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‘They take the risk so we can come home to our families’: Lahren praises police after deadly Jersey City shootout

Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren issued strong praise for law enforcement in a tribute to a New Jersey police detective who was among the six killed in Tuesday’s deadly Jersey City shooting.

“‘Officer Down,’ the two most terrifying words a law enforcement family will ever hear came true last night,” Lahren said Wednesday on Fox Nation’s “Final Thoughts.”

Joseph Seals, a 39-year-old police detective in Jersey City, N.J., was among the six people killed, including two suspects, during an hours-long gun battle that began at the Bay View Cemetery and made its way to the Jewish JC Kosher Supermarket.

Seals, a 15-year veteran of the force and father of five, was part of the department’s push to get guns off Jersey City’s streets. He was on duty and in plainclothes when he was fatally shot twice, in the head and upper arm. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

“Seals, like all of our law enforcement and first responders from coast to coast and everywhere in between, put his life on the line for his community and paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Lahren said.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop praised Seals’ legacy, saying that his performance “speaks for itself.”

“He [probably] is responsible for more guns being removed from the streets than any,” Fulop tweeted. “He was an officer that loved JC, was involved in the city, and one that everyone knew regardless of their precinct.”

Seal’s mother, Deborah Perruzza, was at home during the time of the shooting, she told Fox News. When she saw it was in her son’s district, she said she texted him to see if he had heard about the events unfolding.

MOTHER OF SLAIN JERSEY CITY POLICE OFFICER SPEAKS OUT

“I texted him, ‘Joe, are you alive? You OK?’ I never heard back from him,” she said. “I called his wife but she hadn’t heard anything.”

“I kept thinking, it’s not even real,” Perruzza said. “I just kept watching the news and I would see his picture and I was just saying to myself, ‘Why him? Why him?'”

Offering condolences to Seal’s family, Lahren dedicated the Fox Nation episode to law enforcement across the country, and the sacrifices they make daily to protect their communities.

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Slain New Jersey Police Officer Joseph Seals (Courtesy: Deborah Perruzza)

“Many in this country don’t appreciate the work our officers do every single day,” she said. “Every time they put on that badge and uniform they know there is a chance they won’t come home to their families at night. They do the job and take that risk so that we can come home to ours … they are selfless and they are heroes.”

“People often ask me why I support law enforcement to the extent I do and why I don’t rail on the so-called ‘bad apples’ in the police force,” Lahren continued. “Well, let me tell ya, for every ‘bad apple’ there are a thousand officers like Detective Seals willing to die for me, for you, and for their community — even those who proclaim to hate police. Anyone who is willing to do all that for such little in return sounds like a pretty exceptional human being to me.”

JERSEY CITY SHOOTER PUBLISHED ANTI SEMITIC POSTS ONLINE

“To the Jersey City Police Department, the community, and the family and friends lucky enough to have known Detective Seals,” she concluded, “I offer my sincerest condolences and prayers.”

Senior law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation have told various media outlets that the Jewish market was specifically targeted after investigators located anti-Semitic and anti-police postings published by one of the suspects online. Officials identified the bystanders killed at the market as Mindy Ferencz, 31; Miguel Douglas, 49; and Moshe Deutsch, 24.

To see Lahren’s full remarks and for more episodes of Tomi Lahren’s daily commentary offering a refreshing and unfiltered perspective on issues across the country, join Fox Nation and watch “Final Thoughts”  today.

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Michigan man who ran over, killed deputy sentenced to life without parole

A 24-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for running over and killing a sheriff’s deputy in southeastern Michigan in 2017, according to a report.

Christopher Berak was convicted last month for first-degree murder and the murder of a police officer, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

“I’m sorry for what I did. I hope that they’re all doing OK,” Berak had said before sentencing, per the news outlet.

Berak was accused of leading Lapeer County deputies on a car chase and deliberately hitting the cop at an intersection.

Deputy Eric Overall, 50, a 22-year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, was hit outside his car on Thanksgiving 2017 while deploying “stop sticks” to deflate Berak’s tires.

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Christopher Berak, right, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and the murder of a peace officer for the death of Deputy Eric Overall, left. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office / Macomb County Sheriff’s Office)

JERSEY CITY GUN BATTLE LEAVES 6 DEAD, INCLUDING POLICE OFFICER

Berak’s car rolled over, and he was arrested.

Berak’s defense said he had no intention of striking the deputy and was reacting to the stop sticks on the road.

Earlier in the day, Berak had told authorities at the Lapeer County jail he was “God” and came to break out one of his “sons.”

“He was a man of honor and integrity. On and off duty, he always strived to do the right thing. … Eric had a big heart and wore it on his sleeve,” Overall’s wife, Sonya, said about her husband at the sentencing this week.

“My father impacted so many lives, like Sonya just said — raised me and my brother up to be the best men we could be,” the cop’s son, Kenneth Overall, said. “My father was a great man, always selfless. That Thanksgiving morning, it will be a day we’ll never forget. Every morning, every day we relive it.”

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“We wish we had him back,” he added.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jersey City detective killed in shooting is remembered for helping get many guns off the streets

A New Jersey police officer who was among six people killed in a shootout that brought the streets of Jersey City to a standstill Tuesday had been credited with having led the department in the number of illegal guns removed from the streets in recent years, according to his superiors.

Detective Joseph Seals, 40, was among six people, including three bystanders and two of the three suspects who opened fire on police and civilians, killed Tuesday.

“Dozens and dozens of handguns he’s responsible for removing from the streets,” Police Chief Michael Kelly told reporters. “We believe he was killed while trying to interdict these bad guys on Garfield Avenue.”

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Joseph Seals, a Jersey City police officer, was killed during a shootout Tuesday. 

Authorities said the shootout might have been started by Seals trying to stop an incident involving illegal guns when he was shot down by gunfire that erupted near a cemetery.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop praised Seals’ legacy, saying that his performance “speaks for itself.”

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“He [probably] is responsible for more guns being removed from the streets than any,” Fulop tweeted. “He was an officer that loved JC, was involved in the city, and one that everyone knew regardless of their precinct.”

Seals, who is survived by his wife and five children, joined the Jersey City Police Department in 2006.

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Kelly said Seals “came up in the South District,” a high-crime area. He was promoted to detective in November 2017, WABC-TV reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Michigan man who ran over, killed deputy sentenced to life without parole

A 24-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for running over and killing a sheriff’s deputy in southeastern Michigan in 2017, according to a report.

Christopher Berak was convicted last month for first-degree murder and the murder of a police officer, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

“I’m sorry for what I did. I hope that they’re all doing OK,” Berak had said before sentencing, per the news outlet.

Berak was accused of leading Lapeer County deputies on a car chase and deliberately hitting the cop at an intersection.

Deputy Eric Overall, 50, a 22-year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, was hit outside his car on Thanksgiving 2017 while deploying “stop sticks” to deflate Berak’s tires.

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Christopher Berak, right, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and the murder of a peace officer for the death of Deputy Eric Overall, left. (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office / Macomb County Sheriff’s Office)

JERSEY CITY GUN BATTLE LEAVES 6 DEAD, INCLUDING POLICE OFFICER

Berak’s car rolled over, and he was arrested.

Berak’s defense said he had no intention of striking the deputy and was reacting to the stop sticks on the road.

Earlier in the day, Berak had told authorities at the Lapeer County jail he was “God” and came to break out one of his “sons.”

“He was a man of honor and integrity. On and off duty, he always strived to do the right thing. … Eric had a big heart and wore it on his sleeve,” Overall’s wife, Sonya, said about her husband at the sentencing this week.

“My father impacted so many lives, like Sonya just said — raised me and my brother up to be the best men we could be,” the cop’s son, Kenneth Overall, said. “My father was a great man, always selfless. That Thanksgiving morning, it will be a day we’ll never forget. Every morning, every day we relive it.”

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“We wish we had him back,” he added.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Atheist group targets Alabama sheriff for ‘using tragedy to promote’ prayer

There’s a new sheriff in town, and he isn’t backing down.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is targeting an Alabama sheriff’s office for calling on “citizens to pray during times of tragedy,” but they’re not in the least bit worried.

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The Wisconsin-based group — a self-described “nonprophet nonprofit” watchdog for “atheism, agnosticism [and] skepticism” — went after Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith for pleas to pray in the wake of two recent tragedies: the shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams, and another referencing a tragedy involving a young boy and a sheriff’s deputy, according to WBRC.

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After getting a complaint letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation asking the Walker County Sheriff’s Office to stop making religious references, the sheriffs are pushing back, saying, “No.” (Courtesy of T.J. Armstrong)

“The issue here is that the sheriff’s office has a pattern of using tragedy to promote the idea of prayer and our letter reminds the sheriff, not everyone in Walker County prayers or believes in the same religion,” FFRF associate counsel Sam Grover wrote in a letter accusing the sheriff of disregarding the Constitution.

But T.J. Armstrong, a public information officer with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, told Fox News that they were “shocked” to receive the complaint because they haven’t violated any Constitutional laws, state or local.

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“Our response is going to be to continue to do the best we can,” Armstrong said. “We have never once received a single complaint.”

When asked if they would change anything because of the FFRF letter, he responded: “It’s a very implicit, no.”

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Walker County Sheriffs T.J. Armstrong and Nick Smith. Armstrong is the public information officer and Smith is the officer who received a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation about asking the community to pray in the wake of tragedies. (Courtesy of T.J. Armstrong)

“We’re not looking for a fight,” Armstrong added. “However, we will not cower down, especially when it comes to our individual faith.”

Since the complaint, the sheriff’s office has received messages of support from the county and across the country.

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“We stand behind [Sheriff Smith],” the sheriff said. “We have far bigger things to do… So we’re going to pray for them and continue to serve and protect the people of Walker County, Alabama, and that’s what Sheriff Smith was elected to do.”

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Wisconsin teen shot by police after wielding pellet gun at student says he was ‘tired of being picked on’

A Wisconsin high school student who was shot by police last week said he was “tired of being picked on” when he pointed what initially appeared to be a real gun at another student’s head.

Tyrone Smith, now 18, told police he brought two pellet guns to Waukesha South High School on Dec. 2 to scare the students who picked on him – or might pick on him in the future – and that “other kids would hear about this and be scared,” according to a criminal complaint filed Monday and obtained by FOX6 Milwaukee.

WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER SHOOTS ARMED STUDENT WHO WOULDN’T ‘HAND OVER THE GUN,’ POLICE SAY

Smith’s actions frightened his fellow students along with school officials, who placed the building on lockdown in what Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly later described as a “terrifying day.”

The exact circumstances that led to the gun incident were disputed, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing the complaint. A 17-year-old boy told police he had asked Smith about his plans for his 18th birthday when he became angry. Smith said his friend had thrown his cellphone across the room and that he was tired of being picked on.

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Police said a second pellet gun was found in Smith’s backpack, according to the complaint. (AP / Google Earth)

The incident unfolded at about 10:15 a.m. after a student reported to school officials that a male student brought a handgun to the school, located roughly 20 miles west of Milwaukee, police said.

The school resource officer responded to the classroom to help get students to safety. But as tensions escalated, Waukesha Police Officer Brady Esser, an 11-year veteran, entered the room and told Smith: “I need you to take your hands out of your pockets very slowly with nothing in your hands, OK man?”

But Smith, who wasn’t complying with police, quickly took his hands out of his sweatshirt pocket still holding the gun, the complaint said. Esser fired three shots, striking Smith once in the leg and twice in the arm. The complaint said Smith pointed the gun, which was later identified as a pellet gun, at officers and Esser had feared for his life.

Smith made his initial court appearance on Monday. He was charged as an adult with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and dangerous weapons on school premises.

ARMED WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, RESOURCE OFFICER INJURED IN SHOOTING INCIDENT

Smith told police “he was sorry, and he knew it was wrong to bring a gun to school and he would not do it again,” the complaint said.

He was released on a $15,000 signature bond and was ordered to have no contact with any Waukesha South students, the Journal Sentinel reported.

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He is due back in court Dec. 17. If convicted, he could serve 10 years in prison and face up to $25,000 in fines, according to the paper.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Northwestern students who allegedly tried disrupting Jeff Sessions’ speech hit with citations

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Some of the students who protested former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ speech at Northwestern University in Illinois last month will receive citations including fines for trying to get in the way of police, university officials announced Sunday.

“Following a month-long Northwestern University Police Department (NUPD) investigation, a small number of individuals have been issued citations by NUPD for disorderly conduct and interfering with the duties of a police officer. Each citation carries a maximum fine of $125. The citations are civil actions and do not create a criminal record,” the officials said in a statement.

They added: “The citations were issued for conduct directed toward police, such as pushing, grabbing or kicking police officers as they attempted to perform their duties and secure the building.”

Sessions’ speech, titled “The Real Meaning of the Trump Agenda,” was sponsored by Northwestern’s College Republicans, whose decision to invite the former U.S. senator from Alabama was debated on campus for weeks.

“I’m just gonna tell you: This is stupid. This is not right,” Sessions said at one point, according to tweets posted by Northwestern student journalists. “This great university … should not be putting up [with] this kind of trash.”

The school on Sunday reiterated: “Northwestern supports vigorous debate and free expression, ideals that are core values to our institution.”

Numerous appearances by conservative speakers on the nation’s college campuses have been disrupted or postponed in recent years amid what’s come to be called “cancel culture” — the efforts by some groups to silence any speakers with whom they disagree.

One student, identified as Zachery Novicoff, told campus publication North by Northwestern he didn’t believe Sessions should be welcome.

“There’s a limitation to free speech,” Novicoff told the publication. “That ends at overtly racist old white dudes.”

The Daily Northwestern faced backlash after it ran a nine-paragraph apology for the way the paper covered the Sessions speech.

The paper apologized for sending a reporter to cover the students who were protesting the event.

“We recognize that we contributed to the harm students experienced, and we wanted to apologize for and address the mistakes that we made that night,” the paper wrote in the lengthy apology signed by eight staff members.

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Later, the university’s journalism dean defended the paper, although he called its apology “heartfelt, though not well-considered.”

Sessions delivered a 45-minute speech and answered questions for another 30 minutes.

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Arkansas police officer ‘executed’ in fatal shooting outside department, chief says

A police officer in Arkansas was shot and killed behind a police department late Saturday night before the suspected shooter was gunned down by responding officers in a nearby alley, according to officials.

The Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release the incident happened around 9:41 p.m. when officers inside the station heard gunshots, went outside and discovered an officer down in a back parking lot and a suspect fleeing the area.

“It appears the suspect came into the back parking lot and just executed my officer,”  Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds said at a brief news conference.

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Reynolds told reporters that the suspect was chased into an alley between the police department and the city prosecutor’s office. Officers then “engaged the suspect,” and shots were fired, injuring the suspect.

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A police officer in Fayetteville, Ark., was shot and killed Saturday night outside a police department. (KFTA/KNWA)

Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but both the officer and suspected shooter died of their injuries.

Reynolds, who told reporters he didn’t know of a motive, said that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were working the crime scene.

“These are the details as I know,” Reynolds said.

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Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds said at a news conference it appeared the suspect came into the parking lot behind the police station and “just executed my officer.”

The names of the officer killed and suspect were not immediately released, and neither were the names of the officers who engaged the suspected shooter. Police said in a news release that several law enforcement agencies would be involved in the investigation.

The officer was by his patrol car when he was shot and killed, FOX16 reported.

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The gunfire sparked a scare at the nearby city square, where a crowd was taking in the Lights of the Ozarks installation and heard the gunshots, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Police stressed there was no threat to the public.

“We think about stuff like this and we know it could happen here, but you hope it never does,” police spokesman Sgt. Anthony Murphy told the newspaper. “It happened here. Now we’re here to pick up the pieces.”

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The fatal Arkansas shooting followed the shooting death of a Houston police officer Saturday night, who was shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call.

Working in law enforcement has been one of the most dangerous jobs in America. As of early December, 113 officers had died in the line of duty this year, with causes running the gamut from vehicular accidents and medical emergencies to homicides, according to data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Fox News’ Greg Norman and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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California man accused of drunken attack on jail guards during arrest claims he was victim of ‘racist’ beating: reports

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A California man was charged with five counts of battery on a custodial officer this week in an incident that he claimed was a “racist” attack on him by jail guards, according to reports.

Jacob Servin, 29, was arrested Sunday for public intoxication in Stockton, Calif. and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail, KOVR-TV reported.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said Servin was combative, grabbing a female officer, kicking an officer in the chest and trying to bite staff.

Servin denies he was violent.

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“Correctional officers were forced to react to his aggressiveness in order to protect themselves and maintain the safety and security of others in the facility,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement, according to Sacramento’s KCRA-TV.

Servin shared photos of himself bloodied and bruised on Instagram this week, claiming he was beaten by jail guards in a “racist hate crime.”

“Yesterday 3 racist county sheriffs from Stockton held me down beat me, choked me, kicked me and tried to snap my neck, with their fists and batons one by one for a long period of time while I was yelling and yelling for them to stop.Whitnesses (sic) could hear me yelling for my life these men tried to kill me all while yelling racist remarks,” he wrote.

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The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video of when the incident happened. However, the video doesn’t show the alleged incident, which took place in a temporary holding cell where there are no cameras, Sacramento’s KOVR-TV reported.

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Virginia firefighter killed in Thanksgiving shooting shielded son in ‘last act of love’

A Virginia firefighter mistakenly killed on Thanksgiving while shielding her 5-year-old son from a spray of bullets has been praised for her “last act of love.”

Richmond Fire Department Lt. Ashley Nicole Berry, 33, was at the wrong place at the wrong time when a stray bullet struck her as she left the home of her boyfriend’s family, Hopewell Police Chief Kamran Afzal told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He said the apartment next door was the shooter’s intended target.

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Police responded at 11:39 p.m. and said they found Berry suffering from serious injuries. She was rushed to a hospital where she later died.

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Lt. Berry was not the shooter’s intended target, police said. (Richmond Professional Firefighters Association)

Police and family members have remembered Berry’s heroic final act in the days since her death.

“We believe she was shielding her child,” Afzal told the paper. “That’s what I’d expect from [a first responder]. Firefighters and police officers give up their lives for other people and don’t even think twice about it.”

Berry’s father, Waverly Berry, recalled telling his grandson how important his mother’s sacrifice was.

“[I told him] ‘Your mother’s last act of love, for you, was to push you down,” he told WTVR-TV. “[She pushed you down] for a reason. The good thing is that God put his covering over you, so that we could still have you.”

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Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, her cousin George Berry III said it was Ashley’s “motherly instinct” that let her protect her son from a “hail of gunfire.”

“She was a beloved mother of three and will forever be her children’s hero,” he said.

No arrests have been made in the case. It was unclear what relationship the shooter had with the residents of the neighboring apartment.

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Police said their only lead so far was a silver or gold SUV that was spotted speeding away from the area at the time of the shooting.

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