Micah Xavier Johnson
25-year-old Army Reservist, Micah Xavier Johnson, shot and killed 5 police officers in Dallas, Texas last night. Johnson also injured 7 police officers and wounded 2 civilians. He has no criminal record. Johnson opened fire on police during a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas, as people gathered to voice their disapproval of the killings of African-Americans Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police in two separate incidents of excessive force. A police bomb squad robot killed Johnson.
Johnson clearly snapped to have taken such a detrimental and deadly course of action against police
This was a senseless tragedy that is a waste of life all around, both the police officers and Johnson. There is a problem with police brutality against black people in America. Hundreds of African-Americans are killed every year by police. It is wrong and must stop. However, the answer is not killing police. Two wrongs don't make a right. You don't fight crime with crime. You enact meaningful legislation changing the law to promote safety for civilians and police. The Judiciary Report has repeatedly emphasized in articles that there are good cops doing their jobs, who don't deserve to be classed with the ones engaging in brutality against members of the public. The bad cops are the ones who need to be addressed and through Congress and the court system.