Chants of “don’t shoot, don’t shoot” echoed throughout Dallas, Texas last night as a large crowd gathered in peaceful protest of recent police shootings. The protest appeared to be over when snipers opened fire, shooting 12 police officers and killing 5. Dallas police have taken three suspects into custody.
Chilling eyewitness remarks:
“All of a sudden I saw and heard 6-8 shots…it looked like two officers went down.”
“It looked like an execution, honestly. He stood over the officer after he was already down shot him maybe 3-4 more times in the back…very, very disturbing to watch.”
The most disturbing part of this tragedy was the fourth suspect, who engaged in a standoff with police in a nearby parking garage. “Our hostage negotiator did an exceptional job getting this suspect to talk before he died,” says Police Chief David Brown.
According to Brown, the gunman announced that “the end was coming” and proclaimed that he was upset with Black Lives Matter and the recent shootings. “The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers…The suspect stated that we will eventually find the IEDs. The suspect stated that he was not affiliated with any groups.”
To avoid sending more officers into danger, Dallas police sent a “robot bomb” to the gunman’s location. He was killed at 5:00am by the detonation.
President Obama calls the tragedy a “wretched reminder of the sacrifices police make,” while Donald Trump considers the event proof that our nation has become divided.
“Last night’s horrific execution-style shootings of 12 Dallas law enforcement officers…is an attack on our country. It is a coordinated, premeditated assault on the men and women who keep us safe,” writes Trump, adding that racial tensions have gotten worse, not better. “We must restore law and order. We must restore the confidence of our people to be safe and secure in their homes and on the street.”
Editors note: This is the culture that has arisen under Barrack Obama. We wrote about this in Obama’s Legacy of Thugs