The Massacre of Dallas Police Officers- The NRA Built That

When I first heard about there being snipers attacking police, the image of my mind is what I grew up with in tv and movies – the sniper, perched alone, waiting for the opportunity to shoot.

Then, I remembered that this was Texas.

Texas, with their Open Carry Gun Laws.

Last night, 5 Dallas Policeman lost their lives. They lost their lives because those that meant them harm, used a peaceful protest to get up close and personal to their intended victims.

The NRA and gun nuts built this. In most states, the sight of someone with a rifle would be cause to ALERT AUTHORITIES. Not in Texas. Because they can walk in broad daylight with a rifle and nobody could say shyt. The police had to trust on faith that those rifles were not loaded. This is the summer. You just couldn’t have a rifle with you and not be noticed.

Without open carry, the sniper could never have gotten that close to their target. They would have had to hide and set up. By having to do so, the likelihood of someone seeing something and calling 911 goes up. The sniper was literally able to hide in plain sight and get up close to the intended target because of open carry.

Open Carry made the Dallas Police Department SITTING DUCKS for those that meant them harm.

Open Carry doesn’t have SHYT to do with the Second Amendment. Because nobody, outside of law enforcement, should have access to those kinds of weapons of death in the first place.

UPDATED:

I live in an Urban Area.
Dallas is an Urban Area.

I see someone with a regular gun, let alone a RIFLE, and I’m calling 911.

How many law abiding citizens saw him with that rifle – before he got to the protest?

5?
15?
40?

And, in NORMAL circumstances, not all, but most, would have done what I would have done – call 911.

BUT, because of Texas’ Open Carry Law……the law abiding concerned citizen could do NOTHING.

Where’s the NRA’s Statement?

This was THEIR law.

After all, isn’t it all we need are those who are armed to stop things like this?

WHO IS MORE ARMED THAN THE POLICE?

WHERE is the NRA’s Statement?

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  4. Ametia says:

    Chief Brown is making the rounds on cable TV, but is not being asked by media a series of disturbing QUESTIONS that need to be ANSWERED.

    And now that negro is blaming single mothers for violence and crime.

    I.CAN’T WITH THIS.COON

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  5. Liza, what do you think RB means? Someone on Twitter said they thought it meant “racist bastards”. No, he wouldn’t waste time writing that. He was much too smart. I read he wasn’t political but educated. If what the Chief says is true, then he was killing the “racist bastards”. I believe it’s a message. Maybe RB= Revolution Begins. Your thoughts?

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    • Liza says:

      I’ve wondered about this too, SG2, but I just don’t know. He knew he was going to die, that this would be the last time he wrote anything, so it might be very personal. It might be for someone he knew sometime in the past or even the present. But I suspect it is personal.

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  6. Ametia says:

    Did the Dallas cops RECORD their negotiations with Micah Johnson, before they decided to roll that fucking root in and blow him to kingdom come?!

    If so, where’s the recording? If not, WHY?

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      That is EXACTLY what I have been wondering!

      Why isn’t the media asking where the recording is?

      Also, what were the body cams of the negotiators showing the visuals.

      and, what evidence remained after the explosive device went off?

      Usually when investigators want to “sew up” a case, they provide evidence and recordings.

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  8. Police are killing unarmed black people with impunity. We need the world to stand with us for justice. #BlackLivesMatter

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  11. Liza says:

    Y’all see this? DANGEROUS, out-of control…

    Violent arrests in Baton Rouge followed by white female officers pointing gun at unarmed protestors. #AltonSterling pic.twitter.com/yYxWF5sdKZ— D (@Delo_Taylor) July 10, 2016

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  12. G.E.R.M.A.N.Y.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!

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  13. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Liza, what do you think about this? Lets discuss.

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    • Liza says:

      Well, this is interesting, but where is the justification for using the bomb? The police chief says Johnson “was playing games during negotiations, asking how many officers he got, mocking us, singing.” And later as negotiations “dragged on” he worried that Johnson “would charge us and take out many more” and “we had no choice in my mind but to use all tools necessary.” Then he refuses to answer why non-lethal weapons could not have been used because, “I don’t give much quarter to those who ask these type of questions from comfort and safety away from the incident.”

      All we have here is a glimpse into what the Police Chief might have been thinking, but still no reason for blowing the suspect to smithereens rather than taking him in alive. Why did he believe Johnson was going to charge them? How did they apprehend dangerous suspects before they had this drone? And what were the reasons for dismissing the use of non-lethal weapons? Sooner or later, he is going to have to answer some of these questions. I just hope there is an intact audio of the negotiations.

      Right now the Police Chief seems to be taking the position that this guy had no rights, he killed five people who happened to be cops, so who cares what they did to him? But a lot of folks might disagree because this could set a very dangerous precedent. And there is reason to worry. What reasonable person wants drones equipped with bombs to be common “tools” to be used by police when they decide it is appropriate? Have we totally lost our understanding of due process under law? We do so at our own peril.

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Deray has been arrested in Baton Rouge. No word about how he is.

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  17. rikyrah says:

    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots
    Black ppl are expected to comfort. Where were cops to comfort the families of #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile? https://twitter.com/ABC/status/751948787493564417

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  19. Wow! Bombing a VET? Foul As Fuck! #MicahJohnson served his country. Don’t tell us there were no other options.

    Micah Xavier Johnson

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  20. rikyrah says:

    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots
    The media is using the Dallas shooting to erase the killings of #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile. We see you.

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  22. rikyrah says:

    The 2nd Amendment Is So White: What the Past 24 Hours Have Taught Me About Black People’s Right to Bear Arms
    Black America yet again bears witness to state-sanctioned violence at the hands of trigger-happy rogue cops—one in Louisiana, a state that has open-carry laws, and the other in Minnesota, where the victim had a permit to conceal and carry firearms.

    BY: PRESTON MITCHUM
    Posted: July 7, 2016

    In less than 24 hours, two black men have been killed by police officers even though the Second Amendment indicates that they should have been protected. Black America yet again bears witness to state-sanctioned violence at the hands of trigger-happy rogue cops—one in Louisiana, a state that has open-carry laws, and the other in Minnesota, where the victim had a permit to conceal and carry firearms. The truth, however, is that the Second Amendment (and subsequent open-carry laws) does not apply to black people in America.

    This past Monday, America celebrated its 240th birthday. We rejoiced, we attended cookouts and we were hopeful that equality could be within reach. Then, the next day, with the senseless killing of 37-year-old Alton Sterling—a black man who was shot several times while being held on the ground by police outside a Baton Rouge, La., convenience store—we realized yet again that “liberty and justice for all” does not apply to black and brown people.

    I watched the killing of Sterling on Wednesday morning. I rarely watch these videos because they are triggering and it immediately becomes traumatizing to see unmovable, bloodied black bodies, but because it was shared so many times, I felt it was for a reason. It wasn’t.

    The facts appear pretty clear. Two white Baton Rouge police officers responded to a 911 call about a man who reportedly possessed a gun. In the 48-second video, the officers tackle Sterling, one straddling his legs while the other kneels to his left. Sterling is visible from the chest up, his back on the ground, with his hands behind his back, and you can hear the interaction, along with screams in the background from onlookers not knowing what to expect. Officers can be heard saying, “He’s got a gun! Gun!” and “You f–king move, I swear to God.”

    Seconds later, gunshots rang out. Sterling is shot in the head execution-style. The police officer originally on Sterling’s legs is now on the pavement with a gun pointed at the victim’s head. Blood is spattered on Sterling’s chest and is also on a nearby car.

    Despite initial reports that Sterling possessed a gun, the newest video may highlight some inconsistencies. But even before specific details were released, I reminded myself that Louisiana is one of 45 states with open-carry laws (with varying restrictions), meaning that he would have the right to possess a gun in many public places throughout the state. But open-carry laws didn’t apply to Sterling because he is black. This caused me to examine why his possession of a gun, in a state that permits it, would require police backup. It doesn’t.

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    • Ametia says:

      because white men in particlular want guns for them exclusively. THEY ARE COWARDS who can’t change the color of BLACK SKIN, so they feign ‘FEAR” to cloak their ravenous, sick, twisted, hate of something they can’t control..

      SO THEY KILL US WITH IMPUNITY, because they have been given carte blanche to do so. And that includes the cops who are not in the system to PROTECT BLACK BODIES, never have and never will be.

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  23. rikyrah says:

    Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the Hypocritical Screams of White America After the Dallas Cop Shootings
    On Dec. 14, 2012, when a shooter entered a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and fatally shot 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7, for many white people, there was a realization that no one was safe. It happened again Thursday after a gunman opened fire in Dallas. But it’s not going to last.

    BY: LAWRENCE WARE
    Posted: July 9, 2016

    ………………………………………..

    To be fully niggerized is to be vulnerable with no expectation of justice; to see black life taken unjustly and wait for the acquittal, the apology, and for life to move on. I’m tired of white tears being shed when black life is taken, only for them to dry up as CNN moves on to the next news story.

    It happens over and over again. It happened with Trayvon Martin. Then with Eric Garner. It’s now happening with Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. In response to Dallas, many who were deafeningly silent in the wake of black death are now vocal in their calls for peace and understanding. They had nothing to say when black folks were dying, but suddenly they are social activists concerned about justice. Stop it. You’re no ally. You’re no accomplice. You’re no lover of justice. You’re a spectator to black suffering. We are little more than a tragic movie that brings up emotion but fades from mind once you’ve left the theater. While you may empathize with our struggle, make no mistake: You aren’t a part of it. You aren’t mistreated, threatened, accosted, embarrassed, beaten and held against your will because of your skin.

    Maybe it’s the church in us, but after tragedies, we are expected to forgive. In fact, many of us feel compelled to forgive. I do not. Not any more. This criminal-justice system is not for us. It has never been. We are foolish to expect justice. If we are lucky, there may be a slap on the wrist, and possibly a public apology. There will definitely be a press conference, and an empathic appeal for peace.

    Forgiving a person does no good if the system remains the same. We need policy, not a spectacle of black suffering that ends with a proclamation of forgiveness that absolves the system of responsibility. I’m not one for house nigger and field nigger analogies, but the constant appeals for calm and forgiveness sound mighty house-ish. I am able to condemn the killings of black men at the hands of those who wield state power without praising the targeting of police in Dallas. The same institutional racism that resulted in the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile could have led to the death of Mark Hughes if black Twitter had not worked diligently to fact-check the irresponsible targeting of a man lawfully exercising his Second Amendment rights.

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  24. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Bahamas Issues U.S. Travel Advisory, Warning Citizens To Be Wary Of Cops”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bahamas-us-travel-advisory_us_5781042ce4b0c590f7e99118

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    • Ametia says:

      There has been absolutely NO PROOF offered up for me to believe Micah Johnson said jackshit to these police. It’s all hear say, because they blew him to smithereens,

      He was not going to be brought in alive. That was determined from jump, once they discovered that he was BLACK.

      ALL HEAR SAY

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  29. Hey Chicas!

    I want all of you to know without you I couldn’t do ISH on Twitter. I learn from great women here. In 2007 when I came to Jack and Jill Politics, I didn’t know jack shit about politics. Rikyrah taught me. I learned from the best. Then Ametia came along and I learned from her. You too, Liza. We go way back. Great hard hitting political women who know their ISH. When I need help on Twitter I check back and draw from your insight. Sunshine, Eliihass, Yahtc (power houses) all gives me strength. Sometimes I have to fight the left and the right, black folks too. Just trying to be a voice for the downtrodden, for the ones who are pushed down & kicked down. Just trying to advocate for what is right.

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  30. If you haven’t followed #LizzUnpacks, Now Is The Time. #DallasPoliceShootings #humanrights @Potus #MicahJohnson

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    • Liza says:

      Just read her tweets on this. Wow. This would be a very bad time for people to blindly accept the use of this weapon on a cornered suspect who was talking to the negotiators. Obviously, the Dallas PD has been working on this weapon for some time. Did this come down to “because we can”?

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      • Ametia says:

        DPD have AMPED up police MILITARIZATION. Have the media and that police chief tell it, they have forged this unicorn and fairytale relationship with the good citizens of Dallas.

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  31. rikyrah says:

    It’s Saturday Morning:
    1. Where is the Official Dallas Police report about what happened to those other ‘suspects’ that were detained?

    Where is there anything about them being released?

    2. They’ve admitted that Dallas officers discharged their weapons.

    So, how many of the officers killed, were killed by ‘ friendly fire’?

    3. Where is the ‘ DRONES DRONES DRONES DRONES’ crowd that’s been screeching the entire time of the Obama Presidency about this man being BLOWN UP by a DRONE?
    ( Yeah, I won’t waste my breath waiting for you…you are EXACTLY who I thought you were.)

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    • rikyrah says:

      SG2,

      can you ask these questions in tweets today?

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    • Liza says:

      Well, my cynical and suspicious nature affects my opinions, of course, but all we have so far is the mainstream media friendly version of what happened. All I know from these sources is that the cops “cornered” the suspect, talked to him while he told them he wanted to kill white people especially cops, and then they had to blow him up because the cops were in danger. Later they added that the suspect acted alone and the other suspects they mentioned seem to have evaporated. And some of what I have read online about Micah Johnson has used Facebook as a source, what he liked on Facebook.

      It is a story full of holes, craters actually.

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      • Ametia says:

        Liza, Unitl I’m convinced with concrete evidence, the media and this sniper killing was designed to DISTRACT & HIJACK attention from Alton & Philando’s brutal murders by the hands of cops.

        All of sudden, we are supposed to forget that COPS ARE KILLING US like sitting ducks in a carnival booth? And their lives are somehow more important, because they protect?

        The police departments in America, from the past, present and future in this country, need to either be dismantled completely, this means the SYSTEM, and rebuild it so that it represents the changing DEMOGRAPHICS in this country.

        Because currently it is designed for cops to roll up in neighborhoods they do not live in, have no intentions of living in, and don’t know anything about the very people they are supposedly going to protect. Fancy that! Their role is not to protect us. It is to follow, profile, harrass, intimidate, collect fees, verballly abuse, physically abuse, and for those who are operating purely out of cowardice, bigotry and fear, and anger, eell they just KILL.

        I would love for another BLACK MAN, WOMAN, BOY, OR GIRL respond to this and tell me that this hasn’t in some shape, form or fashion hasn’t been their experience with the police.

        Please, I’d love to hear the glowing praise you have for cops and how they PROTECT YOU.

        I’LL WAIT FOR RESPONSES.

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    • Ametia says:

      How many of the officers wounded were hit by that “friendly fire?’

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  33. eliihass says:

    Amazing how we all witness, observe the same exact things…observe the same players…and come away with very different impressions, perspectives…judgments..

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  34. A person in my neck of the woods said police using a bomb on a US citizen is a Willie Lynch style tactic and it’s fucked up.

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    • rikyrah says:

      I spent some time this evening just reading the 3CHICS Twitter feed. You are so needed to continue the superb job that you do. You tell so many truths. You tell our story . You use that platform to give us a voice and fight back against those that lie on us. From the bottom my heart, thank you.

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      • Ametia says:

        Ditto!! SG2, your work is not going unnoticed. It matter not that folks like what you bring or take action. OUR VOICES ARE OUT THERE

        Thank you Twitter Warrior of TRUTH.

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      • Liza says:

        So true. I see all the tweets, everyday.

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      • OK, Y’all gonna make me cry. I’m so emotionally invested. Sometimes I become depressed seeing so much injustice and feeling so helpless. But I could do nothing without y’all. I learn from YOU. YOU teach me!

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      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        SG2, you are a powerful voice on Twitter when you push for justice and advocate for victims and their families. Keep up this great work!

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  37. rikyrah says:

    John Lewis ‏@repjohnlewis 11h11 hours ago

    I feel sometimes we’re sliding backwards. The scars & stains of racism are still deeply embedded in America society. We have to deal with it

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    • eliihass says:

      Hate to say it but gotta…

      We can’t move forward until we start telling the truth…and integrity, honor, consistency -take their rightful place as the cornerstone of our fight…and activism…

      We can’t move forward until we start telling the truth…and stop parsing and massaging and excusing and shucking and telling outright lies to cover for ..or bolster undeserving folks…

      Stop aiding and abetting evil, dishonesty and corruption in any form…stop being beholden to and sucking up to some of the same perpetrators – no matter how supposedly they are the ‘lesser’ of the numerous ubiquitous evils..

      This is not about demanding ‘purity’ …or insisting that folks be ‘perfect’…as some would conveniently contend as they suddenly eschew the very same basic standards they once also demanded…now poo poo’d only when it suits their purposes – and those they now root for fall short…

      It is about the blatant double-standards and the convenient turning of blind eyes when it suits the purposes of our supposed ‘moral’ leaders and elders…

      It is about the embarrassing cowardice and petty displays of shockingly spiteful and dishonest public shunning and insults of those who were true allies when it mattered and away from the cameras – and not as part of some ploy to boost their political ambitions…and only so to clear the stage for those who’d done nothing but have more (undeserved) political clout and bought their ‘loyalty’, their mouths and their soap boxes…

      The shockingly dishonest, shameful and disappointing displays by those touted and fêted for once being brave…courageous…and knowing better…

      We can’t move forward until we stop selling out…stop playing not just footsie with, but stop with the full on love affair with some of the same dubious players that have in their own way instigated and aided our dehumanization, demeaning and destruction as a people…and devastated our communities …

      There’s that pesky matter of leveling the playing field for everybody…and demanding that those who need us as firewalls to assure their personal ambitions and political advancement actually do it – in deed…not just occasional words…to win elections..

      No more celebrating or being flattered by the seasonal and marginal lip-service and momentary attention of the brazenly transparent exploiters…and even those who aren’t quite so brazen or transparent…

      No more knowingly and dishonestly talking up and obsequiously backing the same dubious horses that didn’t have the humanity to do better when time and again the opportunities to do better presented…more than several times over many years actually …to just do better as human beings…But who now turn fleetingly saccharine sweet as they try to exploit us entirely for their own political aggrandizement and advancement…

      We especially need our so-called ‘moral’ leaders to stop having selective amnesia when it suits their purposes…and only to excuse and explain away and cover for those severely undeserving politically ambitious types who come around only to exploit for the short and long term…and who we are hard-pressed to see what it is exactly they’ve done for folks … Even as our ‘moral’ leaders are completely flattered by their attention and cocktail invites …and are specifically rewarded with board-memberships etc. for themselves and their kin…but only in return for assuredly delivering us and our votes like sheep to Massa…

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  45. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Excerpts from this important article by Michael Eric Dyson at this link:
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/opinion/sunday/what-white-america-fails-to-see.html?referer=https://t.co/7rWUZ1mWM1

    “We, black America, are a nation of nearly 40 million souls inside a nation of more than 320 million people. And I fear now that it is clearer than ever that you, white America, will always struggle to understand us.

    “Like you, we don’t all think the same, feel the same, love, learn, live or even die the same.

    “But there’s one thing most of us agree on: We don’t want cops to be executed at a peaceful protest. We also don’t want cops to kill us without fear that they will ever face a jury, much less go to jail, even as the world watches our death on a homemade video recording. This is a difficult point to make as a racial crisis flares around us…

    “A nonviolent protest was hijacked by violence and so, too, was the debate about the legitimate grievances that black Americans face. The acts of the gunman in Dallas must be condemned. However, he has nothing to do with the difficult truths we must address if we are to make real racial progress, and the reckoning includes being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed or discounted.”

    and

    “At birth, you are given a pair of binoculars that see black life from a distance, never with the texture of intimacy. Those binoculars are privilege; they are status, regardless of your class. In fact the greatest privilege that exists is for white folk to get stopped by a cop and not end up dead when the encounter is over.

    “Those binoculars are also stories, bad stories, biased stories, harmful stories, about how black people are lazy, or dumb, or slick, or immoral, people who can’t be helped by the best schools or even God himself. These beliefs don’t make it into contemporary books, or into most classrooms. But they are passed down, informally, from one white mind to the next.

    “The problem is you do not want to know anything different from what you think you know… “

    and

    “Whiteness is blindness. It is the wish not to see what it will not know.

    “If you do not know us, you also refuse to hear us because you do not believe what we say. You have decided that enough is enough. If the cops must kill us for no good reason, then so be it because most of us are guilty anyway. If the black person that they kill turns out to be innocent, it is an acceptable death, a sacrificial one.

    “Terror was visited on Dallas Thursday night. Unspeakable terror. We are not strangers to terror. You make us afraid to walk the streets, for at any moment, a blue-clad officer with a gun could swoop down on us to snatch our lives from us and say that it was because we were selling cigarettes, or compact discs, or breathing too much for your comfort, or speaking too abrasively for your taste. Or running, or standing still, or talking back, or being silent, or doing as you say, or not doing as you say fast enough.”

    and

    “You cannot know how we secretly curse the cowardice of whites who know what I write is true, but dare not say it. Neither will your smug insistence that you are different — not like that ocean of unenlightened whites — satisfy us any longer. It makes the killings worse to know that your disapproval of them has spared your reputations and not our lives.

    “You do not know that after we get angry with you, we get even angrier with ourselves, because we don’t know how to make you stop, or how to make you care enough to stop those who pull the triggers. We do not know what to do now that sadness is compounded by more sadness.

    “The nation as a whole feels powerless now. A peaceful protest turned into the scene of a sniper attack. Day in and day out, we feel powerless to make our black lives matter. We feel powerless to make you believe that our black lives should matter. We feel powerless to keep you from killing black people in front of their loved ones. We feel powerless to keep you from shooting hate inside our muscles with well-choreographed white rage.

    “But we have rage, too. Most of us keep our rage inside. We are afraid that when the tears begin to flow we cannot stop them. Instead we damage our bodies with high blood pressure, sicken our souls with depression.

    “We cannot hate you, not really, not most of us; that is our gift to you. We cannot halt you; that is our curse.”

    (I really recommend reading the complete article at the above link.)

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  47. rikyrah says:

    Did they release everyone else that they had pulled in for questioning?

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      From the article: “Johnson did not explicitly identify himself as a member of the Nation of Islam, a militant black Muslim group, but liked pages relating to Elijah Mohammed, the group’s deceased founder. Johnson also liked several militant and black separatist groups such as The New Black Panther Party and the African American Defense League.”

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    • eliihass says:

      From the article:

      “He was just a pretty cool guy. He had good vibes. I don’t know how this happened. I was in shock.” Cooper described Johnson as “not very political,” but “educated.”

      Williams, surrounded by other neighbors, summed up what seemed to be the common consensus, her peers nodding along: “There’s a lot of distrust with the police right now. Instead of protecting and serving like it’s originally supposed to have been, it’s like kill at any cost, or kill if you feel a certain way. It’s not right.”

      Though she did not know Johnson well, she speculated that he, like many young men in the community, was tired of the way things have been. “Maybe he was trying to wake up the world.”

      Though racial tensions remained today in the streets of Mesquite, the violence diluted differences with a visceral shock and sadness.

      Johnson’s sister, Nicole, spoke out on Facebook after her brother was identified.
      “The news will say what they think but those that knew him know this wasn’t like him. Only close family can call me. This is the biggest loss we’ve had,” she wrote.

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    • Ametia says:

      Difference is, if you kill a cop, your ass is going to be charbroiled or blown to smittereens

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    • eliihass says:

      Sorry, but I have a real problem yoking Micah Johnson in with Dylan Roof …

      As devastating as what happened last night is….and as difficult and hard as it is for many to be honest about their thoughts abut it, Micah Johnson is not Dylan Roof..

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      • Liza says:

        Well, the common thread is the decision to open fire on unsuspecting human beings. And, once they’ve done that, they have to get in line behind the previous mass shooter, and that is how they are going to be remembered.

        But, in fact, they are very different from one another, at least the ones we know about. They come from a fairly broad range of circumstances and life experience, but they are tormented, sick, struggling, suicidal, lost, consumed by resentment, hatred, any number of things could be wrong with them. But they all make this wrong and morally reprehensible decision to create death, and that is why the real differences among them are so diminished.

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  56. sunshine616 says:

    Nope….something ain’t right. They blew him up with a robot??? Wtf is this??? Since when??? So does that mean there is no face or body to bury? Where is this mans family? If he did kill these officers on his own, then good job to the NRA making sure that the people that are supposed to protect us can’t do so effectively because everyone needs a gun. Let me ask a question? If the good guys and the bad guys all have guns how can we ever tell the difference?

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    • Ametia says:

      He snapped and was gunned down and killed before he could talk.

      Dylan Roof murders 9 churchgoers and gets to survive and get a treat at Burger King!

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      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        Do you think they have video and audio tapes of the negotiations with him?

        He wasn’t gunned down, Ametia. They sent a robotic bomb into him and then set it off.

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      • Ametia says:

        Thanks for correcting that fact. Like they smoked out Charles Dorner, remember him? Burned him to a crisp!

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      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        Yes, I remember.

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      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        Reading the second paragraph in this tweet above, I’m guessing that the DPD might have loaded up their robot with a device (cellphone?) for communications, a camera to watch him, maybe some food, and a hidden explosive devise. That way he had no idea of the danger awaiting him, and he considered the robot harmless and stayed close to it.

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    • Ametia says:

      I can’t handle this. The media parading black men & women around to expound on and defend police virtues of honor, protecting citizens, etc., but black men and women in America are not recipients of such virtuous acts, are we?

      The law enforcement system is fucked up, and a few good men & women who happen to be police CANNOT FIX IT.

      I DO NOT TRUST the SYSTEM these supposed good men & women in blue work in. So until it is FIXED, I DO NOT, WILL NOT TRUST COPS.

      PERIOD

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      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        I understand. I hear you, Ametia.

        It hurts me to see so many instances where my fellow Black citizens don’t receive justice and social equality.

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  60. rikyrah says:

    I need a mental break. Off to the movies. See you later in the afternoon.

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  62. Liza says:

    So this is the guy?

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  63. rikyrah says:

    The shooter was former military.

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  65. Who Is Micah Johnson? Dallas Shooting Suspect Identified As Area Resident

    http://www.ibtimes.com/who-micah-johnson-dallas-shooting-suspect-identified-area-resident-2390102

    A suspect in the Dallas police shooting has been identified as Micah X. Johnson, 25, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Johnson was a resident of the Dallas area who had no ties to terror groups or a criminal history. An unnamed law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times Johnson had relatives in Mesquite, Texas.

    Five police officers were killed late Thursday by shooters during a peaceful protest over the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile earlier this week. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said negotiations with one suspect, later identified as Johnson by a law enforcement official, broke down early Friday. After gunfire broke out, a bomb robot was used to kill Johnson.

    “He wanted to kill officers. And he expressed killing white people, killing white officers, he expressed anger for Black Lives Matter,” Brown said during a press conference.

    Brown said police cornered Johnson in a parking garage at El Centro College in Dallas and negotiated with him for several hours. CBS News also confirmed Johnson was the suspect.

    “We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. Other options would have exposed our officers to great danger,” Brown said. “He seemed lucid during negotiations.”

    Negotiations broke down around 2:30 a.m. local time. Johnson told police he was not linked to any groups and had acted on his own. Brown would not comment on the mental health of the suspects in the case. Initial reports had incorrectly stated that Johnson had shot himself. Three other suspects in the shooting were in custody, Brown said.

    The shootings in Dallas come after the deaths of Castile in Minnesota and Sterling in Louisiana earlier this week. Both black men were killed by police officers.

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  66. I burned his ass good..

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  68. Has Joe Walsh been arrested yet?

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  70. rikyrah says:

    President Obama makes a statement this morning on the police shootings in Dallas.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (archived) (@petesouza44) on

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    • Ametia says:

      This is all a bunch of hog wash. It’s staged. The suspect is dead. The cops, whom we’ve already grown a deep MISTRUST of, can and will say anything to defend the systemic clusterfuck of seemingly protecting us, while gunning us down and murdering us at lightening speed.

      DON’T FALL FOR THE THEATRICS, FOLKS!

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      • Liza says:

        I’m just wondering how long it is going to take before we know what is really going on. Or if we ever know.

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