Just hours after the shooting in Dallas came to an end, more attacks against law enforcement are underway.
This past week week it appeared that day after day, the headlines were dominated by stories of black men killed by police. After the past two days, many have reason to fear that the opposite trend is now underway.
A group that calls themselves the “Black Political Power Organization” claimed responsibility for the attack, but it hasn’t been confirmed that they were behind it. Their Facebook page had incited violence against police for months – to the point where one user reported the page to the authorities a day before the Dallas attack. Days before last night’s shooting, the group left a message pledging to get “revenge” for the shooting of Alton Sterling. A message read “Don’t worry my people! Justice will be served for Alton Sterling!”
Now, there have been two police shootings in Georgia, in two different cities.
On the first, Jacksonville.com reports:
Police in a metro Atlanta city say someone opened fire on an officer from a passing vehicle and was apprehended after a short pursuit.
Roswell police say the officer was on routine patrol when he was shot at shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.
Police said in a statement early Friday that the officer tried to stop the vehicle, and a short pursuit ended with the suspect crashing. The suspect was taken into custody.
As for the second, courtesy of Breitbart:
Authorities say a man opened fire on a police officer investigating a report of a damaged vehicle in south Georgia and was wounded when an officer returned fire.
Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress says the officer also was wounded, but both men are expected to survive. He says the officer was shot “multiple times” but is going to be fine.
The suspect was not identified. Childress would not discuss a possible motive.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman Scott Dutton says one of the shots hit the officer in the abdomen, just below his protective vest. Other shots hit the officer’s vest. Dutton said it’s early in the investigation, but there’s nothing to indicate that the shooting was related to the ambush of police officers in Dallas
It’s still unclear if these attacks were planned or coordinated, or if they have any connection to the Dallas shooting. It’s hard not to speculate that they may.
If so, let’s hope any other lone-wolf Black Lives Matter radicals have aim that’s just as bad.