Irony screams the loudest from the roof tops of hypocrites.
It has become vogue in the Hollywood to be a social justice warriors especially as their industry is changing and they are looking for anyway to stay relevant.
Actress Alyssa Milano, the 47-year-old lives in an 8,000 square foot, $2.5 million home in the upscale gated community that sits just 20 minutes north of Los Angeles is a prime example.
Recently she became a top supporter of the “Defund the Police” movement, seeking to disband police departments, and redirect funds to “community organizations”.
“In July, Alyssa tweeted out to her 3.7 million followers a link, urging them to sign the ‘People’s Budget L.A.’ that demands a 90 percent reduction in police funding,” the Daily Mail noted. “[Milano also] tweeted: ‘What is the Los Angeles Police Protective League? @LAPPL is a narrow special interest group that lobbies our politicians to protect the LAPD budget, pension + officers. But electeds (sic) need to #ProtectPeopleNot Police. Sign the #People’sBudgetLA petition.’”
Here she retweeted John Oliver which is followed by Tim Young reminding them both of what is looks like back home in John’s neck of the woods where the police are defunded and are not allowed to carry guns.
The irony is, for those like Alyssa in this movement, who live in sparsely populated affluent areas, they will continue to get quick police services while those who most need the police proections the most, will see increased police reponse times etc.
The Daily Mail reports, Milano was quick to call the cops, over reports of an “armed gunman” in her neighborhood.
Fortunately, no one was hurt; the “armed gunman” turned out to be a teenager targeting squirrels with an air gun, according to the outlet. He turned himself in to authorities after realizing he had caused the problem.
Milano, though, who recently tweeted to “Defund the Police,” and asked her social media followers to sign on to a petition that “demands a 90 percent reduction in police funding” in the Los Angeles city budget, triggered what neighbors told the Mail was a “massive” police presence after calling 911 to report gunshots on Sunday.
“Alyssa and her talent agent husband …had dialed 911 when they heard what they believed to be gunshots on their 1.39-acre property,” the Daily Mail reported. “They allegedly told the emergency hotline the sound ‘scared their dogs’ and made them feel like the gunman was nearby. A description was given of a suspect to the officers who was ‘male, 40-years old, with long rifle.’”
The couple were reportedly concerned that the alleged gunman could be a stalker; Milano has filed restraining orders against an older man who has broken into her home twice.
The call triggered a “a response that included seven Ventura County Sheriffs’ vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team that sat down the street on standby.”
One neighbor says, ‘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 that luxury and live in unsafe neighborhoods? 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.’
What else can we say, the wealthy have armed security but want to take away for guns, they don’t want a border wall built, but live behind gates and wall, and they call for the police to be defunded while calling them at the first sign of trouble.