Boston Responds To Dallas Shooting

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Across Massachusetts today, flags are at half-staff on state buildings and many police officers are wearing blank bands over their badges. Governor Baker ordered that to honor the five police officers shot dead by a sniper in Dallas last night following a peaceful demonstration against police shootings.

In a statement, the governor also honored "the innocent who lost their lives in Minnesota and Louisiana," a reference to the two black men killed in those shootings this week.

Here in Boston, police suspended one-man patrols and ordered officers to ride in pairs as a way to keep them safer. Mayor Marty Walsh released a statement that invoked civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, urging people "to work together to end the deadly violence afflicting our country."


John Fisher, Carlisle police chief and president of the Northeast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.

Rev. Jeffrey Brown, one of the co-founders of the Boston Ten Point Coalition and executive director of RECAP, Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace.

This segment aired on July 8, 2016.


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