The terrible tragedy that is wrought by guns in the United States continues unabated. And, it’s even more tragic when elements of our police forces fuel the unending violence, more often than not, enabled by racism. The governor of Minnesota Mark Dayton put it quite starkly yesterday, following the fatal shooting of Philando Castile on July 6, 2016, a resident of Falcon Heights, pulled over for a broken tail-light.
Just one day earlier, police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana shot and killed Alton Sterling.
And, today we hear that the cycle of mistrust, hatred and deadly violence — courtesy of guns — has come full circle. A racist sniper (or snipers) apparently targeting and murdering five white police officers in Dallas, Texas on July 7, 2016.
Images: Screenshots courtesy of Washington Post and WSJ, respectively.