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What It's Like to Be Mistaken for a Cop Killer

Fusion offers an extensive look at Mark Hughes of Dallas

(Newser) - A year ago, Mark Hughes' life was permanently changed when he attended a Black Lives Matter march in Dallas. He was legally carrying his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, which he decided to do to protest the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, who was also legally carrying a firearm when he... More »

NFL Nixes Dallas Cowboys' Decal Honoring Slain Cops

'Arm in Arm' helmet decals cannot be worn during preseason, regular season

(Newser) - Last month, the Dallas Cowboys unveiled a helmet decal meant to show solidarity with the Dallas Police Department after five officers were murdered. But on Wednesday, the NFL rejected the team's request to wear the decals during the preseason, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Cowboys had already been... More »

Dallas PD Applications Up 344%

Police chief put out a call for recruits after massacre

(Newser) - After five police officers were murdered in Dallas July 7, applications to join the city's police force are up 344%, CNN reports. Four days after the shootings, the city's police chief urged Black Lives Matter protesters to join the force if they wanted to see changes. "We'... More »

Dallas Chief's Stevie Wonder Speech Resonates

Chief David Brown delivered soulful tribute at memorial service

(Newser) - President Obama delivered a stirring call for unity at Tuesday's memorial service for five slain Dallas police officers, but the city's top cop's soulful tribute is the one getting the most attention. Dallas Police Chief David Brown recited lyrics from Stevie Wonder's "As," explaining... More »

Cops Quit WNBA Security Over Players' Shirts

They included the names of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling

(Newser) - Four off-duty police officers providing security at a WNBA game in Minnesota walked off the job Saturday after players spoke out about police brutality. Several members of the Minnesota Lynx denounced racial profiling as well as the "senseless ambush" of Dallas police during a press conference ahead of a... More »

Dallas Shooter's Parents: The Army Changed Him

They say he came out of the military 'very disappointed' with the government

(Newser) - The family of Dallas gunman Micah Xavier Johnson has spoken to only one media outlet, The Blaze , in an interview set to air this week. Johnson's mother, Delphine, says her son, who killed five police officers during his rampage at a Black Lives Matter protest march last week, used... More »

Cop Fired for Facebook Threat to 5-Year-Old Black Girl

'We'll see how much her life matters soon,' Kansas cop posted

(Newser) - On Thursday night, someone posted a chilling comment on LaNaydra Williams' Facebook page under images of her young daughter. "We'll see how much her life matters soon," the post on the Dallas woman's page read. "Better be careful leaving your info open where she can... More »

Texas Governor Badly Burned in Accident

Greg Abbott kept injuries quiet for days after Dallas shootings

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was hiding a painful secret when he spoke to the media after last week's shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas. The governor suffered severe burns on both of his legs in an accident while vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyo., several hours before the... More »

Police Chief: Dallas Sniper Had 'Devastating' Plans

Micah Johnson 'thought what he was doing was righteous'

(Newser) - Dallas sniper Micah Johnson had plans for even greater mayhem than the murder of five police officers , Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed in a CNN interview Sunday. The chief says bomb-making materials and a journal found at the 25-year-old's home signal that he had plans for an attack... More »

Dallas Police Chief: Shooter Scrawled in Blood

David Brown says gunman laughed at police during standoff, 'wanted to kill some more'

(Newser) - "At the scene where (Micah Johnson) was killed, he wrote some lettering in blood on the wall," Dallas Police Chief David Brown tells CNN in an interview Sunday. "Which leads us to believe that he was wounded on the way up." Brown says that Johnson scrawled... More »

Bahamas Issues Travel Advisory Over US Police Shootings

'Exercise extreme caution...in interactions with the police'

(Newser) - In a reversal of how this kind of thing normally works, the Bahamas issued a travel advisory Friday to its citizens visiting the US, NBC News reports. According to BBC , the advisory was brought on by the deadly week in the US. Or as the Bahamas' Ministry of Foreign Affairs... More »

Dallas Sniper Was Sent Home From Afghanistan

He was accused of sexually harassing female soldier

(Newser) - More details are emerging on Micah Johnson, who is now believed to be the lone shooter in the attack that killed five police officers Thursday night. The 25-year-old former Army reservist was sent home from Afghanistan in 2014 after being accused of sexually harassing a female soldier, the AP reports.... More »

Robert Kennedy's Eulogy for MLK Resonates This Week

'What we need in the United States is not division'

(Newser) - In the wake of the shooting death of two black men at the hands of police officers and the deaths of five police officers shot by a sniper this week, many people are sharing Robert Kennedy's 1968 speech eulogizing Martin Luther King Jr., Time reports. The speech, considered one... More »

Cops Killed by Dallas Sniper Wanted to Help People

Patrick Zamarripa and Michael Krol have been identified as 2 of the officers killed Thursday

(Newser) - Two Dallas Police Department officers killed by a sniper during a protest Thursday night in Dallas have been identified as 32-year-old Patrick Zamarripa and 40-year-old Michael Krol. Zamarripa was a veteran of the Navy who served three tours with the military police in Iraq, the Washington Post reports. “He... More »

Ex-Lawmaker After Dallas Shootings: 'Watch Out Obama'

Joe Walsh insists he wasn't trying to incite violence

(Newser) - Joe Walsh, a Republican congressman who represented an Illinois district from 2011 to 2013, is stirring things up with his reaction to this week's violence. Late Thursday, reacting to the shootings of police officers in Dallas and President Obama's angry response to the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling... More »

Image of Officers Saluting Fallen Comrades Goes Viral

'Honor line' formed at Parkland Hospital

(Newser) - A heartbreaking image from the aftermath of Thursday night's Dallas massacre is going viral. In it, police officers form what's called an "honor line" to salute their fallen comrades as coroner's office vans lined up at Parkland Hospital to transport the bodies of the five officers... More »

Slain DART Officer Was a Newlywed

Brent Thompson remarried 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - Just two weeks after her wedding day, Brent Thompson's bride is now a widow. Thompson, 43, was one of five police officers shot and killed in Dallas on Thursday and the first Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer killed in the line of duty since the agency was created in... More »

Gunman Identified in Dallas Shooting

Outlets name Micah Xavier Johnson, 25

(Newser) - Major media outlets are identifying the slain gunman in the Dallas attack as 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas, near Dallas. He told authorities in negotiations that he was an Army veteran, unaffiliated with any group, and out to kill officers and white people after the recent spate of... More »

Bomb-Detonating Robot Killed Dallas Suspect: PD

And other updates from Thursday's shooting

(Newser) - Details continue to emerge regarding Thursday night's police shooting in Dallas , with Mayor Mike Rawlings calling it a "heartbreaking morning," per the Dallas Morning News . Of note:
  • At least 14 people in total were shot at the police brutality protest, Rawlings confirmed, per WFAA : The death toll
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Civilian Shot in Dallas Protected Son From Bullets

Shetamia Taylor was wounded in right leg after throwing her body on top of 15-year-old son

(Newser) - Five police officers are dead and at least seven were injured after a shooting in Dallas Thursday night during a rally against police brutality, but at least one civilian was also injured during the attack—and she was hurt while trying to protect one of her children, her sister tells... More »

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