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President Obama On The Shooting In Dallas

US President Barack Obama speaks on the shooting in Dallas, Texas, on the sidelines of the NATO Summit at a hotel in Warsaw, Poland on July 8, 2016. The Polish capital hosts a two-day NATO summit, the first time ever that it hosts a top-level meeting of the Western military alliance which it joined in 1999. / AFP / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks during the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland on the shooting in Dallas, Texas.

US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks on the shooting in Dallas, Texas, on the sidelines of the NATO Summit at a hotel in Warsaw, Poland on July 8, 2016. The Polish capital hosts a two-day NATO summit, the first time ever that it hosts a top-level meeting of the Western military alliance which it joined in 1999. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks on the shooting in Dallas, Texas, on the sidelines of the NATO Summit at a hotel in Warsaw, Poland on July 8, 2016. The Polish capital hosts a two-day NATO summit, the first time ever that it hosts a top-level meeting of the Western military alliance which it joined in 1999. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)


118 Responses to “President Obama On The Shooting In Dallas”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    July 8, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    ❤️

  2. July 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave a beautiful and measured statement to the nation.

  3. 5 MightyPamela
    July 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I noticed the GOP are determined to set a new low in credibility by their poorly hidden commitment to impeaching Hillary Clinton, seeing as she is not even sworn in as president yet. But we continue to pay them quite a lovable salary, why? For what?

  4. July 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm

  5. 7 cd4biden
    July 8, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Morning everyone. Must run, but wanted to stop in and send you all hugs and prayers that all of us at TOD, and our loved ones, and our dear President and VP and their families, remain safe throughout the day. My emotions and my heart are on overload right now. Peace be with all of you. {{{TOD}}}

    • 8 mtmarilyn
      July 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Back at you cd4biden! So thankful for this place we are able to come and give love and receive it at this time. So much more so now that we have met and given each other hugs. ((((TOD))))

  6. 10 desertflower
    July 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/07/08/3796723/richmond-nra/

    In an emotional press conference on Friday, members of Congress’ Congressional Black Caucus talked about the need for action following the police shootings this week of two African-American young men in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, as well as the shooting of a dozen police officers Thursday night in Dallas. The lawmakers vowed to continue pushing for votes on gun control legislation, and slammed Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan for blocking the debate on several bills.

    Some lawmakers also aimed sharp criticism as the National Rifle Association, the nation’s premiere pro-gun lobby group, for issuing a formal statement of condolence for the Dallas police officers killed this week but not for the two black gun owners killed by police in Minnesota and Louisiana.

    Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), himself a gun owner, gave a passionate speech accusing the NRA of not carrying about the welfare of black people.
    “The hypocrisy there is so blatant,” he said. “I always thought the NRA was not concerned about me. And I hunt and I fish and I own a gun. But the last few days have clarified it for me — that their Second Amendment concern is not a voice of concern for African Americans. And I just believe that we cannot give them a pass on not making a comment.”

    Watch:

  7. July 8, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    have they identified the other suspects…

  8. July 8, 2016 at 12:58 pm

  9. July 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    • 14 CEB
      July 8, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks for sharing this; I missed the live statement earlier.
      Trying hard to remember that most people in our country are good people who would not hurt anyone and that not everyone is filled with hate and racial animus. I look at my own multi-racial family; I think about occasions like the conversation I just had with friends (white) who have invited me to go boating with them after they return from a mission trip in Lima, Peru; I think about all of the students that I taught over a 30 year period, who years later, come up to me in public places for hugs and to tell me how much I meant to them; and I think of all of the everyday kindnesses and courtesy that I have received from people of all ages and ethnicities, then I am reminded that much has changed even as so much has remained the same. I remember to be hopeful and to keep moving forward with faith and action to help make are union more perfect.

    • 15 jackiegrumbacher
      July 8, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Pf, I love this woman so much and I hope she continues as AG under Clinton or is nominated to the Supreme Court. Her intelligence, her presence and her voice are so vital to this country.

  10. July 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Obama’s placid vision is obviously not a panacea. There are murderers, racists, and hysterics afoot who will not calmly gather around the table for a data-based discussion of reforms. There is an element of struggle to his vision — a contest to maintain calm, to impose order over chaos and reason over passion. The dissidents to Obama’s vision, by necessity and by definition, are loud and conspicuous. They capture our attention. But they are not the majority, and they are not bound to prevail.

  11. 18 desertflower
    July 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    • 19 desertflower
      July 8, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      I beg to differ with this statement. They are not worried about “their rights” but instead worried about the truth that might be uncovered by these investigations. The guise of “rights” is what allows this death to continue. They do not want to know the truth and they do not want US to know either. The gig would be up…and those that profit off this would wither and die.

  12. July 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm

  13. July 8, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Bottom line … FOLLOW THE $$$ …. and it will lead you straight to the folk who win every time a gun is used to kill/harm someone …

  14. July 8, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    • 26 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      WE ARE A ONE..GOD’S CHILDREN..WE ALL BLEED THE SAME AND SHOULD LOVE EACH OTHER!

  15. 27 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 8, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    JUST WAIT UNTIL THIS WHITE GIRL BEGINS WEARING A BLACK LIVES MATTER T-SHIRT..:)

    • 28 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 8, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      I KNOW WHERE TO GET THEM AND WHITES WHO LOVE ALL COLORS SHOULD WEAR THEM..STANDING!

  16. 29 JER
    July 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    SORRY, CHUMP: Commissioner Bratton bars Donald Trump from speaking to NYPD officers http://nydn.us/29rtD6Q

  17. 30 JER
    July 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Donald Trump’s Va. campaign chairman blames Hillary Clinton for murders of Dallas cops http://nydn.us/29uCMzp

  18. July 8, 2016 at 2:46 pm

  19. 33 desertflower
    July 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Eyes open, America!

  20. 34 JER
    July 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    • 35 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      HATRED IS ENUFF TO DRIVE THE TRIGGER..IT DOESN’T NEED AN ORGANIZATION..AMERICA IS LOADED WITH HATE GROUPS AND ETC.,…ETC…………………..CHECK THE STATS SPLC!

  21. July 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm

  22. July 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Mostly smiles for the President…

    Cameron looks uncomfortable,,,,i think that he misses his special Bro place with the President..

  23. 38 JER
    July 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

  24. July 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    There are multiple reasons why. The first — and you’ll forgive me for sounding divisive and partisan at a time like this — is that his opponents have guaranteed that he would never be able to unite Americans about anything. A healthy chunk of the country, spurred on by their political leaders and media figures, has spent the last eight years becoming convinced that nothing Obama does, no matter the situation or the issue, is ever for admirable or even mundane reasons. Those politicians and media commentators have told their constituents, thousands upon thousands of times, that Obama is not merely wrong or misguided but is literally trying to destroy America. So for them to turn around now and say, “Why won’t Obama bring us together?” takes a truly superhuman level of gall.

    • 46 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      IT’S NOT PBO’S RESPONSIBLITY…THE RESPONSIBILITY BELONGS TO THE HEARTS OF ‘WE THE PEOPLE!’

  25. 47 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    TO ZIZI…EVER HEARD OF A MOLE..INFILTRATION IS EVERYWHERE…………………I MEAN EVERYWHERE!

  26. 48 Linda
    July 8, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    This is what they used to blow up the shooter.

    The M18A1 Claymore is a directional anti-personnel mine used by the United States Armed Forces. Its inventor, Norman MacLeod, named the mine after a large Scottish medieval sword. Unlike a conventional land mine, the Claymore is command-detonated and directional, meaning it is fired by remote-control and shoots a pattern of metal balls into the kill zone like a shotgun.

    The Claymore fires steel balls, out to about 100 m (110 yd) within a 60° arc in front of the device. It is used primarily in ambushes and as an anti-infiltration device against enemy infantry. It is also used against unarmored vehicles.

    …..

    Good Grief what have we become ?

  27. July 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    • 52 jacquelineoboomer
      July 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Think I’ll skip that one – let me know when everybody’s done and feeling in harmony about it! 🙂

  28. 59 Nena20409
    July 8, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Thank you, NW for keeping TODville Community informed.
    {{{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}}
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since Wednesday Evening.
    It's been a tough day in MN. I hope that MN gets it right and Not let the Despicable deadly shootings in Dallas, TX derail our resolve.

  29. 60 Nena20409
    July 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

  30. 61 Nena20409
    July 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm

  31. 67 JER
    July 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm

  32. 68 Nena20409
    July 8, 2016 at 4:39 pm

  33. 71 JER
    July 8, 2016 at 4:47 pm

  34. 72 desertflower
    July 8, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    THIS!

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      July 8, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      I mentioned last night we don’t need to worry as much about voting rights as we need to worry about staying alive rights.

  35. 75 vcprezofan2
    July 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    // ………………………………………

    The danger here is that the shooting last night will work to reverse the kinds of gains Chief Brown has made with the Dallas PD. In his remarks this morning, he indicated that he’s not going to let that happen.

    “Police officers are guardians of this great democracy, the freedom to protest, the freedom of speech, the freedom of expression, all freedoms
    we fight for with our lives, it’s what makes us who we are as Americans. So we risk our lives for those rights, so we won’t militarize our
    policing standards, but we will do it in a much safer way every time.

    We are not going to let a coward who would ambush police officers change our democracy. We’re not going to do it. Our city, our country is
    better than that.”

    Rather than view all police as villains, those of us interested in reform need to have Chief Brown’s back right now. He is going to come under fire from some powerful forces.

    ………………………………. //

    • 76 vcprezofan2
      July 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      An extra bit of info re Dallas Police Chief Brown from Smartypants:-

      * One thing I [Smartypants] didn’t focus on earlier when talking about the reforms Chief David Brown brought to the Dallas PD is his focus on transparency. Take a look at this article he wrote back in 2014 about how that played out after a white officer shot a black man in Dallas.

      “We try our best to be transparent — and I can tell you that not all cops like it. It does open us up to criticism, threats and exposure of every mistake we make. But it’s the right thing to do.

      In the Dixon Circle shooting, I supported the officer’s actions, given the facts and evidence. A grand jury later cleared the officer.

      That day I was heralded by police union bosses. A year later, I terminated two of our officers in separate shootings; a grand jury indicted both of them. Of course, I wasn’t as popular internally that time.

      We have had subsequent shootings involving police, and we have continued to share as much information with the public as we can without jeopardizing the investigative process.”

      …………………. //

      http://washingtonmonthly.com/2016/07/08/quick-takes-want-some-good-news-jobs/

  36. July 8, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    i am seeing that Micah Johnson was a lone shootter…i thought that the police had other suspects in custudy

  37. 82 amk for obama
    July 8, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Just one guy did all these? It smells.

    • 83 canadabarb4obama
      July 8, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      I agree AMK…..something doesn’t fit…..and, why do they always kill the alleged shooter; would it not be best to shoot him in the knee cap?

  38. July 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm

  39. 87 Nena20409
    July 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm

  40. July 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    More rain, please……

  41. July 8, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    • 90 jacquelineoboomer
      July 8, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Bob – I don’t like to get too carried away hoping one night might “turn the tide,” although it has in the past. But do you think this shooting of police in Dallas might, in a productive way? I could think of some scenarios.

    • July 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Sure the police lives matter, no one said that they didn’t. We just want police to act like black folks our lives matter too.

  42. July 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  43. July 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    ALERT:

    • 96 jacquelineoboomer
      July 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Yes. He’s needed everywhere, but maybe in Dallas the most. Maybe Dallas will set the tone. We keep hoping!

      • July 8, 2016 at 7:45 pm

        I honestly don’t know how he finds the physical and emotional stamina. So many days spent consoling grief-stricken mothers, fathers, children.

  44. July 8, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    This is what the President sees…

  45. July 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm

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  47. July 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm

  48. July 8, 2016 at 7:50 pm

  49. 110 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I THINK MY HEART IS DROWNING IN TEARS…SO MANY OF US TRY SO HARD TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER..AND WE JUST BLEED!

  50. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    July 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    More protests tonight in Philly, Atlanta … and probably other large cities.

  51. 115 hopefruit2
    July 8, 2016 at 8:16 pm

  52. July 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Sometimes there is just too many….


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