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Army widow on Tunnel to Towers’ gift of a mortgage-free home: ‘It means everything’

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An Army widow whose husband died in Iraq was given a mortgage-free home in New Jersey by the non-profit organization Tunnels to Towers.

“It means everything,” Stephanie Wildrick told “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer on Wednesday alongside the Tunnel to Towers CEO, Frank Siller.

Frank Siller founded Tunnel to Towers in honor of his brother Steven, who ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on 9/11 with 60 pounds of gear and died trying to save New Yorkers in the Twin Towers.

Stephanie’s husband, Ronald H. Wildrick Jr., was killed by an IED while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. He left behind his loving wife and two daughters Kaylee and Leah.

“As an only parent, you worry about the future of your kids and not knowing if you’ll be able to afford your own home,” Stephanie said of her life after her husband’s death.

LUCIA SUAREZ SANG: I’M A PROUD (NEW) AMERICAN – AND THIS HAPPENED WHEN I SAID MY FIRST PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Frank Siller said that the Wildricks “paid a tremendous price,” and understood that although a home could never replace the loss of their beloved husband and father, he hoped it could take some of the financial burden off of Stephanie’s shoulders.

“Her husband gave his life for our freedom, independence and safety,” Siller said. “I think it’s important as a country we make sure we take care of these families left behind.”

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, with the help of other organizations, frequently helps support families who have lost loved ones serving the country, as well as injured veterans. Last week, Siller announced that the Foundation was seeking donations to pay for a home for the family of Cpl. Jose ‘Speedy’ Espericueta, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in the border town of Mission, Texas.

HARRIS FAULKNER: THIS FOURTH OF JULY, LET’S SALUTE OUR MILITARY FAMILIES —  THEY SACRIFICE FOR OUR FREEDOM, TOO

Siller also said he’s reaching out to the families of nine Americans who lost their lives in Iraq, and five who died in Syria, in an attempt to make a difference in their lives as he did for the Wildricks.

During an emotional ceremony on Monday, the youngest Wildrick daughter, Leah, said she knew her father would be happy with the work Tunnels to Towers did for her family.

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“It is amazing knowing that my sister and mom will have a place to call home,” the girl said. “One thing I know for sure is that my dad is looking down right now and very proud of what this organization is doing for us.”

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Chicago cops have ‘deep mistrust’ of state’s attorney’s office, police union says in letter

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Citing what it described as a “deep mistrust,” the union representing Chicago police officers called this week for a special prosecutor for any Cook County, Ill., case in which a police officer is a victim of a crime or has been charged with misconduct.

The request was made Monday, in a letter to the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office has handled the alleged assault case involving “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

The letter, from Chicago Lodge No. 7 of the Fraternal Order of Police, accuses the prosecutor’s office of violating the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act in cases where the crime victims are police officers.

NEW VIDEO PLACES JUSSIE SMOLLETT, ‘ATTACKERS’ AT SCENE OF ALLEGED HOAX

It also refers to two instances in which special prosecutors have been appointed to replace Foxx: the Smollett case and the case against activist Jedidiah Brown, whom officers had accused of assault after a demonstration.

“A deep mistrust now exists between your office and ours. We no longer believe that your office will treat our members fairly either in the arrests they make or when they are victims of crimes,” reads the letter.

“A deep mistrust now exists between your office and ours. We no longer believe that your office will treat our members fairly either in the arrests they make or when they are victims of crimes.”

— Chicago police union, in June 1 letter to state’s attorney’s office

It also says there have been “several instances” in which alleged offenders have been “arbitrarily released” from prison because of allegations of police coercion.

It is signed by four FOP officials: President Kevin Graham, vice presidents Pat Murray and Martin Preib, and legal defense Co-Chairman Robert Bartlett.

Foxx’s office responded Tuesday, calling the FOP letter a “stunt,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported. It accused the police union of trying “to incite conflict and divide” the city.

Foxx, 47, a native of Chicago, has been Cook County state’s attorney since Dec. 1, 2016, after being elected to the office a month earlier.

She has come under scrutiny on national level this year because of the Smollett case, which began Jan. 29, when the actor told police he had been the victim of a racist attack.

About three weeks later, on Feb. 19, Foxx recused herself from the case, citing her “familiarity with potential witnesses,” but kept oversight of the case within her office.

Then on March 8, Smollett was indicted on charges that he had fabricated his story. But less than three weeks later, Foxx’s office dropped all charges against the actor – a move that outraged then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, and prompted the police union to call for an investigation into the reasoning behind Foxx’s decision.

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Foxx’s office sparked more furor days later, when it clarified March 28 that Foxx had never “formally” recused herself from the Smollett case, but had used the term in a “colloquial” sense rather than a legal sense.

In late June, a judge appointed a special prosecutor to review the Smollett case, suggesting that Foxx erred by appointing an aide to oversee the case after she recused herself.

The judge said Smollett could face new charges in connection with the case.

Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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South Bend officer: Pete Buttigieg must ‘recuse himself’ from police shooting probe, is using it to ‘further political campaign’

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Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is using an Indiana police-involved shooting probe to further his White House ambitions, according to the local police union president.

Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, should remove himself from the investigation and stop insinuating there is a race problem within the police department, Harvey Mills claimed Tuesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“This incident has nothing to do with race,” Mills said. “This incident is about an officer that was forced to defend himself against a dangerous felon who used an eight-inch hunting knife to attack him. That’s all this incident is. It has nothing to do with skin color.

“He has used this incident to further his political campaign and he cannot be unbiased about this… I would tell him that he needs to recuse himself from this investigation.”

SOUTH BEND POLICE UNION SLAMS BUTTIGIEG OVER RESPONSE TO POLICE SHOOTING OF BLACK MAN

In June, South Bend Sgt. Ryan O’Neil, a 19-year department veteran, fatally shot 54-year-old Eric Logan. O’Neil was responding to reports of someone breaking into cars downtown when he encountered Logan, who authorities say was allegedly armed with a knife. The officer’s body camera was switched off at the time.

In an email to supporters, Buttigieg wrote the shooting highlighted, “all police work and all of American life takes place in the shadow of racism, which hurts everyone and everything it touches.”

“Historic racism, present-day racism, and generational racism – they all secrete a kind of poison into the bloodstream of this country,” he wrote.

Late last month, the mayor was heckled by local residents at an event.

“You’ve gotta go back to South Carolina like you were yesterday — talk about ‘all lives matter’ in South Carolina,” one angry attendee yelled at the 37-year-old Democrat.

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In his Fox News interview, Mills told host Tucker Carlson the entire situation is hurtful to law enforcement.

“It’s very demoralizing,” the local FOP president said. “He used the term ‘systemic racism’ apparently. Maybe he doesn’t understand the definition of systemic. We do. That means all. He’s basically called all police officers racist. That is blatantly untrue.

“I’ve served my whole life. First in the Navy and now as a police officer. It really comes down to a want to serve the community that you live in.”

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Andres del Aguila contributed to this report.

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South Bend officer: Pete Buttigieg must ‘recuse himself’ from police shooting probe, is using it to ‘further political campaign’

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Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is using an Indiana police-involved shooting probe to further his White House ambitions, according to the local police union president.

Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, should remove himself from the investigation and stop insinuating there is a race problem within the police department, Harvey Mills claimed Tuesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“This incident has nothing to do with race,” Mills said. “This incident is about an officer that was forced to defend himself against a dangerous felon who used an eight-inch hunting knife to attack him. That’s all this incident is. It has nothing to do with skin color.

“He has used this incident to further his political campaign and he cannot be unbiased about this… I would tell him that he needs to recuse himself from this investigation.”

SOUTH BEND POLICE UNION SLAMS BUTTIGIEG OVER RESPONSE TO POLICE SHOOTING OF BLACK MAN

In June, South Bend Sgt. Ryan O’Neil, a 19-year department veteran, fatally shot 54-year-old Eric Logan. O’Neil was responding to reports of someone breaking into cars downtown when he encountered Logan, who authorities say was allegedly armed with a knife. The officer’s body camera was switched off at the time.

In an email to supporters, Buttigieg wrote the shooting highlighted, “all police work and all of American life takes place in the shadow of racism, which hurts everyone and everything it touches.”

“Historic racism, present-day racism, and generational racism – they all secrete a kind of poison into the bloodstream of this country,” he wrote.

Late last month, the mayor was heckled by local residents at an event.

“You’ve gotta go back to South Carolina like you were yesterday — talk about ‘all lives matter’ in South Carolina,” one angry attendee yelled at the 37-year-old Democrat.

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In his Fox News interview, Mills told host Tucker Carlson the entire situation is hurtful to law enforcement.

“It’s very demoralizing,” the local FOP president said. “He used the term ‘systemic racism’ apparently. Maybe he doesn’t understand the definition of systemic. We do. That means all. He’s basically called all police officers racist. That is blatantly untrue.

“I’ve served my whole life. First in the Navy and now as a police officer. It really comes down to a want to serve the community that you live in.”

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Andres del Aguila contributed to this report.

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Journalist violently attacked by Antifa recalls ‘complete anarchy and lawlessness’

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The Oregon clash between Antifa and conservative demonstrators was “complete anarchy and lawlessness,” according to a journalist injured in an attack by alleged members of the group.

Andy Ngo told Todd Starnes Monday on “The Todd Starnes Show” he was covering the Portland demonstration Saturday when the protesters turned their attention to him.

“I moved towards the front of the march with my GoPro and my camera, and what I recall is somebody ran hard into behind me and hit me very hard in the back of my head,” he said.

“They were marching, ironically, in front of the Oregon Justice Center — which houses the sheriff’s office and a Portland police precinct — so we were surrounded by all these institutions that represent the rule of law.

ANTIFA-PROUD BOYS CONFRONTATION IN PORTLAND TURNS VIOLENT, CONSERVATIVE WRITER INJURED

“And yet, what happened was complete anarchy and lawlessness.”

The journalist said Portland police did not immediately come to his aid, adding he later watched video of nearly a dozen people pummeling him in the street and dousing him with unknown substances.

“Before I could realize what was happening and remove myself from the situation, the punches and kicks kept coming from every direction,” he said.

“When it was happening I didn’t know how many people were hitting me. It felt like I couldn’t tell if it was five or ten or 20.

TODD STARNES: PORTLAND’S MAYOR HAS TURNED HIS CITY OVER TO ANTIFA THUGS

“They continued to hit me and they threw what I think were milkshakes and eggs and possibly pepper spray all over me.”

Ngo said just before he was attacked, the demonstrators were chanting a phrase he found ironic.

“No hate, no fear,” he recalled.

When the police failed to appear, Ngo said he continued to try to break away from the melee.

PORTLAND MAYOR SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED BY FEDS OVER ANTIFA ATTACK ON CONSERVATIVE WRITER, SEN. CRUZ SAYS

When the journalist finally reached an area near the Multnomah County courthouse, he said he was told to head back toward where he was attacked.

“In order to get help, I had to walk back in the direction of protesters,” he said.

In the aftermath, Portland police released a statement about the protest.

“During today’s events, there were multiple assaults reported, as well as projectiles thrown at demonstrators and officers,” the statement read.

“There were also reports of pepper spray and bear spray being used by people in the crowd. Officers deployed pepper spray during the incident. There were reports of individuals throwing ‘milkshakes’ with a substance mixed in that was similar to a quick-drying cement. One subject was arrested for throwing a substance during the incident.”

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In the wake of the alleged attack on Ngo, one Republican lawmaker has called for an investigation of city officials.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler should be investigated by federal law enforcement officials following his handling of the protests, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday.

“To federal law enforcement: investigate & bring legal action against a mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists,” Cruz tweeted alongside a story recapping the incident surrounding Ngo.

Fox News’ Greg Norman and Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.

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Broward County Sheriff’s Office loses accreditation after school massacre, Florida airport shooting: report

The largest sheriff’s office in Florida sustained another blow after it was revealed Monday that a state panel last week voted to revoke the law enforcement accreditation of the controversial department in the wake of mishandling two major mass shootings in its jurisdiction.

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation voted 13-0 on Wednesday to strip the Broward County Sheriff’s Office of the accreditation, citing the missteps from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018 that killed 17 people and the 2017 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooting, according to a recording of the meeting obtained by the Miami Herald.

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said the law enforcement agencies are supposed to prove that proper standards and regulations are in place, in addition to personnel that are following those rules.

BROWARD SHERIFF FIRES TWO MORE DEPUTIES FOR ‘NEGLECT OF DUTY’ IN PARKLAND SHOOTING RESPONSE

“During the rating period of the time we’re talking in question here, there were substantial periods where they were not in compliance with how they performed in the field,” Ramsay said in the audio obtained by the Herald. “As a result we saw the catastrophic loss of life and injuries and what transpired because of lack of following procedures and things in place.”

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Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony, center, announces that two additional deputies have been fired as a result of the agency’s internal affairs investigation into the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, at the Broward Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Last week, Sheriff Gregory Tony said that deputies Edward Eason and Josh Stambaugh were fired as a result of an internal affairs investigation for their inaction following the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting.

A state investigative commission found that Stambaugh was working an off-duty shift at a nearby school when he responded to reports of shots fired at the school. He got out of his truck, put on his bulletproof vest and took cover for about five minutes after hearing the shots, according to body camera footage. He then drove to a nearby highway instead of going toward the school.

In Eason’s case, the report reveals he provided inconsistent and conflicting statements to investigators. It also shows that instead of responding to the gunshots at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, he went to nearby Westglades Middle to lock it down. Eason, however, “never transmitted his actions,” and took 19 minutes to check the doors of the middle school to see if it was locked down.

Eason was also faulted for not writing an official report after receiving a tip in February 2016 that the shooting suspect, Nikolas Cruz, was making threats on social media to shoot up a school. Tips to the FBI about Cruz also were not followed up, a separate investigation has found.

FLORIDA RESOURCE OFFICER WHO DIDN’T ENTER SCHOOL DURING SHOOTING MASSACRE IS ARRESTED

Two other deputies were fired earlier this month for neglect of duty in connection to the February 2018 shooting. One of those was school resource officer Scot Peterson, who was also arrested on charges of child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury. Peterson’s lawyer has said he will fight the charges. The sheriff said no action was taken on three other deputies who were involved in the investigation.

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Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Tony said deputies Edward Eason and Josh Stambaugh were fired Tuesday for their inaction following the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Scott Israel, the sheriff at the time, was removed from office by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for similar reasons. He is appealing that decision before the state Senate.

The loss of accreditation isn’t expected to affect the department’s overall operations, but is a further blow to the agency, according to the Herald. The title allows law enforcement agencies to standardize practices and defend themselves against lawsuits if they are using validated procedures. There are over 200 standards that agencies in Florida must do to maintain accreditation.

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Records obtained by the Herald said the department initially was reviewed in December 2018 and May 2019 an assessment team and was “favorably reviewed. The commission, however, ultimately voted against that recommendation.

The sheriff’s office had not yet commented on the state panel’s vote.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ex-Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent arrested after allegedly resisting police outside Wendy’s

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was arrested in suburban Dallas Sunday and accused of public intoxication and resisting arrest in a Wendy’s parking lot, police said.

Coppell police were called to the Wendy’s to perform a welfare check on Brent, 31, after he was seen sitting in the grass outside the restaurant talking to himself, WFAA reported. Officers arrived and arrested Brent on a charge of public intoxication. However, police said Brent “became uncooperative with the officers by resisting the officer’s attempt to be handcuffed.”

Video purportedly shot from inside the Wendy’s appeared to show a shirtless, shoeless Brent trying to run from officers before two of them subdued him and a third shot him with a stun gun.

WFAA reported that medics checked out Brent before he was taken to the jail in nearby Carrollton.

Brent was selected by the Cowboys in the 7th round of the NFL’s supplemental draft in 2010 after he missed his senior season at Illinois due to academic ineligibility. He made the roster out of training camp and played in all 16 games for Dallas that season.

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In 2012, Brent started in five games for the Cowboys, but his season and NFL career were derailed by tragedy. On Dec. 8, 2012, Brent was driving home from partying with some teammates at a nightclub when he lost control of his Mercedes, triggering a fiery crash that killed his college and pro teammate Josh Brown. Officers who arrived on scene said Brent was seen trying to pull Brown’s body from the wreckage.

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Josh Brent was arrested Sunday. (Coppell Police Department)

Police said Brent’s blood-alcohol level was tested shortly after the crash at 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Texas, and prosecutors argued that the burly, 320-pound defensive tackle had as many as 17 drinks that night.

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Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in Brown’s death and sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation. He was placed on the team’s reserve/suspended list for the entire 2013 season and played in just three games in 2014 before he announced his retirement.

In September 2015, Brent accepted a role in the Cowboys’ scouting department. The team had no immediate comment on the matter.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida driver seen dragging deputy over 100 yards on interstate on-ramp is charged

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A Florida driver has been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault after police video showed him dragging a Seminole County deputy over 100 yards on an interstate on-ramp.

Deputy Aaron Blais conducted a traffic stop on Rocky Rudolph Jr., 38, because he was driving in a vehicle with illegally tinted windows, Sheriff Dennis Lemma told reporters at a news conference Saturday.

The officer said he smelled marijuana on the suspect, whom police identified as a convicted felon, but when prompted, Rudolph told Blais he did not have a card for medical marijuana. Rudolph refused to turn off his engine when Blais asked him to do so and while the officer was still speaking to him, Rudolph took off in the black Escalade, dragging the officer about 20 feet.

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When the car came to a stop, Blais pulled out his gun, pointing it into the vehicle and radioing for backup but Rudolph grabbed Blaise and drove another 100 yards toward I-4.

“Deputy Blais falls off the car, rolls into the median and is witnessed by eyewitnesses all around,” Lemma said.

At some point during the incident, Blais shot Rudolph in the leg. It was unclear how many shots were fired in all, but The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate further, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Kealing said.

Rudolph ultimately ran off, throwing a gun into the bushes, according to eyewitnesses, and was pursued by law enforcement including the sheriff’s office SWAT team for almost 8 hours before he was caught inside another vehicle.

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Lemma said he was “absolutely convinced that Rudolph was reaching for his gun” during the incident, and that body camera and dashboard footage would “clearly show that.”

“This was a very dangerous situation,” Lemma said. “Our deputy could have been killed.” Doctors later released the officer from the hospital.

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Protesters at San Francisco Pride parade block street in show against Google, corporate sponsorship, police

Protesters clashed with police Sunday at the 49th annual San Francisco Pride parade and at least 12 demonstrators sat down in the street with arms linked, blocking the route to protest the involvement of police and corporations including Google.

A list of demands circulating on Twitter demanded “no corporations in Pride,” a nod to Google’s sponsorship of the parade, which some employees of the company had opposed in a petition weeks before the event.

Critics have pointed out examples of hate speech toward LGBTQ people circulating on YouTube and other Google platforms.

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In a letter appealing to the Pride parade’s board of directors last Wednesday, a group of 140 Google employees asked that the parade revoke Google’s sponsorship of the event but the board declined to do so. Disgruntled employees opted to organize a protest even after Google told its employees that doing so would violate the company’s communications policy and code of conduct to protest the company while representing the brand at the parade.

The list of demands also included stipulations against law enforcement, calling for “no police within the Pride Parade and no police presence at any Pride celebration, march or demonstration. The system of policing upholds white supremacy, hetero-patriarchy, gender binaries, and capitalist rule.”

The San Francisco Police Department did take part in the parade which attracted an estimated 1 million people, dedicating cruisers and vehicles decorated with rainbow-colored flags and lettering, and posting photos on Twitter with the caption “#SFPD is rolling with #Pride2019! #SafetyWithRespect”

Still, groups of protestors, using rainbow-colored tubing to link arms with one another and block the streets, chanted “Stonewall was a riot” in reference to the 1969 clash between police and members of the LGBTQ community at a bar in New York City, which triggered the beginning of the modern-day LGBTQ movement, marking its 50th anniversary this year.

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Marchers carrying signs with LGBTQ figures of history in New York City on Sunday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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The movement lasted for about an hour before the streets were cleared again. The SFPD said in a statement that two people were arrested during the parade after “protestors broke down barricades and threw water bottles at officers.”

Pride events took place across the country Sunday. In New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that would bar people who attack or kill a gay person in the state from arguing they panicked over their victim’s sexuality.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Good Samaritans, ex-rugby player praised for helping Texas police officer take down suspect

A police officer in Texas got a suspected criminal off the streets last week thanks to a group of good Samaritans, including one who put an end to a foot chase by literally tackling the man.

The Lewisville Police Department said on Facebook the incident happened on June 22 as Officer Jeff Carey spotted a man rummaging through a vehicle that turned out to be stolen. As Carey got out of his vehicle to approach the man, he started running and got away.

About two hours later, police said Carey spotted the suspect outside a restaurant and jumped out of his vehicle to take after him on foot.

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The foot chase was spotted by Michael Barrera, who’d just returned to the restaurant after having breakfast with family when his sister forgot something there. The former rugby player told FOX4 the opportunity to help out just presented itself to him.

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Michael Barrera and his uncle George Barrera (right) pose with officers also both helped end a foot pursuit earlier this month. (Lewisville Police Department)

“I played a lot of rugby in my days, you know, I’m a little older now, I still got little wheels,” Barrera told FOX4. “It’s like a rugby ball, go after it. You know, the game ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

Carey said as he was chasing the suspect, he spotted a “blur” on his left side, which turned out to be Barrera tackling the suspect.

“As soon as I put the handcuffs on the suspect, my mind goes straight to my vehicle,” Carey said.

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Michael Barrera, a former rugby player, helped tackle a suspect during a foot pursuit on June 22. (Lewisville Police Department)

As Barrera went after the suspect, his uncle George stood guard over the empty the police cruiser.

“I wouldn’t want nobody to steal something out of my vehicle if I leave the door open, you know, so that was my instinct to stay behind,” he told FOX4.

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A third man, who was not named, also assisted in helping police catch the suspect.

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A third, unidentified man also helped police. (Lewisville Police Department)

Authorities said thanks to the help of the three men, they were able to recover a stolen vehicle and arrest the suspect, who was charged with two counts of evading arrest.

“We believe in community policing and these three men exemplify how working together can help keep our community safe,” the department said. “Thank you for being our other Brothers in Blue and our Green Guardian.”

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Barrera told FOX4 that stepping in to help was the least they could do.

“Once they get in that vehicle and start their day, they got our back,” he said. “Lending a hand to any officer is a blessing.”

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