Off-duty officer fatally shot during pursuit
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CHICAGO — An off-duty police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot, the city’s police superintendent said.
Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot multiple times after he “sawthe offender and engaged in an armed physical confrontation ,” Superintendent Johnson said. He choked back tears as he spoke outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where Cmdr. Bauer was pronounced dead.
The shooting occurred near the James R. Thompson Center, the state government office building. Superintendent Johnson said officers initially confronted the suspect because he was acting suspiciously. Police captured the man a short time later, and a gun was recovered at the scene, he said.
Cmdr. Bauer, 53, was a 31-year veteran of the department.
Second judge for DACA
For the second time in two months, a federal judge has stepped into an intense political fight over immigration policy, issuing an injunction that orders the Trump administration to keep in place the embattled program known as DACA, which protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The nationwide in junction, issued Tuesday Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of Federal District Courtin Brooklyn, N.Y., came one month after a courtin California also ruled that the administration needed to spare DA CA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Judge Garaufis’ ruling in many way sechoed the one issued in January by Judge William Al sup of Federal District Court in San it also offered additional reasons the government’ s roll back of DA CA was illegal, and it detailed the harms that its repeal would cause to young immigrants who are its intended beneficiaries.
Rapists’ parental rights
Women in Maryland who become pregnant as a result of sexual assault can now sue to terminate the parental rights of their attackers, under a law approved this month in the Legislature after nine failed attempts. The law takes effect immediately.
Only five other states had no laws on the books regarding parental rights and sexual assault, said Lisae Jordan, executive director of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
In past years, the bill failed in Annapolis mainly because of a protracted debate over men’s rights, the appropriate burden of proof andwhether men whose parental rights are terminated should still be required to pay child support.
The burden of proof issue centered on whether men should have their rights terminated only when they are proved to have committed assault “beyond a reasonable doubt,” the standard used in criminal court.
‘LOVE’ returns to Philly
PHILADELPHIA— “LOVE” is back in Philadelphia, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The famous 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture — which consists of the letters “L” and “O” atop the letters “V” and “E” — returned to its namesake park Tuesday after making a number of stops in a parade around Philadelphia before the reinstallation.
Schoolchildren cheered and those gathered sang the fight song for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles as a forklift placed the sculpture atop a pedestal.
The sculpture was temporarily installed at nearby City Hall in 2016 while Love Park was going through a renovation.
It was taken out of view a year ago for repairs ahead of the park’s reopening.
The perennial tourist attraction has been repainted to the artist’s original colors of red, green and purple. At some point over the decades, the purple had been repainted blue.