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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Scott Statement on Shooting of Police Officers in Dallas

July 8, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on last night’s shooting of police officers during a peaceful protest in Dallas:

"Less than a month after the mass shooting of club goers in Orlando, the Nation has witnessed yet another mass shooting.  This time the targeted victims were police officers, who put their lives on the line each and every day.  Last night’s shooting is especially tragic in that this ruthless, coordinated attack occurred as Dallas police officers were seen interacting collegially with peaceful protesters – the type of interaction we strive to see between law enforcement and the communities they are sworn to protect. 

“These senseless and inexplicable acts of violence are a painful reminder that we all must work harder on efforts to build trust between law enforcement and our communities.  We are all someone's parent, child, and neighbor, and we must strive to see and respect the humanity in each other.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen officers.”

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