Riverside County Board Approves Resolution Condemning Attack on LA County Sheriff’s Deputies
RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday denounced the attack on two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, who were wounded in an ambush shooting on Saturday evening in Compton.
The resolution, brought to the Board by Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, condemns the incident and the behavior of bystanders who taunted the deputies and people who showed up outside the hospital as the deputies were fighting for their lives.
The resolution calls the violence “unacceptable, atrocious, and entirely antithetical to the pursuit of greater peace and justice” and expresses support for law enforcement personnel, who serve to protect residents and the community.
“What I saw, heard and read was just painful,” said Supervisor Perez. “These are peace officers and first responders who are out there every day for our safety and the safety of our residents, on duty to protect and serve us. What happened is an injustice and is unacceptable.
“When we talk about social justice, we are talking about the lives of all human beings. Especially now and more than ever, we need to be true to anti-racism and justice for everyone. Humanitarianism and nonviolence need to be our moral obligation no matter who we encounter. In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., we must strive for community and not for chaos. And as Black Lives Matter, so do the lives of all others, including peace officers,” Perez said.