Bullets do not discriminate.
Grief does not discriminate.
On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling was killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was killed in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Both were killed by police officers. Protests organized across America.
On July 7, 2016, people organized a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas, Texas. At the end of the protest in Dallas, gunshots ranged out. Five Dallas police officers lost their lives. Nine other officers and two civilians were injured.
The Dallas Police Officers who lost their lives were;
Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, age 48. He joined the department in 2002.
Sgt. Michael Smith, 55, had been with the department since 1989.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Officer Brent Thompson, 43, had been with the department since 2009. Thompson was the first DART officer to be killed in the line of duty since the department’s inception in 1989.
Officer Michael Krol, 40, had been on the force for 8 years.
Officer Patricio “Patrick” Zamarripa, 32, who had been with the department since 2011.
Micah Xavier Johnson was found to be the person who fired upon the group of protesters and police officers. Johnson was an Army veteran who reportedly was angry over the police shootings of black men. Micah Xavier Johnson was killed after police deployed a bomb-carrying robot. Read the rest of this entry
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Saturday June 13th, just after midnight, James Boulware of Hutchins, Texas, a 35-year-old man who has all the traits of a Sovereign Citizen and a history of violence, drove an armored vehicle straight into Dallas Police headquarters and opened fire on law enforcement.
WPTV reports that Boulware purchased the armored vehicle off eBay.
It is unclear why Boulware decided to open fire on police, but stories surfacing indicate that Boulware believed that law enforcement was the reason his son was taken away from him.
The father of James, Jim Boulware, told CNN he did not believe his son would take out his anger on law enforcement but believed he would have likely done so against the mother of his son who was awarded custody of their child in April of 2015. Read the rest of this entry