Five officers are dead — four Dallas police officers and one DART transit officer — after two snipers ambushed and opened fire on police at the end of a peaceful protest against nationwide officer-involved shootings Thursday night, officials say.
One suspect is dead, a Dallas police detective tells NBC 5 early Friday morning, and three other suspects were in custody in connection with the shooting.
President Barack Obama, who was in Poland for a NATO meeting, condemned the “vicious, callous and despicable attack.”
“I believe I speak for every single American when I say that we are horrified over these events and that we stand united with the people and the police department in Dallas,” the president said.
Reality check: Yeah, lay it on with a trowel, Obama. This stuff is catnip to the grievance industry you epitomize and define. I’d be interested in a study of how many people who take part in these protests conventionally work for a living.
It’s not a comment on the worth of a human being whether they have a job or not. But surely, long-term structural unemployment plays a huge role in the numbers of people available to pursue grievances. Back when the factories were running three shifts a day and you could score time-and-a-half for overtime or stats, it used to just be college students.
Other people were saving for their camper vans or their weddings or whatever.
Note: While some sources are not listing it as such, the event seems to have been a Black Lives Matter protest.
We’ll be seeing way more of this.
See also: Gay Pride submits to Black Lives Matter. Second blow for progressive coalition