L.A. police investigate threats of violence, ‘Night of Rage’ over Supreme Court ruling

Activists protest over abortion rights on June 24, 2022, in downtown Los Angeles.
Activists protest over abortion rights on June 24, 2022, in downtown Los Angeles. Photo credit Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles City police said Friday the department was working “assess and identify” potential threats made by groups calling for violence following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning federal abortion protections under Roe v. Wade.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said the department has been made aware of “extremist groups calling for a ‘Night of Rage’... directing violence towards reproductive and family advocacy groups, federal courthouses, and faith-based organizations and houses of worship.”

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The groups — which the L.A. police department did not identify — called for the violence to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Moore said. However, authorities have not identified any specific or credible threat against any organization in Los
Angeles.

“The LAPD is committed to protecting all persons and organizations here in Los Angeles,” Moore said. “We are taking a proactive approach to identifying any potential threats and working to disrupt any potential criminal acts related to this court decision.

"Please continue to be proactive in your security measures and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this issue," the chief added.

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