Los Angeles frees criminals and floods the streets with police simultaneously closing gun stores
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, in response to questions from FOX 11, said that a number of measures had been taken in his county to combat insubordination to self-isolate in order to stop the coronavirus.
Villanueva said that it was decided to release 1,700 non-violent criminals from prisons and, in order to maintain law and order, the number of police patrols was doubled, namely, 1300 new police officers now work on the streets, reports FOX 11.
“When we’re communicating the shelter in place or the safer at home, there’s a lot of anguish, however, the people who have to enforce it are public safety, and we were totally out of the process, we were not involved,” Villanueva said.
Guided by the experience of other states in order to exclude armed conflicts between criminals, marauders and the civilian population, the sheriff announced the closure of arms stores for an indefinite period, as the number of purchases of firearms increased by more than four times.
“We will be closing them, they are not an essential function,” Villanueva said. “I’m a supporter of the 2nd amendment, I’m a gun owner myself, but now you have the mixture of people that are not formerly gun owners and you have a lot more people at home and anytime you introduce a firearm in a home, from what I understand from CDC studies, it increases fourfold the chance that someone is gonna get shot.”
In addition to the fact that 1300 new police officers were assigned to patrol, in addition to everything, the US Army also sent numerous troops to various states.
“If we start losing major portions of our sworn personnel, that impacts our ability to man jails or our patrol obligations, and were running out of people to do that, if were in that position typically our counterparts in LAPD they’ll be in the same boat, then we can use the National Guard to start assigning them to security operations,” Villanueva said.