Dozens of residents came out to law enforcement rallies outside of Westfield Valencia city center in Valencia on Friday afternoon.
On Friday, dozens of residents with signs and American flags stood near the city center of Westfield Valencia on the corner of McBean Parkway and Valencia Boulevard.
"We are here to show our support for the police department," said one of the rally organizers, who only called his first name Ed. "Law enforcement is not optional."
The rally is the fourth such meeting in Santa Clarita in the past two months to demonstrate law enforcement support, the largest of which attracted hundreds of residents in early July.
“A lot of people who came to the rallies knew other people who didn't know we were going to rallies, and they keep asking us, 'Hey, when are you going to have the next rally? We have friends who want to participate but don't know anything about the last one, "Ed said." So we'll go on as people ask. "
Several former police officers attended the rally, including a retired member of the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT team called Art.
"We need to motivate people to push for their first change rights," he said. "We will come back. We will do this for some time until the history of police defusion disappears."
See related: Hundreds gather for the "Pro-Police" rally in Valencia
It also comes in the same week the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an application instructing the district officials Drafts of documents required for a change of county "s Charter that “sets a minimum threshold of at least 10%, which will be phased in by 2024 to distribute our local unlimited net income from the general fund (net county cost) to direct community investments annually” “And” alternatives to detention . "
Currently, approximately 42 percent of the county’s $ 8.8 billion net expense is allocated to law enforcement and legal system applications.
"To address racial injustices, excessive trust in law enforcement, limited economic opportunities, health inequalities and housing instability, it is time to structurally shift our budgetary priorities and redefine Los Angeles County," the motion said.
The Los Angeles County sheriff, Alex Villanueva, vocally opposed the request as it was placed on the board's agenda at the last minute at the end of last Friday. He went on social media on Wednesday and decrypted the proposed change as "a bad idea for steroids".
"It is a dystopian future that awaits us, where there is little or no law enforcement agency and which enables everyone to take care of themselves," said Villanueva.
The full movement can be read Here.
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