Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been a big supporter of the Black Lives Matter Movement. In June, she decided not to charge any of the ‘peaceful’ protesters who violated the state’s strict assembly and social distancing restrictions in order to protest the death of George Floyd. The cause was too important to uphold the law at the time.
As Lacey told KCAL . . .
“I want to encourage the exchange of ideas and work to establish dialogue between law enforcement and protesters so that we may implement enduring systemic change.”
Yes, well that work and exchange of ideas was a lot less welcome when protesters showed up outside of her house wanting a meeting with the DA. Lacey’s husband, David Lacey, didn’t appreciate BLM protesters assembling outside his front door.
As we reported back in March when the incident occurred, Mr. Lacey showed the BLM-ers his gun. Repeatedly. One of those who knocked on Lacey’s door captured this footage:
I’m front of DA Jackie Lacey’s house for that community meeting she promised with the @BLMLA crew. Rang her bell to invite her.
— Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) March 2, 2020
In the aftermath Mr. Lacey appeared to get some special treatment from the local boys in blue . . .
Police didn’t charge David Lacey for threatening the lives of the demonstrators, who said the gun pointed at them – with Mr. Lacey’s finger on the trigger – left them traumatized.
Later in the day yesterday – the day before a contested Democrat primary race for the Los Angeles County District Attorney – incumbent Lacey broke out the tears and apologized in a press conference, saying she and her husband felt “frightened” by the people outside her home.
Now, though, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed charges against Lacey. He’s facing three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm for waving his gun at the crowd.
Given what happened to the McCloskeys in St. Louis in a somewhat similar situation — having their firearms confiscated and being charged with felonies — the kid gloves treatment given to the better-connected David Lacey must have been…embarrassing.
And surely politics didn’t come into play at all in the AG’s decision to file charges.
From the Politico:
Some leading politicians, including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), have rescinded their endorsements of Lacey in recent weeks, with the Black Lives Matter movement gaining momentum this summer after leading demonstrations against the the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who endorsed Lacey, has said he is reconsidering his support for her. Gascón also has won the endorsement of Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Maxine Waters.
It appears that the powers that be are tossing Jackie Lacey under the bus and getting behind her challenger. Look for plenty of photos and video of her husband brandishing his gun to appear in SoCal between now and election day.