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LA mayor condemns protesters shouting ‘death to police’ outside hospital treating ambushed officers

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) on Sunday condemned protesters who reportedly yelled “death to police” outside the hospital where two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies are being treated and in critical condition after being shot.

Fox News reports that video showed protesters blocking a hospital entrance and shouting “death to police,” “I hope they f—ing die,” and “kill the police.”

“There’s no place in civilized society for anybody to draw an arm and to shoot our law enforcement officers that put their lives on the line,” Garcetti said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” responding to the incident. “And I won’t ever let a couple voices that not only are uncalled for, but it’s abhorrent to say something like that when we have two deputies, who are sheriff’s deputies, in grave condition.”

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said two deputies were shot in the city of Compton on Saturday. The department said one male deputy and one female deputy were “’ambushed’ while sitting in a patrol vehicle.”

Both deputies “sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition,” according to the department. 

Democratic and Republican lawmakers have condemned the shooting.
 
President Trump called for the death penalty for the suspected gunman if the officers die.
 
Democratic nominee Joe Biden also condemned the shooting, calling it “entirely counterproductive to the pursuit of greater peace and justice.”

“Acts of lawlessness and violence directed against police officers are unacceptable, outrageous, and entirely counterproductive to the pursuit of greater peace and justice in America — as are the actions of those who cheer such attacks on. Those who perpetrate these crimes must be brought to justice, and, if convicted, face the full brunt of the law,” Biden said.

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