Los Angeles mayoral candidate Karen Bass says she doesn’t feel safe in the city after a burglary

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Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass voiced her security concerns in Los Angeles after her home was broken into last week — backing off a glowing comment she made earlier about feeling safe in LA

Bass — who is running for mayor of Los Angeles — stole two firearms from her home on Sept. 9. “.

“I do feel safe,” Bass claimed during a mayoral debate five months ago. “I would say a 10. But I do understand that many people in the city don’t feel safe and I respect that.”

But Bass came back to those comments during an interview with TBEN 11 Los Angeles on Wednesday, saying her safety had been “crushed.”

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LOS ANGELES DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL CANDIDATE KAREN BASS SAYS HOUSE WAS FURNISHED, 2 GUNS STOLEN

Rep. Karen Bass, a Los Angeles mayoral candidate, gathers with several prominent supporters at Angel’s Point in Elysian Park on May 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
(Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

“I thought from the start that the main job of the mayor is to make sure Angelinos are safe,” Bass said.

The Democratic congresswoman also defended her possession of firearms, which reportedly surprised some city residents.

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“I had guns for personal safety, like a lot of people. I think gun control is extremely important,” the Democratic congressman said. “But I never believed that people — if they wanted guns — shouldn’t have them.”

Rep.  Karen Bass, D-Calif., said the break-in at her house... "very traumatic" and backtracked on her comments by saying she felt safe in Los Angeles.

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., said the break-in to her home was “very traumatic” and countered her comments by saying she felt safe in Los Angeles.
(Reuters)

Two men were arrested in connection with the incident, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

Patricio Munoz, 42, and Juan Espinoza, 24-year-old, were arrested Tuesday after authorities reportedly witnessed the same vehicle parked at Bass’s home during the robbery. Both men are suspected of burglary.

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In June, Bass told TBEN News Digital that she plans to be “smart on crime” if elected mayor.

Rep.  Karen Bass, D-Calif., speaks at her election night party Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Los Angeles.

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., speaks at her election night party Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Los Angeles.
(TBEN Photo/John McCoy)

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“My plan calls for cops to immediately get on their feet in neighborhoods that want to see more police presence,” Bass said. “But I believe the quickest way to get agents up and running is to get them from behind the desk.”

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