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Sharpton: Trump comments

encourage police violence

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is accusing President Donald Trump of “encouraging police violence” during a speech this week on Long Island to an audience of uniformed officers.

The activist preacher tore into the Republican Saturday at the weekly gathering of his National Action Network in Harlem.

A day earlier, the president spoke to law enforcement professionals at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. Trump said violence and murder on U.S. soil by the MS-13 gang linked to El Salvador justify a police response that is at times what he called “rough.” He urged Long Island officers not to be “too nice” to suspects by, for instance, shielding their heads from being bumped while getting into a police vehicle.

Sharpton called Trump’s comments “reprehensible” and “a reckless disregard for the law.”

Phoenix infant dies in hot car —

second such death in city

PHOENIX (AP) — An infant left for about two hours in a hot car has died — the second such death in the past two days in the city, the Phoenix Fire Department said.

Firefighters were called shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report of a 1-year-old boy in a car in the parking lot of the Free Church of God in Christ on the city’s south side, authorities said.

The mother found the child, which was pronounced dead the scene, fire Capt. Larry Subervi said in a statement .

Phoenix police are investigating. The incident appears to be an accident, Subervi said.

Zettica Mitchell, who told the Arizona Republic she is a cousin of the baby’s father, called the death “shocking, devastating, just sad.”

“You feel like it’s something that could happen to anybody,” she said.

On Friday, authorities say a 7-month-old boy died after being left alone in a hot car in a northeast Phoenix neighborhood in triple-digit conditions.

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