(ReliableNews.org) – Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) can’t seem to avoid stirring up needless controversy. She has been rallying to “defund the police” for months, and she even traveled to Minneapolis in April and stirred up protesters there shortly after prosecutors rested their case in former police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial for George Floyd’s May 2020 death. The judge dismissed a defense motion for a mistrial, but he warned Water’s comments could form the basis for an appeal.
Most recently, Waters wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on July 20 calling on him to initiate a federal investigation into the “Executioners” gang operating out of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
— JW Johnson (@JWJohnson20) July 22, 2021
The Los Angeles Times first reported on the Executioners in 2018. Allegedly, they are a group of law enforcement officers operating out of the Sheriff’s Compton station. They are accused of celebrating incidents of cops shooting civilians and having matching tattoos.
Waters’ letter asked Garland to have Department of Justice officials initiate a “pattern or practice investigation” into the LA Sheriff’s Office to look into possible civil and constitutional rights violations. She also asked Garland to establish an independent investigation into the possible existence of the Executioners group.
According to Yahoo, “a spokesperson for the LASD claimed the letter was made up of ‘unproven allegations which she is portraying as facts.'” It remains unclear whether Garland will act on Waters’ request; but, so far, her ridiculous calls to defund the police appear to have fallen on deaf ears.
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