Los Angeles Councilmembers Move To Arm Park Rangers


To L. A City Council members are renewing a push to change the L. A. Municipal po'd and arm. The city's 30 Park Rangers, Jo Buu Scardino and John Lee SE rangers are first responders who often react to law enforcement issues. Blue sky, you know, introduced a motion yesterday that would begin the process toe arm them. These are park rangers, all were asking is to allow them to defend and protect themselves and the patrons of our parts. Park Rangers are sworn peace officers and received basic police training. After their higher they could make arrests but aren't allowed to carry a firearms right now. The union representing Park Rangers backs the proposal to allow them to carry guns. The union says there have been nearly 40 homicides, hundreds of rapes and thousands of other crimes committed the L. A parks over the past four years, underscoring what it says are the dangers that Rangers face.

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