DA Lacey's Husband Pulled A Gun On Protesters Outside Their House
Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside District Attorney Jackie Lacey's home early this morning, going so far as to ring the doorbell. They were answered by Lacey's husband, David, who pointed what appeared to be a handgun at them and ordered them off his porch. Lacey later told reporters her husband was "profoundly sorry."
The confrontation -- coming the day before the March 3 primary -- was captured in a video posted by BLM organizer Melina Abdullah, a Pan-African studies professor at Cal State Los Angeles. Abdullah noted in the description of the video that the protestors were there for a "community meeting" Lacey had "promised."
Past efforts to arrange a meeting have foundered; Lacey has wanted to meet with small groups, while BLM has insisted on a public meeting, which the DA has refused to do.
The entire video lasts just 45 seconds and starts with David Lacey standing in his open doorway holding the gun.
"I will shoot you. Get off of my porch," he says in the video.
I’m front of DA Jackie Lacey’s house for that community meeting she promised with the @BLMLA crew. Rang her bell to invite her.— Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) March 2, 2020
Her husband pulled a gun, cocked it, pointed it at my chest and said “I’ll shoot you. I don’t care who you are.” @WP4BL @RealJusticePAC @shaunking pic.twitter.com/WtazUWSJIC
Black Lives Matter and other activists have denounced Lacey for, among other things, only prosecuting one law enforcement officer for an on-duty shooting of a civilian during her two terms in office. They have held weekly protests outside her office, playing drums, yelling and chanting, "Jackie Lacey must go." A number of protestors disrupted the Jan. 29 DA candidates debate. Protestors also showed up outside her home in 2018.