*On a busy Monday, we have more news to report. This time it’s regarding David Lacey, the husband of LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
Mr. Lacey finds himself the object of a lot of attention and scrutiny after he was seen (and captured on video) pulling a gun on Black Lives Matter activists in front of their home on Monday morning.
Lacey wielded the gun and threatened to shoot if the activists didn’t get off his property.
As NewsOne notes, the dramatic video of Lacey, with gun in hand, was uploaded by Jasmyne Cannick, a candidate for Los Angeles County Central Committee. According to Cannick’s tweet, the Black Lives Matter activists were protesting DA Jackie Lacey in front of her house when David Lacey opened the door and threatened to shoot them.
From his threatening comments, he made it appear the activists were on his porch. Watch him immediately below.
#BREAKING This morning Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s husband pulled a gun out on Black Lives Matter activists who protested his wife in front of their house. @BLMLA pic.twitter.com/wnCFMMvaWV
— Jasmyne Cannick (@Jasmyne) March 2, 2020
“Get off!” Lacey can be seen telling people off-camera while pointing a handgun directly at them, aiming from side to side.
“Good morning,” Dr. Melina Abdullah, an activist with Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, can be heard saying.
“Get off of my porch!” Lacey says with his gun aimed steadily.
“Are you going to shoot me?” Abdullah asks incredulously.
“I will shoot you,” he said. “Get off of my porch!”
“Can you tell Jackie Lacey that we’re here?” Abdullah asks in an even-toned voice, clearly undeterred.
“I don’t care who you are,” Lacey says, finally lowering his gun to his right side. “Get off of my porch! Right now!”
He then threatened to call the police while raising his gun back in an aiming position.
Of course, when another LA-based activist, Najee Ali and other activists heard about the incident, they just had to chime in as well with this statement from Ali of Project Islamic Hope:
“A coalition of South Los Angeles Civil rights leaders are demanding the arrest and prosecution of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s husband David Lacey, who pulled out a gun pointed it and threatened to shoot Black Lives Matter leader Melina Abdullah on his porch this morning.
“It’s not a crime to ring anyone’s doorbell to request a meeting. If that was the case there would be Jehovah’s witnesses shot all across the nation. No one is above the law. We’re calling for the arrest and prosecution of D.A. Lacey’s husband. David Lacey ”