Snipers Kill Five Officers, Wound Seven, During Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest

by Stewart Rhodes

A Police Officer Breaks Down at Local Hospital Where His Fellow Officers Undergo Emergency Surgery After Sniper Attack
A Police Officer Breaks Down at Local Hospital Where His Fellow Officers Undergo Emergency Surgery After Sniper Attack
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United States -(AmmoLand.com)- UPDATE  2:30 AM Central, 7/8: Police exchange gunfire with sniper suspect holed up in high rise building. Police now suspect at least four people involved in attack.

DEVELOPING: Dallas Police were in a standoff early Friday with a suspected sniper who, along with at least one other shooter, targeted law enforcement officers during a protest march, killing five and injuring several other officers as well as one civilian. More suspects may be at large.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the suspect holed up in a downtown parking garage had exchanged gunfire with officers for 45 minutes and claimed “the end is coming”, as well as saying that he had planted bombs across Dallas and wanted to hurt more officers.

Brown said “our assumption” is that the four suspects were “working together with rifles, triangulating at different positions.” He had no information on a possible motive or the identities of any of the suspects. He also noted that police were not completely certain that every suspect was in custody.

ORIGINAL POST, 1:45 AM Central, July 8: Two sniper suspects are in custody after a deadly sniper attack on Dallas area police during a Black Lives Matter protest on Thursday, July 7, 2016. At this time four officers are confirmed dead, and seven other officer are wounded, with several undergoing surgery. NBC News 5, DFW, reports:

Four [Now Five] officers are dead – three Dallas police officers and one DART transit officer – after two snipers ambushed and opened fire on police at the end of a peaceful protest against nationwide officer-involved shootings Thursday night, officials say.

Eleven officers were shot by gunmen who were still at large hours after what was believed to be a coordinated shooting, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown.
“We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves to triangulate on our officers and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could,” Brown said.
Read the rest here.

The Dallas Police Department’s twitter page posted a photo of one of the suspects (see above) shortly before he was apprehended, stating “this is one of our suspects. Please help us find him.” That Dallas PD twitter page also contains short video clips of the Black Lives Matter protesters shouting “no justice, no peace!” and “enough is enough” shortly before the sniper fire erupted.

You can also follow the Dallas PD Facebook page here, for updates.

Texas Governor Greg Abbot posted this statement on his Twitter page.

We will post updates as more information comes in, but this is clearly one of the most deadly attacks on police in this nation’s history. Please pray for the officers and their families.

NOTE FROM STEWART RHODES: Sadly, this sniper attack does not come as a surprise after the incessant cop killer inspiring rhetoric of Black Lives Matter and similar radical leftist groups, inciting violence against all police officers while alleging that any and all shootings of black or Hispanic suspects in this nation just must be driven by racism, with condemnation and cries of “racist!” coming before any investigation has a chance to even start. And it also does not come as a surprise given the incessant Marxist mantra that America is a “racist nation” and that police serve as the weapons of that racist nation against all “people of color” – all of which serves the Marxist agenda to divide and conquer along racial lines and inspire blind hatred against all police, and against this nation in general (which is clearly successful, judging from the many photos and videos of Black Lives Matter activists standing on the American flag, burning the flag, and even wiping their rear ends with the flag, with many favorable comments and thumbs up given in support online).

And this attack shows the extreme vulnerability of police officers to sniper fire during such events. From here forward, officers would be well advised to treat all such public protests as magnets for snipers and terrorists, and take appropriate countermeasures, such as active patrolling and/or police occupation of any elevated location that may serve as a possible sniper position.

And this will cause police to want to further militarize, in their own defense, to include deployment of counter-sniper and armored vehicles. No doubt, that is what the Marxists want as well, so they can further justify their cop hating rhetoric and incitement to violence. And it will also further their agenda to trample on the right of the people to bear arms. The blame will not fall on their rhetoric and incitement, but will instead fall on gun ownership in general. The Marxists’ only proposed “solution” will be to disarm the rest of us, and to insist on the nationalization of all police, bringing them under the heel of the DOJ. In other words, they will blame the victims of this attack, and innocent American gun owners, since they see both as their enemies.

Therefore, I call on all Oath Keepers, and all patriotic Americans, to come to the aid of their local police, and to the aid of their communities, and unite and coordinate in mutual defense against this orchestrated campaign of Marxist terrorism, which is the modern version of the wave of terrorism we saw in the late 60s and early 70s by the Marxist Weather Underground and related groups (who also frequently targeted police). What is now needed, more than ever, is the reestablishment of the militia of the people, trained, equipped and organized in each town, to defend against what is now clearly a “Tet Offensive” American style, as Navy SEAL veteran Matt Bracken warned.

While we work to reestablish that militia system, you must go armed at all times, and be prepared, at all times, to defend your community against these Marxist terrorists as well as their Islamist terror allies. Remember, they are in league, and you are their common enemy and their common targets.

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Whit
Whit
5 years ago

Superman, While I differ with the left and with the gay community on some public policy matters I was appalled and angered by the Orlando nightclub shooting. What a waste of life and how unfair to be targeted in this manner. I’m glad the shooter met his end, all mass shooting perpetrators should go that way and be buried in mass graves and their “manifestos ignored and shunned.” No more 15 minutes of fame! I was also saddened by the poster at the gay pride parade shown on tv about “Republicans support murder.” I have the exact quote wrong. Not… Read more »

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago

The parallels are uncanny. We in the gay community were outraged in Orlando which has been overshadowed by current events.

MBH
MBH
5 years ago

It is a ll about respect, from both sides. When Police tell you to do something, do it, comply! If the Police are in the worng deal with it afterwards. When citizens do not have to comply, there is no longer civilization as we know it, no matter if one is white, black, yellow, or whatever. Police have a right to protect themselves as well. Give Police half the respect they deserve and 90% of the problem is solved.

Irontiger65
Irontiger65
5 years ago

Sadly, this sniper attack does not come as a surprise after the incessant cop killer inspiring rhetoric of Black Lives Matter and similar radical leftist groups, inciting violence against all police officers

Stuart-please, provide us with citations that contain explicit statements by the groups you malign that prove your vile allegations are true.

I’ll save you the time. There are non-nada-zip-zilch. You’re a lying SOB because nothing could be farther from the truth. The only these groups are asking for is police accountability. A concept you can’t understand because you can’t be accountable yourself.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago

‘Further militarize’ the police? What a crock. Do yourself a favor and go on a ‘ride along’ with your local police department and catch a clue on the low-bid, obsolete equipment they have to use on a daily basis. The large urban West coast department I worked for even got rid of the shotguns in police patrol cars (and no, they were not replaced with rifles).

TEX
TEX
5 years ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

You lying POS ! Now you imply you were a cop at one time ? You lying POS ! Think man,think !

JohnC
JohnC
5 years ago

The younger part of the black community is about to rebel in great strength. Their history books make Martin Luther King a great hero and Malcolm X and many others as well. For those of us old enough to remember, we can honestly say there was discrimination but many of the heroes were in truth not heroes but malcontent law breakers. Many were bent on the destruction of America. The youngsters nowadays do not have it rough like the people of the 60s and before. They believe they are guaranteed a job, or placement in the college of their choice,… Read more »

Lou
Lou
5 years ago

Well, After decades of researching one tragic incident after another, the one thing I’ve concluded is that we can never take it for granted that we are being told the truth, about anything. One “sniper”? Well no,… There are photos of the shooter at ground lever moving around shooting at officers. AR15,…. no turns out he used an SKS. Lone Wolf???????? If not, we’ll never know. Don’t you think that it’s interesting that every single perpetrator since Lee Oswald had been a “lone shooter”? Witnesses be dammed as far as the GOV. is concerned. And being an eye witness who… Read more »

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

Get off using the race thing in all the shootings. (All lives matter) That is why I and many Americans carry to protect and save lives our loved ones, our selves,and strangers should someone attack us and attempt to cause grave bodily injury or death to us. and at that point it does not matter what race,or religion the attacker or attackers are we will do our best to stop the threat in its tracks. If you don’t believe in owning a firearm then don’t get one but don’t attempt to take my right away to do so, there are… Read more »

Whit
Whit
5 years ago

Black Lives Matter has blood on their hands “pigs in a blanket” chants are not peaceful protest, it’s inciting violence. Yes, racism and injustice exist but they can be combatted within the law. The right to peacefully assemble and to protest injustice is a fundamental right but that doesn’t mean you are free to urge violence on those who in the vast majority seek only to serve and protect. And why isn’t BLM in Chicago working on destroying the gangs and gun violence there? Why do black lives lost to cops matter but black lives lost to other blacks are… Read more »

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson
5 years ago

Good doctor: Do you mean to say that there are no white Hispanics? Are you trying to say that no Hispanics identify as white? And if a caramel colored “black” man shoots anybody, is he not identified as “black”? Maybe it’s that you hold such a high degree of education, but I don’t follow your logic. Can you please explain it to a not so smart “black” man who is trying to learn something from, I don’t know, a “white” Hispanic or just a plain ole’ “white” man?

Dr Timothy-Allen Albertson
Dr Timothy-Allen Albertson
5 years ago

Now, if the Hispanic shoots a black thug in self-defense he is a White Hispanic.

Sarge
Sarge
5 years ago

There has been proven that there was only one shooter NOT four. NO other people are in custody or being searched for. Please get your story straight before you post it.