By: Marvin McCoy
Once again let me say a prophet isn’t honored in his own home.
Didn’t I say that we would all miss former Sheriff Alex Villanueva and that recently selected Sheriff Robert Luna was one crisis away from exposing the flawed and self-serving political ambition of the Board of Supervisors whom arguably may have even further, with reckless disregard, compromised the general public’s safety having severely hampered and restricted the former Sheriff from doing his job even more effectively?
Let’s keep it real 2UrbanGirls, Robert Luna wasn’t the democratic establishment or the Board of Supervisors’ first choice in replacing their arch nemesis (Villanueva) but he was expedient and because the LASD is completely different in respect to culture and traditions that I could only imagine doesn’t match that of the Long Beach Police Department in which the current Sheriff formerly led as Chief.
2UrbanGirls, we didn’t have to be here, but we collectively, as a community, would be sadly mistaken if we all didn’t ask ourselves did we allow a publicly funded orchestrated campaign based on maliciously false lies and innuendo based on the self-serving Board of Supervisors rendered us void of a Sheriff that on paper and in practicality is more qualified to lead us through these ominous times in Los Angeles County, and more specifically, in Monterey Park?
If you need further proof, go back and watch Alex Villanueva who was prominently featured on both KTLA and Fox 11 as an “expert” on such matters?
No weather on @KTLAWeekendAM given the horrible tragic breaking news, but @kaceymontoya still coming through with your 7-day 👇and she’s such an incredible colleague getting former LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on the show today for multiple informative live interviews. https://t.co/bemQ5iwmEB— Lauren Lyster (@LaurenLyster) January 22, 2023
With that being said my heart bleeds profusely for the victims of the recent shootings in Monterey Park and what’s more hurtful, at least for me, is the absence of Alex Villanueva and his confidence and sense of surety and leadership is something we all miss at this time.
With that being said I don’t wish the current Sheriff any ill will because with his successful leadership, we have a more safer and functioning Los Angeles County but my fear is that with him being so politically compromised and indebted to his ascension to one of the most coveted law enforcement jobs in the United States, he is going to fail miserably.
Look I don’t envy Sheriff Luna’s position and if I were him I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s experiencing an incurable, irreversible case of buyers remorse in that he sold his proverbial soul in agreeing to be the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Sheriff in uniform only to be subjected to the radical whimsical philosophies of the far or as I like to call them the far “woke” left.
Like they say in politics, elections have consequences and good bad, and/or indifferent Robert Luna is our Sheriff but he should be mindful and fully cognizant that this so-called “honeymoon” period afforded to other newly elected politicians has expired. In his case, was one ever actually extended to him?
He failed to take a definitive stand on the viral video where one of his deputy’s threatened to kill a Black man for simply sitting in his car. Hasn’t uttered one word about deputy gangs and was just revealed to have waited a full FIVE hours before alerting the public that a deranged killer was on the loose after shooting twenty people in Monterey Park. The same Monterey Park that is home to the Sheriff’s departments headquarters and not a word from legacy media demanding an answer?
Congressman tells @AP he will reintroduce bill to establish the Active Shooter Alert Network after Los Angeles sheriff’s department waited five hours to alert public of gunman on the loose.— Jim Mustian (@JimMustian) January 24, 2023
“People need to be warned.” w/ @BernardFCondon @watson_julie https://t.co/QTpCSwtv6b
Like I said before I don’t envy the current Sheriff’s position and with the difficult task of being a newly elected Sheriff who happens to be an outsider I bet the gargantuan task of earning his deputy’s trust, while dealing with the unfortunate and untimely events of Monterey Park, isn’t the most ideal way to start your term as Sheriff of the nation’s largest law enforcement department.