Much of downtown Dallas remains on lockdown after a sniper shot 11 officers, killing 5 of them during what started as a peaceful protest over the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Three people are in police custody but say a fourth suspect was still firing shots in a parking garage at El Centro Community College.
An estimated 800 demonstrators were in the area as shots began to ring out. People leaving the protest took cover inside a parking garage as suspects fired on police shooting some in the back, in what has been called an “ambush-style” attack.
News of the Dallas mass shooting has shocked the nation. The cover of the New York Post this morning with the headline “Civil War, Four Cops Killed At Anti-Police Protest.”
Sen. Royce West joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the latest developments in the Dallas Police Shooting.
Protester Falsely Accused Of Shooting Dallas Cops, Black Lives Matter Unjustly Blamed For Violence
Ralph Godbee, Retired Detroit Police Chief; Farajii Muhammad, the Host of Listen Up on WEAA; Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Economist and President Emerita for Bennett College; David Swerdlick, Assistant Editor for the Washington Post; and Kristen Clarke, Executive Director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law joined Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the deadliest attack on law enforcement in the United States since 9/11.
Martin and the panel discuss Mark Hughes being accused of shooting Dallas police officers and the Black Lives Matter movement being blamed for the horrific attack.
Rep. Corrine Brown Faces Federal Indictment
According to First Coast News, Congresswoman Corrine Brown is facing 22 counts ranging fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, making false statements, wire fraud, and more.
Assistant Attorney General Caldwell was quoted as stating:
“Congresswoman Brown and her chief of staff are alleged to have used the Congresswoman’s official position to solicit over $800,000 in donations to a supposed charitable organization, only to use that organization as a personal slush fund.”
Judge Refuses To Dismiss Bill Cosby Case
The USA Today reported:
“a judge ruled Thursday that there is enough evidence to try [Bill] Cosby even though he was unable to cross-examine his accuser at a preliminary hearing.”
All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast