TRUMP: Democrat Run Cities ‘Weak’ and ‘Soft on Crime’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a much tougher approach must be taken on Democrat run cities that he said were “weak” and “soft on crime.”

“Take a look at the cities,” Trump said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” while discussing the case of two Los Angeles deputies who where shot in a ambush style attack while sitting inside their patrol cars.

“The top 10 are Democrat-run, the top 25 are I think almost all Democrat-run, and their policies are horrible,” the president said. “They’ve taken respect away from police officers. They’ve degraded them. They’ve fired them.”

In New York City, many police have been fired, and “crime is through the roof,” he said.”They make it so if you speak up, you end up losing your pension, you end up losing your job.”

Trump pointed out that even police organizations in ultra liberal cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago have endorsed him despite their cities’ Democratic leadership.

“I can’t imagine anybody endorsing (Joe) Biden with his views,” said Trump. “I mean his views are death. He doesn’t have any views.”

BLOOD BATH: 50 Shot, Ten Killed In Chicago Over Weekend Despite Some of Nation’s Strictest Gun Laws

CHICAGO — 50 people were shot and 10 in Chicago over the weekend, despite some of the strictest gun laws in America.

Two of the victims shot were police officers who were shot during a routine traffic stop. According to ABC 7 Chicago, the officers were conducting a traffic stop when they saw a gun in the backseat of the suspect’s vehicle. Officers ordered the suspect to get out of the car, but he reportedly refused to comply. The officers then broke the car window in an effort to arrest the suspect, a struggle ensued and the suspect fired multiple shots, hitting both officers.

Both officers are in stable condition, with one officer having been shot in the chest, side and back. The other officer was shot in the shoulder and chest.

In a Sunday tweet, Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot confirmed the suspect was later taken into custody.

Four other victims were shot and killed on Sunday, including 31-year-old Devon Welsh who police say was eating at Lumes Pancake House when a drive-by shooting occurred. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Welsh was struck multiple times after an SUV pulled up and began firing.

The Times also reports that four other victims were killed Friday night, including an 18-year-old who was shot and killed as he was walking down the street.

The ongoing violence is just the latest in tragedies that have for years gripped the city.

In 2017, then White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said more gun laws aren’t the answer.

“I think one of the things we don’t want to do is try to create laws that won’t stop these types of things from happening,” Sanders said. “I think if you look to Chicago where you had over 4,000 victims of gun-related crimes last year they have the strictest gun laws in the country. That certainly hasn’t helped there.”

WAR ON POLICE: BLM Activist Shaun King Threatens to Dox Kenosha Cops In Wake of Jacob Blake Shooting

KENOSHA, Wis. — Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King is now threatening to identify random officers of the Kenosha, Wisconsin police force following the officer involved shooting of Jacob Blake earlier this week.

In a tweet Tuesday evening, King expressed anger over the department’s delay in identifying the officers seen on video shooting Blake as he reached into his vehicle to retrieve what they believed was a gun.

“To the Kenosha Police Department,” King tweeted,

“If you do not name the officer who brutally shot Jacob Blake on Sunday, we will simply begin naming officers from your department who may or may not be him.

Fuck it.

Your protection of his identity is unethical.

What’s his name?”

King, dubbed “Talcum X” by some on social media due to his identifying as a black man despite his Caucasian heritage, has been vocal in attempting to “out” the officers involved since the shooting on Sunday night.

“Lots of speculation. WHAT IS HIS NAME?,” King tweeted before beginning to release the names of Kenosha officers. “That this man did THAT and we still aren’t 100% sure of his name is outrageous. That man is somewhere deleting all of his racist social media posts, cleaning up his whole life.”

In another tweet King identified officer Luke Courtier, saying “Police could end this right now.”

On Wednesday, King began hypothesizing conspiracy theories claiming Kenosha police collaborated with “white supremacists” ahead of Tuesday night’s riots, driving protesters toward armed counter-protesters to be gunned down.

Manhunt underway for suspect accused of killing Kentucky police officer; Authorities warn suspect should be considered armed and dangerous

Hopkinsville, KY– (Fox News) – Police in Kentucky were on the hunt Thursday night for an “armed and dangerous” man accused of posing as a cop and pulling over an off-duty police officer — before shooting and killing him.

Gov. Matt Bevin confirmed in a tweet the Hopkinsville officer had died.

The suspect, on the run, was identified as 35-year-old James Decoursey, Christian County Emergency Management told Fox Nashville. Decoursey is white with brown eyes and black hair who weighs 260 lbs and is 6’1″ tall, according to the news outlet.

Authorities reported to the scene on Paulette Court after 5 p.m., WKRN reported. Hopkinsville is about 75 miles north of Nashville.

According to a Hopkinsville Police news release obtained by WSMV, the off-duty officer was pulled over in his own car by someone “pretending to be a police officer.” Not long after, the officer reportedly was shot by the suspect.

Authorities said the suspect took off in a stolen white Chevrolet pickup truck with Kentucky plates, according to WSMV. Decoursey “is considered armed and dangerous,” they said.

In a followup tweet, Bevin said “There is no greater sacrifice than that of a person willing to lay down their life for another…Thank God for the #ThinBlueLine.”

STORY DEVELOPING…See more at http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/29/manhunt-for-suspect-accused-posing-as-police-officer-killing-kentucky-cop.html

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‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!’: Two officers killed in less than 24 hours as war on police continues

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD. — An officer shot and killed on Wednesday became the second American policeman to die in the line of duty in less than 24 hours.

The officer, who died while attempting to intervene in a domestic violence dispute, has not yet been identified. The suspect police say responsible for the officer’s death was shot and killed after police returned fire.

“With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today,” the Prince George’s Police Department wrote on Twitter (https://tinyurl.com/y7f8gmxj). “The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman threatened in a domestic situation. Please keep his family and our department in your prayers.”

“The suspect who killed our officer was shot and killed by responding law enforcement. More details later,” the department wrote in a follow-up tweet.

The Maryland shooting came less than 24 hours after another officer was shot and killed in the line of duty in Alabama.

Officer Justin Billa of the Mobile Police Department was gunned down after a murder suspect barricaded himself in his Alabama home at around 12:30 a.m. The suspect, in Billa’s murder, identified as Robert Hollie, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

It is not yet known whether Billa shot himself or if he was killed by police.

Billa, who had been named Officer of the Month in 2016, spoke of the dangers of the job during an interview with FOX 10 (https://tinyurl.com/ya7ckktl).

“She tells me she loves me every day before I leave for work. And I make sure I do the same,” Billa said of his wife.

He leaves behind a one-year-old son.

Chuck Canterbury, president of the National Fraternal Order of Police, says something must be done.

“When will our nation wake up and face that the steady increase of attacks on law enforcement is making all of us less safe,” Canterbury said earlier this month in the wake of an officer shooting in Ohio. “Enough is enough!”

To date, 15 officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2018 (https://tinyurl.com/y8s8gv6m). A total of 129 officers died last year.

Funeral arrangements for the officers are currently pending.

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WAR ON COPS CONTINUES: DELAWARE STATE TROOPER SHOT; MANHUNT UNDERWAY FOR SUSPECT

SALEM, DE — A Delaware State Trooper was shot multiple times on Wednesday and police say they are closing in on a suspect who they believe was responsible.

The shooting unfolded at around noon, local time, at a Wawa convenience store near Salem. The trooper, who has not yet been identified, was confirmed dead shortly after being rushed to the hospital.

Officials say the slain trooper spotted a suspicious vehicle that was occupied by two suspects in the Wawa parking lot.

Shortly after the trooper made contact, officials say one of the two suspects got out of the vehicle and fired several rounds, hitting the trooper.

Other troopers responding to the scene took one of the suspects into custody without incident. The other suspect fled on foot and has barricaded himself inside his residence in the nearby town of Middletown. Law enforcement sources say the suspect, who has not yet been named, is refusing orders to surrender and has fired several shots at officers who are surrounding his house.

SWAT team officers are currently on the scene.

“This is a sad day for our state and our Delaware State Police family. We ask that you keep the trooper’s family, and the Delaware State Police family, in your thoughts and prayers,” said Delaware State Police Superintendent Nathaniel McQueen.

Several residents in the area have been evacuated due to the gunfire. The Appoquinimink School District in the Middletown, Delaware, area was also placed on lock down.

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‘I’M BLEEDING OUT!’: TEXAS COP SENDS FINAL CRY FOR HELP AFTER BEING SLAIN IN THE LINE OF DUTY

BAYTOWN, TX — A Texas deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty on Monday after investigators say he may have been intentionally targeted by an unknown suspect.

Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood, a 30-year veteran of the Baytown Police Department, was shot at around 7 a.m. local time, Baytown Police Lt. Steve Dorris said Monday during a live news conference.

“He succumbed to his injuries,” Dorris said while fighting back tears. He did not survive.”

After being shot, Greenwood was able to radio for help while taking his final breaths.

“I’m bleeding out,” Greenwood told police dispatchers, who immediately sent a team of emergency responders to the scene. Greenwood was administered treatment and airlifted to nearby Memorial Hermann Hospital but was ultimately pronounced dead.

Outside the hospital, officers embraced each other with hugs as police officials escorted a young man who was identified as a relative into the hospital as he cried and held his head in his hands.

At least a dozen police motorcycles, lights flashing, escourted a white minivan that carried Greenwood’s body as the vehicle left the hospital in route to the coroner’s office.

“He was an incredible human being, a cop’s cop,” Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen said in a statement.

“This is a reminder to pray for and support all law enforcement officials in our state, especially at this time of grief,” said state Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Baytown Police in conjunction with a host of state investigative agencies are investigating the attack and say the suspect’s motive remains unknown.

“Whether or not he was specifically targeted, or whether this was because of the uniform he was wearing or the place he pulled up to in the morning, we just don’t know that right now,” Dorris said.

Regardless of the motive, investigators say the attack was intentional.

“We don’t have any indication that tells us he’s gonna go out and target anybody else,” said Dorris.

“Texas is taking action to strengthen penalties for those brazen enough to commit crimes against law enforcement, and we will send a message that such vile acts will not be tolerated in the Lone Star State,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement shortly after Greenwood’s death was announced. “I am confident that the perpetrator of this swift and despicable act will be apprehended and that murder will be met with swift justice.”

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WAR ON POLICE CONTINUES: OKLAHOMA OFFICER DIES AFTER TRAFFIC STOP TURNS DEADLY

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A rookie police officer is dead after being shot by a suspect during a routine traffic stop, say police.

Officer Justin Terney, 22, died Monday morning after being rushed into emergency surgery overnight, Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said.

According to investigators, Terney pulled over a vehicle during a routine traffic stop in Tecumseh, a town located 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.

During the stop, one of the passengers in the car exited the vehicle as Terney checked with dispatchers to see if he had any outstanding warrants.

Police say Terney used a stun gun on the man but it was ineffective and the suspect, who was armed with a weapon, opened fire. Terney returned fire but not before being hit by bullets three times.

Terney had just recently graduated from police academy last summer, Kidney said.

“He was a very young officer, just getting a start,” he said. “He was taken way too soon.”

Kidney says Terney had just bought a new puppy and hoped to work the department’s K-9 unit.

Monday afternoon, about a dozen law enforcement vehicles lined Tecumseh street where the shooting took place. About a half-mile south, Delbert Roller, owner of Roller Dirt Farm and Mini Storage, lowered his flag to half-staff in honor of the rookie officer.

“Whenever I heard the officer passed, I put her down,” Roller, a retired firefighter, told News OK (http://newsok.com/article/5543159).

“It hits home,” he said. Whether it’s tribal or city police or firefighters “we’re all one big family.”

“One thing about Justin, he was always smiling,” said City Manager Jimmy Stokes of Terney. “I never knew if he was mad or not, because he always had a smile.”

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was also shot and remains in intensive care. “If it is who we think this person is, there’s a possibility that he has some warrants,” Kidney said. “That could be the reason that he ran.”

Funeral arrangements for officer Terney are pending.

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