Did LAPD prevent a mass casualty attack on police?

This is a bizarre incident that appears to have been a thwarted plan to execute members of the police department.

Two men clad in "military gear" and carrying "assault-type" rifles were "monitored by police for hours beginning Monday evening as they slowly made their way from Inglewood and ended in the San Fernando Valley. The men were eventually taken into custody at a busy intersection after they exited their vehicle.

LA Times:

During a briefing Tuesday at the Police Commission meeting, LAPD Assistant Chief Michel Moore said the men carried “assault-type firearms” with ammunition magazines that “appear to be prohibited.”

Inglewood police initially responded to reports of men with rifles, and the LAPD assisted the smaller department, according to officials. 

At one point, Moore said, the men got into a car and drove to an apartment complex in the San Fernando Valley. The LAPD “continued to monitor” the pair as they entered the Los Angeles city limits, Moore said.

Later in the morning, the two left the apartment, and police made an “investigative stop” in Sylmar, where Moore said the pair was taken into custody “without significant incident.”

Police in L.A. and Inglewood still are trying to determine the pairs’ motives, authorities said.

“We’re not completely clear on the intent yet,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing. “There’s still a lot of work to do.”

As is typical, the LA Times buried the lede. In the second to last paragraph, we find out this:

Investigators are also reviewing radio calls that indicated the men had said they were at a convenience store “waiting for the police to arrive so that they would shoot the police,” Moore said.

But their "intent" is unknown. Got it?

Police served a warrant on an apartment where it appears the two men lived where they found more rifles and ammunition. They will also be examining computers and other devices found at the scene.

You can be sure if these were a couple of skin heads out to kill blacks, the Times would have had that info right up front with banner headline.

But since the perps were a couple of black guys who were only targeting police, it barely registers as news.

This is a bizarre incident that appears to have been a thwarted plan to execute members of the police department.

Two men clad in "military gear" and carrying "assault-type" rifles were "monitored by police for hours beginning Monday evening as they slowly made their way from Inglewood and ended in the San Fernando Valley. The men were eventually taken into custody at a busy intersection after they exited their vehicle.

LA Times:

During a briefing Tuesday at the Police Commission meeting, LAPD Assistant Chief Michel Moore said the men carried “assault-type firearms” with ammunition magazines that “appear to be prohibited.”

Inglewood police initially responded to reports of men with rifles, and the LAPD assisted the smaller department, according to officials. 

At one point, Moore said, the men got into a car and drove to an apartment complex in the San Fernando Valley. The LAPD “continued to monitor” the pair as they entered the Los Angeles city limits, Moore said.

Later in the morning, the two left the apartment, and police made an “investigative stop” in Sylmar, where Moore said the pair was taken into custody “without significant incident.”

Police in L.A. and Inglewood still are trying to determine the pairs’ motives, authorities said.

“We’re not completely clear on the intent yet,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing. “There’s still a lot of work to do.”

As is typical, the LA Times buried the lede. In the second to last paragraph, we find out this:

Investigators are also reviewing radio calls that indicated the men had said they were at a convenience store “waiting for the police to arrive so that they would shoot the police,” Moore said.

But their "intent" is unknown. Got it?

Police served a warrant on an apartment where it appears the two men lived where they found more rifles and ammunition. They will also be examining computers and other devices found at the scene.

You can be sure if these were a couple of skin heads out to kill blacks, the Times would have had that info right up front with banner headline.

But since the perps were a couple of black guys who were only targeting police, it barely registers as news.