VENTURA COUNTY, CA – Actress Alyssa Milano has denied making the 911 call Sept. 20 that brought a heavy police response to her house in search of a gunman.
In a tweet made Tuesday, September 22nd, the defund-the-police activist claims a neighbor made the call, and her husband merely called 911 to find out when the police were arriving.
Milano, who has gone on several tirades demanding that police agencies across the United States be defunded, suddenly had warm feelings for the officers springing into action on her behalf. At least seven Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputy vehicles, a police helicopter and other law enforcement members joined in the search for what turned out to be a teenager shooting at squirrels with an air rifle.
As Rep. Mark Walker tweeted:
“From “defund the police” to “defend me, police'”
some found her new-found love of law enforcement amusing.
From "defund the police" to "defend me, police"https://t.co/2t5ZDawF3Y
— Rep. Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) September 22, 2020
On Sept. 20, Milano alleged that she and her husband heard what they believed were gunshots coming from their property in Southern California. According to the Washington Examiner, in a claim Milano rejects, the actress called 911 for help.
Several Ventura County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to locate and stop the suspected gunman. They also brought a helicopter and K9 unit to assist in the search.
An unnamed neighbor said:
“We first noticed the helicopter circling overhead very low and knew something was going on, it’s usually such a quiet community. Then, we saw all the police cars parked in front of Alyssa’s home. They [deputies] had their guns at the ready and seemed very serious.”
Police were informed that the shooting suspect was a male who was approximately 40 years old with a long gun.
Milano and her husband allegedly informed police that they had heard the gunshots, which scared their dogs. They were concerned that the person who may have a gun and firing shots was Jeff Turner, a man who had allegedly stalked Milano for many years.
This hypocrite calls the police,sends in the police airship & many cars. Did she tell these wonderful law enforcement officers that she wants to "DEFUND THE POLICE" to their face? #AlyssaMilano why didn't you call a social worker or a community peacemaker? https://t.co/1YkimF9smd
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) September 22, 2020
Police searched for the gunman for about three hours. The search ended when a teenager turned himself in to police, advising that he was the one firing the shots. According to the Daily Mail, a neighbor said:
“It turned out it was a neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels.”
Milano, however, has her own version of events. She tweeted:
“Apparently, rightwing media & trolls have decided that they should target me because my neighbor called the police after seeing a person dressed in black holding a rifle behind my home where I live with my young children and husband.”
Apparently, rightwing media & trolls have decided that they should target me because my neighbor called the police after seeing a person dressed in black holding a rifle behind my home where I live with my young children and husband. Here is my statement and what really happened. pic.twitter.com/RwnSd9XCs0
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 22, 2020
Milano claims that the only time 911 was called from her residence was when her husband called to check on when police would be arriving. Perhaps Milano thinks that by making this claim, no one will look to see what 911 calls were placed, and at what times, to confirm or deny her story.
At any rate, surprisingly, Milano goes on to laud the officers and their efforts at making them “feel safe.”
Of course, she also has to add:
“We’d love to see equally trained non-police professionals respond to addiction and mental health crises and non-violent events so that these brave officers can do their jobs they are so good at handling, as they demonstrated this weekend.”
A neighbor of Milano’s said calling 911 would be hypocritical. After all, she advocates that police budgets should be stripped which would all but ensure that a police response such as this would not be possible.
The neighbor said:
“She can tweet those things because, at the end of the day, she lives behind gates in a gated community. She knows the police will come to save her. But what about all those people who don’t have the luxury and live in unsafe neighborhoods?
The neighbor continued:
“She obviously doesn’t care. She uses her platform in hypocritical ways. Why not send your husband into the yard to find out what is actually going on before you call the police? I would guesstimate the response today from law enforcement cost taxpayers thousands of dollars.”
Defund them, defend me.
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HOLLYWOOD, CA – One thing you can always count on—washed up, B-list “celebrities” preaching from on high whenever they think they can get some publicity or have the opportunity to bash President Trump or the police.
There is a growing movement among the Hollywood “elite” to defund police departments, even while rioters are reducing major cities around the country to rubble.
Of course, it isn’t only washed-up celebrities who are joining the fray. Far-left progressive congressman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who hasn’t worked in months, has joined the call, as has Black Lives Matter.
The calls were put out on Twitter. Of course, when you live in gated communities or gated mansions with hired security, you might not need the police, so it’s an easy stand to take.
Has-been actress Susan Sarandon, whose claim to fame was playing a bimbo who chased ballplayers in the movie “Bull Durham” is considered the most “prominent” celebrity so far. That doesn’t say much for the rest of them.
DEFUND THE POLICE https://t.co/du19I57s6c
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) May 31, 2020
Some model and actress named Emily Ratajkowski tweeted #DefundPolice with a photo of herself protesting in Los Angeles.
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) May 30, 2020
Another unknown, named Patrisse Cullors, who is apparently a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and who works as an actress and writer on a series on a network called Freeform, also asked for defunding of police.
— fund the us postal service – defund the police (@OsopePatrisse) May 30, 2020
“If you were willing to say #AbolishIce. I need you to be willing to say #DefundThePolice. Full stop.”
Rob Delaney, apparently a comedian tweeted out, “Black lives matter. Defund the police. Protest is beautiful. Direct action gets the goods.”
Black lives matter
Defund the police
Protest is beautiful
Direct action gets the goods
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) May 31, 2020
Someone named Kendrick Sampson, from an HBO program called “Insecure,” claims he was hit by rubber bullets and batons during a riot in Los Angeles. Probably wasn’t the best idea to show up at a riot. He compared police work to “slave catching.” He retweeted an article from Slate which accuses police, not the people burning down buildings and assaulting people, of escalating “the national unrest.”
Defund the Police. https://t.co/E5119LHsMC
— Kendrick Sampson (@kendrick38) May 31, 2020
“Appreciate the outpouring of support & standing with us but if y’all really want to support, make sure we do EVERYTHING in our POWER to #DEFUNDPOLICE- END THE LEGACY OF SLAVE CATCHING and use those resources. OUR RESOURCES to build BETTER. Make THAT the headlines. Put in WORK.”
Appreciate the outpouring of support & standing with us but if y’all really want to support, make sure we do EVERYTHING in our POWER to #DEFUNDPOLICE – END THE LEGACY OF SLAVE CATCHING and use those resources, OUR RESOURCES to build BETTER. Make THAT the headlines. Put in WORK.
— Kendrick Sampson (@kendrick38) May 31, 2020
Another “comedian and actress” named Charlyne Yi tweeted: “Defund the police. Fund hospitals. Stop killing, save lives.”
BuzzFeed Motion Pictures—who knew there was such a thing—actress, writer and producer Ashly Perez tweeted: “Black Lives Matter. Stop the militarization of police. Prosecute killer cops. #defundpolice.”
Perez must have missed the part where the Minneapolis police officer accused in the death of George Floyd has been arrested and WILL be prosecuted. Details.
Brasstracks? No idea—apparently a musical group—is demanding the NYPD get defunded. “DEFUND THE NYPD @NYCMayor”
DEFUND THE NYPD @NYCMayor
— brasstracks (@brasstracks) May 30, 2020
As far as Rep. Tlaib, she tweeted: Know that it’s still both, but don’t let the “who” overshadow the decades of structural racism that has created the system that allows police officer after police officer off the hook for murder. I just want us to dig deeper so that the #DefundPolice movement isn’t brushed aside,” said the Hamas-supporting, anti-Semite Tlaib, adding:
“Too many folks are confused when they hear we need to #DefundPolice. I ask you to engage in this debate with an openness. There is real validity in dismantling the current racist system that led to this pain.”
Know that it's still both, but don't let the "who" overshadow the decades of structural racism that has created the system that allows police officer after police officer off the hook for murder. I just want us to dig deeper so that the #DefundPolice movement isn't brushed aside.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 31, 2020
There is a petition on the Black Lives Matter website stating:
“Our pain, our cries, and our need to be seen and heard resonate throughout this entire country.
We demand acknowledgment and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police.
We call for radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives.
George Floyd’s violent death was a breaking point—an all too familiar reminder that, for Black people, law enforcement doesn’t protect or save our lives. They often threaten and take them.
Right now, Minneapolis and cities across our country are on fire, and our people are hurting—the violence against Black bodies felt in the ongoing mass disobedience, all while we grapple with a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting, infecting and killing us.
We call for an end to the systemic racism that allows this culture of corruption to go unchecked and our lives to be taken.
We call for a national defunding of police. We demand investment in our communities and the resources to ensure that Black people not only survive but thrive. IF you’re with us, add your name to the petition right now and help us spread the word.”
Interestingly, as BLM is demanding “investment in” our communities, those very communities are being destroyed by protests turned riots. One must wonder why the nation would want to invest in communities which have been reduced to ashes by those who have turned legitimate protest into an opportunity to pillage and burn.
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