Topic: dallas shootings

Open-carry gun laws create chaos, fuel 'us vs. them' mentality of police

Texas's open-carry gun laws contributed to the chaos after five police officers were killed by a lone shooter in Dallas last week. As tensions in the U.S. boil over, the potential for more violence looms.

Obama speaks at memorial for slain Dallas police officers

U.S. President Barack Obama was in Dallas today to attend a memorial for the five Dallas police officers who were killed by a sniper, a black man who said he wanted revenge for the killings of blacks by police.

Dallas shooting: Gunman acted alone, officials say

An army veteran with a personal arsenal amassed at his home is believed to be the lone gunman responsible for the fatal sniper shooting of five police officers in Dallas Thursday night.

Black Lives Matter protests lead to more arrests as Obama announces Dallas visit

Protesters took to the streets of several U.S. cities for a second night on Saturday following the fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. Police in riot gear used smoke bombs to clear demonstrators.

Micah Xavier Johnson, Dallas police attack gunman, was sent home from Afghanistan

The Dallas sniper had been sent home from Afghanistan after being accused of sexually harassing a female soldier, and was described as a loner who followed black militant groups on social media.

Dallas police officers gunned down: leaders, public figures react

Condemnation, sadness and frustration were among the emotions expressed on social media after five Dallas police officers were killed last night, and several others wounded.

Black Lives Matter protests held as more suspected revenge shootings reported

Demonstrators took to the streets of several U.S. cities Friday night in continued protests against this week's fatal police shootings of two black men.

Baton Rouge police clash with Black Lives Matter protesters, dozens arrested

Clashes between police and protesters in Baton Rouge continued to intensify on Sunday night as dozens were arrested, one officer was injured by a projectile and demonstrators accused police of rushing at people who were peacefully assembled.

Dallas officer who survived shooting recounts trying to save colleagues

"God saved me that day," says Officer Jorge Barrientos, who survived the deadly sniper shootings that targeted police in Dallas last week.

Dallas shooting victims include veterans, fathers and 1 newlywed

One slain officer was a newlywed. Another had survived multiple tours in Iraq, only to be killed back home. The stories of those killed in a sniper attack in Dallas during a protest over recent police shootings of black men emerged Friday as their identities became known.

'I just felt it in my heart': People flock to police headquarters to honour slain officers

Catherine Johnston, torn up by the deaths of five officers in the sniper attack in Dallas, brought flowers to add to the pile spilling off the hood of two parked cruisers that have become a makeshift memorial outside the busy police station.

Shootings raise unanswered life-or-death question for black men in America: Neil Macdonald

"Comply, comply, comply," Philando Castile's mother says she used to tell him if he's ever stopped by police. It's as common for black parents to have that talk with their kids as it is for white parents to warn about talking to strangers. But supine compliance does not guarantee survival at the hands of police if you are black in America, Neil Macdonald writes.

Dallas mourns as shooting investigation continues

The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday while hundreds of people were gathered to protest fatal police shootings this week in Baton Rouge, La., and suburban St. Paul, Minn.

'Place is like a ghost town': Large swath of downtown Dallas cordoned off as crime scene

A large swath of the normally busy downtown core of Dallas was virtually deserted on Friday, save for law enforcement officials who had cordoned off the area to investigate the fatal shootings of five city police officers.

Obama denounces 'vicious, calculated' attack in Dallas

Less than 24 hours after he addressed the deadly police shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana, U.S. President Barack Obama said America should be "horrified" by the subsequent sniper attack on officers in Dallas.