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    Police cordoned off the emergency room at Baylor Hospital, where some of the wounded officers from Thursday night's mass shooting were brought for treatment.
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A rally against police violence became a scene of bedlam when a pair of gunmen opened fire, killing five officers in downtown Dallas Thursday evening.

The hail of gunshots shattered a previously peaceful rally at Belo Garden, sending hundreds of people fleeing through the streets in panic. At least two shooters from separate elevated positions above the demonstration site opened fire, Dallas police Chief David Brown said.

The gunmen killed four Dallas police and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer. Five other officers and one civilian were wounded. The names of the DPD officers killed have not yet been released. DART identified its slain officer as Brent Thompson, 43, who joined the agency's police force in 2009. Thompson is the first DART officer to die in the line of duty.


One of the gunmen cornered himself in a parking garage at El Centro College. At 12:45 a.m., Brown told reporters that authorities were both negotiating and trading gunfire with that suspect. Shortly after 3 a.m., WFAA reported the gunman had killed himself after about six hours of negotiations and exchanges of gunfire.

Tyler Lea, a witness, posted on Facebook, “It smells like gunpowder on Main Street.”

The holed-up suspect "told our negotiators that the end is coming and that he is going to hurt and kill more of us and that there are bombs all over the garage and downtown," Brown said. "So we are being very careful with our tactics."

Earlier, police took another gunman into custody. DPD tweeted:

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Police arrested suspects at the scene and followed several others who left after the shooting started. Police caught them in Oak Cliff, and as of late last night, was questioning them. "We still don't have complete comfort level that we have all the suspects," Brown said. Those in custody are not cooperating, Brown added. One of those suspects is a woman.

Mayor Mike Rawlings said that large sections of downtown Dallas will be sealed off as a crime scene. He said information on closures and details about which buildings may have to be unlocked to allow investigators access can be found on dallascitynews.net.

"It is a heartbreaking morning," Rawlings said.

As one of the organizers of the Justice for #AltonSterling #Philando Castile, the Reverend Jeff Hood was been standing behind the old courthouse where protesters were gathering and just crossed the street when gunfire erupted and a police officer collapsed.

“The only way to stop violence,” he says, “was by practicing nonviolence, and the answer tonight was death.”

Hood says he turned and screamed at the other protesters who were heading his way, “Get back, active shooter,” and started using his cross he often carries on protest walks to push people away.

“There was nothing I could do,” he says. “Obviously, you can’t stop crazy. But all the shooters have done is make the situation less safe for people who are already less safe.”
 
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They reap what theyve sown. This country is and always has been a powderkeg. It stays still as long as people of color 'know their place' and say Yes'm and No'm. I reiterate: gtfo NOW. Unless you enjoy martial law.
 

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next weeks headline "police shoot unarmed protesters because who knows they might be armed"

im not against voilence at all when it comes to protesting, in fact i think its important to realize that peaceful protests more often then not dont get anything done except people getting tear gassed and arrested. i think its about time americans started shooting back.

hell europeans throw fire at the cops...
 

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Yeah. I resist encouraging dilettantes to revolt because innocent people always end up getting hurt. Yes, people should, and must revolt, it is patriotic duty. But only if you count costs and are willing to spend decades in prison. And nonviolent. Im a pacifist, theres a million ways to dismantle them without anyone dying.
 

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I'm probably going to catch some hate for this, but I think this attack was just wrong. Not all cops are bad, just like not all homeless people are crazy drunken junkies that cause problems. I'm not saying that I don't agree that the bad cops don't deserve to be "punished", but I don't think 'good' cops deserve to take the heat for the corrupt ones. I don't know anything about the cops who were killed, but I'm sure the shooters didn't know them either so who's to say they deserved it? All I'm saying is they could of been good guys for all we know. I've had a ton of run ins with cops and I always try to be chill with them and in return they're cool back. Just last weekend I ran into a cop who had a septum and walked up to us smoking a cig, and was tell us how he used to be punk. When another cop showed up he started talking smack about him and how much he hated his guts haha. Again, not trying to start a argument here, but not all cops are bad people and some can actually be pretty chill.
 

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Killing is never the answer. Round all of them up andintern them in hard labor camps, along with politicians, bankers, feds, realtors, stockbrokers, land developers, celebrities, and judges? -Sure! Exile them to some shitty island permanently? You got my vote. But killing doesnt solve anything. This is going to erupt, and the National Guard will suppress it. Think Watts in the 90s.
 

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Terrible thing to have happened, no one deserves this.

We have to realize that cops save way more lives than end them, and that some bad apples should not represent the whole of the brave people who wake up every day and put themselves in harms way to protect others.

I invite scrutiny toward cops and of course its up to us to film them and keep them on their toes. But never this. Please don't encourage this.
 

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I'm probably going to catch some hate for this, but I think this attack was just wrong. Not all cops are bad, just like not all homeless people are crazy drunken junkies that cause problems. I'm not saying that I don't agree that the bad cops don't deserve to be "punished", but I don't think 'good' cops deserve to take the heat for the corrupt ones. I don't know anything about the cops who were killed, but I'm sure the shooters didn't know them either so who's to say they deserved it? All I'm saying is they could of been good guys for all we know. I've had a ton of run ins with cops and I always try to be chill with them and in return they're cool back. Just last weekend I ran into a cop who had a septum and walked up to us smoking a cig, and was tell us how he used to be punk. When another cop showed up he started talking smack about him and how much he hated his guts haha. Again, not trying to start a argument here, but not all cops are bad people and some can actually be pretty chill.
Totally agree. Most people who are "sour" toward cops - treat cops like shit in the first place.

Newsflash: you should be overtly polite to those who have a gun in their belt.

Black Lives Matter is a militant racist group just as a group called White Lives Matter would be.

The media is dividing us by giving attention to the killing of black people by cops -

FACT: White people get killed by cops at THE SAME RATE as black people.

We are all people guys, we need to band together against those who are dividing us, which is the globalist elite media.
 
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Yeah. But "this" is unavoidable. People, lots of them, are going to die and be imprisoned now. The State needs this type of thing, as do the media.
 

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White, Black. Its all the same. The primary truth is that theyre all poor. If cops killed Wall Street types, or 5th avenue fashionistas this would have been stopped before it started.
 

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White, Black. Its all the same. The primary truth is that theyre all poor. If cops killed Wall Street types, or 5th avenue fashionistas this would have been stopped before it started.
Poor people are more likely to put themselves in situations that elicit cops to get involved. Cops aren't "targeting" poor people just because they are poor, they are in these poor neighborhoods because typically more violence occurs there.
 

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I agree. The American state and its propaganda arm worship death. Flag wavin, guntotin Americans need war and killing. Its as American as apple pie.
 

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Rich prostitutes are not on the corners of streets where cops can patrol easily - they are "escorts" and conducting business behind closed doors.

Rich criminals are committing white collar crimes - again behind closed doors, and they are committing crimes in a smarter way.
 

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I wouldnt say more crime is committed by the poor than white collar crime. There are a million sociological reasons for the poor and their crime. But dishonesty, greed, violence, lust, etc are human ingredients. The elites are not more virtuous...they just are smart enough to not get caught.
 

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I agree. The American state and its propaganda arm worship death. Flag wavin, guntotin Americans need war and killing. Its as American as apple pie.
That's not necessarily what I was saying.

I believe in American values and the constitution ESPECIALLY after living outside of the country and realizing how great we have it here. It isn't by accident.

If you ask me, I've become even more of a flag waving patriotic after realizing that what we have here in the USA - a constitutional democratic republic - is unique and WORKS - it must be protected.
 

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