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'We're Hurting,' Dallas Police Chief Says After 5 Officers Killed

five police officers killed, seven hurt in DallasSpeaking the morning after the streets of Dallas became a war zone during a sniper attack on police officers, Police Chief David Brown said, "We're hurting."

He continued: "Our profession is hurting. Dallas officers are hurting. We are heartbroken. 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."

Brown then gave details about what happened on the second floor of El Centro College, where a suspect was cornered and negotiations went on for several hours.



Outrage, protests after second police shooting of U.S. black man in two days

outrage after second shooting by policeThe second fatal police shooting of a black man in two days sparked outrage in the United States on Thursday, this one particularly chilling because the victim's girlfriend posted live video on the internet of the bloody scene minutes afterward.

The killing of Philando Castile, 32, who was shot by a police officer after a traffic stop on Wednesday evening, prompted Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to order a state investigation.


'Largest-ever' Silicon Valley eviction to displace hundreds of tenants

Silicon Valley evictionsIris Milano could hardly sleep after she got the news that her family would be kicked out of their two-bedroom apartment in San Jose.

“You’re always thinking and worrying. It’s something that is always with me,” said Milano, 47, a skin-care technician who lives with her husband and 14-year-old son in an apartment protected by rent control in the northern California city. “We are being forced to move. This is our home.”


Minn. governor calls for DOJ probe into officer-involved fatal shooting

Minnesota shooting of unarmed black man investigatedMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton called on the U.S. Justice Department to launch an investigation into the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb.

Dayton also said he requested the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension begin an independent investigation into the Wednesday shooting. Castile and his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, were pulled over by St. Anthony Police for a broken tail light. Castile, 32, was shot in the arm while reaching for his wallet, Reynolds said. Reynolds captured the events immediately after the shooting on Facebook Live.


DOJ Opens Probe on Baton Rouge Shooting

DOJ probes Baton Rough police shootingTwo police officers pin down Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, then shoot him as he lies on the ground.

The video, shared widely on social media, quickly sparked local protests and drew national attention.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police say they came to the scene early Tuesday after an anonymous 911 caller reported a man threatening him with a gun.


More than 60 shot in Chicago over July 4th weekend

60 shot in Chicago over July 4th weekendAt least 64 people were shot in the nation’s third largest city over the Independence Day weekend, including four people who were fatally wounded.

The grim violence in Chicago, which has recorded 329 homicides already this year, continued despite stepped up street patrols by the Chicago Police Department and the arrest of 88 gang members in two of the city’s most violent neighborhoods ahead of the holiday weekend.


California Gun Laws Bring Sweeping Restrictions In Wake Of Orlando Shooting

California gun restrictionsCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown on Friday signed a sweeping package of gun control bills, banning high-capacity ammunition magazines and expanding the definition of prohibited assault weapons in the wake of mass shootings in San Bernardino and Orlando.

Democrats in the legislature rushed the measures through in hopes of passing them before their summer break, in part to try to forestall a competing gun control proposal headed for the November ballot.


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