In case you missed it, in late November a lie gave way to an obscenity. The lie, embodied in the slogan “Hands up, don’t shoot,” was supplanted on social media by the obscene anti-police message below, effectively declaring open season on members of law enforcement.
The story of one “protester” taking the advice to heart is all too familiar. Fortunately, a second attempt on the lives of two police officers had a different outcome. The L.A. Times reports reports that two armed suspects fired on a patrol car in South Los Angeles late Sunday night. One of the shooters is under arrest, while a massive manhunt for the second suspect is underway.
The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. as officers were driving southbound on Hoover Street near 62nd Street, said Deputy Chief Bob Green. The officers returned fire.
No officer was hurt.
Police arrested one of the suspects at the scene and recovered a rifle, Green said. A second suspect remained at large.
A three-block area around the shooting scene was immediately cordoned off as police scoured the area with search dogs. At least 60 officers were involved in the search.
In the meantime, a citywide tactical alert has been implemented.
Curiously, no information about the race of either suspect is provided. For what it’s worth, South Los Angeles, formerly “South Central,” is predominantly black and was the scene of the infamous 1992 “Rodney King” riots.
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