At Least 5 Officers Killed at Dallas Protest Against Police Use of Force

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (R) conducts a press conference at Dallas City Hall as Dallas Police Chief David Brown looks on in front of a diagram showing the area of downtown which is closed to the public during an investigation of the fatal shootings of five police officers on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images) (Photo: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

A protest in downtown Dallas against the shooting of two black men by white police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota  turned deadly Thursday night, when, according to the Dallas Police Department, two snipers shot 12 officers, killing at least five. Protests were also held in Oakland, where demonstrators blocked Highway 880 for a portion of the evening. We'll get the latest news out of Dallas, and we would like to hear from you -- how are you feeling in the wake of this week's events? Have they changed your opinion about law enforcement or what action you would like to see from government, local or federal?


Jeff Chang, author, "We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race Resegregation"; executive director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University;

Howard Jordan, former chief, Oakland Police Department

Michael Denzel Smith, author, "Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education"; contributing writer, The Nation

Peter Thosinksy, retired lieutenant, San Francisco Police Department