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LAPD assessing violence threats following Supreme Court’s Roe ruling

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The Los Angeles Police Department Friday announced it is working to “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.”

The groups — which the LAPD 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 threats 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.”

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