Barack Obama has condemned the killings of five Dallas police officers during a protest over the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Just yesterday, Obama also condemned the fatal shootings of Sterling and Castile by cops.
Reports Raw Story:
President Barack Obama said on Friday he had spoken with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to extend his condolences and offer support after snipers killed five police officers and wounded six more in a coordinated attack in the city.
Obama said he told Rawlings that the federal government would provide the city with any assistance it may need as it deals with this “tremendous tragedy”.
“We still don’t know all the facts, what we do know is there has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement,” Obama after a meeting with European Union leaders ahead of a NATO summit in Poland.
“We also know when people are armed with powerful weapons unfortunately it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic. In the days ahead we are going to have to consider those realities as well.”
Yesterday, Obama also condemned the killings of Sterling and Castile. “This is not just a Black issue. It’s not just a Hispanic issue. This is an American issue that we should all care about,” he said.
The POTUS made both statements from Warsaw, Poland.
Despite what some people will tell you in the coming days and months, it is possible to condemn both the murders of Black men and of innocent police officers.
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