LA Sheriff to Politicians, Sports Figures: Stop ‘Fanning the Flames of Hatred’

LA Sheriff to Politicians, Sports Figures: Stop ‘Fanning the Flames of Hatred’


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The Los Angeles County sheriff on Monday criticized elected officials, sports figures and civic leaders for “fanning the flames of hatred” as America faces nationwide unrest, saying they instead should emphasize trust in the criminal justice system.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s comments to The Associated Press came after the weekend ambush of two deputies who were in their parked police vehicle when a man walked up to the passenger’s side and fired multiple rounds.

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The deputies were struck in the head and critically

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