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Dawn French and Lenny Henry lived with police officers due to racism

LONDON - APRIL 26: Dawn French and Lenny Henry pose in the press room at the BAFTA Television Awards 2009 held at The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre on April 26, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Dawn French and Lenny Henry at the Bafta Television Awards 2009. (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Dawn French has revealed she and ex-husband Sir Lenny Henry were forced to have police officers live in their home due to “continual racism”.

Henry, who was knighted in 2015, has often spoken about the racism he has suffered in his life, and French, who was married to him for 25 years, has now spoken of the shock of witnessing it first-hand.

Speaking on Times Radio, she said: “I had never experienced anything like that until I met him and I just couldn’t believe the continual racism that happens in his life, the casual, insidious racism which I found really offensive.  

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“But then the big giant ‘let’s smear s**t on your door and try to set fire to your house’ kind of racism, and I was

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Fraternity members, volunteers remodel late officer’s home

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Starr Pavey said her heart has been broken since her husband, Bill, died in June, but a wide smile appeared across her face as she spoke about his personality and gregarious nature.

Bill was a jokester who made everyone smile, even while he was battling cancer for the last five years of his life, Starr said.

“We laughed all of the time until the last month or so. He said it hurt him to laugh,” Starr said of her late husband.


Bill Pavey was well-known throughout southern Indiana for his service to the community. He worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department for over eight years as a park ranger before serving as a New Albany police officer for two decades.

It was the day of his death, June 3, when Starr said a friend who was at her house mentioned smelling gas. A

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Fraternity members, volunteers remodel late officer’s home

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Starr Pavey said her heart has been broken since her husband, Bill, died in June, but a wide smile appeared across her face as she spoke about his personality and gregarious nature.

Bill was a jokester who made everyone smile, even while he was battling cancer for the last five years of his life, Starr said.

“We laughed all of the time until the last month or so. He said it hurt him to laugh,” Starr said of her late husband.

Bill Pavey was well-known throughout southern Indiana for his service to the community. He worked for the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Department for over eight years as a park ranger before serving as a New Albany police officer for two decades.


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Police officers rescue man from Springfield, IL house fire

Illinois cops rushed into an 83-year-old man’s house after a car crashed into it, igniting a fire.

Dramatic video from a Springfield Police Department officer’s body camera shows him run into the home as the blaze raged Wednesday night. The officer smashed through a door that was lodged shut before carrying the coughing man outside to safety.

The fire started after a speeding car went airborne over nearby railroad tracks before crashing into the home, police say.

The police department identified the officers as Nicholas Renfro and Juan Resendez.

“Because of their selfless and heroic actions, Officers Renfro and Resendez were able to save a person’s life,” officials said in a news release.

The 29-year-old female driver of the vehicle and two teens were found near the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening before she was arrested and taken to jail,

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EHC Mayor lists PD improvements and swears in new police officers | Galloway Township

EGG HARBOR CITY — Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti outlined improvements that have taken place in

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Reward reaches $100K for info on targeted shooting of married police officers’ home

The reward for information leading to an arrest of the perpetrators who fired a barrage of bullets at the home of two Camden County Police officers last week increased to $100,000 Friday afternoon, authorities said.



a police car parked on the side of a road: Friday, September 18, 2020 - A Camden County police officer stands guard in front of the home of two married county police officers after their home was hit with gunfire.


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Friday, September 18, 2020 – A Camden County police officer stands guard in front of the home of two married county police officers after their home was hit with gunfire.

The reward had reached over $50,000 late last week as investigators continued their search for the people who fired 10 shots at the home of the married cops who were on the second floor of their Clinton Street home with their newborn baby.



a car parked on the side of a road: Friday, September 18, 2020 - A Camden County police officer stands guard in front of the home of two married county police officers after their home was hit with gunfire.


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Police officer’s home destroyed in blaze that killed family pets, authorities say

A Garfield police officer’s home was gutted in a fire Saturday night that took the lives of her cats and torched her car, according to fellow police officers.

The home on Van Winkle Avenue in Garfield went up in flames around 8 p.m. and spread to a neighboring home, video on Twitter shows. No one was injured in the fire.

Rebecca Schmidt, a four-year veteran of the department who shares the house with her parents, also lost her police uniforms, service weapons and all of her personal belongings in the fire, Garfield local PBA #46 said.

Schmidt began working as a volunteer EMT as a high school student while growing up in Garfield and went on to become a police officer, Sgt. Jeff Stewart wrote in an Instagram post. She continues to volunteer her time as with the Garfield police’s community affairs department, according to Stewart.

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Shooters Open Fire On Home Of New Jersey Police Officers In ‘Targeted Attack,’ Chief Says

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At least one gunman attacked the home of two Camden County, New Jersey police officers and their 10-day old infant earlier this week in what the police chief has since labeled a “targeted attack,” which came days after two Los Angeles deputy sheriffs were ambushed by gunfire in their vehicles. 

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The officers and their baby were not injured in the Tuesday attack, Camden Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said at a Thursday press conference. 

Investigators believe two suspects, driven by a third, pulled up outside the officers’ Camden County home before midnight on Tuesday and sprayed bullets, with at least two piercing the front door.  

“I do know that this was a targeted attack against this residence and the officers inside,” said Wysocki, who described the couple as “two really good officers” who were “constantly interacting with members

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Suspects open fire on home of New Jersey police officers and newborn baby; reward offered

CAMDEN, N.J. – Assailants opened fire on the home of two Camden County Police officers Tuesday night, with two bullets piercing the front door of the couple’s East Camden residence, authorities disclosed Thursday.

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a car parked on the side of a road: A CamdenCounty Police car is posted Thursday near the scene of a shooting on the 2900 block of Clinton Street.


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A CamdenCounty Police car is posted Thursday near the scene of a shooting on the 2900 block of Clinton Street.

The officers and their 10-day-old baby escaped injury during the late-night attack, said Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki.

“It shocks the conscience that this occurred,” Wysocki said at a press conference.

“I don’t know why they were targeted,” he added, describing the unnamed couple as “two really good officers assigned to our Neighborhood Response Team.”

“They’re constantly interacting with members of the community,” he said. “We’re looking into every arrest that they have had. We’re not going to

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