Please don’t fall for the infamous “banana in the tailpipe” with this “Alex Villanueva is horrible” narrative that’s being circulated around LA County.
The narrative that Alex Villanueva is the Sheriff that let open the proverbial “floodgate” of Sheriff misconduct, and criminal gangs, in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, simply doesn’t ring true to the discerning ear… if one chooses to listen and ration behind the rhetoric or ‘gaslighting’ that has taken over the liberal wing of the Democratic party.
I say all that to say this, we can’t as a society, maintain any authentic social order when there’s a misplaced and misguided distrust in the law enforcement profession as a whole.
This narrative simply can’t sustain itself, and cannot continue to cause irreparable damage, and carnage in our communities. More specifically, in communities of color.
Damage you may ask?
One needs to look no further than to the staggering rise in violent assaults and homicides across Los Angeles County, followed by the eerie silence of elected officials who refuse to acknowledge it’s an issue or begin to address the root causes of these problems.
Is Sheriff Villanueva perfect?
Hell no, but I admire his leadership. I admire the fact he speaks his truth even when it may not play ‘politically correct’ to the masses.
2UrbanGirls can you name me any other leader within the South Bay or South LA area. whether it be a mayor , state legislator, or governor, that has passionately spoken about crime and homelessness, and actually put actions behind their words?
Yes, there are really deep issues with law enforcement as a whole and they can no longer be swept under the rug, in order for law enforcement as a profession to continue to exist.
We must hold Police Department’s accountable when necessary, but we can’t hold one Department and/or leader unfairly accountable to a standard, we don’t apply evenly and fairly across the board.
I mean if we are going to talk about accountability, where is the same outright or ‘Black Lives Matters’ protest in front of the Inglewood Police Department and City Clerks office for failure to release Police documents?
So we basically feign anger, and outrage when it fits the narrative? Is that what they’re saying?
If we’re preaching ‘transparency” I would like to know as reported by KnockLA and Cerise Castle, how did the presumed primary challenger to Sheriff Villanueva Cecil Rhambo, as a Sheriff Deputy, involved in three shootings, within a matter of 3 consecutive years, and under questionable circumstances, at best and feels he’s the person to lead reform?