Veasey Condemns the Horrific Shooting during Peaceful Protest in Dallas

Jul 8, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after eleven members of Dallas’ law enforcement community were targets of sniper-style shooting during a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas:

“The bravery of the Dallas and DART Police Departments was admirable as they swiftly responded to the tragic series of events during the end of a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas last night. I am deeply saddened that five men and women in uniform lost their lives bravely protecting the people of the DFW Metroplex as they do every day. This appears to be a vicious and calculated attack on our law enforcement community, but we must remember that violence of any kind does not solve violence against another community. The loss of one life to gun violence should be treated as a tragedy. The people of Dallas need to remain united and assist our local police department by providing any information they have about last night’s shooting.”

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