10 Cops Wounded and 3 Dead at BLM Dallas, TX Protest Sniper Attack

Two snipers have shot 10 cops, 3 of whom have died, at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas, TX. I’m doing my best to keep up with updates, but I have work early and have to go to bed, although I am utterly terrified right now.

It was only a matter of time before people snapped, and we’ve been well passed the breaking point for a long time.

That is not to excuse what has happened. Even if the two snipers turn out to be white, right-wing militants, this will be blamed on Black Lives Matter. This has shifted the narrative in a horrible way.

This is not good. If you are a person of color, especially if you are black, for the love of everything please please please stay safe. Please stay safe. This is not good.

Also, please use this thread to curate updates to the story. Through comments at the TWiBNation and TBGWT Facebook groups (who are reporting through Twitter), it’s become obvious that the story the media is reporting is not accurate to what eyewitnesses are reporting. So please post all updates here.

Thank you.

And again… please… stay safe.

(Oh… and note that I’m turning off first-time moderation for the sake of this post. It will be off until I put up my next post, unless that post is also time-sensitive. Be aware that any posts that are racist, that blame BLM, that blame black people, that critique this move [unless it’s framed within a critique of the police who started this], etc, will be deleted and the commenter banned. But also be aware that I need to go to bed [it’s 12:48am for me and I have work in the morning], so I won’t be back to this post for a while).


  1. Great American Satan says

    This isn’t the first time anti-police activists have used terrorism, but it was a lot more successful (in terms of killing if not any other goal) than the ambitions of Christopher Monfort or that one jeezis militia. Of course we can already hear a million sneering trumpian goons saying this is what BLM is about, which is some shitty fucking shit coming from the (current) party of the KKK and the NRA.

  2. dianne says

    So about this shooting. The police released the name and image of a man who turned out to be completely innocent. They also identified one suspect as a “light skinned black woman”. They are refusing to release the names or images of the other suspects in custody or even the one who was killed. Does anyone else suspect that they’re white?

  3. qwints says

    dianne, I’m in Dallas. The guy was open carrying an AR-15 at the protest. After the shooting, another protester reported seeing him and the police, unsurprisingly, wanted to talk to a guy seen with the type of weapon used in the shooting.

  4. dianne says

    It wasn’t unreasonable of them to want to talk to him and, from what I’ve heard anyway, he expected that the police would want to talk to him and promptly turned himself in. But why did they have to publish his name all over social media after he was no longer a suspect and why are they suddenly so coy about other suspects?

    Though they have released the name of the man who was shot and he is black so maybe I’m on the wrong track. Heck, maybe they thought better of publicizing the identities of people who might, after all, be innocent and stopped doing it.

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