LAPD to Los Angeles Citizens: ‘Just Be a Victim.’

By Larry Keane

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Los Angeles residents are living through a nightmare scenario. The local district attorney announced he’s releasing a 24-year-old convicted murderer after serving only six years of a 50-year sentence. IMG iStock-1061172526

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Los Angeles residents are living through a nightmare scenario. The local district attorney announced he’s releasing a 24-year-old convicted murderer after serving only six years of a 50-year sentence. Police are, at the same time, telling everyone, including would-be criminals, that they’re unable to quickly respond to calls for help and that crime victims should just “cooperate and comply” with the perpetrators.

That’s on top of the fact that California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, all obstacles to law-abiding citizens wanting to buy a firearm for protection.

The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted a warning that they’re in the midst of a surging crime wave, including increased so-called follow-home burglaries. That’s where a criminal watches their victim leave a store, follows them home then robs them. The paltry warning is frustrating for sure, but after caving to “defund the police” activists last year, the L.A. City Council voted 12-2 to cut $150 million from this year’s police budget. That’s left law enforcement reduced and resulting to public safety by press release.

“Due to an increase in violent street robberies, Robbery-Homicide Division has become aware of an ongoing crime trend of follow-home robberies,” an LAPD press release read. “If you are being robbed, do not resist the robbery suspects; cooperate and comply with their demands. Be a good witness.”

The release includes six more suggestions from LAPD for potential victims. All suggest the victims play nice with perpetrators or to change their behaviors while saying nothing about holding criminals to account.

Revolving Door

The LAPD’s “cooperate and comply” release came on the heels of a separate recent announcement from Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon that has citizens fuming mad. Gascon used a legal technicality that will lead to the release of Andrew Cachu, a convicted murderer and documented gang member who was previously sentenced to 50 years in prison. This wasn’t a first-time surprise either. Immediately after Gascon took office as the new L.A. district attorney, he announced sweeping sentencing reforms that reduced the criminals’ sentences and infuriated the families of the victims of those violent crimes. Gascon’s campaign, it is worth noting, was funded by antigun billionaire George Soros.

“He’s running a social experiment that is dangerous for all of us because his whole goal is to release all these criminals out there in the street, and somehow they’re magically going to behave,” said Samuel Dordulian, an attorney representing several victims’ families.

The combination of lax sentencing reforms by DA Gascon that has led to violent criminals being released early and the LAPD telling crime victims to take it has Californians rightly worried about their safety and how to better protect themselves since California seems to prefer decriminalizing crime and making it a crime to defend oneself.

Criminalizing Rights

California is among the strictest states when it comes to gun control. The state has imposed universal background checks on potential gun buyers since the 1990s, as well as bans on Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs), the most popular selling semiautomatic rifle in America. They have a 10-day waiting period and limits on the number of firearms a law-abiding Californian can purchase per month regardless of passing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. The state has gun registration requirements, so-called “red flag” laws and bans on standard capacity magazines. California even has background checks on ammunition purchases.

On top of all those restrictions on their Constitutional rights, California is one of only a handful of may issue states where government bureaucrats get to decide whether an applicant has “good cause” to obtain a concealed carry permit, a system that is ripe for corruption.

Not every Californian is letting gun control politicians sway them from exercising Second Amendment rights. In 2019, 1.2 million Californians passed a NICS check to purchase a firearm. In 2020, that number jumped to 1.6 million, a sizeable percentage increase that matched the national trend of historic firearm sales. Already in 2021 more than 1.2 million Californians have passed a NICS check to buy a gun with two months to go before the end of the year.

Nikki Duncan, an African-American woman, described why the crime climate in California prompted her to purchase a firearm.

“We all want to be safe and if this is the way that you’re able to ensure your safety, you should definitely do it,” Duncan said, encouraging her friends to consider purchasing a firearm as well.

California can’t have it both ways. The easy-on-crime, tough-on-rights message is no longer in the shadows. It’s literally being spread on social media by law enforcement.


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loveaduck
loveaduck(@elbee1943)
17 days ago

What road apples LA politicians have put on the pavement.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75(@neanderthal75)
17 days ago

I have zero sympathy for the majority of Californians in this situation!

The reason is straightforward: they voted for it, decade after decade, election after election, even after being told what would happen if they kept voting the way they were for a one-party state!

Like the man from Kenya said: elections have consequences.

willyd
willyd(@willyd)
17 days ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

JUST LIKE CHICAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike11C
Mike11C(@mike11c)
17 days ago

I will never be a cooperative victim.

Boz
Boz(@boz)
17 days ago

Today, l am a N. Korean on the rooftop of my business.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
18 days ago

Now WHO would have though THIS could happen by opening the flood-gates to over 64 countries of illiterate, criminal illegals that haven’t a clue of the U.S. system nor give a damn how it works? Just shut up and give them your stuff, California! YOU asked for it! WALLOW IN IT!

Arizona
Arizona(@arizona)
18 days ago

“Just lie back and enjoy being raped!” says California! “Just comply and cooperate with robbers” they say! Hell no! Defend your life, property and freedom. The government sure won’t.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
18 days ago
Reply to  Arizona

Quietly, patiently sell out and come to a free state.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley(@rockhouse)
18 days ago

The idiot prosecutor in the Rittenhouse case said the same thing more or less when he talked about having a fist fight instead of having a firearm.
Where do these fools come from.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
18 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Yeah, The People need to oust that jackass as soon as the Rittenhouse trial is over.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy(@laddyboy)
17 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Disbar everyone connected with that PERSECUTOR’S office and the States Persecutors office! This “TRIAL” should have NEVER begun. Mr. Rittenhouse WAS ATTACKED by MALICIOUS WANTON CRIMINALS! Why was the One who’s arm got shot NOT UNDER ARREST AND PROSECUTION for an ILLEGALLY POSESSED WEAPONS CHARGE!! Let alone he stated that he wanted to KILL Mr. Rittenhouse!

WI Patriot
WI Patriot(@wi-patriot)
18 days ago

Mmmm, no…

JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
18 days ago

I’ve been in LA for the last week. While here, I was able to spend some time with four committed 2nd Amendment supporters – all smart, freedom-loving, successful private sector employees in their 30s. They despise the LAPD every bit as much as the BATFE. Why? The BATFE is unlikely to be the ones who infringe on their rights due to the size of their organization. The massive LAPD, however, enforces much more abusive laws than the BATFE and most of them do it with great enthusiasm (others are simple mercenaries). God bless the private sector – they are actively… Read more »

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
18 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I see the three amigos haven’t left their couches and are busy denouncing 2nd Amendment activists who understand who is actually making never-ending gun control possible.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
18 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

WTF? Upland is a good hour drive (If you’re lucky) due east of downtown LA? Nowhere near any of the LA strife? And they are bending over and selling Californicated firearms at approx.$60 to $95 per transfer for a wanna-be firearm? How is THAT being a “2nd Amendment “supporter”? Screwing over your customers for overpriced and mostly inoperable, dysfunctional or inefficient as well as INFRINGED firearms is NOT supporting the 2nd Amendment, it’s bowing down and selling out to the tyranny! They would be better protected and safer with Airsoft Toys! They are taking full advantage of the California laws… Read more »

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
18 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

I didn’t say the company was in LA – I said I was currently in LA (visiting).

The 2A Zone identified a crack in the laws prohibiting braced AR pistols and provided a solution. With all the statists on this site, I was hesistant to point out the particulars.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
18 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Did you bother to ask them, rather than playing with altered firearms, and taking financial advantage of the citizens in purchasing and processing this garbage, why are they not spending their time and money removing the corrupt officials from office that are causing the 2A problem in California?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
18 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

You do love to blame the victims, don’t you? The four people I mentioned earned their money and some of them chose to buy firearms that comply with the letter of the law after the 2A Zone identified a way around unconstitutional laws created by government employees and enforced by government employees. All of those four non-government employees work diligently to get pro 2nd Amendment politicians elected and anti 2nd Amendment politicians voted out of office. None of them work for the 2A Zone. Did you bother to consider those possibilities? Why don’t you divert some of your outrage towards… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
18 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

The primary issue is APATHY. MOST citizens, especially like those in California, New York, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois and on and on… PURE APATHY! ALL have the power of “Checks and Balances” yet NONE bother to work tirelessly to assure that power, else these problems would not exist. “You do love to blame the victims, don’t you?” No, not at all, however, when it comes to adult victims, meaning mentally stable, healthy and moderately educated, ABLE to fight back and rectify tyranny, if you study most cases these, “victims” of oppression and tyranny in modern times you will… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
18 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Kudos. Haven’t seen so much diarrhea since I got Montezuma’s Revenge in Mexico City!

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
18 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

APATHY! Why do you think this article even exists?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
18 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

You do go on. Not only are those four people smart, well-educated, successful, private sector employees, who have worked diligently for quite some time to advance 2nd Amendment rights, they all pay well above the average federal income tax rates to offset the taxes that are not paid by heroin addicts and alcoholics. Not only do they pay the taxes those heroin addicts and alcoholics don’t pay, they pay for the costs of those heroin addicts and alcoholics, such as the cost of subsidized housing, subsidized food, subsidized health care, treatment for their addictions, and the cost of incarceration when… Read more »

swmft
swmft(@swmft)
17 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

monkeys are smarter than MOST people,biggest problem is corruption in government is so bad,from people letting it slide that it will likely take a civil war to fix

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen(@ansel-hazen)
16 days ago
Reply to  swmft

Likely? The question I am asking these days is why are “we” continuing to look to a totally corrupted system to make things right again? We were told point blank when this country was born what to do.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.


Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
16 days ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

I believe that we are continuing to look at a totally corrupt system(s) because totally corrupt people have grouped up into parties … democrat, republicans, and others.

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
18 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Did you bother thinking about what a smug ahole comment that is? How do you know they didn’t do more than YOU ever did? Think you’re safe in The Shire? You’re not. Cali was YOUR problem; everyone’s problem in every state. Did YOU bother doing anything when it could be saved? Donate, sacrifice? Too late. Cali’s toast. WTF do YOU do besides whine about Calis bringing Cali politics to YOUR state & tell others how THEY should sacrifice to save YOU? Do YOU buy guns & ammo? Why don’t YOU spend all YOUR time & money bouncing corrupt pols in… Read more »

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
18 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

There is a contingent that hates pro 2nd Amendment people if they have the wrong birthdate and/or live in the wrong state. Their views defy all logic.

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
18 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I’ve never seen such a stupid, smug looking avatar. Safe in The Shire.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
18 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Yet I don’t hide my face, or WHO I am, do I?

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
17 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

If I had that face, I’d hide it.

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
17 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Nice projection, “PISSANT”.

Neanderthal75
Neanderthal75(@neanderthal75)
17 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Yet another “intelligent” reply from the hater.

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
17 days ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

You’re the hater. Nice projection.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
16 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Reductio ad boredom.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
16 days ago
Reply to  Neanderthal75

Even his insults are limited in number and inventiveness.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
16 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

It says from a position of complete safety.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill(@wild-bill)
16 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

That is a very good point. Nor do you come here to insult people in total safety.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
18 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Oh believe me, I am speaking from HANDS ON experience. I moved out of Cali in 79 when I discharged from the Marine Corps. I have stood my ground and fought back against fraud and corruption ever since. That’s ALL I do! (That’s 40+ years… Count em’. Do I “buy” guns? No… I BUILD THEM! Stay and fight for Cali? WHY? I don’t live there! I have been doing border interdictions on the Texas border for well over the past 10 years… Never seen you ANYWHERE? Not in Washington, DC for the many years I fought for father’s rights and… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
18 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

How do you know you’ve never seen me? Same kind of asinine ASSumption you made about JCM’s friends you know nothing about.

You build guns? How dare you take time from your superman activities like stopping the invasion at the US border!

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Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
18 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

They need to GTFO while they still can.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC(@jsnmgc)
18 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Two of them have grandparents (in their 80s/90s) who they help. Their parents (in their 60s/70s) left California some time ago.

Not sure about the other two.

Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
18 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

They and the grandparents need to GTFO while they still can.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
18 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

See? RUN from the problems! RUN! Run you cowardly bastards! RUN! Liberals and the Left Wing will forever LOVE YOU FOR THAT! RUN! So they can destroy what is left of this great nation, like locusts and Feral Hogs! RUN! You the apathetic. RUN!

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Russn8r
Russn8r(@russn8r)
18 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Wow, you’re actually dumber than your avatar looks.