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Off-duty Texas cop shoots son after mistaking him for intruder, police say

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An off-duty Texas police officer shot his own son on Saturday night after he mistook him for an intruder, authorities said.

The “long-term veteran” officer of the Dallas Police Department arrived at his home in DeSoto on Saturday around 6 p.m. and thought a trespasser was inside.

The “intruder” was his adult son, according to Pete Schulte, a spokesperson for DeSoto police. The police officer called 911 and identified himself as an off-duty Dallas cop.

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Investigators arrived to find the son, identified as in his 20s, as”lightly struck by a bullet in his arm.” The officer told authorities he mistook his son for an intruder, Schulte said.

It was a mistake. He thought that there might have been an intruder in the house. He didn’t know who was supposed to be there and so forth,” Schulte said. “It was a startling situation, it was an accident.”

The spokesman said the shooting happened in the garage area of the property. He said the officer got home and noticed “the house was not in the state that he had left it” — the garage door was open, and “some doors were locked that weren’t locked” when he left earlier in the day.

“He thought that maybe something had happened inside and, of course, we did ask the question, ‘Why didn’t you call us, the DeSoto Police Department?’ and like most people say is like, ‘I just wanted to know what was going on before I wasted a call to 911,'” Schulte said the off-duty officer told police.

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Authorities, the spokesperson said, want people to know “that if you come home and something doesn’t feel right, [it] doesn’t bother us at all, go ahead and call 911, so we can come out and check it out .”

Schulte said the off-duty officer’s version of events is consistent with evidence at his home, and that no charges have been filed at this time.

Neither the father nor son were identified.

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NYPD cop in coma after struck by chair in nail-salon melee; suspect killed

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A minor arrest in a Brooklyn nail salon spun wildly out of control Friday night — leaving a cop fighting for his life from head injuries after shooting dead a berserk T-shirt vendor who’d struck him in the face with a chair, police said.

The injured officer, a 21-year-veteran of the force whose name was not released, remained in a medically induced coma Friday night, authorities said.

The mayhem began at about 5:40 p.m. when a panhandler walked into the Goldmine nail salon on Mother Gaston Boulevard near Sutter Avenue in Brownsville and began urinating in the shop.

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The NYPD veteran and his rookie partner happened to be passing by in a patrol van, and were waved inside the store by disgusted workers.

But as the two cops arrested the alleged urinator — who also had an open warrant for criminal mischief — a T-shirt peddler from outside the shop burst in and confronted the officers, police said.

The peddler, identified by sources as Kwesi Ashun, 33, of Brooklyn, grabbed a chair during the struggle and swung it into the head of the veteran cop, NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison said.

The rookie officer zapped Ashun with a Taser during the melee, but it didn’t slow his attack, police said.

So the veteran cop pulled his gun, firing at Ashun six times and hitting him at least once, in the head, authorities said.

Medics responded and rushed the injured officer to Brookdale Hospital.

Ashun was declared dead at the scene and the rookie officer was brought to Kings County Hospital to be treated for ringing in his ears.

“Once again we had police officers responding to a call for help from the public and was set upon,” Pat Lynch, head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, fumed in a press conference after the shooting.

“This police officer spent his career in our busiest precincts serving the community. And he was set upon. For no reason!” he added.

Residents of the neighborhood described the shot man as a fixture on the block, an entrepreneur who got by selling T-shirts.

State Assemblywoman Latrice Walker happened to be walking near the shop before the scene unfolded, and was even approached by the vendor for a sale.

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“I interacted with him moments before this took place. He asked me if I would be interested in buying the T-shirts he was selling,” Walker told The Post.

“He was always a peaceful young man,” Walker added of the man who was killed. “He was promoting a business he was trying to kick off.”

Ashun peddled T-shirts he designed and hand-embroidered himself, according to an Instagram page promoting his wares.

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Florida Senate votes to permanently oust Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

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The Florida Senate on Wednesday voted to permanently oust suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel whose officers in 2018 over the response to the mass shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The GOP-controlled state Senate voted 25-15 in favor of Israel’s permanent removal.

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“I hope the outcome provides some measure of relief to the Parkland families that have been doggedly pursuing accountability,” Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said in a statement after the vote.

All five state senators representing Broward County voted for Israel to remain in office. The parents of victims said they viewed this as an act of betrayal.

“That was very difficult to watch. They cried with us. They might even have seen my child dead, and so it was very difficult, and I know the Broward County voters are watching,” Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter Alyssa was killed at the school and has since been elected to the Broward School Board, told the Sun Sentinel.

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The chamber-wide vote Wednesday confirmed an initial decision made by the state Senate Rules Committee Monday. The four Broward County senators on that committee voted to reinstate the sheriff, prompting the families of many Parkland victims to crowd the offices of state senators pleading for them to permanently oust the sheriff when the vote came to the floor.

State Sen. Perry Thurston told fellow Democratic senate lawmakers earlier Wednesday that “if I was a parent I would want vengeance too” but claimed “95 percent of Broward County feels differently about the attempt to remove the sheriff.”

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Another Broward County Democratic senator, Gary Farmer, told the Sun-Sentinel emotions should not trump the rule of law in Israel’s case.

“Because of the horrendous and ghastly nature of that event, it’s easy to be moved by the emotion and the pleas of the parents who are still grieving and who forever will be grieving for the loss of their children,” Farmer said. “We are a country founded on rule of law. We cannot base our decision on emotion.”

Fox News’ Nick Givas contributed to this report.

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Louisiana sheriff’s deputy, junior-high teacher wife held on child rape and porn charges: reports

Photos showing the married Louisiana suspects nude with a child were among the items authorities seized when a longtime sheriff’s deputy and a junior high school teacher were arrested this week on child rape and pornography charges, according to a report.

Taken into custody Wednesday were Dennis Perkins, 44, and his wife, Cynthia Perkins, 34, FOX 8 of New Orleans reported.

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The husband was immediately terminated from his job as a lieutenant with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, while the wife resigned from her teaching job at a junior high school in Walker, La., the report said.

“It’s a sad day for us, for all law enforcement officers, when you arrest one of your own,” Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said in a statement. “ … but as I have said in the past, no one is above the law.”

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Cynthia Perkins, 34, and Dennis Perkins, 44, each face multiple counts of child pornography as well as rape charges, authorities say. (Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office)

Both husband and wife were charged with 60 counts of production of pornography involving a child under 13, as well as rape charges, authorities said.

Dennis Perkins was additionally charged with obstruction of justice because he allegedly tossed his cellphone into a river after realizing investigators were about to arrest him while he was on a fishing trip, a source told FOX 8.

The investigation into the couple’s alleged crimes began with a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, The Advocate of Baton Rouge reported.

The number of children who may have been victims of the couple wasn’t immediately known, authorities told the newspaper.

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Dennis Perkins was transferred to a detention center in Livingston Parish, with bond set at 1.6 million, and was later transferred to the Ascension Parish Jail. Cynthia Perkins was being held in Lieu of a $500,000 bond, according to The Advocate.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued a statement about the arrests.

“Protecting Louisiana children is one of my top priorities,” Landry said. “So my office and I will continue to do all we can to find and arrest child predators.”

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15 additional fentanyl arrests, 49 indictments in Arkansas drug trafficking rings

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Investigators have dismantled three drug trafficking rings in Arkansas and arrested 15 additional people on Wednesday in the third major law enforcement operation in October. It was all part of an effort to disrupt the flow of the drug fentanyl, said Cody Hiland, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas announced.

The arrests were part of an ongoing sting operation that began in June 2018, in which officers from the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Little Rock field office went undercover in three major drug rings — dubbed Clifton Williams, Desmond Kelley and Monterrio Fuller Drug Trafficking Organizations — to take down the major distributors of the fatal opioid. Fentanyl contributed to over 70,000 deaths in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The three separate investigations — two which are being handled by the FBI and the third by the DEA — resulted in 49 indictments and dozens of federal charges of drug and firearm offenses.

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“Large amounts of high-quality, low-cost heroin and fentanyl are contributing to a record number of overdose deaths and life-threatening addictions nationwide,” Scott Reinhardt, the assistant special agent in charge of the FBI Little Rock office, said at a press conference. “To address this, in the last few months, the Little Rock field office and the FBI, in collaboration with its partners, have arrested 45 individuals who were directly involved in the sale and distribution of opioids, including heroin and fentanyl.”

Reinhardt said officers seized a total of 1,600 grams of fentanyl — the equivalent of 25,000 doses of the drug— as well as 5,000 fentanyl pills,  21,000 grams of methamphetamine, 53,000 grams of cocaine and 28 firearms from the three groups.

A total of 23 defendants were indicted from the Clifton Williams Drug Trafficking Organization.

In addition, Williams employed associates who were part of the Piru Bloods gang and were operating out of west Little Rock, where they conducted drug transactions at “prominent retail locations,” although Hiland declined to specify the name of the store.

“We are faced with a real crisis as it relates to the potency of this drug,” Hiland said.

“I think that it’s important to note that this is being mixed with heroin and cocaine and methamphetamines and even being laced with marijuana. People that are using the other drugs have a real opportunity to face a fatal overdose and they’ve got no idea what’s coming,” he added.

Seventeen people are facing 37 charges having ties to the Desmond Kelly Drug Trafficking Organization. As of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said only one man, identified as Jamie Goff, was still on the loose.

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FBI officials will also charge nine people from the Monterrio Fuller Drug Trafficking Organization with 21 counts of drug and firearm-related offenses.

Justin King, assistant special agent of the DEA Little Rock office, said that the drugs were “mostly always coming out of China” and were being funneled to Arkansas “from Mexico coming across the border.”

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Kanye West donates $1 million to prison reform charities for Kim Kardashian’s birthday

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Kanye West gave a meaningful gift to his wife, Kim Kardashian, for her birthday and she responded: “This makes my heart so happy!”

The “Jesus Walks” rapper donated $1 million to prison reform, which Kardashian tweeted about Tuesday.

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“I got amazing gifts from my whole family and Kanye for me the most amazing bags,” she wrote on Twitter. “But he also donated $1 million to my favorites charities that work so hard on prison reform on my behalf from him and the kids.”

A donation certificate showed the donation was made to Cut 50, Buried Alive Project, Equal Justice Initiative, and Anti-Recidivism Coalition from her husband and the couple’s four kids: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.

The 39-year-old “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, who is studying to be a lawyer, has met with President Trump multiple times to help get the First Step Act signed into law and advocate on behalf of former inmates Alice Marie Johnson and Matthew Charles, both of whom were released after serving lengthy prison sentences.

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Kardashian was recently baptized in Armenia alongside her kids as her husband revealed that he “got saved” this year and has been holding weekly Bible studies.

Meanwhile, West has a new IMAX film dropping Friday, “Jesus Is King,” following multiple Sunday Service pop-ups around the country.

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The film will focus on West’s Sunday Service and feature 13 songs from his choir, as well as music from his upcoming (and oft-delayed) album “Jesus Is King.”

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Florida police officers save 1-year-old child choking on cracker in dramatic bodycam video

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Police officers in Florida have been hailed as heroes after dramatic body camera video showed how their quick actions helped save the life of a choking 1-year-old child.

Amanda Zimmerman rushed her son, MJ, out of their house in Kissimmee on Saturday after a Gold Fish cracker got stuck in his throat and stopped his breathing. The panic-stricken mother said she waved down a police cruiser that happened to be going down the street.

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“I ran out in the middle and waved, and he got out and said, ‘What’s wrong?’ and I just handed him to him and said he’s not breathing,” Zimmerman told FOX35 Orlando.

Body camera footage from the Kissimmee Police Department shows an officer sitting with MJ on his knee and repeatedly thumping on the child’s back. At least five officers responded to assist in the rescue.

“He’s not responding,” the officer says as he continues the modified Heimlich maneuver.

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Moments later, another officer looks at MJ’s face and says: “He’s turning purple.”

The officers didn’t give up, turning the child over onto his back and tapping on his chest. As they continue their attempts to revive the child, Zimmerman can be heard screaming her son’s name in the background.

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Sgt. Craig Putriment eventually used a CPR mask on MJ, who then took a gasp of air, FOX35 reported. Zimmerman said he had stopped breathing for 10 minutes.

The resuscitated 1-year-old was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Deputy Chief Betty Holland called the rescue effort an “amazing” display of teamwork.

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“There’s no feeling like saving someone’s life and that’s what he did, that’s what they did,” Holland told FOX35.

Zimmerman told the station that MJ is back home doing well and wants to meet the officers who helped save his life.

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Florida police officers save 1-year-old child choking on cracker in dramatic bodycam video

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Police officers in Florida have been hailed as heroes after dramatic body camera video showed how their quick actions helped save the life of a choking 1-year-old child.

Amanda Zimmerman rushed her son, MJ, out of their house in Kissimmee on Saturday after a Gold Fish cracker got stuck in his throat and stopped his breathing. The panic-stricken mother said she waved down a police cruiser that happened to be going down the street.

SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE OFFICER SAVES CHOKING 4-MONTH-OLD BABY, DRAMATIC BODYCAM VIDEO SHOWS

“I ran out in the middle and waved, and he got out and said, ‘What’s wrong?’ and I just handed him to him and said he’s not breathing,” Zimmerman told FOX35 Orlando.

Body camera footage from the Kissimmee Police Department shows an officer sitting with MJ on his knee and repeatedly thumping on the child’s back. At least five officers responded to assist in the rescue.

“He’s not responding,” the officer says as he continues the modified Heimlich maneuver.

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Moments later, another officer looks at MJ’s face and says: “He’s turning purple.”

The officers didn’t give up, turning the child over onto his back and tapping on his chest. As they continue their attempts to revive the child, Zimmerman can be heard screaming her son’s name in the background.

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Sgt. Craig Putriment eventually used a CPR mask on MJ, who then took a gasp of air, FOX35 reported. Zimmerman said he had stopped breathing for 10 minutes.

The resuscitated 1-year-old was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Deputy Chief Betty Holland called the rescue effort an “amazing” display of teamwork.

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“There’s no feeling like saving someone’s life and that’s what he did, that’s what they did,” Holland told FOX35.

Zimmerman told the station that MJ is back home doing well and wants to meet the officers who helped save his life.

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Georgia sheriff’s ‘No Trick-or-Treat’ signs trigger lawsuit from sex offenders

A group of sex offenders in Georgia is suing the Butts County Sheriff’s office for posting “No Trick-or-Treat” signs on their homes.

The Butts County Sheriff said he is using the signs to keep kids safe, but the sex offenders argued they are a violation of their rights to free speech and privacy.

The initiative began in 2018 when Butts County Sheriff Gary Long directed deputies to place “Warning! No Trick-or-Treat at this address!!” signs in the front yards of over 200 sex offenders registered in the county from Oct. 24-Nov. 2. The sheriff’s office plans to use the same tactic again this year, and three registered sex offenders have filed suit.

In a Facebook post, Sheriff Gary Long said he had instituted the signs as a result of the cancellation of a local Halloween festival, “Halloween on the Square,” and the subsequent influx of door-to-door trick-or-treaters. He said they had been following Georgia law and protecting children when they implemented the public warnings.

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“The law allows the sheriff to put a list of registered sex offenders at his office, at the courthouse, on the internet,” the lead attorney for the petitioners, Mark Yurachek, told Fox 5 Atlanta. “It does not allow him to go door-to-door telling people you have a sex offender living next door to you.”

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“I’m just not sure that this kind of action makes your kids any safer,” Yurachek said of the initiative. “It just makes your constitutional rights less safe.”

“The trespass stuff is pretty clear. They’re coming onto their property and putting the signs on there,” Yurachek added.

Their attorney argued that since the Georgis State Sex Offender Registry does not require offenders to post these signs, they shouldn’t be forced by local deputie to have them displayed outside.

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“They are individuals who have been brave enough to not be afraid to let the public know that they are registered sex offenders, but are also not willing to tolerate this unlawful action by the sheriff,” said Yurachek. Registrants have no obligation to inform the public of their status, according to the attorney.

“I understand that there are a lot of people who think this is a great idea, who think ‘Yeah this protects my kids, but what they should be thinking about is ‘Does this protect my rights?'” Yuracheck said.

Long said that regardless of the Judge’s ruling on Thursday, he would do everything within the law to protect the community’s children.

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Other counties in Georgia also used the “No Trick-or-Treat” signs, such as Monroe and Lamar counties. In Monroe County, if an offender didn’t want a sign in their yard, they had to wait in the lobby of the local sheriff’s office during trick-or-treat hours on Halloween.

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Georgia sheriff’s ‘No Trick-or-Treat’ signs trigger lawsuit from sex offenders

A group of sex offenders in Georgia is suing the Butts County Sheriff’s office for posting “No Trick-or-Treat” signs on their homes.

The Butts County Sheriff said he is using the signs to keep kids safe, but the sex offenders argued they are a violation of their rights to free speech and privacy.

The initiative began in 2018 when Butts County Sheriff Gary Long directed deputies to place “Warning! No Trick-or-Treat at this address!!” signs in the front yards of over 200 sex offenders registered in the county from Oct. 24-Nov. 2. The sheriff’s office plans to use the same tactic again this year, and three registered sex offenders have filed suit.

In a Facebook post, Sheriff Gary Long said he had instituted the signs as a result of the cancellation of a local Halloween festival, “Halloween on the Square,” and the subsequent influx of door-to-door trick-or-treaters. He said they had been following Georgia law and protecting children when they implemented the public warnings.

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“The law allows the sheriff to put a list of registered sex offenders at his office, at the courthouse, on the internet,” the lead attorney for the petitioners, Mark Yurachek, told Fox 5 Atlanta. “It does not allow him to go door-to-door telling people you have a sex offender living next door to you.”

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“I’m just not sure that this kind of action makes your kids any safer,” Yurachek said of the initiative. “It just makes your constitutional rights less safe.”

“The trespass stuff is pretty clear. They’re coming onto their property and putting the signs on there,” Yurachek added.

Their attorney argued that since the Georgis State Sex Offender Registry does not require offenders to post these signs, they shouldn’t be forced by local deputie to have them displayed outside.

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“They are individuals who have been brave enough to not be afraid to let the public know that they are registered sex offenders, but are also not willing to tolerate this unlawful action by the sheriff,” said Yurachek. Registrants have no obligation to inform the public of their status, according to the attorney.

“I understand that there are a lot of people who think this is a great idea, who think ‘Yeah this protects my kids, but what they should be thinking about is ‘Does this protect my rights?'” Yuracheck said.

Long said that regardless of the Judge’s ruling on Thursday, he would do everything within the law to protect the community’s children.

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Other counties in Georgia also used the “No Trick-or-Treat” signs, such as Monroe and Lamar counties. In Monroe County, if an offender didn’t want a sign in their yard, they had to wait in the lobby of the local sheriff’s office during trick-or-treat hours on Halloween.

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