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Billie Eilish releases ‘James Bond’ theme song ‘No Time to Die’

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With six Grammys, 13 platinum singles and one of the biggest debut albums in recent memory, Billie Eilish has already conquered the music world and has moved on to film. After performing a unique take on the Beatles’ classic “Yesterday” at the Academy Awards last weekend, the singer has dropped the theme song to the forthcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die,” which comes out April 10. The song is the second she and brother/musical collaborator Finneas have dropped since the spring release of her blockbuster debut full-length, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” after “Everything I Wanted,” which dropped late last year.

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No Time to Die” is slow and ominous, with Eilish flexing the high, quavery register of her voice in a way not unlike her take on “Yesterday.” But the Bond-ian touch comes when an orchestra swells in the background, gaining intensity as the song progresses before it closes with a twangy guitar chord that subtly evokes the Bond themes of the ’60s.  The song includes legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, with orchestral arrangements by Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley.

Eilish, the youngest artist ever to write and record a Bond them, will perform the song for the first time at the Brit Awards in London on Feb. 18.

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Interestingly two of the most recent Bond themes — Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” — are the only songs from the films to win Best Song Academy Awards.

Later this year, Apple TV will release a documentary on the singer that has been nearly four years in the making. Indeed, when Variety was embedded with Eilish’s fall tour for a December cover story on the singer, a video crew followed her nearly everywhere.

Eilish — who was Variety‘s Hitmaker of 2019 — swept the top Grammy categories last month, becoming the youngest (and only the second) artist in history to win the big four: album of the year and pop vocal album (for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”), record and song of the year (for “Bad Guy”) and new artist. (Christopher Cross is the only other artist ever to sweep the big four categories, in 1981.) She lost only pop solo performance (to Lizzo, for “Truth Hurts”). In total, Eilish, 18, and O’Connell, 22, took home six of the seven awards they were nominated for.

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Eilish is set to hit the road on a world arena tour which sold out within an hour of tickets going on sale. It kicks off on March 9.

The theme song “Writing’s On the Wall,” for the last James Bond film, “Spectre,” was performed by Sam Smith, while Adele performed “Skyfall” for the movie of the same name.

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Cambodia takes in cruise ship passengers rejected from other countries over coronavirus fears

Hundreds of cruise ship passengers cheered as they disembarked the ship in Cambodia on Friday following days of being stranded at sea as several nations refused them entry amid fears of the coronavirus.

Around 500 passengers aboard the MS Westerdam disembarked at the port of Sihanoukville Friday morning after the country’s leader agreed to allow the ship to dock after being rejected by Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.

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Passengers and crew stand on the railing of the Westerdam cruise ship as it docks at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Thursday. The Westerdam, turned away by four Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears, anchored Thursday off Cambodia for health checks on its 2,200 passengers and crew. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen handed flowers to the departing passengers, who were put on buses to take them to an airport where they will continue their journey home.

Holland America, which operates the vessel, said 20 samples taken on board the ship came back negative for the virus.

The company maintained throughout the ship’s journey that no cases had been confirmed among its 2,200 passengers and crew. The assurances couldn’t convince the four Asian governments that barred the vessel amid fears the virus could spread within their borders.

“We are pleased with the successful resolution of this challenging journey that was complicated by unfounded fears stemming from erroneous information with respect to the medical condition of Westerdam’s guests and crew,” said Stein Kruse, the CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK.

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Locals come down to view the Westerdam cruise ship, owned by Holland America Line, docked at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The Westerdam, turned away by four Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears, anchored Thursday off Cambodia for health checks on its 2,200 passengers and crew. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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The released passengers were seen waving to those on the ship’s deck as they left the area.

The illness, officially known as COVID-19, has killed more than 1,400 people worldwide and sickened more than 64,000 others. The vast majority of the cases are in mainland China, where the virus first began in the Hubei province.

Another cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, has been quarantined at Japan’s port of Yokohama for several days. Authorities have confirmed 174 coronavirus cases aboard the ship.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry visit Stanford University: report

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have gone back to school.

A palace source confirmed to Today that the duo visited Stanford University on Tuesday to meet with professors and academic professionals.

According to the outlet, the royals flew commercial and were greeted by university president Marc Tessier-Lavigne.

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The meeting was reportedly held to discuss a new charitable foundation that Markle, 38, and Harry, 35, are developing, as they indicated they would be doing in their announcement to “step back” as senior members of the royal family and move part-time to Canada.

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“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity,” said their statement in January.

The meeting comes just over a month after Harry and Markle’s historic “Megxit” announcement, in which they said they plan to become “financially independent.”

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The couple’s work has not ceased since their announcement, as Markle made appearances at multiple charities in Canda and a partnership with Disney was announced, for which she provided voiceover work on an upcoming project in exchange for a contribution to a wildlife charity.

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry visit Stanford University: report

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have gone back to school.

A palace source confirmed to Today that the duo visited Stanford University on Tuesday to meet with professors and academic professionals.

According to the outlet, the royals flew commercial and were greeted by university president Marc Tessier-Lavigne.

PRINCE HARRY ‘DOESN’T REGRET’ MEGXIT, IS ‘HAPPIER’ IN CANADA: REPORT

The meeting was reportedly held to discuss a new charitable foundation that Markle, 38, and Harry, 35, are developing, as they indicated they would be doing in their announcement to “step back” as senior members of the royal family and move part-time to Canada.

KATE MIDDLETON IS UNDER ‘PRESSURE’ TO MODERNIZE THE MONARCHY FOLLOWING ‘MEGXIT,’ ROYAL EXPERT CLAIMS

“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity,” said their statement in January.

The meeting comes just over a month after Harry and Markle’s historic “Megxit” announcement, in which they said they plan to become “financially independent.”

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The couple’s work has not ceased since their announcement, as Markle made appearances at multiple charities in Canda and a partnership with Disney was announced, for which she provided voiceover work on an upcoming project in exchange for a contribution to a wildlife charity.

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Shania Twain on her Lyme disease battle: Never singing again ‘would have killed me’

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Shania Twain is reflecting on her secret battle with Lyme disease.

In 2015, Twain, now 54, concluded her Rock This Country Tour and chose to take some time off to spend with her family. Little did her fans know, there was more to the story.

“I was on a long sabbatical, and my son was getting older. I love being a full-time mom, but I started thinking, ‘What am I going to do when I have an empty nest?’” Twain told People. “I had a problem with my voice; I was avoiding doing something about it.”

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She added: “As my son got more independence, I had more time to start focusing on my voice and I put all my energy into that.”

What the singer discovered was that her vocal problems were being caused by Lyme disease, an infection caused by bites of infected ticks that leaves victims with symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue and a characteristic skin rash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If left untreated, the infection can spread to joints, the heart and the nervous system, the CDC says.

“When I realized that I could barely sing at all anymore, I was like, ‘I’m humiliating myself. I can’t get out there and do this. I have to stop until I figure it out,’” the “Any Man of Mine” singer said. “I thought that it was just fatigue or burnout. But no — Lyme disease commonly affects the nerves. When I discovered a glimpse of hope, I ran with that.”

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Seeking treatment led to Twain undergoing open-throat surgery and strengthening her vocal cords before returning to the music scene with her 2017 album “Now,” followed by a tour and a Las Vegas residency.

“Women’s health has become much more of my own priority; you have a lot of realizations as you start getting older,” the singer said. “Awareness is everything. Heart health is something that a lot of women do take for granted. You would never expect the high rate of women that are affected by heart disease — it is the highest killer [of] women, which I would have never guessed.”

Twain’s decades-spanning career could have come to an end because of the disease, but her treatment has helped her gain a new perspective.

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“It would have killed me not to be able to ever sing again,” Twain said. “I wasn’t going to let my life be over if I wasn’t going to be able to sing again, but I would have been very sad and I would have mourned that forever. But it is a great love of mine and a passion — that’s what got me back on stage again, because I could. Now I have more appreciation for it than ever.”

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7 historic Supreme Court decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued rulings on some of the most important issues facing Americans.

Some have been widely accepted while others continue to polarize the public. Here is a list of seven historic Supreme Court decisions that have had long-lasting implications, as determined by Fox News after analyzing Library of Congress data.

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954 (9-0 decision)

Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, was historic because it outlawed the segregation of children in public schools. The justices found the practice was unconstitutional even if the schools were considered equal.

The decision ushered in the civil rights movement that eventually abolished segregation in all public spaces in the Jim Crow-era south.

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The exterior of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. The high court has ruled on many cases that have influenced policy on all levels of government. (Library of Congress)

New York Times v. Sullivan, 1964 (9-0 decision)

The case came about after The New York Times published a full-page ad in 1960 paid for by supporters of Martin Luther King Jr. that criticized police in Montgomery, Ala. The ad said the department had unleashed “an unprecedented wave of terror” on peaceful demonstrators.

It also contained several factual errors such as the number of times King had been arrested.

L.B. Sullivan, one of three people in charge of police in Montgomery, sued the newspaper for libel, even though he was not mentioned in the ad. An Alabama court awarded him $500,000 in damages. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of The Times, saying a public official must prove the newspaper acted with “actual malice.”

The Times argued that the free press would be limited if it had to check the accuracy of every single criticism against a public official.

Miranda v. Arizona, 1966 (5-4 decision)

The decision established that criminal suspects must be advised of their rights. The ruling ushered in a system-wide change to law enforcement by implementing Miranda rights notification, now a familiar part of police procedure.

Loving v. Virginia, 1967 (9-0 decision)

The ruling struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The case involved Richard Loving, a white man, and his African-American wife, Mildred. The couple was married in Washington, D.C., and sentenced to a year in prison when they returned to Virginia.

They were accused of defying Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924 that outlawed marriages between white and black people. A judge agreed to suspend the sentence if the couple agreed to leave the state and not return for at least 25 years.

Several movies and songs have been made in response to the ruling.

Roe v. Wade, 1973 (7-2 decision)

No other SCOTUS decision has been more polarizing than Roe v. Wade. The ruling giving women the right to an abortion is still argued decades later and is often one of the issues presidents consider when nominating judges to the high court.

Several conservative-led states have enacted tough abortion restrictions in recent years and many anti-abortion groups have pushed for the court to overturn the decision.

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The annual March for Life protest in front of the US Supreme Court in 1991. The March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in Washington, D.C., on or around the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade. (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

Lawrence v. Texas, 2003 (6-3 decision)

The court invalidated laws prohibiting sodomy between consenting adults after a gay Texas couple was arrested after engaging in a sexual act. They were initially convicted of a state law forbidding two people of the same sex to engage in certain sexual conduct.

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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010 (5-4 decision)

The Citizen’s United case is still being debated and is mostly shunned throughout the political world. The controversial decision allows corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts in elections, possibly giving them vast influence over public policy.

The origin of the case begins with Citizens United’s ability to produce a film and run advertisements for a film critical of Hillary Clinton.

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President Barack Obama addresses Congress and the Supreme Court during his 2012 State of the Union speech. 

Former President Barack Obama criticized the court during one of his State of the Union speeches in response to the ruling and many have expressed wishes that it be overturned.

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Homelessness in San Francisco: Here are the statistics

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San Francisco, Calif., is just one example of what the growing homelessness crisis in America looks like. Drugs, mental illness and a lack of clear countermeasures have exacerbated the problem, generating national concern. Here is the breakdown by numbers.

The most recent homelessness survey for San Francisco happened in January 2019, according to the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing.

It showed 8,035 people were experiencing homelessness in the city, a 17 percent increase from 2017.

The total number of unsheltered individuals was 5,180. Of the 2,855 people in shelters, 84 percent of them were in emergency shelter programs.

The same agency found there to be a 15 percent overall increase in homelessness within the city, from 2013 to 2019.

Persons with families that included minor children made up 8 percent of homeless residents. Five percent of the total population were under the age of 18.

Young adults, 18-24, accounted for 14 percent of the total, while 81 percent were over the age of 25.

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Thomas Wolf, part of the city’s Street-Level Drug Dealing Task Force, told the San Francisco Chronicle that nine out of 10 people he encountered living on the streets — of the Tenderloin and South of Market — were addicted to drugs or alcohol.

He said many people who are homeless choose free meals from soup kitchens, enabling them to spend their government checks on drugs. Wolf also claimed liquor stores in the Tenderloin offer “happy meals,” which consist of a $3 crack pipe and other paraphernalia, kept in brown bags under the counter.

In the summer of 2019, the city announced it was planning to open its first facility to serve those who are living out of their cars and recreational vehicles.

A parking lot was designated as the place for homeless people to park their cars overnight. They could also access bathrooms, showers and services to help them find permanent housing.

In November 2019, San Francisco voters passed Prop A, which allowed the city to issue $600 million in bonds for affordable housing.

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Mental health has also been considered a contributing factor to the homelessness crisis, prompting city lawmakers to vote for a pilot program in June that would force treatment on mentally ill drug addicts.

The city also made headlines for its homeless crisis last week, when it announced it would be opening a center for those experiencing methamphetamine-induced psychosis, The Associated Press reported.

A majority of the city’s 2019 homeless population, 65 percent, had been experiencing homelessness for over a year. That represents an increase of 59 percent from 2015, according to HSH.

A large majority of San Fransisco’s indigent populace, 73 percent, said they were receiving some type of government income.

Over 40 percent reported receiving CalFresh (food stamps) and/or WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children). 30 percent of respondents reported receiving County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) or General Assistance (GA) benefits, and 17 percent reported receiving SSI (Supplemental Security Income), or SSDI (Disability).

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan and Travis Fedschun contributed to this report

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Mitch McConnell on Barr criticism of Trump tweets: ‘I think the president should listen to his advice’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told “Special Report with Bret Baier” Thursday that if Attorney General William Barr believes the president’s tweeting is getting in the way of Barr’s work, Trump should follow the attorney general’s cue.

“The president made a great choice when he picked Bill Barr to be the attorney general,” McConnell told host Bret Baier. “I think the president should listen to his advice.”

Barr told ABC News earlier in the day that Trump is being unhelpful when he tweets about cases like that of Republican political consultant Roger Stone — in which the president objected to a stiff sentence recommended by the four prosecutors in the case, all of whom have since stepped down.

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“I think that if the attorney general says [tweeting] is getting in the way of doing his job, then maybe the president should listen to the attorney general,” McConnell repeated when questioned by Baier.

Following McConnell’s interview, the White House responded to Barr’s critique by saying he has the right to publicly offer his opinion on the president.

In a statement attributed to Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, the White House said Trump has “full faith and confidence” in Barr to do his job and added that the president has used social media effectively to fight for the American people “against injustices in our country including the fake news.”

Later in the interview, Baier asked McConnell whether he would go forward with the nomination of a Supreme Court justice before the November election. McConnell has been criticized for not holding a hearing for President Obama’s 2016 nominee Merrick Garland, citing the fact it was an election year.

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McConnell told Baier that his comments at the time specified that it has been longstanding custom since the 1880s that no Senate controlled by the opposing party to the sitting president has gone forward with the nominating process.

In 1888, President Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, nominated Illinois Judge Melville Fuller to the bench before a Republican-majority Senate just prior to his unsuccessful reelection bid against former Sen. Benjamin Harrison, R-Ind.

The Senate confirmed Fuller 41-20.

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Pompeo ‘outraged’ after UN rights council names, shames companies operating in Israeli West Bank settlements

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he is “outraged” after the U.N. released a list of more than 100 companies it said were in violation of Palestinian human rights for operating within Israeli settlements in the disputed territory of the West Bank.

The database was created largely to name and shame companies contributing to the settlements, which have been deemed illegal by much of the international community.

“Its publication confirms the unrelenting anti-Israel bias so prevalent at the United Nations,” Pompeo said in a statement. The U.N. list does not impose any penalties on the companies or accuse them of acting illegally.

Pompeo said the list supports a pro-Palestine boycott movement known as BDS —  boycott, divestment and sanction — and called on all U.N. member states to reject the effort.

The list, mandated by the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2016 and long-delayed, contains a majority of Israeli companies, including banks and construction firms, as well as international businesses from the United States, Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom.

Travel companies Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and Opodo were among the names of U.S. companies.

Other name brands like food maker General Mills — known for products such as Cheerios and Pillsbury — tech and communications giants Motorola and Altice Europe, infrastructure companies like France’s Egis Rail and Alstom, and Britain’s JC Bamford Excavators are also on the list.

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Palestinians seek the West Bank and East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast War, to be parts of an independent state, and a vast majority of the world considers it illegal for Israel to settle there. The West Bank is currently home to about 2.8 million Palestinian Arabs and 400,000 Jewish residents in 127 communities commonly referred to as settlements.

In November 2019, Pompeo said America no longer considers Israeli settlements to be in violation of international law and claimed the Trump administration believes they are necessary to preserve Israeli security.

“The Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration’s opposition to Israeli settlements in the West Bank,” Pompeo said at the time. “The establishment of Israeli settlements in the West Bank is not inconsistent with international law.”

Israel’s acting minister of foreign affairs, Israel Katz, called the publication of the list a “shameful surrender” to countries and organizations that want to hurt Israel. He accused the council of assisting a global anti-Israel boycott movement.

“The state of Israel will not accept discriminatory and anti-Israel policies and we will work in every possible way to prevent such decisions from being carried out,” he said.

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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki hailed the list as a “victory for international law and for the diplomatic effort to dry up the sources of the colonial system represented by illegal settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory.”

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh demanded the companies shut down their operations in the settlements, threatening international legal action.

“We demand the companies immediately close their headquarters and branches inside illegal Israeli settlements because their presence contradicts international and U.N. resolutions,” Shtayyeh posted on Facebook. “We will pursue companies listed in the report legally through international legal institutions and in courts in their countries for taking part in human rights violations in Palestine.”

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President Trump has previously accused the Human Rights Council of anti-Israel bias and he withdrew the U.S. from it in 2018, criticizing the U.N. for accepting countries that his administration said have repeatedly violated human rights. The Human Rights Council consists of 47 member states incuding Venezuela, China, Russia and Sudan.

Fox News’ Stephen Sorace and Nick Givas contributed to this report. 

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Dallas ex-cop found not guilty in shooting that killed 21-year-old woman

A former Dallas cop was found not guilty of assault in the death of a 21-year-old woman driving a stolen car in January 2017, according to reports.

Christopher Hess, the first Dallas officer in more than four decades to be indicted in a deadly police shooting, was charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the fatal shooting of Genevive Dawes.

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Christopher Hess was found not in the fatal shooting of Genevive Dawes, right. (Dallas County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook).

A Dallas County jury returned the not guilty verdict after two days of deliberations. If he had been found guilty, Hess could have been sentenced to five years to life in prison.

The cops found her and another person asleep in a car that had been reported stolen, police said.

Dawes ignored commands to exit the vehicle, then reversed into a police cruiser, rammed a fence and was backing up again when the officers opened fire, police said.

Hess shot into the car a dozen times. Prosecutors argued that his actions were unreasonable. The former officer’s lawyers told the court that the shooting was justified because the car was a threat.

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“Something bad was going to happen if Officer Hess hadn’t have acted and officers were going to get hurt that evening based on the actions of the two people in that car,” defense attorney Reed Prospere told jurors.

Daryl Washington, a lawyer for Dawes’ family, blamed the justice system for focusing on the perceived shortcomings of victims while accused officers appear in court “with a halo over their head.”

“Are we giving the perception to people that if you happen to have a criminal past, if you happen to have a drug problem that it’s OK to take that person’s life?,” Washington said outside the court. “That’s the message we’re sending to the entire United States, that if you’re less than perfect then your life doesn’t matter.”

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Genevive Dawes was a 21-year-old woman driving a stolen car in January 2017. (Facebook)

Hess did not testify in his defense but other officers and policing experts told the jury that they believed his actions were reasonable. The jury was shown body camera footage from multiple officers at the scene.

A grand jury returned the charge against Hess months after the confrontation.

A spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office wasn’t able to say Thursday to The Associated Press why the officer was charged with assault, rather than a more serious crime. Washington said Dawes’ family had hoped for a murder charge and questioned why another officer who also shot into the car wasn’t indicted.

Hess was fired in July 2017 after an internal investigation found he had violated the department’s felony traffic stop and use of force policies, and had placed a person in greater danger than necessary.

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He is still facing a federal civil rights suit brought by Dawes’ family.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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