Congressman Poe on Dallas, Texas Officer Shooting
Last night, citizens exercised their right to protest in the streets of Dallas. As always, Peace Officers were standing nearby, protecting civilians so that they could exercise their First Amendment right.
Suddenly the protest turned into a war zone when cowardly snipers deliberately targeted and attacked the Peace Officers, spraying them with bullets and leaving the streets in bloody chaos.
Twelve officers were shot. Five Peace Officers are dead. Two citizens are injured.
Many in our nation are devastated by the two recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. I believe these cases should be tried by a grand jury as soon as possible.
Executing the Peace Officers who risk their lives to protect the rest of us from killers like the cowards in Dallas will lead to more death and anarchy, not a safer America.
All lives Matter. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Dallas today.