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"It's tragic when you talk about the loss of life, but..."
A Dallas activist stunned viewers on Thursday night when he said the downtown shooting that resulted in five dead police officers should serve as a “wake-up call” about holding police accountable.
Chanda Higgins, an organizer with the Dallas Action Coalition, was asked by a KDFW-TV reporter how his “heart” felt after the deadly shooting targeting police officers.
“It’s tragic when you talk about the loss of life, but it’s kind of got an ironic twist to me here in Dallas, particularly because the city of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department has been really successful about not talking about not exposing their issues like ones we’re seeing bubbling up across the country,” Higgins responded.
He then added, “So for this to happen and for officers to be killed during this like is a wake-up call that something different needs to happen and people want to see justice and people want to see reform, people want to see police be held accountable when they feel like it’s murder.”
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Friday morning that one of the gunmen in the deadly overnight attack on cops said he was upset about recent police-involved shootings of black men and wanted to kill white people. A total of 12 police officers and two civilians were shot during the protest march. Five officers were murdered.
Brown said the suspect made the admissions before he was killed by an explosive used by police.
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