OAN . editorial office
UPDATE 9:15 AM PT – Thursday, December 9, 2021
“My message to anyone thinking of going to Los Angeles, especially during the holiday season, is don’t.”
– Jamie McBride, Director – Los Angeles Police Defense League
The union head of the Los Angeles Police Department issued a stark warning to visitors. In one interview On Wednesday, Jamie McBride of the Police Protection League warned tourists against visiting the city amid an increase in violent crime. He stressed that they simply cannot “guarantee your safety” as things have gotten out of hand.
“I used to say it to people, it was like the movie ‘Purge,’” McBride explained. “You know, instead of 24 hours to commit to you, these bad guys have 365 days to commit to whatever they want.”
However, LAPD Director Michael Moore disagreed, reassuring the public that the increase in crime has been contained and will be dealt with accordingly.
“It’s not out of control, it’s not a spiral that we’ve lost control of,” he insisted. “It’s important that we don’t feel like approaching or just inexperienced approach to this problem.”
In addition, he admits robberies have increased by about 5% from last year, but recorded an overall decrease of 13% in 2019. Furthermore, the sheriff highlighted nearly all 14 criminals. was arrested after a recent robbery and was arrested. was released due to California’s no-bail policy, which he stressed needed to be revised.
“Eleven people have been released without bail and we need the criminal justice system to look at those offenses and figure out how to keep the most dangerous people out on the street,” Mr. Moore said.
He then stressed District Attorney George Gascon’s commitment to being responsible for violent criminal offenses. Finally, Moore continues to welcome tourists to Los Angeles while reassuring that safety is the number one priority.
https://www.oann.com/l-a-police-union-head-on-tourists-stay-away-cant-guarantee-safety/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=l-a-police-union-head-on-tourists-stay-away-cant-guarantee-safety LA Police Coalition Director on Tourists: Stay Away, Be Safe