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https://www.foxnews.com/us/fallen-officers-charity-event-on-hold-after-police-chief-withdraws-becuase-republicans-were-invited-report

Police charity event on hold after chief withdraws because Republicans were invited: report

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A charity event planned in honor of an officer killed in a 2018 mass shooting at a country music bar in in Southern California has been postponed indefinitely -- reportedly because a police chief didn't want Republicans invited.

The Blue Bowl, a charity flag football game, was intended to raise money for the family of fallen Ventura County Sgt. Ron Helus as well as other officers killed in the line of duty, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported.

Helus died last Nov. 7, when a 28-year-old suspect allegedly attacked the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing a total of 13 people and wounding about a dozen others. The suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities have said.

Thousands of dollars had already been raised for fallen officers' families, but the money is now being returned to donors because Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel reportedly withdrew the police department because Trump supporters would be speaking at the event.

"He basically said over and over in the conversation, 'This is not Trump country, that slogan 'Make America Great' is not favorable, popular, within 1,200 square miles,' that we don’t want Republicans here. I could not believe it,” Mike Randall, vice president of the Fallen Officers Foundation, said, according to FOX 11.
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Both Democrats and Republicans were invited to the event. Gov. Gavin Newsom's public safety liaison, Trump supporter Scott Baio, who attended Helus’ church, and Trump-supporting singer Joy Villa were all scheduled to attend.

I live about 350 or 400 miles north of Thousand Oaks, which is just NW of Los Angeles. Mrs. PeteS and I visit the Mouse and/or family in the Land of LA and farther south on the order of once or twice a year. There are two main routes by which we can do this, via I5 or via US101. The latter goes through Thousand Oaks and is also a bit more scenic. As long as Tim Hagel is Police Chief of Thousand Oaks, we will not spend a dime there. This allegedly human alleged male is disgusting, dishonoring Ventura County Sgt. Ron Helus over partisan politics.
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Guy sounds like a 1st class douche.
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I cant say what I'd like to without dishonoring this forum.

I pray the folks who were going to donate to support the family find a way to do so.

And that this jerk who puts his politics ahead of the family of a fallen officer gets his just rewards.
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FWIW, Trump got 37.6% of Ventura County's vote, and Hillary got 55.3%.
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Guy sounds like a 1st class douche.

Sadly he's representative of a great number of people these days.

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Might as well put a face with the act.


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Seems in reading this, there was a chance this could have gone political.  Likely not, but a chance.

In any event, he should have found a way to keep the money funnelled to the fallen rather than return to donors.

To me, that is why he is the douchebag.
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Might as well put a face with the act.


Meh, looks like Poncherello's partner from CHIPS


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