Lynwood City Manager on LASD Shooting in Compton: 'Chickens Come Home to Roost'

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Jose Ometeotl, the city manager of Lynwood, California, posted a note on his Instagram account this weekend that referred to the shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) deputies as the “chickens come home to roost.”

The post was accompanied by an image of Malcolm X, who was affiliated with the Nation of Islam at the time he made that statement.

The two officers were shot and critically wounded Saturday evening in Compton, which is near Lynwood, as they sat in their patrol car. Both were hospitalized, but are expected to survive. The killing was applauded by some Black Lives Matter supporters, who are angry with the LASD over the death of a black man, Dijon Kizzee, earlier this month. Police say Kizzee was armed when he fought with LASD officers.

Bill Melugin of FOX Los Angeles posted Ometeotl’s comments, in which he condemned the shootings but said that the attack was “to be expected” because of the “political climate and leadership” of LASD Sheriff Alex Villanuevar... (Read more)

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