In Los Angeles, a video showing the husband of L.A. County’s district attorney pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter activists has gone viral — one day ahead of the primary in which DA Jackie Lacey is up for reelection.
David Lacey: “Get off of my porch.”
Melina Abdullah: “Are you going to shoot me?”
David Lacey: “I am going to shoot you. Get off of my porch.”
Melina Abdullah: “Can you tell Jackie Lacey that we’re here?”
David Lacey: “I don’t care who you are. Get off of my porch right now.”
Melina Abdullah: “We’re going to get off your porch. Can you tell” —
David Lacey: “We’re calling the police.”
The video was taken by Cal State professor and organizer Melina Abdullah. Abdullah and other activists were at Lacey’s house to compel her to fulfill a promise to meet with Black Lives Matter organizers. Lacey has been criticized for her handling of cases involving police brutality. She is being challenged in the primary by two progressive candidates. Lacey has apologized for both herself and her husband over the incident.