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[ gunshot ] >> we got a guy with a long rifle. >> there's four cops down. >> there's no possible justification for these kinds of attacks. >> we're hurting. dallas officers are hurting. we are heartbroken. >> from day one he was a hero. >> let's come together as a country. >> black lives matter. >> oh, my god please don't tell
me he's dead. >> i want my justice. i want people to know who did this to us. >> i for one will not rest until the adequate punishment is served to all parties involved. it's been a head shaking, heartbreaking several days together here, hasn't it? we're so grateful for your company today. i'm christi paul, victor blackwell my partner there in dallas talking about what we know this morning. not just about what happened but also looking at a lot of the protests that happened overnight, right, victor? >> yes. we'll get to those protests in about 15 seconds. i want to start here by telling our viewers who are just joining us where we are. we're in front of the dallas police department headquarters. the tires, flowers, notes,
balloons and this is the front page. i want to hold it up here of the "dallas morning news," the pictures of those officers killed here on thursday night and the headline just two words summing up the pain here on the second morning after that attack, "we're hurting." we'll talk more about the hurting and the healing as we move through the day. the city of dallas reeling, this texas town epicenter of a tragedy, the heartbreak spread across nation. five officers murdered by a lone gunman, targeting white officers who was working a peaceful protest march. two black men killed in encounters with police in separate incidents. one in minnesota, one in louisiana. now overnight thousands across the country responded the way they knew how in numbers, marching to have their voices heard.
this is rochester, new york. 74 people here, though, arrested for disorderly conduct. hundreds protested police shooting there's. in san francisco, men and women there at city hall protesting what they call a racist police system. protesters flood new york's grand central station angered by police violence demanding justice there. tensions flared in baton rouge. this is where alton sterling was killed early this week. that protest ending just a few hours ago. the rally is there, clashed with police who were wearing riot gear a few placed under arrest.
in phoenix, police used pepper spray and shot bean bags pushing back protesters trying to protest and overrun a freeway. there were three people arrested there after rocks were thrown at police. the biggest protest, though, in atlanta. demonstrators just stopped traffic here. you see the standoff with police on a major road there, major highway. they overtook both lanes of traffic bringing rush hour to a standstill. now despite the incredible size of this gathering atlanta's mayor says fewer than ten were arrested. paul sandoval was there and he filed this report. >> reporter: peaceful yet tense is one way to describe what took place on the streets of atlanta friday evening. it started as a peaceful martin streets of downtown. authorities quickly sealed off the route that some of the
protesters, thousands were taking as soon as they headed towards the interconsistent. authorities creating a human chain, uniforms shoulder to shoulder here keeping some of these protesters from making their way out to the interconsistent as the mayor of atlanta said they don't want anybody to get hurt whether it's police officers, protesters, especially some people who are out for a drive. one of the reasons why things did escalate a bit during the early evening hours. that's when you had authorities, troopers, police officers facing off with some of these demonstrators as well. i'll have to say what's interesting there were actual conversations happening between law enforcement and some of these demonstrators as well at the head of the line. people were having conversations. in fact, some individuals would go up to these troopers, shake their hand and say thank you for their service. so it's interesting dynamic on the streets of atlanta. authorities will be on high alert throughout the weekend. they do say they will be taking a more tactical approach for
future demonstrations in light of what happened in dallas. back to you. >> our thanks for that report. authorities are trying to get inside the head of this gunman, the man behind the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11. [ gunshot ] >> is that a cop dead? that's a cop down. dude, that's cop down. there's four cops down. >> four? >> 25-year-old micah xavier johnson had an arsenal of weapons when he unloaded into the crowd thursday night with a mission to kill white people, especially white police officers according to the chief of police here in dallas. investigators searched that army veteran's home finding bomb making materials, ballistic vest, rifles, ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics. that journal could be really key to learning how he was able to pull off this attack.
president obama now cutting his trip short overseas in order to head to dallas early next week. we'll bring in sara in just a moment to talk about what we're learning about this shooter. sara if you could come on in and join us. there are questions about initially when this happened the connection to what was happening on that day. police have said there is no connection, he was very critical of black lives matter. what do we know about what seemed to be the length of time he planned this and this seemed to be planned before that protest. >> yeah. when the shooting happened they suddenly realized this was something that had to have been planned. now looking at the evidence they are pulling out of his home it appears that way. there's a journal about tactics. he was reading through these pamphlets that show,000 shoot and move. for a while there basically people thought and police thought there were two separate snipers shooting from a high vantage point literally picking
police officers off one by one by one, killing five people, injuring seven. but then they realize that this was just one man and started negotiate with him. they negotiated for hours according to the police chief. but that, obviously, did not work. but they started to take things out of the house after he was dead and realized that this was something he had certainly planned, this was something he had certainly taken the time to figure out how to do this daeed. people saw ammunition falling out of his pockets that's how much ammunition he had on him. they found a rifle, ballistic vests in his house. this person was clearly prepared to do the worst and utmost damage, not someone involved with the black lives matter movement, not involved as he said with any organization but clearly upset about what was happening and what is happening in this country between police and african-americans.
and so those things, obviously, played a role in his mind, but it was made very clear by police this had nothing to do with the protest. in fact, they said look during the protest we have pictures of police officers and protesters who are there protesting police brutality getting along fine. selfies. this department has worked for years to put itself in a good position with the community. it is community policing that's going on here and you saw that during those protests. and i think we have to be very clear these were two absolutely and completely separate incidents. the only link is that this person saw what was going on in america, it affected him. we don't know what was going on in his mind just yet but we're getting clearer picture he was angry. he targeted white people that's what he told police and targeted particularly white police officers. >> and took the opportunity to have, as you said did this deed
to conduct that because there were a large number of police officers there for that protest. we'll talk more about what happens next in the investigation in just a moment. thanks so much for being with us this morning. some of the words used to describe the officers killed here in dallas, because we're going to focus on them this morning. great, dedicated, wonderful dad. coming up how the community is rallying to show their support for those victims. plus over at baylor medical center other officers who survived the ambush, that's where they were treated. we're following that part of the story as well. >> reporter: victor it was controlled chaos, fear and then the realization that the very people who were being targeted here were police officers. i'm kyung lah outside of the baylor medical center. i'll bring you the stories of the er doctors who treated the very first victims.
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[ coughs ] sorry, tickle in my throat! water would be nice, but that would go right through me. ghost problems. . i'm victor blackwell. back life now in front of the dallas police headquarters. we're learning more about the victims of the deadly ambush here on thursday night. 12 members of law enforcement here in dallas were shot during that peaceful protest. some members of the police department, others of the dallas area rapid transit. the protests, though, were in response to the deaths of two black men at the hands of police in minnesota and louisiana earlier in the week. five police officers did not make it. jean casarez that's their story. >> we are reminded by the power of faith and what happens when we call on a higher power. >> reporter: an emotional prayer
vigil as the community mourns the loss of five police officers. among the victims 43-year-old brent thompson, a seven year veteran of the dallas area rapid transit, the father and grandfather was originally from corsicana, texas. he traveled to and survived the most dangerous parts of the world helping to bring justice to those that didn't have it. according to his linkedin page he was chief of operations for a private military contractor in iraq from 2004 through 2008. >> and he was dedicated officer. dedicated to the safety of americans all over the world. >> reporter: 32-year-old patrick zamarripa also survived the orders of serving overseas on through be killed protecting his hometown. the dallas police officer was deployed to the middle east as part of the iraq war effort. just this week he tweeted out his love for our country. his brother dustin tweet, love you brother. couldn't be prouder. we'll see you again.
40-year-old michael krol always wanted to be an officer and fulfilled his dream when he joined the dallas police force in 2008. also killed lorne ahrens a 14 year veteran. and dallas police officers michael smith. smith joined the department in 199, according 1989 according to his sister. five officers lost their lives. another seven were wounded including officer misty mcbride. her family rushing to the hospital to be by her side. >> she can live on to tomorrow and just glad she's alive. >> reporter: alive but according to her father requiring surgery. >> she was shot in the arm and it broke her shoulder and she was shot in the abdomen and it went in one side and went out the other side. >> reporter: still the mcbrides know they are the lucky ones. hunter telling her mother.
>> i love you. i'm glad you're here. >> reporter: jean casarez, cnn, new york. >> i want to share with you one of the quiet poignant moments that happened thursday night into friday morning. if you haven't seen it you should and if you have it doesn't thourt see it again. this happened just after the shooting. doctors and hospital staff, this was over at parkland memorial hospital. they linked arms around a krogr of uniformed officers to give them privacy to say good-bye to their fallen colleagues. this was a very important moment. happened early, early friday morning. kyung lah is live at baylor medical center where some of the victims of this shooting were taken. get us up to date, up to speed on those who survived the shooting and how they are doing. >> reporter: we don't have exact details on their status. the hospital says that they are trying to work with the dallas
police department to offer some privacy, some sort of peace for the families as these officers work through the trauma of their injuries. but from what we've heard from city, victor, what they are anticipating is that most of them have already been released or will soon be in the process being released. what we heard from in the overnight hours is we got to sit down with some of the very first responders, the people who were here at the er. they described what it was like the first call that was, that it was a shooting. they came here expecting the very first victims and then there was this realization that this wasn't just a shooting. the first victims arriving not by paramedics, they were arriving in their own bullet ridden squad cars. here's what temp r doctor told us. >> the police officers basically rode in their cars and got here
as fast as they good. came screeching around the corner. the squad cars themselves were shot up. some of their tires were blown out so they were coming on wheels. sparks flying. we had multiple patients suddenly we needed to take care of. the most critical we had the team up front take care of those patients as i then approached and as people then converged we realized okay we need to get this team on this patient, this team on this patient and make sure we had the right teams on the right patient. we needed to start thinking as we understood there's still an active shooter. >> reporter: at what point did it start to dawn on everybody what was happening inside the city? >> i think it was when the officers started to all come in and you saw their emotions and
frustrations and just how sad they were and just really one officer was, he was watching the news and hearing what was happening out there and the emotions he had because, you know, those were his -- that was his team out there that was being shot at. and he started crying when he was watching the news. that's when it really hit me oh, my gosh this could really be like orlando. we have to prepare for the worst and we don't know how many patients will be coming in or whether they will be police officers or civilians. we have to be ready for these guys. >> reporter: and the nurse there, when she talks about these guys, she's talking about her husband. her husband is a dallas police officer. he was working that day. thankfully he wasn't one of the first people who was downtown when all of this happened, but certainly you can imagine the fear gripping her as she's trying to do her job.
dr. burger mentioned something to us we found interesting. he has spent a lot of time. he's in the reserves with the navy. he spent a lot of time in the middle east. he said what he was experiencing yesterday was very much like a trauma in afghanistan. victor. >> all right. kyung lah there for us. thank you so much. some cops are saying that they feel under attack across the country, reports of police also feeling like they are being targeted, lured, ambush. the recent events sparking how police can protect themselves. oh my. good, you're good. back, back, back. (vo) according to kelley blue book, subaru has the highest resale value of any brand. again. you might find that comforting. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
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welcome back. i'm victor blackwell outside the dallas police headquarters here and as the couldn't mourns the loss of the five officers murdered in dallas, police officers across the country are now on edge as several more of them have become targets. in just the last 24 to 48 hours, so far there have been attacks in police officers in tennessee, in georgia, missouri, louisiana. the hours before the dallas ambush the first attack happened in bristol, tennessee. police say a man opened fire on drivers early thursday at a motel along the volunteer parkway. killing a woman and wounding three people including a police officer. the gunman was shot and arrested. now to georgia. investigators said a manmade a bogus theft call in order to lure an officer to an apartment complex and shot and wounded that man. the officer was able to shoot
back at the gunman. both are in an area hospital there. let's go to baldwin, missouri. police say a driver who was pulled over for speeding shot the officer in the neck. that officer is in critical condition this morning. the gunman ran away but was later captured. and new orleans. the fbi notified local police departments of social media threat to police officers. here's one. must kill every police. now, i want you to also having that in context listen to something that the mayor of dallas, mike rawlings said at a news conference here just yesterday. let's play it and we'll talk on the other side. >> but the chief makes decisions at times that people could be critical of. escalate it too much. do you put too much body armor on. think about today. this is what you're risking if
you don't do it right. >> let's bring in cnn law enforcement analyst cedric alexander and mr. russo. good morning to both of you. cedric, i want to start with you. detail for us because you're head of the department there in dekalb, public safety officer. what is that balance and how is it struck between protecting the officer and defending against these criticisms? >> well, you know, let's understand something here very quickly because oftentimes those two are mixed up. there is a part of policing where you do have to militaryize yourself. and we live in a very different time post-9/11. we're community oriented. we like to go out. have gear. their uniform.
in cases from what we saw the other night in dallas and also in orlando, we were up against violent individuals who were carrying high powered weaponry, and in the case there in dallas also there is indication or suspect of ied explosives being possible. so you have to prepare your police department one, to be trained in this weaponry, to have the necessary equipment and gear combat or fight an opposing subject who is coming into your environment, into your scene with high caliber weapons. let's go back to san bernardino. that was a major shoot out there on the streets of san bernardino with two individuals who had high powered rifles who came for a military-type of fight. so you have to have training. training is the important key here. but do officers walk around all
day long with this weaponry on them or in fatigues? no. we don't see that. but when they come to that type of fight, they have to be prepared for it. but it's about training and it's about understanding the difference between the two because today police have to be those guardians but at the same time gear up for a different kind of fight that we're seeing on the streets of our country by those who are trying to do great harm to a great number of people at one time. >> let's talk about what we saw on thursday night. these officers, granted were coming out to secure and protect the people who were, therefore, peaceful protesters and the protest was peaceful but they were outgunned by this one man. how does this impact the conversation of demilitarization of police officers that started after ferguson, after baltimore. >> my heart goes out to the
dallas police officers. every police officer remembers the day and minute they found out one of their own was shot or killed in the line of duty. the whole demilitarization thing is interesting. we have people in the debate who have no idea about law enforcement tactics or information. in ferguson people were throwing frozen water bottles at law enforcement and molotov cocktails. if you're a police administrator and have the ability to protect those officers from being burned or injured you have an obligation to do that. what we've seen people pulling or the government pulling some of these surplus military vehicles from law enforcement in georgia and at the same time the shoot out, the same week, the shoot out in san bernardino those officers were protected and those devices were used to keep them alive. that's the bottom line. demilitarization has been addressed everything from officers wearing high boots to carrying rifles. the bottom line the technology is there to protect them and we owe them the best protection we
can give them at the time. this concept of guardians versus warriors, warriors run into gunfire and protect citizens that are protesting to try to keep them alive. guardians draw chalk lines and every one of those police officers are warriors and that's what was needed at that moment. >> from your perspective, cedric, the name of your book is "the new guardians." what do you think about it. i'm not trying to start a conflict but this concept of warrior versus guardian, the role of police officers. >> well, me and mr. russo are saying the same thing. "the guardian" is that. we're in the community to assist, to be a part of, a member of that community, a part of that community. we're talking about those individuals who are prepared, they are trained, they got the best training to go out, do their jobs inside those communities. that's clearly stated in my book. but there's a flip side.
the flip side in certain circumstances, and just as we were talking about where police officers are going to engage a threat of individuals who want to do great harm to a great number of people they have to be prepared for that fight as well too. so, you always are going to have this continuum. we are here, we serve as guardians but we have to be prepared to move into a much more proactive type of position in order to go up against the real threats that are out there. i choose not to refer to them as warriors but those that are guardians but have the ability to move from guardian and move into that position to save lives if necessary with the right equipment and technology. >> all right. thank you both for being part of the conversation this morning. we'll continue to have separate angles of this conversation throughout the morning. including the political element here. the presidential candidates are now addressing the ambush here
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here. understand why these flowers, why the balloons, why this community is hurting. we need to go back and look really at the devastating week. two black men in two different parts of the country were shot by police officers and then this in dallas. watch. three consecutive days of violence sending shockwaves through the nation. tuesday morning police are called to the triple s food mart in baton rouge, louisiana for report of a man with a gun. two police officers tackled 37-year-old alton sterling to the grounds and after a brief scuffle sterling is shot several times. graphic video of the incident caught on bystander cell phones. [ gunshot ] [ yelling ] [ gunshot ]
>> the video is shared widely across social media sparking local protests and drauwing national attention. his son weeping the next day. sterling's family demanding justice. >> i say again i for one will not rest and will not allow y'all to sweep him in the dirt. until adequate punishment is served to all parties involved. >> the investigation now in the hands of the department of justice. wednesday night, 32-year-old philando castile is shot and killed during a traffic stop in falcon heights, minnesota. his girlfriend live streams the aftermath of the shooting on facebook. >> stay with me. we got pulled over for a busted
taillight in the back and the police [ bleep ] he's covered. he killed my [ bleep ] boyfriend. he's licensed. he's licensed to carry. he was trying to get out his i.d. in his wallet, out of his pocket and he let the officer know that he was -- he had a firearm and reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm. we're waiting -- i will, sir, no worries. he just shot his arm off. we got pulled over. >> i told you not to reach for it. >> you told him to get his i.d., sir and his driver's license. oh, my god please don't tell me he's dead. [ bleep ] >> his family saying he was targeted because he was black. >> i think he was black in the wrong place. >> we didn't do anything. we put our hands in the air.
we knew our rights and followed procedure. >> he's not a gangbanger. he's not a thug. he's very respectable. i know he didn't antagonize that officer in anyway. >> not one shot, not two shots, not three, not four but five shots. >> even the state's governor questioning whether this incident was racially motivated. >> if those passengers were white i don't think it would have. >> president obama addressing the shootings of both men as protests break out nationwide. >> when incidents like this occur, there's a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if because of the color of their skin they are not being treated the same. and that hurts. and that should trouble all of
us. >> thursday, as hundreds of people take to the streets to protest the violence, chaos erupts. [ sirens ] >> a gunman begins to fire into the crowd, targeting police officers. >> there's four cops down. >> four? >> yes. >> it's a dude. >> the chaos captured on police scanners. >> assist officer. shots fired. code 3. officer down. >> we got a guy with a long rifle. we don't know where he's at. >> slow down. he's in the damn building right there. he's in that building. >> we've got to get you down here right now. >> on the way. >> we believe he's in the el centro college building. >> he's inside the el centro building. >> in the end 12 officers are shot.
five are killed. it is the single deadliest day for law enforcement since 9/11. >> there are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city. all i know is that this must stop. this divisiveness between our police and our citizens. we don't feel much support most days. let's not make today most days. please, we need your support. >> police identified the gunman as 25-year-old micah xavier johnson. the dallas police chief saying johnson told them he was upset about the recent police shootings and wanted to kill white people especially white officers and that he act aide lone.
after several hours of negotiations he's killed by a police bomb robolt. president obama calling the shooting a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement and ordering flags on public buildings flown at half-staff. >> this has been a week of profound grief and heartbreaking loss. >> attorney genel loretta lynch speaking friday urging americans to move forward together. >> to all americans, i ask you, i implore you, do not let this week precipitate a new normal in this country. i ask you to turn to each other, not against each other as we move forward. let us support one another. let us help heal one another. and i urge you to remember today and every day, that we are one nation. we are one people. and we stand together. >> a tragic, tragic week across this country. the politicians, the presidential candidates are weighing in. that conversation is next.
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i'm victor blackwell, welcome back. it's just before 6:00 a.m. here in dallas, and there are families who are coming here to the dallas police department already, bringing flowers and notes and balloons and candles to remember the five officers killed here on thursday night. >> victor, thank you so much. i'm christi paul. we're so grateful to have your company and to get that perspective from victor who is there at the scene. i want to let you know about some other stories surrounding everything we've seen in the last two, three, four days here. first of all, after visiting
spain today president obama is going to be cutting his european trip short. he'll return to washington tomorrow and travel to dallas. that's at the request of the city's mayor. in poland yesterday he talked about how he felt regarding the loss of the five dallas officers. >> i believe i speak for every single american when i say that we're horrified over these events and that we stand united with the people and the police department in dallas. >> now as for those running for president, both hillary clinton and donald trump cancelled campaign appearances yesterday. they were responding to the dallas ambush. we want to let you hear what hillary clinton told wolf blitzer. >> we need to be bringing people together and i said on the campaign trail repeatedly we need more love and kindness and i know that's not usually what presidential candidates say but i believe it and i'll be speaking about it from now all the way into the white house and
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donald trump released a video statement. here it is for you. >> we must stand in solidarity with law enforcement which we must remember is the force between civilization and total chaos. every american has the right to live in safety and peace. >> wondering what you thought of the political reaction to the events this week. let's talk about it more with a trump supporter and our cnn political commentator and hillary clinton supporter. i want to start with some specifics here. what hillary clinton says she plans to do about confrontations like the ones we've seen this week. let's listen together. >> as president i would implement the very comprehensive set of proposals i've been making for more than a year including we must do more to
have national guidelines about the use of force by police, especially deadly force. we need to do more to look into implicit bias and do more to respect and protect our police. >> maria, what she says, nobody would really argue. she's absolutely right. the problem that some people might look at in what a lot of people have been saying is these are conversations we've been having since michael brown was killed two years ago and still it seems not a lot has changed. will national use of force guidelines work. is there anything specific she points to that can make a difference? >> sure. i think what she's talking about
is a holistic approach. we can agree there's not one silver lining here that will fix everything and so i think what hillary clinton is talking about is to have a very comprehensive holistic approach that is defined and that is talked about
using comments and using input from all sides of this debate. i think you're right, we have been talking about this for a very long time. i think what's happening instead of talking to each other, we have been talking at each other, yelling at each other or talking past each other. what hillary clinton is proposing to do is she has some very specific proposals as you have seen and as she has talked about, let's remember that her very first speech was about criminal justice reform but also talking about people coming together. and addressing these issues together. and talking to each other as opposed to past each other and i think that's something that has not been done as much as we need to do in the past. and as she talks about bringing people together, not dividing people, but making sure that people are really coming together and listening to each other is definitely something that has not been done as much as needs to be done. moving forward i think she will focus on that. >> let's listen to donald trump too what he said in his video
statement. >> our children deserve a better future than what we're making them live through today. but to get them there we must work together and stand together. we will make america safe again. >> i've heard some people say he looks and sounds very presidential there and he's speaking to families who are being hit with this chord, something that's resonating with them about what the future looks like for their children in america. i'm just wondering from you scotty how that will resonate with people who are on the fence with donald trump. >> this is one of the benefits of not being one of the parties in power. mr. trump can sit there and say these things, insert the proposals while hillary clinton is trying to figure out how will i do something different from the president who is currently in office. it's all about give a man a fish
you feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish you feed him for a lifetime. he wants to replace hate with respect. people feel race relations got worse since barack obama took office. that's all. since mr. trump is a businessman because the way do you that, let's give these folks real hope by giving them jobs, revitalize these inner communities and then you might be able to see the growth and change come from within because obviously what we're doing right now is not working. >> we're out of time. thank you both. we appreciate your input as always. >> thank you.
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welcome back. our coverage of the deadly police shootings continues here in dallas. >> yeah, it does, victor. something to see everything behind you there. he's going to have more for us, of course, at the top of the hour. dallas police ended the standoff with a new tactic that by all accounts we haven't seen before. how officers useed a robot to blow up the suspect and protect any officers from further harm.
>> we got a guy with a long rifle. we don't know where the hell he's at. >> there's four cops down. >> at that point i thought to myself, this is real. >> there's no possible justification for these kinds of attacks. >> we're hurting. dallas officers are hurting. we are heartbroken. >> since day one since he was born and he was hero. >> let's come together as a country. >> black lives matter. >> oh, my god please don't tell me he's dead. >> i want my justice, i want people to know who did this to us. >> i for one will not rest until the adequate punishment is served to all parties involved. ♪ >> it has been a jolting, heartwrenching several days hasn't it and we're so grateful to have your company as always as we walk through this together. i'm christi paul. my colleague and partner victor blackwell live for us in dallas. in front of what seems to be an
enormous memorial, there victor, from what we can see. >> yeah. just in front of the dallas police department headquarters, good morning to you. i want to step out of the way and give you a look at some of the families showing up here. it's 6:00 a.m. local time here in dallas, and there are families that have come here, have written notes, left them on the cars, taken just a moment of reflex, talking with some law enforcement officers, reading the notes. there's one on this cruiser that says, back the blue because i call, someone i call dad is on force. there are cards and flowers. one from the texas house of representatives, a wreath here as well. so this is what we've seen grow over the last 24 to 36 hours here in front of the police department and very likely there will be more people coming here throughout the day. again, it's just 6:00 a.m. and the families are here already. this community is, is mourning today and has been for two days
now after five officers were murdered by that lone gunman, targeting white officers who were working a peaceful protest. that march was in response to two other tragic events in our country, two black men died in encounters with police, separate incident, one in minnesota, one in louisiana. now overnight thousands across the country responded the only way they knew how in numbers marching to have their voices heard. in san francisco men and women descend on city hall protesting what they called a racist police system. rochester, new york, you see here, 74 people arrested in this city for disorderly conduct, hundreds protested the shooting there's. now to baton rouge where one the
shootings happened tensions flared. ralliers clashed with police. you see them in riot gear. a few placed under arrest but largely peaceful. this is phoenix. police used pepper spray, shot bean bags at the crowd there pushing back protesters. we're told they were trying to overrun a freeway. three people were arrested. we're told that happened after rocks were thrown at police. meanwhile, authorities are trying to get inside the head of the gunman behind the deadly attack here on police officers. the deadliest attack since 9/11 on law enforcement. investigators i 125-year-old micah xavier johnson had an arsenal of weapons when he unloaded them into that crowd. they found bomb making materials at his home as well. sara is following the details of what was found in this
investigation. authorities also found this journal of combat tactics. how key is that in this investigation? >> extremely key because what it speaks to is a planning process. this wasn't a person that suddenly decided to do something and went out to do it. he was planning. and that's how he was able to, number one kill so many people. so he clearly had an intention there long before this happened. how long before, we won't know. but i'm sure they are looking through all the details, looking for dates, looking to see just what it was that got him though point. we also should talk about some things pulled out of his home because that also speaks to his planning process. a rifle was in his home. ballistic vests that they found in his home as well as bomb making materials. of course when you consider all of that, this could have been, even though it was extremely terrible, this could have been worse. if he was able to, for example, take those bombs and he did tell
police during the negotiations that he had booby trapped the place and had bombs all over the place and they were extremely careful in trying to get to him as well. >> what's next in this investigation because i understand there are, of course, questions still that need to be answered. >> there have been in interviews with 200 police officers. apparently 12 officers fired back. any time a police officer fires his weapon or her weapon they are interviewed and there's an investigation. plus, considering that there was 45 minutes of a gun battle and there's got to be bullets and casings all over the place they are looking for forensic evidence as well. just because we now know the shooter is dead doesn't mean that there doesn't have to be a full investigation and a conclusion to that investigation at some point. that's going to take some time. >> we heard from chief brown, we heard from mayor rawlings much of downtown is a crime scene and still looking for a lot of that evidence.
what are they doing to increase security around the city because i know that's an important question that many who are in law enforcement and not in law enforcement have. >> i think at this point the threat, the immediate threat is obviously over. and they use this incredibly different -- none of us ever heard of this device that they ended up killing the suspect with, this robot that had a bomb on it and they were able to explode. a lot of people are talking about that and how useful it was in this particular situation to save lives after five people had already been killed, five officers killed, seven wound. but as far as making sure the city is safe the police are doing what they always do. they are investigating. they are going out and make being sure they have patrol officers on the street. >> and have been successful. >> this department has worked very hard to try to be more of a community police force. and you saw that during the black lives matter and the other protests going on all together
and they were protesting against police brutality. police were here and having conversations with one another. it wasn't a situation where there was violence at all between either group. there was really conversations going on. that speaks to how the police force has tried to change over the past 20 or 10 years. >> and under chief brown's leadership has been very successful and we'll talk more about that throughout the morning. thanks very much. police here in dallas, as sara just talked about used tactic that we had never heard of, seen before and many who study this seen or heard of. they sent that robot carrying a bomb into detonate teen kill that gunman. a look at that decision that many are calling unprecedented. that's coming up. plus the presidential candidates are now addressing the ambush here in dallas and the deaths of two black men in minnesota and
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well you can see victor blackwell is in dallas, and victor i can imagine there's a lot of healing that's trying to be done today. >> yeah, there is. we see that there are families coming here to try to stand in solidarity with the police department, and teach their children. we've seen some conversations between parents and children here at this memorial that's growing. yes the healing is beginning. but we're seeing on front page of the "dallas morning news" "we're hurting" is the headline. >> those are hard conversations to have with kids no doubt about it. we'll get you back to dallas and victor in just a moment here. after visiting spain today we know president obama is cutting his european trip short and returning to washington tomorrow so he can travel there to dallas. that's at the request of the
city's mayor. after the ambush there, both donald trump and hillary clinton cancelled campaign stops and responded to those shootings as well. how this is affecting the political world here is jeff. >> reporter: a gut wrenching week of violence. shaking america and shaping a divisive political summer. the gruesome police ambush in dallas on the heels of police shootings in louisiana and minnesota. create agnew test of political leadership. >> there is too much violence, too much hate, too much senseless killing, too many people dead who shouldn't be. >> reporter: hillary clinton and donald trump cancelling campaign stops in the wake of the massacre. she did appear friday night before black church leaders in philadelphia. calling for national guidelines on use of force by police. >> we will make it clear for everyone to see when deadly
force is warranted and when it is not. >> reporter: trump released a video late friday saying the slaying of five dallas police officers has shaken the soul of the nation. >> a brutal attack on our police force san attack on our country and an attack on our families. >> reporter: overheated presidential campaign suddenly confronted by a burning crisis over the police, violence and race. all this now front and center in the escalating fight between clinton and trump. >> why do you believe you would be better suited in handling the racial divide in america than donald trump? >> i have been involved in working to try to close the racial divide my entire adult life. i will call for white people like myself to put ourselves in the shoes of those
african-american families who fear every time their children
go somewhere. >> reporter: trump is framing the divide in starker terms. >> racial divisions have gotten worse not better. too many headlines flash across our screens every day about the rising crime and rising death tolls in our cities. >> reporter: both candidates said americans must respect the police regardless of rising incidents of wrongful shootings. >> we cannot, we must not vilify police officers. remember what those officers were doing when they died. they were protaekt peaceful march. >> reporter: the protests are erupting across the country but voters demanding answers from congressional leaders mired in gridlock. on capitol hill democrats pointed fingers at republicans. >> if this congress does not have the guts to lead, then we're responsible for all the bloodshed on the streets of america. whether it be at the hands of
people wearing a uniform, or whether it's at the hands of criminals. >> there will be a temptation to let our anger harden our divisions. let's not let that happen. >> reporter: four months before election day shooting, gun violence and race in america suddenly a very serious conversation to an already overheated presidential campaign. jeff zeleny, cnn, philadelphia. our thanks to jeff zeleny for that. this is a remark bible tale. dallas police said they had no other option than to use this bomb at the end of
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welcome back. i'm victor blackwell outside the dallas police department headquarters and the standoff between police here and that lone gunman who killed five officers ended in what really may be a first for law enforcement. the use of a robot carrying a bomb. cnn george howell has a look at how those robots are being used to keep men and women in uniform safe. >> there's the robot. going towards the -- >> reporter: remote controlled robots have been used by the u.s. military in wars in iraq and afghanistan to diffuse explosive devices. here's a scene from the movie "the hurt locke elocker."
in years departments have used the technology to investigate suspicious package. but in dallas the first the deliver of an explosive device by a robot that was used to killed the police shooting suspect holed up in a garage. negotiations to end the standoff had gone on for hours. >> we saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on the, its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. other options would have exposed our officers to great danger. >> reporter: police have not released the details of their
tactic, what type of robot was used, information about the bomb and how it was detonated or if the robot was even present at the time of the explosion. >> it could be picking up evidence. he could be picking up potential explosive devices. >> reporter: this company said it sold robots to several police departments in the department but wasn't sure if their device was used at thursday night. >> our purpose is to keep people at a safe distance. >> reporter: robots are expensive with some costing more than $100,000. local police departments say the technology is well worth the cost. >> before bomb technician had to climb into a suit, go down and take care of business. now we can use the robotic system. it's made the job so much better. >> reporter: george howell, cnn, dallas, texas. as i toss it back to you
christi, i was surprised. never heard anything like that to use a robot to carry in a fwom kill th bomb to kill this attacker. >> we'll talk with he is cedric alexander author of "the new guardians." what is the value, first of all, to police departments with this kind of machinery, weaponry? >> it has a great deal of value in terms of protecting officers utilizing that equipment where there may be some type of explosive device. you're able to use that robot to go in and investigate. it's your eyes on at close range. >> but being used -- >> to reduce any likelihood of injury to officers are citizens. >> to use it in this regard where the target is the suspect as opposed to another explosive
device or for the use of surveillance. >> let's put this whole thing in context and that's what's important, very important. even though this is the first time of us hearing this being used by an american police department. >> as opposed to the military. >> as posed to in a war they are. here's what very important. they felt and it was clear in the other night there in dallas, we had a subject with a high powered rifle, a subject who had shot and killed five police officers and injured many others, that was holding a community at bay, that had barricaded himself inside a parking garage, and as s.w.a.t. entered they had to make a decision based on negotiation, based on tactics in which they were trained in what do we need to do in order to eliminate or minimize this threat. how they -- what threshold they used in order to get there i can't tell you that.
but they felt they needed to do what they needed to do at that time. that's what we heard chief brown say. >> i don't know if anybody would question necessarily what they did in dallas but the "l.a. times" has an article bringing up the fact that there are some ethical questions that are popping up regarding possibly future use of something like this. how do you find that symmetry between the threat and the use of this in a civilian set snooping that's going become the $100,000. this is the first time we've ever heard of this in this country again outside of a war zone. being that's the case the "l.a. times" article which i had an opportunity to read began to ask those questions. and i think there are going to be other questions as it relates to the ethics of it being utilized in an american society. but, however, i think it's important to understand in the context of the threat that the officers have to face out there today, whether it's in dallas,
orlando, certainly in san bernardino which is a very clear case of ircieds being utilized those who had field training in the middle east and that's the threat which our officers are up against. so sometimes they have to make decisions and then we have to do things that are different but that doesn't mean it won't raise questions. we have to ask those questions and come to some resolve. we live in a very, very different threat matrix than we ever had before and we thoof be prepared to meet that threat. >> and trained. you talk about how important the training is. thank you very much. still ahead the deadly ambush of police in dallas was bad enough. it wasn't the only attack against officers around the country those. this is one reason ordinary americans are going out of their way to let police know that they are appreciated. hopefully this is part of the healing that's starting to take
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two recent police killings of black men one in minnesota the other in louisiana have sparked large protests in cities acrowned the country all of them rallying around black lives matter. while the demonstrations are largely peaceful, the deadly ambush of a police officer in dallas shows that anger is boiling over again. let's be clear here. separate from the protests what this man did. there have been numerous recent attacks on police across the country. one of the most provocative in georgia where an officer was lured to an apartment building bay bogus 911 call. he was shot and wounded and able to wound the gunman. now to understand how we got here we need to look back at a devastating week for this country that began with two black men in two different parts of the country who were shot by
police officers. three consecutive days of violence sending shockwaves through nation. tuesday morning police are called to the triple s food mart in baton rouge, louisiana for report of a man with a gun. officers tackle 37-year-old alton sterling to the ground and after a brief scuffle sterling is shot several times. graphic video of the incident caught on by standers cell phones. [ yelling ] [ gunshot ] [ yelling ] [ gunshot ] >> the video is shared widely across social media sparking local protests and drawing national attention. sterling's 15-year-old son openly weeping during a press conference the next day. sterling's family demanding justice. >> i say again, i for one will
not rest and will not allow y'all to sweep him into the dirt. until adequate punishment is served to all parties involved. >> the investigation now in the hands of the department of justice. wednesday night, 32-year-old philando castile is shot and killed during a traffic stop in falcon heights, minnesota. his girlfriend diamond reynolds live streams the aftermath of the shooting on facebook. >> stay with me. we got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back. and the police [ bleep ] he's covered, he killed my [ bleep ] my boyfriend. he's licensed to carry. he was trying to get out his i.d. in his wallet, out of his pocket and he let the officer
know that he was, he had a firearm and reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm. we're waiting for -- i will, sir, no worries. he just shot his arm off. we got pulled over. >> i told him not reach for it. i told him to get his handout. >> you told him to get his i.d. and driver's license. oh, my god please don't tell me he's dead. please don't tell me my boyfriend went just like that. >> his family saying he was targeted because he was black. >> i think he was just black in the wrong place. >> we didn't do anything. we put our hands in the air. we knew our rights and followed procedure. >> he's not a gangbanger. he's not a thug. he's very respectable and i know he didn't antagonize that officer. >> not one shot, not two shots, not three, not four, but five
shots. >> even the state's governor questioning whether this incident was racially motivated. >> would this have happened if those passengers, the driver was white, i don't think it would have. >> president obama addressing the shootings of both men as protests break out nationwide. >> when incidents like this occur, there's a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if because of the color of their skin they are not being treated the same. and that hurts. and that should trouble all of us. >> thursday as hundreds of people take to the streets to protest the violence chaos erupts. a gunman begins firing into the crowd, targeting police
officers. >> there's four comes down. >> four >> yeah, he shot five seven times. >> it's dude? >> the chaos captured on police cameras. >> shots fired. code 3. officer down. >> we got a guy with a long rifle. we don't know where the hell he's at. >> slow down. he's in the damn building right there! i don't know where he's at. he's in that building. >> we've got to get -- right now! >> on the way. >> rifle possibly in the el centro college building. >> inside the el centro building. >> in the end 12 officers are shot. five of them are killed. it is the single deadliest day for law enforcement since 9/11. >> there are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city. all i know is that this must
stop. this divisiveness between our police and our citizens. we don't feel much support most days. let's not make today most days. please, we need your support. >> police identified the gunman as 25-year-old micah xavier johnson. the dallas police chief saying johnson told them he was upset about the recent police shootings and that he wanted to kill white people especially white officers and that he acted alone. after several hours of negotiation he's killed bay police bomb robot. president obama calling the shooting a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement and ordering flags at public buildings around the country to be flown at half-staff. >> this has been a week prove
found grief and heartbreaking loss. >> attorney general loretta lynch speaking friday urging americans to move forward together. >> to all americans, i ask you, i implore you, do not let this week precipitate a new normal in this country. i ask you to turn to each other, not against each other as we move forward. let us support one another, let us help heal one another. and i urge you to remember today and every day that we are one nation, we are one people, and we stand together. >> 12, 12 dallas officers were shot during thursday night's ambush attack and as we know five didn't make it. i want you to hear from the father of one of those five. >> from day one he was a hero. he was my little hero. he would be a hero now. [engine revving]
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welcome back. we are learning more about the victims of that deadly ambush here on thursday night. 12 dallas area officers were shot during a peaceful protest over the deaths of two black men at the hands of police in minnesota and louisiana. five of the officers were killed. brent thompson a dallas area rapid transit officer. patrick zamarripa, michael krol, lorne ahrens and michael smith as well. i want to bring in now a voice
that helps these families because as you would expect the families of these officers are having a tough time dealing with the loss, the sudden loss of these officers. we have with us ashley hardy. she is the president of the metroplex area concerns of police survivors, and start with me this discussion you had with two of these families. i know you're going to respect their privacy. >> absolutely. >> tell me about the conversations you had with them. >> on our arrival at the hospital it is our main focus and our main goal to make sure that they know we're there for them from the very moment they find out that their officer has been killed in the line of duty and so going in and sitting down with those families, the spouse, the parents, siblings, the children, very important to have conversations with them and to let them know they are not alone, unfortunately there are others, so many of them that lost their lives in the line of duty.
sitting down with them and talking about their initial thoughts of how to feel, being numb, angry, upset, not understanding why did this have to happen. please tell me this is a dream. >> you know that feeling because coincidentally and ironically nine years to the day of the ambush you lost your husband. >> yes, sir. >> what were you feeling when you were watching what happened in dallas that night? >> i was sick to my stomach. my heart hurt knowing there were five more families, children, spouses, parents that were going to have to go through the same thing that myself and my twin daughters and my husband's family and his dad and his sister had to go through learning that wes was killed in the line of duty. you're in shock. you really don't know what to think. you don't know what to feel. as time goes on and you have to make those arrangements and have to do all those things that go on with the line of duty death it's so in the public eye, these families are not allowed to
grieve privately. unfortunately it's not possible because so many people want to show their support and so many people want to be there for them that it's so public that they are just not allowed to grieve. so numb and just not truly understanding what's truly going on. >> the cameras, the national attention will leave at some point. >> absolutely. >> what then will the next couple of weeks, months, years even say head for these families from your organizations. >> to give you a little bit background, we've been around for more than 30 years. it was formed in 1984, with 110 individual members. we serve more than 37,000 families nationwide. we have over 50 chapters across the united states. and so -- >> it really is a family of its own. >> absolutely. absolutely. national cops and police survivors is funded by grants and donations so there's peer support for the families of the fallen whether you're a spouse
or you're child or adult sibling, adult children and also as far as co-workers and co-workers with spouses and there's peer support for grief counselling. >> i want to you listen to what the father of patrick zamarripa told our erin burnett and he was very emotional, understandably. we'll play it for our viewers and then talk. >> very, very helpful young man. he was very giving. he would give his last dollar if he had it in his pocket if you need it. he would bend over backwards to help anybody out. he was very patient. he would try to help anybody out the best company. if you need help patrick would offer help even if he couldn't do nothing. he would offer to it you. my son was -- since day one he was a hero. and he was little hero. he's a hero now.
yeah. he's going to be missed. >> your heart breaks for that father who went to the hospital and heard there was a shooting once he got there and then got the news that his son had been killed. thanks so much for being with us. thank you for what do you for these families. >> thank you. >> we'll continue, of course, our conversations about those who were killed here but also we need to have two simultaneous conversations. going to hear that a lot this morning. we'll have the conversation about the deaths of african-americans at the hands of police and highlighting the fears of many people across the country, many express their pride but what happens when a mass murderer hijacks some of that? we'll talk about that in a moment.
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are black and of those twelve were unarmed and nine of them had toy weapons. these numbers are based on reports and public records and social media and other sources. two of the most recent that happened just this week. alton sterling in louisiana, philando castile in minnesota. i want to bring in david wilson that's catering to african-americans. david, thank you for being with me. i want you to talk about the ability to have these simultaneously conversations, what we are talking about here in dallas and the deaths of sterling and castile. did it make it easier or
difficult to have the conversation about what many black people feel and what many police officers feel? >> well, clearly, i think it makes it difficult but i think it is two conversations that americans must have at the same time. we all mourn for the five officers who were assassinated and the twelve who were injured in class. at the same time the protests are for millions of black folks who have been disfranchised or feels that their lives don't matter. so many unborn black folks not just here in america but around the globe. you tend to look at this just as an american problem but a lot of people around the globe is looking at what happened in america and taking that as an example, i can give you a clear case.
i was stopped in brazil and after they went through my bags and gave me my belonging bag, oh, but you have it worst in america. this is something that everything is looking of how americans treating black people and how they treat this diswilhelmsdi disfranchise and in society. >> let me ask you david, your concerns of how what happened here in dallas could impact the protests we see across the country, what are those concerns? >> well, my concern is that we are going of a heighten police protection during protests and i hope that does not create more tensions between officers and protesters. i mean these protests over the last couple of years have by and large been very peaceful.
i think there is going to b be -- some of these police agencies across the country to tighten security. what i hope does not happen is that there is no conflict as a result of it. i think it is going to be in everybody's head going forward. it is going to be in the protester's head and the police officer's head. i hope it does not create tensions, protesters want to get their point across peacefully and police officers want to do their jobs protecting the lives of innocence >> yeah, we have seen from the officers here across the country antidotely going out of their way. but, still working to make sure they're protecting people and protecting themselves. i want to ask you a question and it is an uncomfortable question. after seeing the image that's
been on social media, the few pictures that we have of this shooter, of -- candidly -- we throw our fist in the air. it is solidarity and a symbol of change and resistance, have this man changed that by doing what he did here in dallas? >> no more than a police officer wearing a badge has changed the perception of most americans about all police officers. i think this is a guy who's clearly deranged and he can wear anything. he can wear a cnn shirt, it would not make anything of cnn. we have to look at this guy as
an isolated incident. most african-americans, 99.9% are in solidarity with the dallas police department right now. we mourn for the lives loss. at the same time, we have to continue to fight for our people. i have never seen a moment for my life where there is so much about being black. i look at the philando castile, if that was me, i don't know if i could have done anything differently and have a different outcome. i would have been in the mourn right now. i think we have to have two conversations at once. it is difficult to have the simultaneous conversations. david wilson, thank you very much for being with us.
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myself this is real >> there is no possible justification for this. >> we are hurting. >> dallas officers are hurting. we are heartbroken. lets come together as a country. black lives matter. >> oh my god please don't tell me he's dead. >> i want my justice, i want people to know who did this to us and for what. is it an adequate punishment? >> it is been an emotionally several days. we always are, i am christie paul and good morning to you, i am victor blackwell here. i want to show you show ing wit
the dallas morning news of the headline we are hurting and the pictures of those five officers here in this community is hurting but trying to heal. >> christie, you have some breaking news to get to. >> we do, thank you very much. we have learned an armed suspect has been killed in an officer involved shooting. this happened in the houston area, according to the spokesperson from the houston department. two officers were on patrol, they came across a man standing in the street armed with a revolver. they told the man to put the weapon down, instead he pointed the weapon at them. i understand that he has died. we'll have more details coming up and as we continue to get
more nsinformation, victor, thas the latest of the fatal shooting in houston, i want to get back to you in dallas. >> we hope to learn more of what happened there. a busy day here. just as few hours from now, president obama will be speaking with the media. he's expected of course, to comment on the death of five police officers here in dallas. we are watching new protests in washington dc, expected to start pretty soon and we'll cover those where they began. in the meantime, a rash of demonstrations across the country all day friday and boo the night following the deaths of two black men died after encounters of police. one incident? louisiana and the other many minnesota. in nashville more than 1,000 people gathered in city hall, they had a vigil so large that it shuts down major streets. >> in detroit, support of the
black lives matter movement speaking out against violence. "no justice, no peace." >> they're expected to gather today in one of six protests across the city. now, baltimore demonstrators shouting black lives matter there. that city was paralyzed, a year ago following the death of freddie gray. >> is that cop dead? that's a cop down. there is a cop down. yeah. there is four cops down. >> micah xavier johnson with a
mission to kill people especially white officers. investigators found bomb making materials and rifles and ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics, that could be key how he's able to pull this attack. president obama is coming to dallas next week. >> what are we learning about this man? >> we are learning a lot of details. one of the conversations he had with police before he was killed, some of those conversations you talked a little bit about, he talked about what he was doing what he was doing and he's targeting white people and particularly officers. he was disturbed of what he's been seeing of the relationship between black men with officers. saying he did not involve with
any organizations but did mention black lives matter and why they are protesting. we are learning of some of the things he had in his home that disturbed of the -- he also had add journal that talked about what he planned to do or had some details about that and also he was looking at information about how to shoot and run. i think that was what he was doing >> a lot of these details are from the chief of police here in dallas, david brown, he has seen more than the share of tragedies over the last six years. >> i was here the last time police department, there was a man that came and still you can see the bullets and he was here for that. he had certainly tragedies that
he has had to over come. >> the city of dallas is horrified after thursday's vicious ambush. police particularly, white officers. five police officers were killed and seven others wounded after a gunman opened fire at at downtown dallas protests over police killing the young black men. a strong voice have emerged. there is no words to describe the entrocity that occurred inside our city >> at the same time he's dealing with the after math of a deadliest assault on law enforcement since 9/11. >> we don't feel much support most days. lets not make today most days.
please. we need your support to be able to protect you from being like these who carried out these tragic, tragic event. >> he's a 30 year veteran of the dallas police department. few people know heart aches and pain better than chief brown, he lost a brother and a colleague and son. six years ago, his own son killed a police officer. his son was shot more than a dozen time. brown's younger brother was killed back in the '90s. he does not talk much about those losses. he must unravel what happened behind those. >> through our investigation of the suspects, it is relegalveal
us that this was a well planned and well thought out, evil trage tragedy. we won't rest until we bring everyone involved to justice. [ applause ] [ cheers ] >> under ground leadership, the dallas police department work hard to reduce excessive force in recent years. police trained to use tasers instead of bullets in certain situations. now, some of these officers are dead and one man must help the city. >> in the police profession, we are comfortable with not hearing thank you from citizens especially who need us the most. we are used to it. >> thank you, thank you. >> so today feels like a
different day than the days before this tragedy. because you are here. dallas is as city that loves. >> yeah. >> and i know that we have been talking a lot about the investigation. people want to know why this happens. i want to mention five names the country should be thinking about for more. lorne ahrens, mike smith, michael krol, patrick zamarri , zamarripa,. these are all five heroes. >> thank you very much. this is a moment that many of us are watching the coverage early friday morning. hospital staffing in dallas and
doctors there armed and forming a protective barrier as they were carried out in the facility. we talked to the doctor why they did that. >> reporter: victor, this community has suffered such loss inside these emergency rooms as these doctors trying to save lives. they're telling us these stories behind these images coming up in a live report. it plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin. hydro boost. from neutrogena kellogg's® frosted 8 layers of wheat... and one that's sweet. for the adult and kid in all of us. ♪ kellogg's frosted mini-wheats® feed your inner kidult
around, a group of uniform officers to say good-bye to their fallen colleagues. >> i know we are not getting specifics but more about this moment and what we saw from most medical professionals. >> reporter: we tell you about what happened right before that. we are getting much more details about those hectic moments as the calls first came in. there were mass casualties and they had no idea of what they're about to get. one those officers started arriving, they did not come by paramedics, they came in their own squad cars, squad cars that were brittle with bullets because they had been in downtown dallas. one of the er doctors served in afghanistan, he spent 20 month in the middle east says this
professionals -- they ran in and tried to save them but they could not save everyone. they lost two. a dallas police officer and a dart police officer, the rapid area transit. they did what they could. they try to send them off in the best and most respectful way as possible. as the van pulls up, we saw the medical personnel exits the emergency room standing shoulders by shoulders. the two bodies left this hospital. victor. >> reporter: live there for us, thank you very much. >> of course, we are here in dallas. you can hear the traffic and out of the violence here against those officers in dallas. some officers we have learned had been shot the last 48 hours across the country, i want to
louisiana and hours before the dallas ambush, the first attack happens in bristol, tennessee. a man opened fire on drivers early thursday killing a woman, wounded three people including that officer. the gunman was shot and arrested. investigators say a manmade a -- shooting a wounded officer but the officer was able to shoot back at the gunman. now, in missouri where police say a driver was pulled over for speeding shot the officer in the neck. that neck is in critical condition this morning tch, the gunman ran away. in new orleans, the fbi notified police departments of social media threat to officer in one quote "must kill every police." lets talk about that. >> our police executive director
of police association, good morning to you. condolences for your losses here, i know you cannot talk about specifics of the investigation for these officers. what has been the impact that brought on this? >> well, you know first, our officers are with heavy hearts and a state of shock and disbelief of what has occurred here in dallas. there are unprecedented types of violence against police in the united states and especially here in dallas texas. i think the impact on our department is what we have seen and we can civilize and you can see with flowers and candles. we are seeing support from our residents and our business of community. we are alseaio seeing -- they w
to readdress this, and they do not want violence. >> now, lieutenant governor said that he saw protesters needing the health of police while they were protesting. did you see tha went well? >> i want to expand on what the governor said. we had our relations engagement since 1993, we had community policing. every chief has expanded on that and its gotten better and better in community engagement. our protesters had multiple protests and we protected the
protest and the day of the protest and an hour before, 30 minutes before, police were taking photographs with protesters and posted on social media and walking along the side of the route. we can agree or disagree, and that goes across many disciplines. we have professionals and we go to our jobs and we ran through the face of danger and we lost five officers. >> let me ask you about this. i know you have seen it. jones, she on her facebook page, we'll play a bit of her video had a message. lets watch it. >> please forgive me. if you are white and you work in a black community and you are racist, you need to be ashamed
of yourself. you took a oath and you need to take your behind some where else. if you are that officer, you are afraid of people that don't look like you, you have no business in that uniform. take it off. >> again, she is a police officer and it is been viewed nearly seven million times. but, are there real conversations like that inside the department? >> i can speak for dallas. i have seen this conversation. i have seen officers with other officers who have different understanding of cultures and different places where we come from. i mean we are still trying to figure out this integrated society and segregated society.
the conversation is to stamp that out is reprimanded and determinations and police departments will not tolerate racism and discrimination. the bias which all of us have which we don't focus on, it is a conscious bias, that conversation cannot take place until you realize that you have a culture difference. that's maybe what the young lady is saying when you see something vastly different from how another race or ethic sees things, that's the problem between us, we don't talk about, the small conversations but at large -- that's why of the 21st century, i call on the national president of this police brutality. i hope the future president to have that conversation so we can have that conversation overall and in every city across the united states. we need to have it.
she's right in that aspect >> deputy chief, thanks so much for being with us. >> thank you for having me as always. thank you for the nation for the world of support to the dallas police department and our rapid area transit police department >> thank you very much, the call for justice the call of so solitarity. what should be done to answer those calls? i'm terrible at golf. he is. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf for as long as i can. new patented ensure enlive has hmb plus 20 grams of protein to help rebuild muscle. for the strength and energy to do what you love. new ensure enlive. always be you.
blackwell in dallas. >> i am christie paul in atlanta. we have learned a gunman had been killed in the houston area, this happened over night. houston is three and a half hours south of dallas where victor is right now. according to the spokesperson, two officers were on patrol when they came across a man standing in the street with a revolver. they told the man to put the weapon down. instead, he pointed it in the air. after that, the officers continued to speak the the suspect, the suspect pointed their weapon in the direction of the officers. the officers discharged their duty weapons. both officers shot the man and he did die. we'll continue to have more information about what happened over night in houston as we move forward. right now i want to get uh-uh back to victor who's in dallas where they are working so hard
to maybe have a healing at least to start to begin and we see behind you the huge memorial there. >> yes, it is healing. we also heard from one of the leaders of the local community concerns of police survivors. some of these being so politic ma public making it difficult. >> you see people here leaving their matches and reading cards and leaving notes and flowers and a few memento to show they are grateful. back the blue because someone i call dad is on the force. two notes written on basic notebook paper there taped to that window on the back of the car. we have seen this, this morning
for several hours and it is just about 8:35 here. we know president obama will be coming here to dallas. we know that he's right now is over seas, we are expecting him to speak to the president in a few hours and commenting on the death of the five police officers here on thursday. authorities are trying to piece together how this 25 years old army veteran who served in afghanistan was able to shoot people in multiple locations in downtown dallas. and a search in his home turned up with bomb making materials and ballistic vest. they set with a robot with a bomb on one arm of it to kill the gunman hiding there. >> while a lot of people are grieving the fallen officers, there is also people grieving
for philando castile and alton sterling. the two black men who died this week. in baton rouge, there was a protest about 300 people faced off with police last night. they were in riot gear. we'll take you to phoenix now where police used bean bags and pepper spray. one of the big protests made its way through the streets of downtown, atlanta. polo sandoval is in the brink of that, he's joining us in atlanta. give us what you saw. >> eventually about thousands of people made their way through downtown and parts of midtown and authorities basically scaled back and they said as we heard from the mayor yesterday saying as long as the protests remaining peaceful, these
individuals will be able to make their way through the streets and even that meant to block traffic. we did see a tense moment as we were marching them. some of these individuals trying to make their way onto the interstate and that's when state troopers grabbed them and created this virtual barrier, you are seeing this shoulder to shoulder blocking some of these individuals and despite of it being fairly tense at times which interestingly that these pockets of conversations that were happening along that line. i went to a couple of protesters and speaking and having conversations with the troopers that were essentially blocking their path. yes, it was peaceful at the same time and those conversations were happening. we do know only two arrests happened yesterday according to authorities, ultimately, as we expect more protests the days ahead. the mayor is calling people to remain peaceful and to stay of
what they call keeping the tradition and respect the law but at the same time trying to get their message across. >> polo sandoval, thank you very much. calls for justice and police reforms. we'll examine of what should be done to keep our community safe and our police safe, stay with us. ♪ using 60,000 points from my chase ink card i bought all the fruit... veggies... and herbs needed to create a pop-up pick-your-own juice bar in the middle of the city, so now everyone knows... we have some of the freshest juice in town. see what the power of points can do for your business.
of the recent police shooting are sparking calls from police departments across the country. as you know someone an over hauled of training and revamping our police culture. lets talk to the critical professor of law at the university of chicago, thank you very much for being with us, we appreciate it. >> based on everything you have studied and a number of run, what do you believe police agencies need to do when it comes to the use of deadly force? >> yeah, first, i have to pause, christie because of this time. it is a time i really find myself at a loss for words and usually, -- here is what we need to do and here is what needs to be done to fix this. i am going to start with just not knowing what to say because like much of the nation,
grieving to and consumed by the images we have seen and the image of black mom with her four years old daughter as they watch her boyfriend died at gunpoint at the backseat of the car. the image of a black man shot at point-blank range as he was pinned to the ground. images of all those innocent people in dallas stood up and speak out of what's wrong and the dallas police. i wish i had the policy and all the answers of here is what we need to do and here is what i can say to make it all better tlc. >> not only that, is it even possible really at the end of the day when you think about it. is it possible? everybody is struggling with the
fears and the sadness and the shock. everybody is in this together in that regard. >> yeah. but, i am also struck and i agree and i think rushing into prescription is a form of denial of our collective -- i am str k struckstruck by the courage of some black women, the mom, shetamia taylor, who shielded her son as her son is being shot. to live stream it, that's probably just and her boyfriend's name, no one would know her boyfriend's name and
mr. castile, it would be another police life. the knowledge she had that -- >> i want to sask about that, about the video, that changed a lot of things for people in terms of perspective that we have and the trust that you do or do not have in people and in what really did or did not happen. know doubt about it. the fact that woman have a way to take and to take home in that moment is beyond most people understanding. does that video change anything when it comes to how we move forward? >> i think it does. i think for courage and i think so many young people around the nation are making a difference. it is difficult as these issues
are, the only away is to acknowledge the problem. the video and work like mr. reynolds has voiced us all. we have to come to grip with this and in black communities. it is only an we acknowledge that and we have the power to deal with it honestly. also what she did gives me a reason for hope and i also just have to pause to take knowledge of heroism of the dallas police officers who were out there protecting them and had the courage to gun towards gunfire and had todd protect folks. just even in an area with so many policemen that the amount of harm that a single gunman could do and the amount of harm
we are talking about and we had officers -- shot and killed in america by a fellow veteran who served in afghanistan. i cannot say how sad that makes me. >> and i think the rest of the country shares your grieve and are in shock of what happened. i know you were trying to study and how to make a better world. we appreciate your thoughts and we are grateful for the work you are doing, thank you for being here >> thank you so much for having me, christie >> of course, the presidential candidates have something to say about the ambush in dallas and the deaths of the two men, the black men in minnesota and louisiana after encounters with police. we'll take a look at how the candidates are responding to these events. . 8 layers of wheat. and one that's sweet.
trail, we need more love and kindness, i know what usually presidential candidates say but i believe it and i will be speaking about it from now all the way into the white house and beyond. >> lets talk about the response of this. hillary clinton supporters and our senior pastor ebony is with us now and our founder of women vote. thank you both, ami, i would like to start with
you. part of the statement that donald trump released lets listen together here. >> too many americans are living in terrible poverty and violence. we need jobs, we are going to produce those jobs. racial divisions have gotten worse, not better. >> okay, here is the thing. he has been accused of in citing a lot of racial in equality
emotions. does it seem dis-in generous -- >> i don't think so, this comes down to we need to respect each other. where is the respect and the love? why was the answer to what happened in minnesota and louisiana, why was it not in orlando where everybody can come together to say love will conquer hate. we need to talk to each other to have conversations and respect each other. you treat others the way you want to be treated. that's what we need to do more of in our everyday and daily lives. >> rafael, hillary clinton said that we need to do more to respect and protect our police, these are the same things that we have been talking about for two years since michael brown was killed.
how do we do that? she says it is time to get out there and make it happen. >> we have been talking about it a lot longer than that. we are
focused to speak on this issue of police brutality. my question is too often we talk about police brutality without dealing massacres. what happened this week in louisiana and in minnesota was tragic, predictable. i would argue that we have made a set of public policies, decisions in this country the last 30 years, we are incarceration of our capitol of the world. we houses 25% of the world's prisoners. you don't get to be capitol of the world by playing nice ton streets. the police officers are called and the precious black families and bodies every week, sometimes
of physical death and of the time of social death in america, incarceratio incarcerations, we need to hear more from our presidential candidates. i was glad to hear miss clinton say we need love and kindness, that's an appropriate response. justice is what love looks like in public. >> there is something that, a post that sarah palin put on her facebook page that had people talking today. #black lives matter is a farce. it is now americans are using to divide our nation.
a >> i think sarah palin is relevant and i understand where she's coming from. hate is something that is taught. where does a 25 years old get so much hate? that's concerning. i thank god for these mobile phones we had now. i cannot imagine had the woman in minneapolis did not have that and to hear the little girl, this is as huge thing that's going on right now. i think that we need to stop talking at each other and start talking with each other. >> okay, i have 15 seconds literally. >> so we need more love and more understanding and this moment, this tragic as it is, provides us what it is. they were killed because black
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