Child Dragged From House As California Highway Patrol Evicts Families From Vacant Homes

California Highway Patrol officers have forcefully removed people who had occupied vacant state-owned homes in Los Angeles, according to videos posted on social media.



a group of people standing on top of a snow covered road: Homeless tents line a freeway overpass November 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California


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Homeless tents line a freeway overpass November 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California

One video, posted by the Street Watch LA account, shows two officers dragging a child out of a home in the El Sereno neighborhood on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday as people scream in protest. “Have a f****** heart!” one person is heard yelling.

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“Tonight in El Sereno, CHP evicted a mom and child reclaiming rightful public land. They dragged a child from her home, pinned and arrested her,” the tweet read.

Other clips showed officers in riot gear apparently using battering rams to gain entry into some

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Florida man saves his puppy dragged into pond by alligator

A Florida man is drawing praise for valiantly saving his puppy from the jaws of an alligator.



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Richard Wilbanks, 74, was just enjoying the sun when he heard his new puppy, Gunner, crying. A alligator in the backyard pond at his Lee County home had grabbed the dog and pulled it into the water.



a man holding a dog: Gunner licks Richard Wilbanks' face after Wilbanks rescued him from a gator's mouth. (WBBH)


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Gunner licks Richard Wilbanks’ face after Wilbanks rescued him from a gator’s mouth. (WBBH)

Wilbanks, an avid hunter, reacted quickly, jumping into the pond, grabbing the small alligator and pulling its jaw open, so Gunner, a three-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, could escape, surveillance video of the rescue shows.

“It was just a shock, it happened so fast,” Wilbanks told NBC Fort Myers affiliate WBBH. “Instinct just took over and adrenaline kicked in and I just went right into the water after the gator and Gunner.”

Video:

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