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California - Guard Won't Be Charged In Shooting Outside LA Synagogue

Published on: March 13, 2019 10:15 PM
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California - Los Angeles prosecutors say they won’t charge a synagogue security guard accused of shooting a person who was recording video of the building.

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The Los Angeles Times reports the announcement Thursday came as the woman who was shot filed a civil lawsuit against the guard and his employer.

Edduin Zelayagrunfeld was arrested last month after the shooting outside the Etz Jacob Congregation/Ohel Chana High School.

Prosecutors said they wouldn’t be able to prove he wasn’t acting in self-defense.

The victim described the wound as deep graze to one leg. She is Zhoie Perez, a self-described First Amendment “auditor” who pushes the bounds of her rights in public spaces and posts videos to YouTube.

Her lawsuit alleges assault and discrimination. The guard and the synagogue didn’t immediately comment on the lawsuit.



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 Mar 13, 2019 at 10:33 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Why in the heck not? A man was shot. There is video.

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 Mar 13, 2019 at 11:28 PM Of course he's not being charged Says:

In a regular case he would've been charged being that the (wo)man had every right to be filming in a public space but if they go to court then everyone will find out that it took the police 50 minutes to show up when he called them about someone filming the school so being that the LAPD doesn't want to be embarrassed especially with the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting etc. Happening so recently they decided to not charge him for lack of evidence so they can "save face"

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 12:19 AM Esther Says:

BH. The guard was trying to protect our girls.

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 12:34 AM chana k Says:

Reply to #2  
Of course he's not being charged Says:

In a regular case he would've been charged being that the (wo)man had every right to be filming in a public space but if they go to court then everyone will find out that it took the police 50 minutes to show up when he called them about someone filming the school so being that the LAPD doesn't want to be embarrassed especially with the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting etc. Happening so recently they decided to not charge him for lack of evidence so they can "save face"

Thanks for that background information.

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 12:39 AM lazy-boy Says:

Reply to #1  
PaulinSaudi Says:

Why in the heck not? A man was shot. There is video.

(s)he is a LBTQ activist who was photographing a Jewish girls school and refused to stop, and frightened the girls and staff, thinking (s)he is working with a group that wants to attack the school.

(s)he belongs in a nut house for a long period, period!

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 12:42 AM Stop the nonsense Says:

It is a man, it doesn’t matter what he thinks he is.
He should get help.

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 08:01 AM Anonymous Says:

I would not hire that security guard, as he is trigger happy rent a cop, who could cause legal problems in the future.

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 11:22 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

Reply to #5  
lazy-boy Says:

(s)he is a LBTQ activist who was photographing a Jewish girls school and refused to stop, and frightened the girls and staff, thinking (s)he is working with a group that wants to attack the school.

(s)he belongs in a nut house for a long period, period!

It is legal to photograph things you can see from a public place.

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 11:41 AM zeide Says:

There is a law "expectation to privacy" where I live. I'm not sure if same there. You are allowed to film outside on the street because there is no expectation on the street. This jerk was filming the school and possibly behind the gate which becomes a gray area in the aforementioned law. Since he wasn't charged it's a pity he didn't aim higher.

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 11:43 AM kopmaidel Says:

First all all it’s a He. The guard was protecting girls in high school. This idiot was provoking him. He has done it at other places too. You can read the full article in la times. One thing he learned from this, don’t start up with Jews we won’t take chances!

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 12:19 PM Anonymous Says:

The security guard should have been prosecuted, as deadly force was not called for in that situation. Now, it will cost the Yeshivah (and/or its liability carrrier), big bucks regarding a use of force liability lawsuit.

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 12:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Anyone else wondering about this security guards name? Sounds made up.

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 Mar 14, 2019 at 06:36 PM Yonason_Herschlag Says:

The filmer was harassing and threatening, but it was not professional to shoot him, or even shoot off a warning shot at the ground that rebounded and hit him. Innocent bystanders could also have been harmed.
I would say both the filmer/harasser, and the unprofessional guard got off easy. It could easily have ended up much worse for both of them.

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