Shooter Kills 5 Dallas Policemen

Micah Xavier Johnson

UPDATED: I woke this morning to the sad news of the shootings in Dallas, Texas. A sniper upset at recent shootings of black men in the US attacked Police officers escorting a peaceful group of demonstrators through downtown Dallas. During a news conference of the city Mayor and Police Chief, we learned the shooter was trapped by officers in the second floor of a nearby building as officers negotiated with him for hours. The shooter told officers he was upset with recent shooting of black men by police and it was his intention to kill white police officers. Negotiations broke down between the police and the shooter and the police used a robot with a bomb attached to it to kill the shooter. The shooter was later identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, age 25, an Army veteran who had served in Afghanistan in a non combat position. The sad thing here is this senseless killing of both innocent black men and innocent police officers. There is a problem with the way the police look at black men. To quick to judge them a threat. We have to find a way to come together as a people, as a country, as a world, to put away our differences and learn to work together. I don’t know how we do this, but we must or things will only grow worse.