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    Downtown Dallas?
    Tell me more please. I have family up there.

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    This is really sad on a number of levels. The loss of life, which is just horrible, the destruction and panic of a peaceful gathering, and then the fact that something like this is going to increase police fear and paranoia, which is what leads to the horrible shootings that were the subject of the protest in the first place.

    I'm just terribly sad about this, and I hope they find all the people involved and put them away forever.

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    Shared the link with my family in Dallas.

    I hope this gets sorted out before more people get hurt or die

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    Default Are we not all borne the same rights and freedom?

    It sure seems like it's getting worse... will it get better anytime soon?

    I think that we need to all understand that each and every one of us has prejudices... I think that it is a natural response yet,...

    ...racism and bigotry and discrimination, are rather decided (certainly controllable) actions that are formed over time; consciously or otherwise.

    The latter divides us, human against human... and, as such is inhumane...

    Are we not all borne the same rights and freedom? The US constitution does not create freedom of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness; it merely declares it alone... as if, we needed to be instructed or assured of the validity of our existence...

    Stop drawing lines through humanity... this isn't about 'blacks' or 'cops'; this is about segregation and bigotry... ignorance and fear mongering...

    We are right to be angered and hurt - you are right to be angered and hurt; shall we extol more vengeance? Shall we remain in perpetuity to anger and hurt?

    I'm terribly dismayed not, terribly surprised...

    There has to be ways to break the cycles of fear and paranoia...

    -Marka

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    I'm becoming fearful that this is going to get much worse before it gets better. This is obviously an awful tragedy outright, but it also could easily lead to, as Archie said, more police paranoia. Hell, I was just discussing the shooting in Falcon Heights with a few buddies of mine yesterday, and now this. This rash violence doesn't accomplish anything: it's the innocents who end up dead. The cops who died in this tragedy were likely good people, and their death may give horribly misguided rationale to the minority of cops with racial prejudice. The thought of that is what makes me angry more than anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchieRoni View Post
    This is really sad on a number of levels. The loss of life, which is just horrible, the destruction and panic of a peaceful gathering, and then the fact that something like this is going to increase police fear and paranoia, which is what leads to the horrible shootings that were the subject of the protest in the first place.

    I'm just terribly sad about this, and I hope they find all the people involved and put them away forever.
    I can't begin to guess why someone or some group would do this.

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    Such a tragedy. I think the world was still reeling over the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. One was caught on video while the aftermath of the other was streamed live to the world in real time. Horrifying. Our ability to witness these events has come a long way since the beating of Rodney King in 1991. Though it may not tell the entire story, it pits us in the moment where we experience the fear and horror. For those of us who live in communities where we have little reason to fear the police or our contact has been supportive, these moments have thrown us into the communities where people have good reason to fear cops. We can feel and understand their terror. The names of Sterling and Castile are now added to a lengthy list of black men killed by police including Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamar Rice. The perception is damning, and peaceful protest has not made any significant impact as evidenced by the shootings this week. There are lessons to be learned but little has been done. There needs to be a sustained commitment on the part of all levels of government, activists, minority communities and police forces to inspire public confidence. The responsibility for last night's horrifying shootings lies with the shooters,, but we cannot ignore the longstanding pattern of behaviour of police brutality and the shootings of young black men that led us here. Something needs to change to prevent more deaths. Brown, Garner, Rice, Castile, Sterling. Things will only get worse unless there is movement to ensure the list doesn't get longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starrunner View Post
    Such a tragedy. I think the world was still reeling over the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. One was caught on video while the aftermath of the other was streamed live to the world in real time. Horrifying. Our ability to witness these events has come a long way since the beating of Rodney King in 1991. Though it may not tell the entire story, it pits us in the moment where we experience the fear and horror. For those of us who live in communities where we have little reason to fear the police or our contact has been supportive, these moments have thrown us into the communities where people have good reason to fear cops. We can feel and understand their terror. The names of Sterling and Castile are now added to a lengthy list of black men killed by police including Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamar Rice. The perception is damning, and peaceful protest has not made any significant impact as evidenced by the shootings this week. There are lessons to be learned but little has been done. There needs to be a sustained commitment on the part of all levels of government, activists, minority communities and police forces to inspire public confidence. The responsibility for last night's horrifying shootings lies with the shooters,, but we cannot ignore the longstanding pattern of behaviour of police brutality and the shootings of young black men that led us here. Something needs to change to prevent more deaths. Brown, Garner, Rice, Castile, Sterling. Things will only get worse unless there is movement to ensure the list doesn't get longer.
    .... and police have good reason to be on high alert and behave differently in those areas. There are places in Chicago where the fire department ambulances won't go without police escort. Sad, but when community behavior dictates that's how it has to be...

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