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.

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