October 28, 2021

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LA County Sheriff publicly challenges to match reward money to catch Compton police shooter

LA County Sheriff publicly challenges to match reward money to catch Compton police shooter

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has challenged Lakers superstar LeBron James to double the reward for information leading to the arrest of the gunman who shot and killed two aides abruptly over the weekend in Compton.

Speaking to John Phillips of 790 KBC Radio, Villanueva challenged LeBron to double the 5 175K already held between the county ($! 00K) and private citizens ($ 75K) to capture the shooter.

This challenge is LeBron James. I want you to match it and double that gift, ”he said. “I know you care about law enforcement. You have made a very interesting statement about your perspective on racial relations and officer-led shootings and its impact on African-American society.

“And I appreciate it” But similarly, we should appreciate that respect for life exists in all professions. “

According to Villanueva, the county has already pledged $ 100,000 and private pledges $ 50,000 and $ 25,000.

At a press conference on Monday night, Villanueva called on athletes to “ignite the flames of hatred” and “believe in the system.”

They are doing their job there and yet people are fanning the flames of hatred and increasing the volume when we don’t need it. We need to reject it, ”said Vi,“ especially our elected officials and civic leaders and sports celebrities, who need to start emphasizing confidence in the system and the appropriate process. ”

LeBron James did not immediately respond to Villanueva’s challenge.

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