Deadly sniper fire in Dallas. Shocking video out of Baton Rouge, St Paul. No charges but a strong rebuke for Hillary Clinton. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
A terrible week on the front of police and race and death. The mass shooting – can we call it that? – of police last night in Dallas. Snipers. Death. Horror. The stunning videos of black men dying in Baton Rouge and St. Paul. Shot by police. Horror. Now, the challenge of getting right. Hillary Clinton will not face charges on her email server, but gets a stern rebuke. Donald Trump in a tense standoff with Republican Senators. This hour On Point, our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. -- Tom Ashbrook
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Dallas Morning News: Bomb squad's robot killed Dallas sniper who was motivated by police shootings, targeted white officers — "Two snipers shot and killed four Dallas police officers and a DART officer Thursday night during a protest downtown. Seven other officers and two civilians were wounded in a coordinated attack during the demonstration against recent shootings of black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota."
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Dayton 'shocked, horrified' by Falcon Heights shooting caught on video — "A black St. Paul man was fatally shot Wednesday night by police in Falcon Heights, apparently after he and his girlfriend were pulled over for a broken taillight. The girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, captured the immediate aftermath on a video taken with her phone that was widely shared on Facebook. Reynolds started the live-stream video with the man, Philando Castile, in the driver’s seat slumped next to her, his white T-shirt soaked with blood.
Los Angeles Times: Comey says FBI did not 'give a hoot about politics' in Clinton email probe — "FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday defended his decision to recommend that no criminal charges be brought in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State."
This program aired on July 8, 2016.