Five Officers Killed in Dallas Protest Ambush

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(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 8:59 a.m. ET]

A suspect who died after a standoff with Dallas police said he wanted to kill white people — especially white officers — and that he was upset about “the recent police shootings,” and that he acted alone, Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters Friday.

The suspect eventually was killed by a bomb that authorities detonated, Brown said.
“We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Brown said. “Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb.”

Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the ambush in Dallas that began Thursday night, officials have said, in the deadliest single incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001. Two civilians also were injured in the shootings, the office of Dallas’ mayor has said.


This is a sick world we’re living in. This is the United States of America. The best damn country in the world, and our own citizens are finding it justified to kill people whose job is to keep us safe.

We’ve seen the worst terror attack since 9/11 last month in Orlando, and now the deadliest single incident for U.S. law enforcement since 9/11… Something needs to change.

I can empathize though. I can see why there would be frustration, but to react to two innocent deaths by going out and killing innocent police officers who had absolutely nothing to do with them is beyond stupid. When does fighting violence with violence ever result in a positive way? Especially in our own country…

As you read above, one of the shooters is dead, and according to authorities there are three people in custody. No details about the suspects or motives have been publicized yet…

If this isn’t the last straw I don’t think there will ever be one. Get the guns out of these guys’ hands. Frustrated people is one thing. Frustrated people with guns is another.

I don’t want to see clips like these on my TV anymore.

#PrayForDallas

 

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