BLM Activists Try To Block, Storm Hospital Where Shot Deputies Were Taken: ‘I Hope They F***ing Die’
Published in Sep 2020 / Updated in Aug 2021
A group of BLM protesters attacked the hospital caring for cops shot in an ambush, chanting, ‘I hope they f***ing die.’
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, protesters attempted to block the hospital’s entrance and exit.
The activists also shouted that they hoped the injured officers die.
The LA County Sheriffs wrote on Twitter:
“To the protesters blocking the entrance & 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 & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL.”
“People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through.”
Disturbing videos circulating on social media and eye-witness accounts also confirm the incident.
One video from outside the hospital shows one protester confronting officers standing guard outside the hospital.
Referring to cops injured, the protesters say:
“I want to deliver a message to the family of the pigs: I hope they f***ing die.”
One of the officers is a 31-year-old mom of a six-year-old boy, while the other is a 24-year-old man.
Both officers sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are now in critical condition.
In another video, alleged BLM activists berate the officers guarding the hospital’s perimeter.
The protester says:
“You’re next…y’all gonna die one by one.”
A witness told local ABC affiliate that he heard the protesters say ‘death to the police’ and ‘kill the police.’
That same witness said that he also saw the protesters trying to force their way into the hospital.
“They were saying ‘death to the police, kill the police’ — but these are sheriffs.”
“The message is still the same. And they were using all types of curse words and derogatory terms about the police.”
“Just provoking our police officers — just unacceptable behavior because the hospital should be a sanctuary. We should leave hospitals alone.”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat, has condemned these protests.
In an interview with NBC News’s Meet the Press, he said:
“I won’t ever let a couple of voices that not only are uncalled for, but it’s abhorrent to say something like that when we have two deputies in grave condition.”
“This is a country in which that sort of behavior is unacceptable and abhorrent. We do pray that these folks will recover.”
“My offers and my thoughts are not just with those two deputies. But with their families and everybody in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office, that’s hanging on.”
“Of course, there’s an important conversation going on about policing in this country. But these are folks who put their lives on the line for us. And we will find justice for them. And I pray for their recovery.”