Days after five Texas police officers were shot and killed, Dallas Police Chief David Brown appealed to those disgruntled with police violence: "We're hiring," he said. Since then, employment applications to the department have increased dramatically.
The two tragic incidences of police killings - in Baton Rouge and Dallas - took place in the US south where slavery was strongest and where racial discrimination is still rather strong, author and historian Gerald Horne told RT.
Three young men and a juvenile have been arrested by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for stealing handguns from a pawn shop. The suspects were going to use the weapons to kill police officers, law enforcement officers said.
People take a chance whenever they interact with law enforcement in the US, whether you are an American or a tourist, so travel advisories by foreign governments are valid, political cartoonist Ted Rall told RT.
In an emotional and wide-ranging press conference, Dallas Police Chief David Brown called on lawmakers not to use law enforcement as a catchall for society’s failures. He also discussed how difficult the recent shooting has been for his department.