Following a cold-blooded ambush of two police officers which left them in critical condition, Black Lives Matter protestors showed up to the hospital treating and celebrated the shooting – even calling for their deaths.
According to a tweet by the LA County Sherriff’s Department early Sunday morning, protestors were blocking hospital entrances while shouting “We hope they die.”
“To the protesters blocking the entrance [and] 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 [AND] EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through,” the LA County Sheriff’s Department wrote on Twitter early Sunday morning.
A KABC reporter was told by someone at the hospital that the protestors even attempted to enter the emergency room at one point.
“They were saying ‘Death to the police’ and ‘Kill the police,’ and these are sheriffs, but the message is still the same. They were using all types of curse words and derogatory terms,” he told KABC. “Unacceptable behavior, because a hospital should be a sanctuary.”
Video posted online showed protesters being prevented from walking farther onto hospital grounds and arguing with hospital security and officers over whether the hospital is public or private property.
One protestor suggested they planned to continue these types of attacks on police, “That’s why you’re dying one by one, you stupid f—s. Y’all gonna die one by one. This ain’t gonna stop.”
“You’re next with the f—— hot pocket,” the man shouted.
“I want to deliver a message to the family of the [inaudible]: I hope they f—— die,” another man yelled.
The deputies, a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, were both in critical condition and “fighting for their lives” as they underwent surgery following the attack, which occurred around 7 p.m. local time outside a Metro rail station in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
They were shot while sitting in their patrol car and were able to radio for help, the sheriff said.
“Moments ago, 2 of our Sheriff Deputies were shot in Compton and were transported to a local hospital,” the department tweeted. “They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”
President Trump responded initially on Twitter after the sheriff’s department tweeted out a grainy video that shows the suspect approaching the parked patrol vehicle and firing shots inside the vehicle’s passenger-side window.
“Animals that must be hit hard!” Trump wrote, referring to criminals who target law enforcement.
President Trump later argued for tougher criminal sentencing guidelines and faster courts as the manhunt continues for the suspect – while simultaneously bashing Biden and the left for paving the way for these sorts of attacks.
“He’s not strong for law and order and everybody knows that,” Trump said of Biden during at a “Latinos for Trump” event. “When you see a scene like happened just last night in California with the two police people – a woman, a man – shot at stone cold short range.”
The president added: “We’re looking for him…and when we find that person, we’ve got to get much faster with our courts and we’ve got to get much tougher with our sentencing.”
“If [the deputies] die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!” Trump wrote in a tweet.
Authorities in southern California were searching for the suspect and are currently offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.