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Patriotic patrol-car lettering sparks backlash in California city

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A Southern California police department is drawing both praise and ire for the new star-spangled logo on the sides of its patrol vehicles, according to reports.

The Laguna Beach Police Department in Orange County recently added American-flag-style lettering for the word “police” on the sides of the vehicles, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

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But local artist Carrie Woodburn told the Times the design was too “aggressive,” saying she felt it didn’t represent the community. Laguna Beach is a city of about 23,000 residents, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

“Folks thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents,” designer Chris Prelitz observed. “So it had a very striking, strong impact, so much so that I think there might be some unintended consequences.”

Councilman Peter Blake was surprised by the backlash. He told the newspaper some people were concerned the design might worry the area’s immigrants.

“People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them,” he said.

“People are actually ridiculous enough to bring up comments about our cop cars having American flags on them.”

— Councilman Peter Blake, Laguna Beach, Calif.

Attorney Jennifer Welsh Zeiter said she thought the police cars were “exceptional” and suggested that the opposition might have a political motive. She said some people are so filled with hate toward President Trump “that they cannot see through their current biases to realize that a police vehicle with the American flag is the ultimate American expression.”

Laguna Beach Police Cpl. Ryan Hotchkiss said he’s heard nothing but positive comments about the new design. The department’s vehicles were previously all white but are now primarily black, with the patriotic lettering on white doors.

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The department did acknowledge the design didn’t come out exactly as planned and the city council said it would take up the issue again at their monthly meeting Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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‘Fatigued’ trucker, 55, charged in crash that killed Illinois state trooper, police say

A truck driver was arrested Thursday in connection with a crash that killed an Illinois state trooper conducting a traffic stop last month, authorities said.

Craig Wade Dittmar, 55, is charged with reckless homicide and operating a motor vehicle while fatigued, according to an Illinois State Police statement.

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Trooper Brooke Jones-Story (Illinois State Police)

On March 28, Illinois State Trooper Brooke Jones-Story was inspecting a commercial truck on the side of a highway in Freeport, about 115 miles west of Chicago, when a semi tractor-trailer truck struck her, her squad car and the truck she had ordered to pull over.

Dittmar, of Stockton, allegedly drove the truck and was cited at the time of the crash for improper use of a lane and violating Scott’s Law, which requires drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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He was being held on $250,000 bond at Stephenson County jail. Jones-Story, 34, is among three Illinois state troopers to die in a traffic-related incident this year.

Trooper Gerald Ellis, 36, was killed just two days later by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 94 near Libertyville. In January, a vehicle hit Trooper Christopher Lambert near Northbrook.

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Johnny Bobbitt, Philadelphia homeless man involved in GoFundMe scam, sentenced to probation

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A Philadelphia homeless man who conspired with a New Jersey couple to create a GoFundMe scheme that raised more than $400,000 was sentenced Friday to five years of probation and agreed to enter a drug treatment program.

Thirty-six-year-old Johnny Bobbitt Jr. pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy to commit theft by deception charges, admitting to helping Kate McClure and her boyfriend Mark D’Amico in their GoFundMe scam in November 2017, NBC News reported.

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Prosecutors said Bobbitt, a veteran who was homeless at the time, posed with McClure, who posted a fake story to GoFundMe in which she said she was raising money for Bobbitt after he generously gave her his last $20 when her car ran out of gas on the highway.

As part of a plea deal, Bobbitt will be sent to an inpatient rehabilitation center before his release and agreed to testify against McClure and D’Amico in the future. A New Jersey judge said Bobbitt will serve five years in state prison if he violates probation.

About 14,000 people donated almost $403,000 to the GoFundMe page, falling for the story. Bobbitt, who was homeless at the time, exposed the couple’s fraud when he filed a lawsuit against McClure and D’Amico in August, arguing they withheld funds and never cut him in on the deal.

McClure and D’Amico accused the homeless man of spending the GoFundMe money on family, drugs, a truck and a trailer. Federal authorities investigated the case, and prosecutors said the couple was experiencing financial troubles at the time and used the GoFundMe account as a scam.

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McClure pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to commit wire fraud and will serve a 20-year prison sentence. D’Amico also faces state-level theft and conspiracy charges.

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Body cam footage shows officers attempting to save Justine Damond after she was shot by officer

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The body camera footage showing the death of Justine Damond, the woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer, also showed officers’ vain attempts to save her life.

The chaotic footage was played in court Thursday and showed the unsuccessful efforts to save the 40-year-old woman, who was shot minutes after calling 911 to report a possible rape near her home. Damond was a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia who had taken her fiance’s last name ahead of their wedding, which was scheduled to happen a month after her July 2017 death.

Former Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor stands trial on murder and manslaughter charges. He was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department after being charged in her death.

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Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, is accompanied by his attorneys Peter Wold, not pictured, and Thomas Plunkett, right, as he walks towards the Hennepin County Government Center for opening arguments of his trial Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP)

When the body camera footage was played, Damond’s fiancé Don declined to watch. Others members of her family also left the courtroom, FOX9 reported.

The Australian Associated Press reported Minneapolis Judge Kathryn Quaintance barred the media and public from seeing the body camera footage at first but the restriction was lifted after media organizations argued the decision.

WOMAN KILLED BY MINNEAPOLIS OFFICER ‘YEARNED TO HELP PEOPLE’

“The footage on these [body-worn cameras] shows the last moments of human life and the struggles of police and medical personnel to save that life,” Quaintance wrote in a memo, according to the Australian Associated Press. “These moments are well outside the personal experience of most people. Most lay people are not well equipped to take in such visceral and shocking material.”

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that one officer’s body camera showed Noor and his partner taking turns performing CPR on Damond before firefighters arrived. Another body camera video showed Noor being taken to a supervisor squad. Officer Mark Ringgenberg testified Noor kept asking if Damond was OK.

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In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Johanna Morrow plays the didgeridoo during a memorial service for Justine Ruszczyk Damond at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. (AP)

“I just told [Noor] not to say anything,” Ringgenberg said. “I don’t remember specifics.”

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Defense attorneys have said Noor was reacting to a loud noise and feared an ambush. Prosecutors have argued there was no evidence Noor faced a threat that justified the use of deadly force.

The head of the city’s police homicide unit, Lt. Richard Zimmerman, testified Thursday that lighting in the alley was bright enough that he could see the officers clearly when he arrived. Defense attorneys have contended that lighting conditions were poor the night Damond was shot.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Georgia girl, 6, dies after brother accidentally shoots her in head, police say

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A Georgia girl died this week after her younger brother accidentally shot her in the head, police say.

Investigators say the mother of a girl identified in media reports as Millie Drew Kelly loaded her and her 4-year-old brother into a car Monday at their Paulding County home, but couldn’t get it to start. When the mother left the vehicle to see what was wrong, she heard a shot fired from inside it, they added.

“Detectives determined that the 4-year-old male sibling retrieved a handgun from the console of the vehicle and accidentally discharged it, striking his 6-year-old sister in the head, fatally wounding her,” the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The girl was rushed to a local Atlanta hospital but died of her injuries two days later. As of now, detectives don’t plan on filing any charges in the case.

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“Our hearts break for this family and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time,” Sheriff Gary Gulledge said in a statement. “We want to remind everyone to keep their firearms unloaded and secured in an area away from children to ensure that this never happens again.”

A GoFundMe page set up to offer financial support for the family has raised over $30,000 as of Friday morning.

Fox News’ Michael Sinkewicz contributed to this report. 

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Injured Marine talks about Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s valuable deeds

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Marine Corporal Tony Porta’s home in Lovettsville, Virginia has wide hallways that allow him to move around in his wheelchair, and built-in technology that makes it possible for him to control a variety of things – such as doors and blinds — through his iPad.

The “smart” home makes a world of difference for Porta, who was critically wounded in 2007 in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq that killed two of his fellow Marines. Porta lost an arm and suffered disfiguring scars on his head and most of his body.

When the Tunnel to Towers Foundation was approached about helping with a home that could make life easier for Porta, they didn’t hesitate to do what they could for the Marine.

TUNNEL TO TOWERS CONTINUES TO HELP FAMILIES OF FIRST RESPONDERS AND MILITARY VETERANS

On Friday, Porta told “Fox & Friends,” how much the foundation’s efforts have meant to him.

“They built me a house where I can actually do a lot of things by myself now,” Porta said. “I can control the temperature…I can help my wife sometimes cooking and things like that.”

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The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was created in honor of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who on Sept. 11, 2001 – unable to get to the World Trade Center any other way — ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel with 60 lbs. strapped on his back. He died in the towers.

His older brother, Frank Siller, who is chairman of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, spoke on “Fox & Friends” about the importance of helping veterans and first responders who serve their country and communities.

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“My brother sacrificed his life on September 11th, 2001,” Siller said. “And through that sacrifice he inspired his siblings, oldest siblings, to be better people and to do good. This is the work we are doing. We are helping the greatest of all Americans, veterans coming home catastrophically injured.”

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Kentucky police officers seen shooting suspect who was running at them with gun

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Two police officers in Kentucky are on administrative leave after they fatally shot a shooting suspect in the parking lot of an apartment complex Tuesday who could be seen on a bodycam running at them.

Louisville Metro Police said the shooting took place Tuesday around 3 p.m. at the Spring Manor Apartments in Louisville when officers arrived and confronted the man, identified as 33-year-old Terry Davis Jr.

“His behavior was described as erratic by the witnesses prior to our arrival, and I think we continued to see that once the officers were on scene,” Lt. Aaron Crowell said at a news conference.

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Davis was initially found crouching behind a car near the victim, so close that authorities were not able to deliver aid, according to Crowell.

Video taken by a neighbor obtained by WDRB shows Davis moving around the parking lot, as officers and residents of the complex demand he put the gun down.

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Two police officers can be seen moments before opening fire as a suspect in another shooting runs at them with a weapon on Tuesday. (Louisville Metro Police Department)

“He had every opportunity to surrender, to drop the gun,” Tim Bonner, who lives in the apartment complex, told WDRB. “They asked him several times. You could hear them yelling out the commands. And when he took off running with the gun forward, there’s nothing they could do. Nothing they could do.”

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Crowell told reporters Wednesday that Davis refused to comply with directions and non-lethal force and charged at Officers William Mattingly and Michael Purcell, who fired multiple times. Police released the video from three different body cameras that showed officers trying to tell Davis to drop the weapon.

“I think there was a great deal of restraint,” he said. “I think they were on scene for about 12 minutes, I believe, while they were trying to de-escalate the individual.”

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Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said the gunman was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. The Jefferson County coroner’s office said that Davis died of multiple gunshot wounds. The original shooting victim was also transported to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Both officers are now on administrative leave, pending the investigation by the LMPD Public Integrity Unit. This was the second time that Mattingly shot a suspect in the last 5 months, according to WDRB.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Secret Service reeling after sex scandals, social media embarrassments, director’s ousting

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The Secret Service — the agency charged with protecting America’s most vital leaders, including the President — is facing renewed scrutiny amid the controversy surrounding an agent inserting a thumb drive with apparent Chinese malware into a computer and the ouster of the outfit’s director.

The malware incident, which occurred when an unidentified agent allegedly inserted a malicious thumb drive, found in the possession of a Chinese woman arrested at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club last month, into an agency computer — that then began installing unwanted files.

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The incident was confirmed by Secret Service agent Samuel Ivanovich’s testimony in the case of Yujing Zhang, 32, who was charged with unlawfully entering a restricted area and making false statements to federal law enforcement officers. Prosecutors said she isn’t accused of spying at this time, but noted there are “a lot of questions that remain to be answered.”

“Assertions that U.S. Secret Service agents are incompetent to carry out forensic examinations on digital media (ie thumbdrives, laptops, cellphones, etc.) is outlandish and not rooted in fact.”

— Secret Service

Amid the criticism, the Secret Service issued a statement denying the incident and contradicting its own agent’s testimony.

“Assertions that U.S. Secret Service agents are incompetent to carry out forensic examinations on digital media (ie thumbdrives, laptops, cellphones, etc.) is outlandish and not rooted in fact,” a Secret Service spokesperson said in a statement.

Beyond that, Director Randolph “Tex” Alles was ousted from his position by Trump this week as part of a larger shakeup of the Department of Homeland Security, the government arm to which the Secret Service reports.

But this isn’t the first time the Secret Service has come under fire for reportedly embarrassing — or potentially harmful — blunders.

Multiple breaches

Since Trump’s election, there have been dozens of attempts by protesters or members of the so-called “resistance” to enter the White House and hurt the president. Some of the perpetrators have penetrated security rings and come dangerously close to White House officials.

Back in February, a man managed to breach a security perimeter after claiming he had an appointment with Trump to discuss the border wall, Green New Deal and his hope to “bring peace to the world.”

MAN CLAIMING APPOINTMENT WITH TRUMP STRIKES SECRET SERVICE OFFICER OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE, AUTHORITIES SAY

Christopher Henry Alexander Davis, 29, of Herndon, Va., reportedly engaged in a physical struggle with Secret Service officers after they tried to handcuff him. At one point, he “struck [the officer] with his right forearm to the left side of the [officer’s] face and nose,” according to court records.

In March 2017, Jonathan Tuan Tran, 26, jumped over a White House fence while allegedly carrying two cans of mace — including one inside his jacket pocket.

The man got so deep into the compound he was seen hiding behind one of the mansion’s column before being apprehended. He was able to freely roam around the compound for about 16 minutes before the Secret Service detained him.

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Trump was inside the building at the time of the breach. The Secret Service insisted the man had no hazardous materials, despite court records contradicting that statement.

Agent against Trump

The recent controversies involving the agency also include an anti-Trump agent who said she would rather go to jail than take a bullet for Trump.

Kerry O’Grady, the special agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Denver district, was placed on paid leave about two years ago amid an investigation that unearthed her troubling comments on Social media.

O’Grady reportedly posted on Facebook in October, writing: “As a public servant for nearly 23 years, I struggle not to violate the Hatch Act.”

She added: “So I keep quiet and skirt the median. To do otherwise can be a criminal offense for those in my position. Despite the fact that I am expected to take a bullet for both sides. But this world has changed and I have changed. And I would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be disaster to this country and the strong and amazing women and minorities who reside here. Hatch Act be damned. I am with Her.”

SECRET SERVICE AGENT WHO SUGGESTED SHE WON’T TAKE BULLET FOR TRUMP ON PAID LEAVE, REPORT SAYS

She later retracted her comments and told the Washington Examiner she would indeed protect the president.

“It was an internal struggle for me but as soon as I put it up, I thought it was not the sentiment that I needed to share because I care very deeply about the mission,” she said.

She continued to be on a Secret Service payroll; though, she appears to no longer hold the top role within her department. She also reportedly helped to organize an anti-Trump Women’s March in Denver back in January.

Secret Service ‘covers up’ Russian spy hire

The Secret Service was also criticized after the agency hired a suspected Russian spy who went on to work at the U.S. embassy in Moscow for a decade before being dismissed in 2017 amid scrutiny from counter-intelligence officers

The Russian national, a woman, was hired by the Secret Service and came under suspicion in 2016 during a routine security sweep carried out by the State Department, according to sources quoted by the Guardian.

“The Secret Service is trying to hide the breach by firing [her]. The damage was already done but the senior management of the Secret Service did not conduct any internal investigation to assess the damage and to see if [she] recruited any other employees to provide her with more information.”

— A source

SUSPECTED RUSSIAN SPY WORKED IN US EMBASSY IN MOSCOW FOR A DECADE, REPORTS SAY

The woman was dismissed in 2017 after an investigation found she was regularly having unauthorized meetings with the FSB, the Russian intelligence agency.

“The Secret Service is trying to hide the breach by firing [her],” a source told the newspaper. “The damage was already done but the senior management of the Secret Service did not conduct any internal investigation to assess the damage and to see if [she] recruited any other employees to provide her with more information.”

Careless acts

An off-duty Secret Service agent who had been assigned to Vice President Mike Pence’s security detail was arrested in 2017 in Maryland for allegedly soliciting a prostitute

Quincy Thomas Torregano, the agent, notified the Secret Service of his own arrest by local police and was suspended at the time for an internal investigation.

SECRET SERVICE AGENT ARRESTED, SUSPENDED AFTER ALLEGED HOTEL MEETING WITH PROSTITUTE

“The Secret Service is aware of an alleged incident involving an off-duty Secret Service employee,” The spokesman said, adding that the agency takes “allegations of criminal activity very seriously.”

The statement continued: “The employee’s security clearance and access to all Secret Service facilities has also been suspended. We are exploring the full range of disciplinary actions.”

The outcome of the investigation remains unclear.

SECRET SERVICE LAPTOP STOLEN IN NEW YORK

Another agent, meanwhile, managed to lose a Secret Service laptop that contained “highly sensitive information such as floor plans and evacuation protocol for Trump Tower, compromising security.

The computer was stolen the agent’s vehicle parked in front of a New York residence.

“The U.S. Secret Service can confirm that an employee was the victim of a criminal act in which our Agency issued laptop computer was stolen,” the agency said in a statement in 2017. “An investigation is ongoing and the Secret Service is withholding additional comment until the facts are gathered.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Denver cop docked pay after being caught in strip club while on duty: report

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A Denver police officer will serve a 10-day suspension after he was reportedly caught inside a strip club while on duty last year.

Officer Shederick Dobbin will begin serving his suspension on April 21 and will be docked two days pay. Dobbin was supposed to be working his 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift on Nov. 5, 2018, but left without permission an hour early to go to PT’s Showclub in nearby Lakewood, Fox affiliate KMGH-TV reported.

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Investigators began looking into Dobbin when one of the club’s dancers turned up dead. He is not suspected in her death, but authorities discovered he looked up her criminal history and that of two of her associates, according to the station.

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Dobbin told internal affairs detectives that he ran the dancer’s name to see if she was “somebody I can be around.” He previously got in trouble for using the National Crime Information Center database to share investigative information with the girlfriend of a man suspected of assaulting a public employee, according to the Denver Post.

He was suspended without pay for four days in that incident.

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Chicago police union wants Rep. Rush to retract claim that it’s the ‘sworn enemy of black people’

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The head of Chicago’s police union demanded Wednesday that Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., retract his weekend assertion that it’s “the sworn enemy of black people.”

Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President Kevin Graham said Rush’s comment was “wholly baseless and is in fact a slanderous remark which meets the textbook legal definition of defamation.”

Rush, 72, made the comments after an April 1 demonstration by members of the union protesting the decision by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to drop charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

Smollett has been accused of faking a hate crime against himself. Foxx has denied claims that Smollett, who is back and gay, received special treatment from her office, and she has ignored calls by various critics to resign.

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An NPR-affiliated station in Chicago reported that members of white nationalist groups attended the union’s protest, which was also met by counterprotests by members of left-wing groups including the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. A union spokesman issued a statement on Facebook the day after the protest, denying any knowledge of those groups.

“The suggestion, implication, or even correlation that the FOP would in any way associate itself with a racist hate group is a sign of just how biased, malevolent, and extreme the media is in their antipathy toward the police,” Martin Prieb said in the post.

“The FOP is the sworn enemy of black people, the sworn enemy of black people,” Rush said Saturday. “The FOP has always taken the position that black people can be shot down in the street by members of the Chicago Police Department, and suffer no consequences.”

He added, “I would certainly hope that the FOP and whatever their disagreements may be, whatever concerns that they may have about my ability or leadership, would at least expect the people of their union to not inject racism or white nationalists into the conversation.”

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“We could not control who showed up for the April 1 protest, just as you cannot control who has shown up to many of your protests throughout your career,” Graham wrote to Rush. “We never acknowledged these people, we never encouraged them, and, if they in fact were present, we never gave them any legitimacy. The FOP denounces any hate group regardless of what side of the political fence they sit.”

Graham accused Rush, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chapter in the 1960s, of having “fanned the flames of racial division, and made many outlandish and false comments that have encouraged many radical and unhinged people to engage in the most vile and irresponsible speech.”

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“The comment shows an amazing indifference to our city, a fundamental misunderstanding of the people who keep us safe and a disturbing mendacity,” wrote Graham, who noted that 25 percent of the police union’s membership is African-American.

“You owe us an apology.”

Rush had no immediate response to the letter.

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