They got lucky this time but what is different about this latest attempt is that it wasn't a Lone Wolf, at least if you can believe the story below.
Two suspects fired on a police patrol car with a rifle in South Los Angeles late Sunday night, prompting a citywide tactical alert that resulted in the arrest of one suspect and a massive manhunt for the second individual, authorities said.
The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. as officers were driving southbound on Hoover Street near 62nd Street, said Deputy Chief Bob Green. The officers returned fire.
No officer was hurt.
Police arrested one of the suspects at the scene and recovered a rifle, Green said. A second suspect remained at large.
A three-block area around the shooting scene was immediately cordoned off as police scoured the area with search dogs. At least 60 officers were involved in the search.
A citywide tactical alert is when every available officer in the city is ordered to a specific crime scene.
The LAPD advised residents to stay indoors. “Armed suspect in the area,” the police station said on Facebook just before 11 p.m. “Please keep our officers in your thoughts and prayers!”
I'm betting the LAPD rank and file are not sleeping too well tonight.
One would have to be intentionally avoiding the news to not see that this is getting more frequent lately too.
It was inevitable given the sheer number of killings and outrageous conduct cases perpetrated by these same police departments over the last few years.
People will only take so much, some less than others obviously.
The thing is, this isn't one or two here and there anymore.
It's all over the country now.
If I didn't know better, I would say that there might be the roots of a real revolution taking hold in this country.
Sleep tight Leo.