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Illinois police chief, former Secret Service agent who took a bullet for Reagan announces retirement

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An Illinois police chief is retiring 39 years after he stopped an assassin’s bullet intended for former President Ronald Reagan with his chest.

Tim McCarthy was part of Reagan’s Secret Service detail at the Washington Hilton Hotel when Reagan was shot in a lone-gunman assassination attempt on March 30, 1981.

After retiring from the Secret Service, McCarthy became the police chief in Orland Park.

He announced his retirement this week, saying that after 26 years on the job in the Chicago suburb, he wanted to spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren. His retirement date is Aug. 1.

“It has been a great career,” the 71-year-old McCarthy told WLS-TV on Wednesday. “I would do it for another 10 years but family, at some point, comes first.”

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Ronald Reagan waves just moments before he was shot on March 30, 1981. Secret Service Tim McCarthy is on the right in the photo, wearing a business suit and striped tie. (White House Photographic Collection)

HOW AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT CHANGED RONALD REAGAN’S PRESIDENCY — AND HISTORY

Would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr. fired off seven rounds in the attempt on Reagan’s life. Also injured in the shooting was Reagan’s press secretary, James Brady, who was gravely wounded after being shot in the head, and Washington police officer Thomas Delahanty, who was shot in the neck. Hinckley spent decades after the shooting confined to a psychiatric hospital before being released in 2016.

McCarthy told WLS about that fateful day.

“I turned toward where I thought the shots were coming from, attempted to make myself as big as I could and lo and behold, I was hit right in the chest,” he said.

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Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy (Orland Park Police Department)

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He said he had a great relationship with Reagan and his wife Nancy after the president left office.

“But you have to remember that it is business too, and you have to separate those things,” he told the station.

“That was my job to protect him, President [Jimmy] Carter, whoever it was,” he said. “Glad I could do it at the time. Glad the training paid off.”

McCarthy is retiring at a time when police officers are being criticized. But he said he hopes it doesn’t discourage people from pursuing a career in law enforcement.

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“Most of our departments are extremely professional, but we do make mistakes. But we got to minimize those. What happened in Minneapolis shouldn’t have happened,” he said, referring to the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on controversial DC fireworks show: ‘Personal responsibility’ is key

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urged people planning to attend the “Salute to America” celebration Saturday evening in Washington to assume “personal responsibility” in not spreading coronavirus.

Bernhardt said he’s worked with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who opposes the event as a threat to public health, to address her concerns.

In an interview on “America’s News Head Quarters,” he said those in attendance will be encouraged, but not required, to socially distance themselves and wear masks.

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“We’ve encouraged social distancing. We’re providing a wide variety of facial coverings, and we have a lot of space in Washington, D.C. We have about 800 acres, which is the equivalent of 606 football fields of space,” Bernhardt said.

A tribute to the nation’s ongoing fight against the pandemic will be part of the holiday event, organizers said.

“The American people have shown tremendous courage and spirit, particularly our amazing frontline workers, in the fight against this global pandemic just as our forefathers did in the fight to secure our independence,” the White House said in a statement.

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President Donald Trump looks up during the military flyovers at the Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. The Washington Monument is in the background. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

According to USA Today, the administration says it will provide hand sanitizer to its invited guests, including health care workers, members of the military and law enforcement.

The event will feature music, military demonstrations and aircraft flyovers, as well as an enormous fireworks display over the National Mall.

Bowser — who canceled the city’s traditional Fourth of July parade — said her office had informed the Interior Department that the event violates health guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We are giving D.C. residents the same message about any of their outings for the holiday weekend,” she said “Ask yourself, ‘Do you need to be there?'”

Bernhardt said he trusts people to attend the event and be safe.

“A key component of deciding what to do — for all individuals — should be an element of personal responsibility,” he said. “If you are someone that’s infirm or has a highly vulnerable condition, my view would be you should maybe watch the great fireworks display — which will be incredible — from your home at this point in time.”

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According to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are more than 2.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and nearly 130,000 deaths.

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Boy, 14, charged with murder of woman, ‘shocking’ string of shootings

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Canadian police arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with five possible shootings, charging him with first degree murder and a number of other charges.

Danielle Dawn Cote, 27, was walking with an 18-year-old man in the early hours of Canada Day when they were shot. Cote died immediately, but the man – whom police believe may be her cousin – was able to reach a convenience store to call police, according to Global News.

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Danielle Dawn Cote, 27, was shot at around 3:15 a.m. on July 1.

Police arrested the teenager on Thursday afternoon, and a gun was recovered after the arrest. Due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the teen cannot be named. Police confirmed the boy did not have a prior record, but he did have previous run-ins with the criminal justice system.

“I think it’s going to be terrifying and concerning for a lot of Winnipeg, the fact that we would have so much violence and committed by such a young individual,” Const. Jay Murray told media on Friday. “I think it’s shocking.”

As well as first-degree murder, the 14-year-old from Winnipeg is facing a slew of charges including attempted murder using a firearm, attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, and three counts of discharging a firearm with intent.

During a press conference on Friday, police laid out a timeline for several shootings that occurred over a 24-hour period on Wednesday. At least five victims have been identified, though police acknowledge that further victims may be reported.

Starting at around 2:30 a.m. on Canada Day, a 44-year-old man was found injured after an apparent hit-and-run, but it was later determined that he had been shot beforehand.

The shooting of Cote and the 18-year-old man occurred shortly after. The 18-year-old was taken to hospital, where he remains in critical condition, according to Global News.

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Police then alleged that the teen was responsible for shooting a 40-year-old man that occurred around 12:35 a.m. on July 2.

A fourth victim was then discovered from a previously unreported shooting. An unidentified woman was possibly shot between the first two incidents, police believe.

Police do not believe that any of the victims knew each other, besides for Cote and the 18-year-old man.

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Murray said a suspect was identified on Thursday, and investigators believed the teen responsible for all shootings. No motivation for the shootings has yet been identified, but that the investigation is ongoing and further charges may be pending.

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2 women struck by car on Seattle highway closed amid protests

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A vehicle plowed through a protest-related closure on a Seattle freeway, striking multiple protesters, including two women who suffered serious injuries, police said Saturday.

SEATTLE POLICE ARREST 10 AFTER CLASHES IN CLEARED CHOP ZONE

The hit-and-run incident occurred shortly before midnight on Interstate 5 and the two victims, both in their 20s, were rushed to Harborview Medical Center,  Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said on Twitter.

Video of the crash on social media showed a white car striking the women, who flew into the air before landing on the ground.

The Seattle Fire Department said one of the victims was in critical condition while the other is stable with serious injuries.

State troopers and officers from the Bellingham Police Department chased the vehicle as it fled, and nabbed the suspect. Both he and his passenger were uninjured, Trooper H. Axtman said on Twitter.

The unidentified suspect — a 27-year-old man from Seattle, according to The Associated Press — was booked in the Whatcom County Jail. Police said he is the same person who attempted to elude officers in another incident two weeks ago.

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Protests in Seattle have been ongoing in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, which triggered a nationwide movement condemning police brutality and racial inequality.

Authorities have closed I-5 several times amidst the unrest and clashes with police have ramped up after the city cleared the self-declared Capitol Hill Occupied Protest zone on Wednesday following several violent incidents.

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Toledo police officer fatally shot outside Home Depot store: reports

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A police officer was fatally shot outside a Home Depot store just after midnight Saturday in Toledo, Ohio, according to reports.

The officer was identified as Anthony Dia.

“It is with deep regret that we announce the loss of Toledo police officer Anthony Dia, who was shot and killed in the line of duty at approximately 12:03 tonight (Saturday morning,” Toledo fire Chief Brian Byrd said, according to Toledo’s WTOL-TV.

MORALE AMONG POLICE OFFICERS IS PLUMMETING AS PROTESTS, CALLS FOR DEFUNDING PERSIST, ADVOCATES SAY

Multiple gunshots were heard in a social media video posted from the crime scene, the Toledo Blade reported.

Eyewitnesses told WTOL they saw the suspect shoot the officer, who was responding to a call about a person causing a disturbance in the parking lot.

There was no immediate indication that a suspect had been arrested or identified.

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Toledo police Chief George Kral was expected to hold a news conference at 6 a.m. Saturday, the Blade reported.

About 10 police vehicles that responded to the scene were still in the Home Deport parking lot around 3:30 a.m. as an investigation was underway, the newspaper reported.

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Oregon governor meets with state troopers caught flouting mask mandate in coffee shop

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown met Friday with three Oregon State Police troopers who were seen on video earlier this week defying a mandated statewide mask order while visiting a Corvallis coffee shop.

The incident occurred the same day the governor’s mask order took effect as a response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Brown said on social media that the meeting with the troopers was her idea. In posts to Twitter and Facebook, she is seen having an outdoor chat with the troopers, all of whom are wearing masks.

“In the world of social media, it’s easy to condemn someone when they make a mistake and keep scrolling by,” Brown wrote. “But you can judge a person’s character by whether they own up and make things right.”

The governor said they talked about the importance of setting a good example and the troopers took responsibility and expressed “real regret” over their actions.

OREGON TROOPER REFUSES TO WEAR MASK AT COFFEE SHOP, PLACED ON LEAVE: REPORTS 

“I’m focused on saving lives, not firing people for making a single mistake,” Brown said.

State police launched an investigation after the coffee shop reported the incident.

The store’s assistant manager told OregonLive.com that one of the troopers entered the shop without a mask on Wednesday and said, “Governor Brown has no authority to take our civil liberties. We aren’t going to wear masks.”

The assistant manager added that the trooper said, “F— Kate Brown.”

Several governors have issued new statewide mask mandates in recent weeks as the U.S. sees record numbers of coronavirus infections since many areas launched reopening efforts around Memorial Day.

Brown added in her post that everyone is having to make adjustments amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“None of this is fun and some of it is really hard,” the Democrat wrote. “But wearing a face covering to protect those around us? That’s easy. The officers and I agreed today that face coverings save lives. So you’ll see them – and me – wearing a face covering each and every day until we beat this virus.”

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One of the troopers has been placed on leave and three others face an investigation. None of the troopers has been identified.

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio contributed to this report.

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3 Colorado police officers linked to photos at Elijah McClain memorial are fired: reports

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Three Aurora, Colo., police officers linked to controversial photos snapped at the site of a memorial for Elijah McClain were fired Friday, according to reports.

The firings came after a fourth officer linked to the photos resigned from the Aurora Police Department earlier in the week, FOX 31 of Denver reported.

The photos were taken last October, about two months after McClain, 23, died following a police stop that involved a chokehold against him.

AURORA POLICE IN COLORADO QUESTIONED ON USE OF FORCE DURING ELIJAH MCCLAIN PROTEST: REPORT

In at least one of the photos, the smiling officers appear to mock the chokehold at the memorial site.

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From left are Aurora (Colo.) Police Department officers Erica Marrero, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich. Jones resigned earlier this week and Marrerro, Dittrich and Officer Jason Rosenblatt (not pictured) were fired Friday. (Aurora Police Department via AP)

Fired Friday were officers Kyle Dittrich, Erica Morrera and Jason Rosenblatt. Officer Jaron Jones resigned.

One photo shows Jones with one of his arms around Dittrich’s neck as Morrera looks on. Rosenblatt was identified as an officer who responded “HaHa” after the photo was shared in a group chat online.

Previously, Rosenblatt was one of three officers reassigned to “non-enforcement” duties in connection with McClain’s death last August. The two other officers were identified as Nathan Woodyard and Randy Roedema.

COLORADO POLICE LINKED TO ELIJAH MCCLAIN CASE REASSIGNED TO ‘NON-ENFORCEMENT’ ROLES: REPORT

Woodyard is the officer who applied the chokehold to McClain, The Associated Press reported.

One reason for the reassignments was that the three officers were facing death threats over their ties to the McClain case, a police spokesman told FOX 31.

Meanwhile, Mari Newman, an attorney representing McClain’s family, issued a statement after the Friday firings.

“It’s disgusting to think they’re so callous to murdering an innocent young black man that they think it’s appropriate to joke about it and send around photos,” Newman said, according to FOX 31.

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Sheneen McClain, right, and family attorney Mari Newman are seen July 3, 2020, at the memorial site across the street from where McClain’s 23-year-old son, Elijah, was stopped last August by Aurora, Colo., police. (Associated Press)

Other supporters of McClain noted that while four officers have left the force over photos, Woodyard and Roedema — linked to the McClain death — still have their jobs.

“Rosenblatt got fired not for killing Elijah, not for murdering Elijah, but for making fun of Elijah,” Terrence Roberts, a community organizer and family friend told the AP. “That is the culture that we’re fighting, where a police officer can murder a black man, a black child, and keep his job and stay on the force so he can go make fun of this child.”

Aurora’s mayor condemned the fired officers’ alleged behavior.

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“The officers’ actions in these photos are appalling and inexcusable and will not be tolerated by the Interim Chief or by me,” Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman said, according to FOX 31.

Interim police Chief Vanessa Wilson said she spoke with all four officers immediately after learning about the photos in late June.

“We are ashamed, we are sickened, and we are angry,” Wilson said, according to AP. The officers may not have committed a crime, but the photographs were “a crime against humanity and decency,” she added.

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Aurora Police Department Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson addresses reporters July 3, 2020, in Aurora, Colo. (Associated Press)

The officers’ cellphones were collected as part of an investigation, Wilson told FOX 31.

On Tuesday, a review board decided all four officers should be fired but the officers were given 72 hours to produce any new information they wanted the board to consider. Jones resigned soon afterward and the other officers were terminated Friday, FOX 31 reported.

The Aurora Police Association – the union that represents the officers – opposed the firing of Rosenblatt, arguing he was not involved in taking or distributing the photos, and hadn’t even seen them until months later.

“Though this Officer had no part in the taking or distribution of the photos, and was sent the photos months after they were first taken, he was terminated from his job as an Aurora Police Officer effective immediately,” the unuion wrote in a Facebook post.

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Police put McClain in a chokehold during a confrontation Aug. 24. McClain suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital and was later declared brain dead. He was taken off life support less than a week later.

The firings in Colorado came as interactions between police and the public are drawing increased scrutiny following the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd’s death led to charges against four Minneapolis officers – including a murder charge for one of them – and set off weeks of rioting and protests across the U.S.

Fox News’ Lucas Manfredi and The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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‘Defund the Police’ mural changed to ‘Defend the Police’ outside Milwaukee City Hall

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A “Defund the Police” mural outside Milwaukee‘s City Hall was painted over by an anonymous group in an effort to show support for law enforcement but changed back to its original message Friday, according to media reports.

The mural was painted Wednesday to support the nationwide movement to divert funds from police departments toward schools and youth programs. It was later tampered with to spell out “Defend the Police,” with the “D” painted blue, the first “E” covered, and the “U” changed to an “E,” Urban Milwaukee reported.

Around 30 activists painted the original mural without permits or permission from the city. On Friday, Fox News affiliate WITI-TV spotted a paint job to fix the mural underway.

The change to the original phrase came after former Alderman Robert Donovan criticized the mural via social media Wednesday night.

“Fixed it for you, folks!” he wrote, accompanied by a photo showing the original phrase crossed out with a blue line.

Donovan advocated for increasing funding for the city’s police department and protecting officers during his 20 years on Milwaukee’s Common Council, according to Urban Milwaukee.

“People keep asking us, what does defund mean? It doesn’t mean abolish,” said Jeremy Wilbur, leader of the group that painted the “Defund the Police” mural, in a Facebook Live video.

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The “Defund the Police” movement caught on following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody and the subsequent nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

“Let’s make this clear for them,” Wilbur said. “We don’t hate cops.”

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Protesters block road leading to Mount Rushmore ahead of Trump event

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Protesters blocked an access road to Mount Rushmore Friday, hours before President Trump was set to give a speech to kick off Independence Day weekend.

According to the Associated Press, the protest group was mostly Native Americans protesting that South Dakota’s Black Hills were taken from the Lakota people against treaty agreements.

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One group parked three vans across the road and took the tires from two of them to make it more difficult to remove them. Several demonstrators climbed on top of the vans chanting “Land back!” Police warned the protesters to disperse but didn’t take any immediate action against them.

The sheriff’s office said attendees had been told to arrive early so should have been past the roadblock. However, the Rapid City Journal reported that some motorists who had tickets for Friday evening’s fireworks show were unable to get through the protests and were standing by their cars watching the standoff.

The Journal also reported that law enforcement in riot gear as well as members of the National Guard had arrived on the scene and declared an unlawful assembly.

The news outlet reported that the lower bowl of the amptheater where Trump was scheduled to speak at approximately 8:50 p.m. local time was full, but there were many empty seats in the upper level.

President Trump has been outspoken against the recent protests happening nationwide, targeting historical monuments and statues demonstrators feel represent a pattern of systematic racism in the U.S.

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Sources confirmed for Fox News earlier Friday that President Trump planned on addressing the “totalitarian behavior that is completely alien to American life” and the “cancel culture” he believes is being pushed by the left.

He is also expected to emphasize America’s history as a “great and virtuous country.”

“You can expect the president to express strong support for America’s military, the men and women of our police, and so many of our cherished principles and institutions that are under attack daily from the left,” a senior administration official told Fox News in a statement Friday evening.

The Associated Press and Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest rocks small New Hampshire town where she hid

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BRADFORD, NH — Ghislaine who?

Locals in the sleepy, rural New Hampshire town of Bradford say it was “exciting” to learn that an infamous socialite chose their neck of the woods to hide in — even if some didn’t know who Ghislaine Maxwell was before her bust there Thursday.

“I wouldn’t know her if she kicked me,” said a host from the local eatery Suna.

“It’s pretty exciting, though,” she said of the case, which has grabbed international headlines.

Early Thursday morning, Maxwell’s year on the lam came to a screeching halt when the former Jeffrey Epstein buddy and accused recruiter of underage sex victims was ripped from the bucolic mansion where she’d been hiding on East Washington Road and arrested by officers from the FBI and NYPD.

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She had purchased the million-dollar property in the tiny, 1,600-person town with cash under a “carefull anonymized LLC” in December last year, federal prosecutors said, but was never seen by neighbors.

“There were some footprints in the snow over the winter from someone who I guess was hiking,” said a neighbor, whose property abuts Maxwell’s.

“But I never saw anyone.”

News of Maxwell’s high-profile arrest swept through Bradford and the surrounding towns and soon became the hottest piece of gossip by far in the area.

From the local Dunkin’ Donuts on Bradford’s East Main Street to the lakeside taverns in nearby Sunapee, everyone had something to say about Maxwell’s arrest.

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“Someone said they saw an FBI guy with his badge in the convenience store,” a local waitress told The Post as other staffers clamored around to discuss the story.

“Why would she come here? Of all places,” the woman said.

A resident who keeps an office down the road from Maxwell’s compound marveled at her decision to choose Bradford as her hideaway.

“It’s pretty cool, but we don’t know anything,” he said.  “We’ve never seen her.”

Locals said there’s “nothing fancy” about Bradford and pointed to a few neighboring towns as possible spots that a socialite such as Maxwell might have liked to frequent.

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In the town of New London, a boutique worker said she’d had “some British customers” but couldn’t say for sure if any were Maxwell or her UK caretaker.

While most residents were enthralled to be part of such an enormous, international story, with some spotted posing for photos at the mouth of Maxwell’s driveway, her next door neighbor was less than thrilled to see his quiet life so loudly disturbed.

“I wish it happened somewhere else,” he said.

This story originally appeared in the New York Post.

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