Dallas slaughter of five officers greatest loss of life for police since 9/11
Shots fired in Dallas! Again.
Fifty three years ago, an ambush on a slow moving Presidential motorcade sent our nation into a prolonged period of shock and grief. Dallas would become branded as the "City of Hate".
Last night that hate manifested itself once again in a cold hearted, calculated attack on men and women in blue just doing their job, killing five.
Ironically those officers were originally on scene to oversee a citizen protest of two horrific police involved shootings of black men.
And even as officers tried desperately to tend to their own fallen comrades others risked their lives to ensure the safety of those citizens who had gathered to protest them in the first place. Because that's the nature of their calling.
At the height of the Vietnam war demonstrators used the catchphrase, "Killing for peace is like fucking for chastity." Indeed.
Peacekeepers killing innocent civilians is wrong, as is ambushing peacekeepers just doing their job. Or as my Irish mother used to say, "Two wrongs don't make a right."
To peacefully gather and petition our government for a "redress of grievances" is one of the most sacred rights we have as Americans.
This outbreak of senseless violence threatens to bring about the exact opposite: martial law.
A sad state affairs, here in the "land of the free."