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Dallas Makes Deadliest Day For U.S. Law Enforcement Since 9/11

July 8, 2016

I simply have no words that give voice to the sadness, and outrage that I feel about the news from Dallas.   Watching events unfold last night on television was almost paralyzing.  There was no way the news could get worse, and yet it did.

Eleven Dallas officers were shot and five of those murdered Thursday night during a peaceful protest over this week’s fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota in what the city’s police chief characterized as a sniper attack.

The slaying of the five officers  was the deadliest day in U.S. law enforcement history since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said it for everyone when making it clear that police are “brave men and women who do this job under great scrutiny, under great vulnerability, who literally risk their lives to protect our democracy.”

This outrageous crime was pure and unadulterated evil.  And cowardly.  If one can not express themselves about social problems without resorting to violence then they either having nothing to contribute in the first place, or are simply looking for a reason to kill.

This madness with unlimited and ever-more powerful guns in our nation must not be allowed to continue.   It is simply reprehensible.

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