Police Get Shot Down in Dallas After Black Lives Matter Rally
Two Suspects in Custody in Shooting Death of 4 Dallas Police Officers in Rally
– KLIF Dallas Radio
“(WBAP/KLIF NEWS) Dallas – Two suspects are now in custody after four officers were killed during a shooting in downtown Dallas during a protest rally.
Police say they believe there were two snipers involved.
Police are asking for anyone downtown to get off the street and take cover.”
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11 officers shot, 5 dead, SWAT in standoff with 1 person after shooting after Dallas rally
– Dallas Morning News
What we know so far:
* 4 Dallas police officers, one DART officer killed
* Six officers and one civilian wounded
* One suspect was dead in a garage at El Centro College after exchanging gunfire with with police.
* A woman near the shootout in the garage is in custody
Snipers fatally shot three Dallas police officers and one DART officer, and wounded several others as a demonstration against shootings of black men by police wrapped up Thursday night.
Dallas police Chief David Brown said about 8:58 p.m., at least two snipers shot 11 officers and one civilian from elevated positions with rifles during the rally in downtown.
Two officers were in surgery earlier in the night and three were in critical condition, police said.
Three other DART officers were wounded but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, said Morgan Lyons, a spokesman for DART.
The officers were shot “ambush style,” Brown said, with some shot in the back.
“Give our officers strength to catch these suspects and bring them to justice tonight,” he said.
About 1:20 a.m., an explosion went off at El Centro. It was unclear whether police detonated a suspicious package they found earlier or if it was something else, such as a flashbang intended to distract the suspect who remained in the parking garage.
At a 12:30 a.m. news conference, Brown said officers had been exchanging gunfire for 45 minutes with a man the garage who was not cooperating.
“He has told our negotiators that the end is coming and he’s going to hurt and kill more of us –meaning law enforcement — and that there are bombs all over the place in this garage and in downtown,” Brown said. He said police aren’t certain they have all the suspects.
“We as a city, we as a country must come together, lock arms and heal the wounds that we all feel from time to time,” he said. “Words matter, leadership matters at this time. I’m proud of our chief.”
Rawlings asked for everyone to focus on the officers, their families and those fighting for their lives.
“It is a heartbreaking morning to lose these four officers who proudly served our citizens,” Rawlings said. “To say that our police officers put their lives on the line every day is no hyperbole, ladies and gentlemen, it’s a reality.”
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German agency accuses Iran of trying to buy nuclear technology after 2015 deal
– Financial Times
Intelligence report tracks last year’s activity before and after July atomic accord
Iran has attempted to acquire nuclear technology in Germany even after the atomic accord it reached with western powers in Vienna last July, according to the German domestic intelligence agency.
The annual report of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) said that illegal Iranian attempts to procure technology “continued on a quantitatively high level by international standards” in Germany in 2015.
“This was particularly the case for merchandise that could be deployed in the field of nuclear technology,” the report said. There was also an increase in Iranian efforts to buy parts for missiles that could be fitted with nuclear warheads, it added.
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California gang members charged in attacks targeting blacks
– Yahoo News
A nun walks past a giant sign at the entrance of Ramona Garden projects in East Los Angeles in this picture from 2000 (AFP Photo/Hector Mata)
“Los Angeles (AFP) – Seven members of a notorious Los Angeles street gang with ties to the Mexican Mafia were charged in an indictment unsealed Thursday for their role in attacks targeting African-Americans.
The men, all members of the Big Hazard gang, allegedly took part in the 2014 firebombing of several residences of African-Americans in the city’s Boyle Heights neighborhood in a bid to push blacks out, according to the indictment handed down June 22.
“The defendants used firebombs to drive the victims from their homes because of their race,” said Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division. “This is a hate crime.
“Such violence and intimidation have no place in our society.”
Authorities said the attacks were spurred by the gang’s bid to reclaim control of the neighborhood’s Ramona Gardens housing project, once a bleak crime-infested area where the police dared enter only in groups.
In recent years, however, crime has lessened in Ramona Gardens and more black families have moved in.
The indictment alleges that Hazard members would spray paint or “tag” gang monikers and symbols on businesses and residences in the neighborhood and would meet to discuss ways to deter blacks from living there.
On May 12, 2014, the gang members, wearing gloves and disguises, went on a firebombing rampage, authorities said.
They split into groups, breaking victims’ windows before hurling the firebombs to maximize damage, according to the charge sheet.
Following the attacks nearly 40 gang members were indicted in 2014 on drug-related and other charges but the firebombing attacks went unresolved.
The seven men named in the 10-count indictment unsealed Thursday were identified as Carlos Hernandez, 31; Jose Saucedo, 22; Francisco Farias, 25; Joseue Garibay, 23; Edwin Felix, 23; Jonathan Portillo, 21; and 21-year-old Joel Monarrez.
They were charged with conspiracy to violate civil rights, arson, carrying explosives, racketeering and several other related crimes.
Saucedo, aka “Lil’ Moe,” allegedly would confront black residents in Ramona Gardens, including children, and bluntly tell them they were not welcome in the neighborhood and risked harm if they stayed.
Saucedo and his co-defendants face maximum prison sentences of 110 to 115 years or life behind bars.”
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