5 Dallas officers shot dead. This country is broken.

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  1. Jkdbuck76

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/08/us/dallas-police-shooting-live-updates/index.html

    I can't WAIT to find out who did this. Then I can't wait to see how the leftist media will blame Repugnicans and the NRA.

    But for now, my thoughts are with the fallen and their families. And I hope the people who murdered these cops never end up teaching college in 20 years.

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    They took up high sniper positions and cut them down.

    Horrific.

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    And yes I am angry!!!

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    I've already seen someone post on Facebook "This is what you get when you have an armed country." Yep - it's about the guns now.
     
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    You have a right to be. Like Orlando, I found myself crying like a baby again at the senseless inhumanity. But on the flip side, the anger that you're righteously feeling about the police officers is the same anger that Blacks and people of color have been feeling when police officers have murdered folks and a lot of white folks have responded that they got what they deserved or if they had just cooperated.

    Unfortunately, I knew a day like this was coming. Sadly, history has shown that the only way to get the attention of the white majority to acknowledge the atrocities perpetrated against other parts of the demographic, is for something else tragic to take place.

    I'm really disgusted with this world.

    And it is this type of disgusting display brought about by we don't know what that tells me there is NO WAY that God in heaven has given His okay for us to EVER take the life of another.
     
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    In part it is about the guns. There were folks walking around with guns at that protest march last night. The police were armed. Yet this sort of thing still happened. It kinda unravels the somewhat specious argument from some in the NRA that a bunch of armed good guys can move quickly enough to stop an armed bad guy.

    There are simply too many weapons of mass destruction floating around in the streets. Is there a reason for your every day run of the mill guy who is no longer in the military to have a sniper's gun?:confused:
     
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    It was more than that. Several snipers positioned themselves so that when the crowd starting running from one direction they would be automatically running into the path of one of the other snipers.

    BLM is a terrorist organization.
     
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    If BLM where white and the shooter white and the victims black, the Feds would break up BLM and charge BLM leaders with federal crimes that contributed to this mass murder.
     
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    In the same sentence and without taking a breath, our president called this "despicable" while calling for gun control. What a shame, and how DESPICABLE was that?
     
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    There you go spreading lies again.. According to the Dallas Mayor's office and the Dallas Police, the one sniper who was killed made many statements. Amongst those statements:
     
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    Again, your own racial prejudice is showing. The radical right wants BLM to be a terrorist organization so y'all keep trying to make that connection and keep telling the same old lies.

    The Dallas Mayor's office and police department have already coming out saying that the sniper they had expressed that he was not affiliated with BLM or any other group.
     
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    Good for him.

    It wasn't despicable at all.
     
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    There's no real surprise. The Goal of Black Lives Matters is to "kill the pigs".. Always has been. With subtle encouragement from Barack Obama, the community organizer.

    If the perps of this killing are not brought to justice soon, it may become open season on BLM. People will not stand for this very long. They have started a war they cannot win.
     
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    :Roflmao Yeah. Right.:Roflmao
     
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    The snipers had placed themselves in defensible positions where it was extremely hard for a person with a handgun to respond effectively. In fact, the one sniper who was killed, was killed by a bomb-disposal robot because police could not get a clear shot at him.

    I actually talked to a coworker who was there last night (her car and purse - locked in the trunk of the car - are still at the scene because they were not allowed back in) and she said the BLM and police officers were quite friendly with each other and posing for photos together.

    When the shooting started, the police managed the crowds in such a way that reduced panic and moved people quickly to relative safety. She was quite shaken today by the whole experience and was mourning the "nice police officers" who were cut down.

    She said the crowd was orderly and the organizers emphasized that the police who were there were not the enemy. The murderers who started shooting the police and into the BLM crowd were not representative of those who had gathered that evening.
     
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    They were represented by THIS group:

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    Hmmmmmmm, are you sure?

    From: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/04/robert-farago/rick-ector-why-the-nra-doesnt-include-blacks/

    Many black people can recount several instances in which they felt or experienced a trespass with racist roots. As such, many aren’t keen or apt to voluntarily place themselves in an environment in which they think that an attack would be inevitable. So, despite the fact that many black people who love guns and enjoy the right to own them live in the cities where the NRA holds its Annual Meetings, they don’t attend attend because of fear.

    The NRA will need to make it a conscious and overt goal to recruit significant numbers of black members into its organization. Once this decision is made, the necessary acts to support this decision will quickly fall into place. Obvious suggestions include but do not exclude the following: advertising in black media outlets, conduct boots-on-the-ground membership drives in major cities where blacks are concentrated, operate outreach activities in the black church, and sponsor educational exhibitions in selected markets.

    A great opportunity awaits the NRA if they elect to embark upon this goal. Blackgun owners are a growing segment of the gun community that no other organization is actively recruiting. I truly believe that if the NRA shows true and genuine interest in the black gun community, they will respond in droves.
    If by chance, you want to join the NRA, use my NRA Recruiter’s link to get a $10 discount on a one year membership.

    From: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/07/08/3796723/richmond-nra/

    Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), himself a gun owner, gave a passionate speech accusing the NRA of not carrying about the welfare of black people.

    “The hypocrisy there is so blatant,” he said. “I always thought the NRA was not concerned about me. And I hunt and I fish and I own a gun. But the last few days have clarified it for me — that their Second Amendment concern is not a voice of concern for African Americans. And I just believe that we cannot give them a pass on not making a comment.”
    ep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), himself a gun owner, gave a passionate speech accusing the NRA of not carrying about the welfare of black people.

    “The hypocrisy there is so blatant,” he said. “I always thought the NRA was not concerned about me. And I hunt and I fish and I own a gun. But the last few days have clarified it for me — that their Second Amendment concern is not a voice of concern for African Americans. And I just believe that we cannot give them a pass on not making a comment.”

    The NRA did not respond to ThinkProgress’ request for an interview.
     
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    Yes, NPR is National Public Radio. Did you follow the links?
     
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    Well said. Dallas has had many good community programs to keep the police interaction with the community very friendly.

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