SUPPORT THE POLICE OFFICERS WHO DEFEND OUR RIGHTS TO FREE SPEECH AND PEACEFUL PROTEST!
By Max R. Weller
See the report in the Dallas Morning News: 5 officers slain, 7 wounded, 1 suspect dead after shooting at Dallas rally. Excerpt copied below (link will be updated throughout the morning):
What we know so far:
* 4 Dallas police officers and one DART officer were killed.
* Seven officers and two civilians were wounded.
* One suspect was dead in a garage at El Centro College after exchanging gunfire with police.
* A woman near the shootout in the garage was in custody.
* Primary and secondary sweeps for explosives were completed early Friday. None were found.
Two snipers shot and killed four Dallas police officers and a DART officer Thursday night during a protest downtown.
Seven other officers and two civilians were wounded in a coordinated attack during the demonstration against recent shootings of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.
A man who exchanged gunfire with police in the El Centro College garage was reported dead shortly before 3 a.m.
The shooting was the deadliest day for law officers since Sept. 11, 2001, when 72 officers died, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said snipers with rifles shot 11 officers and one bystander from elevated positions about 9 p.m..
At 1:42 a.m., the Dallas Police Association tweeted that a fifth officer had died.
There’s a segment of society which will exploit any opportunity to commit all sorts of mayhem, rioting and looting black-owned businesses in Ferguson, MO and now shooting and killing white police officers in Dallas, TX. They call themselves Black Lives Matter, but it’s obvious that for them No Lives Matter:
Rally for Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA
Alton Sterling was a registered sex offender (Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile in Louisiana, for which he served 4 years imprisonment from 2000 until 2004) and he also had arrests for several violent offenses in recent years (including Domestic Abuse Battery). He was living in a homeless shelter, despite having five kids (perhaps a Restraining Order was in effect; his relationship with the mother of those children is not at all clear). He could NOT legally possess a firearm in any jurisdiction, but he had one when he resisted arrest the other night, after brandishing that weapon at another homeless man who tried to panhandle spare change from him.
I haven’t looked into the background of the other black man shot to death by a police officer in Minnesota. It seems pointless now to do so; violent radicals — we can even call them domestic terrorists — have already decided that all police officers, including those safeguarding citizens’ rights to speak out in peaceful protests across the country, are guilty.
We can all understand the intense grief and anger felt by the families and friends of those two black men shot to death by white police officers, regardless of whether or not one or both shootings will eventually be ruled as justified under the circumstances.
However, as I listened to angry voices from the “talking heads” on CNN yesterday, mostly well-to-do black men and women who probably have never lived in the poverty and degraded conditions of a ghetto themselves, I had the sinking feeling that we were in for another round of senseless violence last night, as crowds of mostly well-intentioned folks of all races took to the streets in protest of the two officer-involved shootings. The crowd in Dallas, TX provided the cover needed by those with deadly intentions to carry out their evil plans.
It turned out to be far worse than I had feared . . .