfully apprehended.
The video itself is terrifying.
We can only hope and pray that these sort of attacks fall out of favor in the immediate future.
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