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Cincinnati Police Officer Shot: A police officer was shot in Cincinnati Sunday night after responding to a report of domestic violence. WLWT5 reports that two officers were responding just after midnight Sunday. On arrival, a suspect opened fire on the police, hitting one of the officers. Police returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. Both the officer and the suspect are undergoing surgery for their injuries.

Criminal Aliens in Texas:  A recent report from the the Texas Department of Public Safety has compiled data indicating how much crime is being committed by illegal immigrants in that state.  According to DHS status indicators, over 215,000 criminal aliens were booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and February 28, 2017.  The arrested illegals were charged with 566,000 crimes  including 1,162 homicides; 68,151 assaults; 16,678 burglaries; 68,102 drug offenses; 687 kidnappings; 40,465 thefts; 44,626 for obstructing police; 3,768 robberies; 6,098 sexual assaults; and 8,596 for illegal weapons. It is worth noting that Texas has less than half of the criminal alien jail and prison population of California, which, according to the GAO,  has over 100,000 criminal aliens incarcerated.

County Sheriffs Slam SB 54:  Several California County Sheriffs voiced their opposition to Senate Bill 54 Monday, the bill introduced by Senate President Pro Temp Keven De Leon which would make California a sanctuary state.  The sheriffs warn that the law would cost law enforcement agencies federal grants by prohibiting collaboration with federal agencies. Jazmine Ulloa at The Los Angeles Times reports that while County Sheriffs do not want to enforce immigration law, they argued that, if enacted, the law would also would restrict collaboration between law enforcement agencies at different levels of government when going after crime suspects. "If SB 54 passes, it will allow dangerous, violent career criminals to slip through the cracks and be released back into our communities," Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones told reporters.

Sex Offender Stopped at the Border:  Tuscon, Arizona border patrol agents have detained a man who was previously deported as an aggravated felon with sex-offender status. According to the Customs and Border Protection website, Rene Murillo-Almansa has a criminal history dating back to the 90's  when Murillo was convicted for raping a child in 1994 and sentenced to 26 months in jail and two years of probation.  Murillo was ordered removed from the U.S. last month and now faces felony immigration charges for illegal re-entry.

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