Compton Mayor Aja Brown has leveraged her office to bash the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department handling of alleged “rogue gangs” running the city’s Sheriff’s station and is being called out by conservatives over her lack of outrage at deputies being ambushed in her city.
‘They [deputies] terrorize the community and then they cover their tracks,’ Mayor Aja Brown previously said
These were words used last month to describe the Sheriff’s department by the city’s mayor. Brown alleged she was disrespected during a routine traffic stop, last summer, when Compton deputies pulled over Brown and her family for unknown reasons. She claimed to have video of the encounter which was never released to the public.
Several attempts to reach Brown, members of the council and the city’s taxpayer funded public relations firm were ignored.
Due to the uptick in anti-law enforcement sentiment, after deputies out of the Compton shot 18-year-old Andres Guardado, the mayor leveraged the shooting by reminding residents about her traffic stop and used the media attention to request federal intervention, claiming Sheriff Alex Villanueva was doing nothing to discipline his deputies.
Problem is, Brown took a campaign contribution, from the deputies union, she claims is terrorizing the community, weeks after they pulled her over, and she failed to mention it to the public. She also failed to mention the security the deputies provided to her family when they spent the day in front of her home due to alleged threats she received.
Brown released a statement on her social media accounts, over the weekend, to say how “devastated” she is about two deputies being ambushed at the city’s MLK Transit Center, and pledged support from the city. That support didn’t include calling a press conference to denounce the attempted murder of deputies patrolling her city.
The city hasn’t shared a flyer, offering a $100,000 reward for the shooter, on the city’s website or her social media pages. She also hasn’t taken to social media, with her “Quick Advisory” messages, urging the public’s assistance in providing details to the authorities.
Brown attempted to place a toothless ballot measure, related to the Sheriff’s department, on a special election, which her colleagues flatly rejected. Brown then took to embarrassing them during the council meeting and Town Hall meetings live-streamed on her Facebook page. Brown also attacked the city’s senior citizens, for urging their council representatives to not vote in favor of the agenda item, which would have further strained the relationship between the community and the deputies.
Fox News has pointed out her hypocrisy, and what residents have already known, that she injects herself into the city’s tragedies, to deflect from the deficiency in her leadership which has led to mismanagement of the city and attributed to its dire financial condition.
Conservative website Breitbart highlighted community members expressing excitement after the shooting.
Compton is spiraling out of control and is in desperate need of new leadership.