Tag: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings

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Texans Protest Dallas’ Removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee Statue

Around 200 people gathered Saturday afternoon in Dallas at Lee Park to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and an unknown soldier. Peaceful protesters stood in the blistering 90-plus degree heat while facing the barren pedestal where Lee’s bronze, 14-foot tall, six-ton equestrian likeness stood from 1936 until Thursday. Dallas officials sent in city work crews to warehouse the statue.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown speaks of the officers killed in the recent sniper attack in Dallas, Texas

Dallas Police Chief Suddenly Announces Retirement

Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who gained international recognition for his steadfast handling of the horrific July 7 sniper attack that left five officers dead at a Black Lives Matter protest, suddenly announced his retirement late Thursday.

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Dallas Black Lives Matter Organizer Arrested for Outstanding Warrants

Dallas police arrested Dominique Alexander, the leader of the activist group behind the Dallas Black Lives Matter (BLM) July 7 protest that ended in the horrific ambush of five officers dead and nine others wounded. He was taken into custody Wednesday for 10 outstanding warrants in two counties.

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Calls for Texas Police Chief’s Resignation After Unveiling Plan to Fight Crime Spike

Dallas Police Chief David Brown delivered sobering statistics about the city’s skyrocketing crime rates at Dallas City Hall on Monday, March 28. The chief revealed homicide rates spiked over 80 percent from the same time last year. Then, he unveiled a controversial plan to tackle the problem, which left some in law enforcement calling for Brown to step down.