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Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reacted to the early Sunday morning ambush attack of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies and reports of protesters wishing their deaths outside the hospital.
Video showed an unidentified assailant approaching, then firing into a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s vehicle before running away. Two deputies, a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, are reportedly hospitalized and in critical condition.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper described the attack as “apparently completely unprovoked and targeted,” then asked Garcetti about reports of protesters shouting “We hope they die!” outside the hospital.
“What can you tell us about the deputies’ status and what goes through your mind when you hear about protesters blocking hospitals saying that we hope that deputy sheriffs die?” Tapper asked.
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To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling "We hope they die" referring to 2 LA Sheriff's ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People's lives are at stake when ambulances can't get through.— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020