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Wisconsinites React To Thursday’s Shooting Of Police Officers In Dallas

Justice, Not Violence, Should Be Response To Police Brutality, Citizen Says

Joe Brusky (BY-NC)

Thursday’s shooting of police officers in Dallas that left five dead and seven wounded is sparking comments from citizens across Wisconsin.

The alleged killer of the officers went too far, according to Teretha Shaffer of Milwaukee. The better response to the recent shootings of African-Americans by police in Baton Rouge, Louisana and Falcon Heights, Minnesota would be to take the police to court, she said.

“They should be tried and prosecuted for what they have done,” she said. “You know, stop sweeping stuff under the rugs, you know, and holding back, and let people know what’s really going on. They need to bring that out.”

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But Shaffer is worried the violence in Dallas hurts efforts to go after police misconduct.

The U.S. needs “the capacity and political will to recognize injustice and ensure that justice is truly for all,” U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore said.

However, Moore, a Democrat from Milwaukee, said she grieves for both the families of the men shot in Louisiana and Minnesota, and of the officers struck down in Dallas, she said.