LA County Sheriffs Kill (ANOTHER) Homeless Individual
Over the weekend, Los Angeles County Sheriffs shot and killed “a homeless man wielding a stick,” according to the Los Angeles Times:
“Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies shot and killed a homeless man wielding a stick over the weekend, officials said.
The shooting occurred at about 3:48 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Venice and La Cienega boulevards in Los Angeles, authorities said.
Deputies with the Transit Services Bureau came into contact with the man when he ‘suddenly armed himself with a wooden stick,’ the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
He then ‘advanced toward the deputies with the wooden stick overhead,’ prompting them to open fire, the release said.
Officials said the man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital, where he died.”
Unfortunately, this is only the latest in what appears to be a disturbing pattern of excessive force on the part of LA County Sheriffs. Whether it be abuse in LA County Jails or the murder of innocent homeless individuals, LA County Sheriffs have continued to demonstrate abuse of power, especially among some of our most vulnerable populations. This is completely unacceptable! And it is not just the actions of a few deputies that we are talking about. We need to continue to demand accountability and fight against LA County Sheriff corruption.