Friday, July 8, 2016


I blogged in past days about the Founding Fathers and the fact that America is in the throes of another revolution. It would seem that we are also having another Civil War - all part of the process of revolution/evolution. So much pain, suffering, and collateral damage.

  Dallas sniper attack: 5 officers shot dead during protests against police   CNN - July 8, 2016
Shooters killed five officers during protests against police in downtown Dallas, marking the deadliest single attack on U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001. Gunfire rang out Thursday night as demonstrators marched against the shooting deaths of two African-American men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. A total of 11 officers were shot, and some of the six officers injured are undergoing surgery, authorities said. One civilian was also injured.

After Philando Castile's Killing, Obama Calls Police Shootings an American Issue   New York Times - July 7, 2016
President Obama, reacting with the same horror as many Americans to a grisly video of a bloody, dying man in Minnesota who was shot by the police, begged the nation to confront the racial disparities in law enforcement while acknowledging the dangers that officers face. The police believe four suspects coordinated the attack with rifles. At least three people are in custody, and the police are negotiating with a fourth person in a garage who says bombs are planted in downtown Dallas.