After the fatal police shooting of two more black men in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier this week, headlines blared, "Black Lives Matter!" Now, after the fatal sniper shooting of 5 police officers and the wounding of 7 others, headlines blare, "Blue Lives Matter!"
As Americans, we must come together and declare that All Lives Matter, regardless of color, ethnicity, or social status. Every life is precious in God's sight and must therefore be precious in our sight as well.
Together, we must condemn all acts of cold-blooded murder. more >>
UPDATE: 1:20 PM ET: A U.S. government source told Reuters the Dallas shooter has been identified as Micah X. Johnson, 25, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Johnson was a resident of Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Police are searching Johnson's home. Three other suspects remain in police custody.
UPDATE: 8:40 AM ET: Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters at City Hall Friday morning "The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter. He said he was upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated that he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers."
DALLAS – Snipers operating from rooftops in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded six more in a coordinated attack during one of several protests across the country against the killing of two black men by police this week. more >>
UPDATE: 3:15 AM ET: A fifth Dallas police officer has died from injuries he sustained after being shot by a sniper Thursday at the end of a Black Lives Matter protest, the Dallas Police Department confirmed in the early hours of Friday morning.
"It has been a devastating night. We are sad to report a fifth officer has died," the Dallas Police Department said on Twitter at 3:08 a.m. Friday.
The local CBS news station also reported that Mark Hughes, a man named as a person of interest after being seen wearing a camouflage T-shirt and carrying an unloaded AR-15 at the protest, has been released by Dallas police and is not a suspect. more >>
Amid the shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, rapper Lecrae spoke out against the "All Lives Matter" mantra, saying it's not applicable because black lives don't matter in America.
Many people have posted photos and video commentaries on social media with the hashtag "Black Lives Matter." Others are posting commentaries with the hashtag "All Lives Matter."
In a passionate Instagram post beginning with "#philandocastile," the Reach Records founder said using the phrase all lives matter is offensive, explaining: #AllLivesMatter hashtag is like spitting in the face of black folk. It comes off as extremely selfish and unsympathetic to a mourning person. Not because all lives don't matter. Of course they do. But it's very clear that black lives don't to many in this country. No one goes up to lung cancer patients and says 'Folks with breast cancer matter too!' #AllCancerPatients matter. That's Insensitive." more >>
A left-wing German politician who was raped by three migrant men in January in the city of Mannheim has admitted that she lied about their nationalities and falsely claimed they had spoken German because she was afraid of encouraging racism.
Breitbart News reported that Selin Gören, a spokeswoman for the left-wing youth movement Solid, was attacked by three men in a play area late one January night while she was working as a refugee activist. She went to report the sexual assault to police immediately after the attack, but omitted details about the ethnicity of the men, and also failed to mention that they were speaking Arabic or Farsi.
She told police her attackers were speaking German and had also robbed her, but 12 hours later went back to tell the truth. more >>
San Diego's homeless men have started sleeping in groups after a series of murders during the Fourth of July weekend. At least four homeless men have been brutally attacked since July 3. Two of the victims died from their injuries, while the other two survived.
The wave of attacks has convinced the homeless people in the city to change their sleeping habits. The attacker reportedly targets victims who are alone and sleeping in isolated areas. The homeless men and women are now sleeping next to each other to keep an eye out for one another.
Alpha Project executive director Bob McElroy also advised the homeless community to look out for each other particularly at night. Sleeping in groups seems the best option for now, according to Anthony Jones, a local homeless person. more >>