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Six law enforcement officers shot in major US cities in less than 48 hours as violent crime keeps surging
Police and law enforcement officers continue to be the victims of a violent trend, as six officers were the victims of gun violence over just the past two days.Two police officers were shot Wednesday afternoon in St.Louis; a Milwaukee sheriff’s deputy was shot several times during a traffic stop Wednesday evening; and, three more police officers were shot in Houston on Thursday, in separate instances, authorities said.One St.Louis police officer was in “very critical, very unstable” condition after he was shot in the leg and another officer was shot in the abdomen around 1 p.m during a traffic stop, St.Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief John Hayden said during a press conference on Wednesday.”I am asking the public to pray for our officers.This is a rough time,” Hayden said.
“They’re doing everything they can to keep people safe, and we keep having these critical incidents.”The officer who was critically injured had been serving in the force for three-and-a-half years while the other officer has been on two-and-a-half years, according to the chief.Both are in their mid-20s.Officers spotted the vehicle that was wanted in a homicide case from the night before and pulled it over, Hayden said.The individuals inside the vehicle shot at the officers as they approached the vehicle, striking both, before fleeing.The four individuals were all taken into custody, the chief said.CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY .
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A Los Angeles County judge on Thursday ordered Hannah Tubbs, a transgender California woman, to serve two years in a juvenile facility after she pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 2014.Before doing so, the judge criticized far-left District Attorney George Gascon, whose office declined to prosecute the repeat offender as an adult.Tubbs, 26, recently pleaded guilty to molesting the girl in a women’s bathroom eight years ago when Tubbs was two weeks away from turning 18.At the time of the crime, she identified as male and went by James Tubbs.
She did not identify as female until after she was taken into custody, according to prosecutors.”Tubbs is 26 years old.Unlike George Gascon’s false narrative, she is not a ‘kid,'” L.A.
Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami, assigned to the Complex Child Abuse Unit, told Fox News Digital.There was evidence presented at the juvenile proceedings which showed that Tubbs sexually assaulted two young girls in different incidents in the past.The child victims will suffer lifelong trauma.Tubbs also has prior violent convictions and conduct as an adult.”Prosecutors say Tubbs walked into the bathroom of a Denny’s in 2014 and grabbed the 10-year-old by the throat, locked her in a stall, and put her hand down the girl’s pants.Tubbs stopped when another person walked into the restroom, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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The second effort to recall embattled Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon was officially approved by the Los Angeles County Registrar on Thursday.Gascon has faced criticism from conservatives and victims’ advocates over his liberal justice policies that they say put criminals first and have led to high crime rates.Now that the petition has been approved, organizers will have to get 566,857 signatures – about 10% of registered voters in the county – by July 6.Organizers had vowed to retry after an initial recall effort last fall failed to meet the required number of signatures by Oct.
26.If the petition gets the required number of signatures Gascon will face a recall election in the county similar to the one Gov.Gavin Newsom had last September.The governor was able to easily fend off several challengers to maintain his office.”We are sick and tired of living in the pro-criminal paradise Gascon has created,” Desiree Andrade and Tania Owen, co-chairs of the Recall DA George Gascon campaign, said in a release.
“Gascon turned his back on us, and now his policies are destroying Los Angeles County right before our eyes and needlessly creating more innocent victims.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE .
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