Thursday night, 11 Dallas Police Officers were shot, 5 killed, while protecting the protesters who had gathered to support the Black Lives Matters movement regarding the two incidents earlier in the week.
Details are emerging about the sniper who committed the deadly and well planned assault. He appears to have been a 25 year old, former Army reservist with a deployed Afghanistan from the Dallas suburb of Mesquite. Dallas Police Chief David Brown indicated that the sniper was upset due to the recent shootings of white cops that killed two black men in previous days and that he wanted to kill white people, especially white police officers.
Social Media has played a pivotal part in this week’s news as the two incidents of black men being shot by cops were caught on camera and posted for immediate public viewing and then flooded with support for the snipers who claimed the lives of the Dallas Officers with some calling him a hero or martyr while others express anger and denounced his actions.
If the gun control issue was not a hot enough topic, you can bet the debate is going straight to the fire with all sides taking some aim at the week’s events. President Obama has already called for a renewed push for gun control measures coming on the heels of Congress pushing for tighter regulations. However, so far, the Hill has not been able to come together on a piece of legislation regarding gun control.