On Tuesday, President Barack Obama is scheduled speak at the memorial for the Dallas police officers who were ambushed and slain during a Black Lives Matter demonstration.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (D) invited Obama to speak.
According to Huffington Post, Obama spoke from Spain on Sunday and took issue with people who are spewing anti-police rhetoric. He said:
Whenever those of us who are concerned about fairness in the criminal justice system attack police officers, you are doing a disservice to the cause.
But even rhetorically, if we paint police in a broad brush without recognizing that the vast majority of police officers are doing a really good job and are trying to protect people and do so fairly and without racial bias, if the rhetoric does not recognize that, then we’re going to lose allies in the reform cause.
On Saturday, Obama also spoke about the ambush of the Dallas police officers. In Saturday’s comments, he criticized Texas’ open carry law and tied police safety to gun control.
Breitbart News previously reported that Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the gunman was angry at whites and was focused on “killing white officers.” Brown described the gunman as a “coward” and said the Dallas Police Department would not be cowed by the attack.
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