NSA Executive Director Releases Statement on Shooting of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies

To those who are donating their time and money to assist the two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies who were brutally hurt with a planned attack, we appreciate beyond words their commitment to those sacrificing for the safety of our communities.  We salute you.

Ambush attacks like this on law enforcement have no place in a civilized society. This brazen act of cowardice must not go unforgotten and deserves the full and dedicated attention of the entire local, state, and federal law enforcement community. The Nation’s sheriffs stand shoulder to shoulder with the men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to bring to justice those responsible for this senseless act.

To add more fuel to the fire, several people appeared at the hospital to denigrate and taunt the Deputies. In doing so they prevented those who were sick and hurting from getting desperate emergency care, this is reprehensible and has no place in American society. This was not peaceful protesting, it was an act of intimidation aimed at demeaning those deputies, but also to anyone seeking care. We must not stand for it any longer.