Our hearts go out to the family, friends and people of Dallas for the shooting last night. To hell with the criminals who did this.
From mysanantonio.com (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/houston-texas/article/Reports-of-shots-fired-at-Dallas-police-shootings-8347028.php)
By Friday afternoon, little information had been uncovered regarding the slain suspect in Thursday’s killing of five officers in downtown Dallas. Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, had served as an enlisted soldier on a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan and was in the Army Reserve for six years, the Associated Press reported. He received awards and accolades during his tenure and had a specialty in carpentry and masonry, according to U.S. Army reports.
His Texas driver’s license showed a Mesquite address.
At an interfaith vigil Friday afternoon, hundreds of people stood under tree shade, along ramps and on steps to hear faith leaders talk about building bridges across racial lines. Quoting Martin Luther King, Jr., one pastor’s voice cracked as he said, “We must learn to live together as brothers, or we will die together as fools.”
Some stood holding hands, or with arms interlocked. Two squad cars were on display at the square, one car’s hood covered in flowers.
Organizers of Thursday’s protest in Dallas spoke earlier to condemn the shooting of 12 officers and two civilians following their event, and to extend condolences to those families affected. They planned the event 40 hours ago, to respond to police shootings in Baton Rouge, La. and St. Paul, Minn.