This week has been hectic. It seems as if the country is falling apart.
12 officers and 2 civilians were shot late last night in Dallas during what up until that point, had been a peaceful protest.
The news has exploded with coverage of the shooting and the response on social media has been overwhelming.
People had gathered in the streets of Dallas yesterday to protest police brutality after two more citizens had been killed by officers.
Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were the most recent victims.
Alton was killed in Lousiana, Philando was killed in Minnesota.
There were peaceful protests in Dallas, New York, Chicago, and many other cities.
With all the different reports circulating, it is hard to figure out what is true and what is false.
Some reports say there was one gunman. Other reports say there were multiple gunmen.
People are blaming the protestors. People are blaming the police.
Is there someone to blame in all of this?
All of this is overwhelming. All of this is unnecessary. Alton and Philando didn’t have to die. Those officers didn’t have to die.
This is too much.
As the news trickles out, I want to remain objevtive, and remeber Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. I want to remeber all the others on the list. I want to remeber these five innocent officers whose lives were lost.
All of this violence has to stop. Cops can’t run around shooting people and people can’t run around shooting cops.