Last night’s violent protest in Dallas by the terrorist group Black Lives Matter has resulted in the shooting deaths of five law enforcement officers.
The murder victims were among a total of eleven officers shot in the worst assault on law enforcement since the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks. Four of the dead were Dallas Police officers, and the fifth was an officer with Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
[A]s of 11:45 p.m. Central time, 11 officers from the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system had reportedly been shot. DPD chief David Brown told reporters that two snipers opened fire from elevated positions in downtown Dallas. Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings (D) said the shooting began at 8:58 p.m. local time. Brown added that suspects may have also planted a bomb downtown.
In a written statement, spokespersons for the violent terrorist organization were quick to try to distance themselves from the murders, claiming that the attacks were the work of a “lone gunman” who was not affiliated with the group.
“To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible. We continue our efforts to bring about a better world for all of us,” the group said in a statement.
Police officials have identified one suspect, whom they killed but say they’re unsure how many people participated in the attack.
The shooting in Dallas came as protesters gathered in reaction to the deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.
. . . “The movement is bigger than any one person or organization,” [BLM activist Deray] McKesson said Friday. “There are so many incredible activists and organizers pushing to make the world more equitable and just.”
The Black Lives Matter terror organization gained international notoriety after members chanted “Pigs in a blanket, Fry ’em like bacon” during a protest in Minnesota against alleged racial profiling of African-Americans by members of law enforcement. That demonstration took place just hours after Houston area police officer Darren Goforth was shot in the back and killed as he was pumping gas.