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Memorial Service for five Dallas-area police officers killed in an ambush attack during a Black Lives Matter protest. (AP Photo)

Texas Police Union: ‘It’s a Very Tough, Unfriendly World’ for Cops

“It’s a very tough, unfriendly world when Politifact starts asking whether we have really lost the most officers, and when a state senator falsely claims Texas has lost more officers in car accidents than gun violence,” the leader of the largest law enforcement union in Texas said. He added that this is the atmosphere in which peace officers now find themselves.

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Houston Police Show Restraint in Two Officer-Involved Shootings Over Weekend

HOUSTON, Texas – Police officers in Houston showed restraint in two separate shooting incidents that occurred in the wake of the slaughter of five Dallas-area police officers. In one incident a man who fired several shots at police was safely taken into custody while in a second, the suspect was shot after repeatedly ignored orders to drop the handgun he had in his hand.

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Tensions High in Houston After Police Forced to Shoot Armed Black Man Waving Gun

HOUSTON, Texas — #PrayforHouston was trending on Twitter on Saturday after Houston police officers had to shoot an armed black man who pointed a gun at them. Alva Braziel died at the scene in Houston around 12:30 Saturday morning after officers fired what was reported as numerous shots at the man.

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Graffiti Threatening Violence Against Police Appearing in Texas After Cop’s Execution

Following the execution of a sheriff’s deputy in Harris County, graffiti images calling for violence against police show a police officer with a gun pointed to his head are being painted on property around Houston, Texas.These taggings follow the murder of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was shot in the head execution-style Friday night as he was putting gas in his patrol car. The suspect who shot the uniformed deputy unloaded 15 rounds into his head and body.