Black Lives Matter condemns Dallas shootings, plans protests

by Virginia Benson Julio 10, 2016, 4:01

After a vigil Friday in Dallas for the slain officers, Richmond Bunch played "Amazing Grace" on his violin.

While, as expected, the annals of Twitter were immediately inundated with charges that "Barack is smiling his smug little smile", the notion that Obama bears responsibility for the Dallas shooting was hardly limited to the fringes of the Internet. "They haven't chosen that", he said. "The one last night was peaceful, but others have not been".

The killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minnesota by police officers look suspiciously like unjustified shootings.

A new date has not been set, but Hawkins says he's talked to Flint police, state police and the Genesee County sheriff's office about participating.

And that was only the first time. We need more people standing up and demonizing a group like Black Lives Matter that calls for the killing of police. "There is definite mistrust, significant mistrust within the African-American community". Of course, says Black Lives Matter Philly organizer Laniece Williams.

"And we should care about that".

Slate's Jordan's Weissman, who screen grabbed the site early Friday morning noted little was known about the shooter's motivation at the time of Drudge's post. There are rival hashtags, such as "Blue Lives Matter" - in support of police - which have surged since the Dallas shootings.

But the campaign between two candidates who plumb historic depths in personal approval ratings promises to leave the next president with a disunited and disgruntled nation. Police say one rapid-transit officer has been killed and three injured when gunfire erupted during a protest in downtown Dallas over recent fatal shootings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

"Police officers are guardians of this great democracy - the freedom to protest, the freedom of speech, the freedom for expression". "This is much deeper even than these awful killings".

"We can get past this by working together".

"How do we know he was targeting white cops?"

Also killed during the shootings were four Dallas police officers.

Other leaders also weighed in. Rep. John Lewis, a veteran of the civil rights movement wept in a Congressional Black Caucus news conference called to push for gun control. "The guy who committed this act, he doesn't stand for what America is". "People should have the right to speak out and voice their concerns", he said.

On the same show, another Trump backer, Dr.

"Anyone blaming this Dallas shooting on the #BlackLivesMatter movement is sick", tweeted New York Daily News columnist Shaun King.

"In this country, every 28 hours or less, an African-American man, woman or child, or Latino woman or child, or native woman or child is killed by law enforcement", said Black Lives Matter spokesperson Rosa Clemente.

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