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The Dallas Shootings: A Look Back

Officers scramble to track the gunman who killed five cops and injured 11 other people on July 7 in downtown Dallas
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On July 7, 2016, a peaceful protest was ending in downtown Dallas. It was a rally like many across the country —sparked by the deaths of black men shot by police in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and other cities. Then, suddenly, the atmosphere changed. A gunman opened fire. Five officers were killed. Nine others, and two civilians, were injured.

Here's a complete look at how KERA News covered what happened — from the protest to the shooting to the mourning. KERA profiled each of the slain officers in a series called Remembering the Fallen, and produced hours of coverage broadcast on public radio stations across the country.

Four Ways Americans Can Unite In Spite Of Recent Violence

Jul 18, 2016
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Violence across the country this summer — in Orlando, Dallas and Baton Rouge – along with videos of shootings of civilians by police has many Americans on edge. Today on Think, Krys Boyd spoke with Washington University associate law professor John Inazu about ways to bridge the current divides within American society. John Inazu is the author of, “Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference.”

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: One day after Dallas buried the last of its five officers, a shooter killed three more in Baton Rouge; see which Texans will attend the Republican National Convention; a father and son with North Texas roots were lost in the Nice attack; and more.

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One of the five police officers killed in the July 7 downtown Dallas shooting was laid to rest at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Saturday. As part of KERA’s series, “Remembering the Fallen,” we look at the life of 32-year-old Dallas Officer Patricio "Patrick" Zamarripa.

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Texas has sent off another of its officers killed in the line of duty last week. The funeral for Dallas Police Officer Michael Krol on Friday was the fourth of five. The Michigan native known as a big guy with a big heart.

Public Takes The Stage At 'Dallas Sings/Dallas Strong'

Jul 15, 2016
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On Thursday night, nearly 700 singers gathered in the Meyerson Symphony Center to join the choir for “Dallas Sings/Dallas Strongs.” Among them were local choir members, including homeless from the Dallas Street Choir, as well as lawyers, accountants and teachers.

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When President Obama stepped off Air Force One this week, a familiar face was there to greet him on the tarmac at Love Field. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins was once again meeting the commander in chief while guiding his county through a crisis. Two years ago it was Ebola. This week, it was the deaths of five officers at the hands of a gunman.

Sgt. Michael Smith was one of five law enforcement officers killed when a gunman fired on police at a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas last week. He’s remembered as a kind man, a good friend and a role model for a young boy at his church.

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This is a week of grieving in Dallas as memorial services and funerals are held for the five officers gunned down in last week's police ambush. Brent Thompson, 43, was the first DART police officer to die in the line of duty.

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Without fail, everyone who talked about Senior Cpl. Lorne Ahrens mentioned how big he was. Six-foot-five, 300 pounds big. And strong.

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President Obama was in Dallas Tuesday to speak at the interfaith memorial service for the five police officers who were killed in downtown last week.

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Five Dallas police officers were killed and nine others were injured in a sniper attack following a peaceful protest July 7 in downtown Dallas. Two civilians were injured as well.

 

In light of the attack, here are some ways to help those affected.

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When Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced that Micah Johnson was killed by a robot with a bomb, it raised a lot of questions that we've been trying to answer. 

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President Obama was in Dallas to take part in a service honoring the victims of last week’s attack. He was joined by former president George W. Bush, and a host of other dignitaries. The speakers didn’t just honor the officers, but addressed the importance – and pitfalls – of modern policing.

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The top local story from the KERA today: President Obama's visit to Dallas to join his predecessor, an array of state and local luminaries, and a symphony hall full of law enforcement officers mourning five of their own.

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Those who didn’t have a ticket to the memorial service honoring five, slain Dallas police officers still gathered outside the Meyerson Symphony Center in a show of support.

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President Obama was in Dallas for several hours Tuesday to take part in the interfaith memorial service to honor the five fallen police officers in last week’s ambush. The president’s arrival at Love Field was so smooth that some travelers didn’t even know he was here.

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Move over Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Dallas Police Chief David Brown has been “nominated” for president by some social media users.

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President Barack Obama says the shootings of five Dallas police officers would appear to have exposed the "the deepest fault line of our democracy" but that Americans must reject such despair.

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Here are five things you should know about the deadly shooting in downtown Dallas: Chief David Brown offered new details and corrections to the shooting report; Micah Johnson’s parents love their son, but hate what he did; President George W. Bush will speak at today's memorial; and more.

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More than 1,000 people gathered for a candlelight vigil in downtown Dallas Monday night to remember the five officers who died during last week's shootings.

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After the shooting in downtown Dallas last Thursday, hospitals had the difficult task of tending to the injured officers. On Monday, doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital’s trauma center shared their experiences.

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President Barack Obama is coming to Dallas Tuesday to take part in an interfaith memorial service for the victims of last week’s shooting. Obama will be joined at the Meyerson Symphony Center by former President George W. Bush and other dignitaries.

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The top stories this afternoon from KERA news: The fear, shock and outrage over Thursday night’s deadly shootings is still vivid as Dallas tries to come to grips with what happened. President Obama will be in town for an interfaith memorial service and funeral services start Wednesday for fallen officers.

'Feels Like The World Is Going To Hell' -- African-Americans Reflect On Dallas Shooting

Jul 11, 2016
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The Thursday night shooting that left five police officers dead in downtown Dallas, and the recent killings of black men by police in other cities, have many on edge. KERA talked with African-Americans in downtown Dallas about how they’re feeling in the aftermath.

Five Updates On The Dallas Shooting From Police Chief David Brown

Jul 11, 2016
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In a press conference Monday morning, Dallas Police Chief David Brown provided several updates on the shooting, the killing of suspect Micah Johnson and the ongoing investigation.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A big chunk of downtown Dallas remains closed Monday morning, and traffic is a challenge. Commerce Street has opened up for access to the four government buildings in area. The iconic Bank of America building is expected to stay closed.

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Here are five things you should know about the deadly shooting in downtown Dallas: more on the suspected shooter; President Obama to visit Dallas; Sunday a day of reflection in churches; and more.

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Sunday was a day of reflection in churches across North Texas -- the first Sunday following the deadly shooting in downtown Dallas. From pastors to congregants, their words focused on race, the police and a need to unite.

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Three weeks before Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on Dallas police, he offered to work security for protesters outside a Donald Trump appearance in Dallas. Organizers said “no way” – because Johnson wanted to bring a gun.

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Dallas police chief David Brown says the suspect in the deadly attack on Dallas police officers scrawled letters in his own blood on the walls of the parking garage where officers cornered and later killed him.

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