Trump accuses California police of being soft on street gangs, and cops fire back

By Kate Mather, Cindy Chang and Christi Parsons
Feb 22, 2018 | 5:00 PM

President Trump on Thursday accused California law enforcement of being soft on street gangs and suggested he might pull immigration agents out of the state, prompting a strong rebuke from local officials who said the president doesn’t understand their war on gangs.

Trump’s remarks are an escalation of a yearlong battle between his administration and California on a variety of topics including illegal immigration and law enforcement. Trump has criticized California for being a “sanctuary” for those here illegally, and federal officials have vowed immigration crackdowns in the state”.

Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-trump-gangs-lapd-20180223-story.html

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