LA Sheriff: Larry Elder Attack a ‘Hate Crime’ by ‘Woke’ Racists
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva slams racist attack on gubernatorial candidate
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has slammed the racist attack against California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder as a "hate crime" carried out by a leftist who was emboldened by "woke privilege."
As Neon Nettle previously reported, an aggressive activist launched a violent attack against Elder while he was walking the streets of Venice, L.A. with his campaign team.
The white woman, wearing a monkey mask, rode up on a bike and threw eggs at Elder, a black man, before launching into a verbal tirade and punching one of the campaign aides in the head.
A local news reporter posted a video online that shows the racist attack unfold as the woman gets within several feet of Elder and throws an egg in the direction of his head.
The woman then hurls verbal abuse at someone who seemed to be working security and attempting to shield Elder.
Elder later said that his security detail was fired at with a pellet gun and hit with other projectiles as well.
The attack was captured on video by local news crews.
Breaking: A flying egg narrowly missed the back of recall candidate @larryelder's head after it was thrown by an activist wearing a gorilla mask in Venice. A scuffle broke out and the candidate was escorted into an SUV.— Kate Cagle (@KateCagle) September 8, 2021
Here's the raw (pun intended)
CW: f-bombs@SpecNews1SoCal pic.twitter.com/FeFx3wnuSD
Typically, the media would greet a violent racist attack with outrage and days of media coverage and panel discussions.
Journalists would also demand that opposing candidates denounce violence committed in their name.
However, there was little national media attention paid to the story, and incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has been silent about the attack.
Villanueva tweeted: “QUESTION: How is this not a hate crime?
"ANSWER: Because 'woke privilege' means a white woman can wear a gorilla mask and attack a black man without fear of being called a racist.
"Where is the outrage from our politicians?”
QUESTION: How is this not a hate crime?— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) September 9, 2021
ANSWER: Because “woke privilege” means a white woman can wear a gorilla mask and attack a black man without fear of being called a racist.
Where is the outrage from our politicians?#Hypocrisy #WokePrivilege @LarryElder @GavinNewsom pic.twitter.com/h6vnXQ2Uzd
Villanueva has been vocal on the topic of “woke privilege” before, saying that liberal politicians were too caught up in their utopian views of social justice to declare a state of emergency on the homelessness crisis.
He has also prioritized Venice in particular, pushing other local authorities to clear homeless encampments from the Venice beachfront, over the opposition of the local left-wing city council member, Mike Bonin, who is currently facing a recall effort from residents of his district.
Elder is trying to unseat Newsom in the Sep. 14 recall.
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