WARSAW, Jul 8 – US President Barack Obama on Friday denounced the “despicable” attacks in Dallas in which snipers shot dead five police officers during a protest against police shootings of black men. Obama said they still don’t know all the facts. He said what they do know is that there has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement. He told this in a press conference at a Nato summit in Warsaw.
“Police in Dallas were on duty doing their jobs keeping people safe during peaceful protests … we are praying for their recovery. The officers were “targeted” by several suspects in the “tremendous tragedy. According to police, there are multiple suspects. We will learn more undoubtedly about their twisted motivations,” he said.
“Let’s be clear. There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement. Anyone involved in the senseless murders will be held fully accountable. Justice will be done. The killings once again raised the issue of gun control in the United States after a string of mass shootings.”
Obama said they also know when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately, it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic. In the days ahead, he said they will have to consider those realities as well. He said, in the meantime, today, their focus is on the victims and their families.Several hundred people attended the Dallas rally, which ended just before the shots rang out around 9:00pm (9am Malaysia). The protest was one of several nationwide over the fatal police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana this week.