LA shooting: Lynwood city manager Jose Ometeotl says 'chickens come home to roost', Internet seeks resignation

Two deputies are fighting for their lives after being ambushed and shot in the head, while the suspect is still at large


                            LA shooting: Lynwood city manager Jose Ometeotl says 'chickens come home to roost', Internet seeks resignation
Jose Ometeotl, Compton shooting (City of Lynwood/LA Police)

Jose Ometeotl, the city manager of Lynwood, California is facing calls for resignation after his distasteful remarks about the Compton shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies. “NEW: Jose Ometeotl, the city manager of Lynwood, posted on his Instagram that ‘Chickens come home to roost’ following the ambush shooting of two LASD deputies in Compton. One is a 31 y/o mom of a young boy, the other is a 24-year-old male deputy, both very new. @FOXLA," Bill Melugin, a journalist with Fox 11 Los Angeles, wrote on Twitter.



 

Both deputies are fighting for their lives after being ambushed and shot in the head, while the suspect is still at large. Melugin shared a screenshot of Ometeotl’s post after he made his Instagram private. Shortly after, a change.org petition was launched demanding the city manager's immediate resignation. Ometeotl had shared the following message with a portrait of Malcolm X.

The shooting of anyone is a wholly unacceptable occurrence in society. I do not condone the type of violence seen in the shooting of the deputies yesterday in Compton.

I will say that communities like Compton have been plagued by deputy gangs that inflict fear and violence in the community. These deputies murdered, framed and stole from the community just because they could. Good deputies never turned on bad deputies for fear of retaliation and when caught most of these bad deputies kept their jobs and continued on their criminal career.

The fact that someone randomly opened fire on deputies is to be expected in the society we live in today. The political climate and leadership of Sheriff Villanueva has only sowed the seeds of anger and frustration in the community. I pray for the deputies and their families while still demanding justice for Andres Guardado, Breona Taylor, Tamir Rice, Ahmaud Arbery…

Sheriff Alex Villanueva responded to Ometeotl’s post, saying “there is no gang of any deputies running any station” but said he was taking “swift administrative action," per the LA Times. Meanwhile, the City of Lynwood responded with a statement that read in part: "There have been comments made... by our City Manager on his personal social media that are his personal opinions and don’t reflect the position of the Lynwood City Council. Today we are only thinking of the two deputies and are praying for their recovery.”

Social media was evidently outraged by Ometeotl's comments, with several users calling for his resignation. "Lynwood, California City Manager Jose Ometeotl posts 'Chickens Come Home to Roost' after 2 young deputies shot in head in ambush attack. This is the modern-day left in America– hateful, dishonest & unhinged. They... even murder. I say we need Trump another 4 years!" former director Jack Peterson tweeted.



 

"Jose Ometeotl should be fired immediately! Let HIS chickens come home to roost," another wrote. "Not enough! Make Jose Ometeotl RESIGN!! Sign the petition below almost at 100 signatures," a third chimed in. While still another wrote, "@mylynnwoodca Your city staff doesn't really care about first responders - City Manager Jose Ometeotl made an instagram post mocking LASD Officers who were gunned down last night," a fourth added.



 



 



 

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