5 cops killed, 11 wounded at Dallas Black Lives Matter rally

 UPDATE: 5 officers dead

assetContentDALLAS — At least two snipers opened fire on police officers in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said. Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters the snipers fired “ambush style” upon the officers. Mayor Mike Rawlings said one…

Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “5 cops killed, 11 wounded at Dallas Black Lives Matter rally”

  1. Tom Stokes said at 3:57 pm on July 8th, 2016:

    Total is 12; 5 officers dead, 7 officers wounded plus 2 civilians wounded as of latest info.

    Dead shooter an Army reservist (Micah Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas) who we trained. No other info yet available on three who are in custody. They may not even be involved.

    According to police chief the shooter was angry over Black Lives Matter and wanted to kill “white people, especially white officers”.

    Hate to say it, but the liberal news media and far left political groups like Black Lives Matter have helped to create this situation through their sensational and provacative reporting and demonstrations (“pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon”).

    If a police officer injures or kills a black male, they are brought into the justice system to determine if they were right or wrong and must suuffer the consequences of their actions.

    Where is the outrage if a white male or a hispanic male are shot by the police? Can anyone even name the last white or hispanic shot by the police? Where is the outrage over black lives lost in the inner cities by black on black crime (like in Chicago)? Apparently these liberals could care less about those black lives.

    Most reasonable people would agree that all police departments need better training, especially on de-escalation techniques to try and avoid “bad shoots”. But how many really believe that police officers wake up every morning and say to themselves “I’m going to kill today!” That is just not the case.

    Police now rightly feel threatened more than ever before – and they have to go out into the public square and literally face death every day they are on the job.

    In Dallas, in order to prevent any escalation, no police were wearing any riot or protective gear – and were put into an extremely hazardous position when the shooting began – yet they ran towards the gunfire and tried to protect the citizens there (the Black Lives Matter protesters).

    These groups want to see anarchy reign to destroy this country.

    Maybe it’s time to stop dividing this country and bring people together in one simple movement – All Human Lives Matter (inluding those who wear the police uniform)!

    Maybe it’s time to bring back jobs into this country so all people, regardless of their race and ethnicity, can have the dignity of work to support their families. We need to end the hoplessness of many, whether inner city, suburban or rural residents.

    There are far too many people out of the labor force; we have one of the lowest labor participation rates in years (62.7%). December, 1977 was the last time the labor participation was that low. It has gone down every year since the current president has held office (January 2009 it was 65.7%. Those are facts directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics ( http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet ).

    Finally, let me state that I did see both videos of the shootings in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and was horrified at both – but videos cannot tell the whole story (especially when one video starts after the shooting). That is why we need an impartial and fair investigation to determine all the relevant facts of what actually hsappened. Then, and only then, can justice be served.

    May God give us the wisdom to restore unity to this country, respect and compassion for each other, and bring back the American Dream for all of our children and grandchildren.

    God Bless and Protect our workers and God Bless and Protect our United States of America.

  2. Tom Stokes said at 4:01 pm on July 8th, 2016:

    corrected website for BLS:


  3. Tom Stokes said at 10:10 am on July 9th, 2016:

    Puppy Jack – when you grow a pair and are willing to identify yourself instead of hiding behind an artificial identity I’ll engage you in a civil discussion – the only “racist” in this are people who seem to care about only one specific group of people. We should be concerned about all human beings.

    Grow up and stop calling others racist without having any factual information. Stop being part of the problem and work to be part of a solution before this liberal lunacy tears this country completely apart.

    Otherwise, you should STFU.

  4. Tom Stokes said at 7:57 pm on July 9th, 2016:


    The police officer who shot Philando Castile in a St. Paul suburb in Minnesota was NOT white – he was a Latino!

    Here is the latest: “A suburban Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist was reacting to the man’s gun, not his race, the officer’s attorney said Saturday

    Minneapolis attorney Thomas Kelly told Fox News that St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez that Philando Castile failed to comply with a “do not move” order, which lead to Yanez opening fire.

    In addition, police scanner audio appears to indicate Yanez telling Dispatch he was pulling the car over because Castile fit the description of a wanted suspect in a armed robbery that took place a few days prior. The officer briefly describes Castille before exiting his cruiser.”

    “Court records show the traffic stop was at least the 52nd time Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria supervisor, had been pulled over in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area since 2002. ” Now, being pulled over multiple times for possible traffic infractions does not in any way justify being shot.

    However, if the officer believed the driver may have been a suspect in a recent armed robbery and the driver informing him (as required by law) that he had a legal weapon and was authorized to carry, this may have led to a very tragic and unwarranted shooting.

    In any event, what happened was horrific and must be fairly and fully investigated.

    Prayers must be said for all involved, especially for the families who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

    Here is the link: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/09/officer-who-shot-minnesota-man-reacted-to-gun-not-race-lawyer-says.html

  5. Proud Republican said at 8:08 am on July 10th, 2016:

    Puppy Jack – here’s a reality check for you. The three most recent police shootings did not involve three boy scouts on their way home from an eagle scout meeting. They were criminal dirtbags involved in violent, illegal or threatening activities. Why would anyone riot over the death of a guy who was in jail for assault, robbery, and rape who was resisting arrest and trying to pull a gun from his pocket? BLM does not want police to enforce the law. Simple as that. Maybe if there was more respect for the law in the black community, there wouldn’t be so much interaction with police.