Dallas Shootings Open Thread

Shots rang out from at least two snipers during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas at around 8:45 p.m. local time (9:45 p.m. Eastern) Thursday. At least three Dallas police officers and one DART (Dallas Area Mass Transit) officers are dead and seven more officers are being treated for their wounds as of 00:30 local on Friday [Update 3 a.m. Eastern Friday — a fifth police officer has died – JWS]. Witnesses described the gunfire as coming from above and individuals gathered for the protest took cover under building awnings or behind vehicles as officers searched for the shooters.

One black male was walking with a legally open carried AR15 semi-automatic rifle when the shots rang out; Dallas Police originally tweeted out his picture wearing a camouflage shirt and black shorts as a suspect, but the public on Twitter quickly urged DPD to retract the tweet as it became clear from multiple smartphone videos that the man was not involved in the shootings. That man was described in a DPD release as a ‘person of interest’ in custody. According to Correy Hughes, a co-organizer of the Black Lives Matter protest, the man was his brother Mark Hughes who immediately surrendered his AR15 to police after the shots rang out. [Update: Later Mark Hughes spoke to local reporters on camera expressing his disbelief at what happened]

DPD sent out this interesting tweet about an individual carrying a camouflaged bag leaving the scene in a black Mercedes which ‘sped off at a high rate of speed’. During a brief press conference at 12:35 Central/1:35 Eastern DPD announced that both suspects in the black Mercedes had been taken into custody after being pulled over in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas southwest of downtown. They also said they were in negotiations with a single suspect who had shot at police and holed up in the El Centro college parking garage. This suspect claimed to have planted bombs around the area and declared that “the end is coming”.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown added that he is not certain there aren’t more suspects at large and the area is being treated as an active crime scene.

Below is a tweet that emerged over an hour before the press conference which appears to show a suspect in paramilitary gear with a rifle shooting a police officer at point blank range, and then fleeing as police bullets strike a building pillar near him:

The same ‘trained’ paramilitary shooting a Dallas policeman from a different angle

Is this terrorist attack on the police a continuation of the ‘summer of chaos’? We don’t know yet, but the circumstances, timing and m.o. of the attack will be heavily scrutinized as the mainstream and alternative media begin to digest what has happened.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the good people of Dallas tonight. RogueMoney listeners and readers who subscribe to the John B. Wells Caravan to Midnight program or who tune in locally Saturday nights from 10 to midnight on 570 AM KLIF in Dallas/Fort Worth will likely be keen to hear what Mr. Wells will learn from local law enforcement/eyewitness sources in the coming days.

Please post any relevant information you have in the comment thread below as this story continues to develop this weekend. – JWS

UPDATE 1 7 a.m. Eastern Friday, July 8, 2016

If this was an Islamic State attack, which seems doubtful at this point, these were not your run of the mill self-radicalized jihadis with no tactical skills like the San Bernadino shooting couple or the alleged lone gunman who carried out the Orlando gay night club massacre, who went out and bought some semi-auto ‘assault weapons’ legally. One should of course, particularly given the short notice of the Black Lives Matter protest which Dallas Police said the attackers knew the route of, refrain from imputing too much sophistication to the attackers either.

Yet the video that has emerged above clearly shows a man moving with awareness while wearing paramilitary gear and with some tactical training before gunning down a cop — though body armor isn’t necessarily visible to us from the short clip. Here’s what DPD is saying at this hour, confirming that the last of what it’s now calling four suspects at large died in a nearby parking garage while three others are in custody:

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said it appears four rifle-toting suspects were working together, “triangulating at different positions” as protesters marched through the streets of Dallas. The protest was one of several around the country, prompted by police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Three suspects were in custody and another who had holed up in a parking garage killed himself. Brown said late Thursday police do not know if all of the shooters had been accounted for. One woman was taken into custody near the garage and two men were being questioned after police pursued their vehicle away from the crime scene.

The suspect who killed himself had claimed that explosives had been set around the city, and much of downtown Dallas was locked down while police searched before determining there were no bombs. He died after first barricading himself in at the community college parking garage, firing at police and warning the “the end is coming,” according to KDFW-TV.

Brown offered no possible motive or identities for the suspects, but a news conference was scheduled for Friday morning…

Brown said multiple shooters positioned themselves in two parking garages in downtown Dallas and “planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could.”

A Dallas police source estimated to Fox News that at least 60 rounds were fired over a “large kill zone.” The source added that the shooting would have required considerable planning.

— http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/08/suspected-sniper-dies-from-self-inflicted-wound-after-standoff-with-dallas-police-five-officers-killed-in-attacks-three-people-in-custody.html







  1. Backstory #2

    "On June 11, 2016, a Twitterer who calls himself The Saint (@TheSaintNegro) tweeted a direct-message conversation on June 10 between KcKesson and another BLM leader Johnetta Elzie (Netta), in which the two discussed talking with Attorney General Loretta Lynch about plans to bring on martial law by causing chaos at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA, so as to keep Obama in office."


  2. As V said in his latest ‘Mornings with V’ broadcast the police need to temper down their trigger happy approach.

    The endless streams of police brutality videos being pumped out by the likes of Infowars isn’t helping their case.

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      1. Andy and Thorny, that was my same thought when I saw the paramilitary get up of the cop shooter featured in the tweet above — it reminded me of somewhere:

        compare this: https://twitter.com/DailyMail/status/751359192326340609

        to this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576490/Are-Blackwater-active-Ukraine-Videos-spark-talk-U-S-mercenary-outfit-deployed-Donetsk.html

        or this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/04/the-black-and-tan-men-at-the-boston-marathon-were-national-guard-civil-support-teams.html

        and this is what ya’ll are referring to: http://russia-insider.com/en/now-theres-overwhelming-evidence-kiev-sniper-massacre-was-false-flag/ri8986

        Still too early in the morning to know much about the suspect who was killed by Dallas SWAT in the parking garage. I guess there will be a press conference later this morning.

  3. It’s interesting that just yesterday a story ran (picked up by Drudge) that Dallas has more than normal amounts of officers leaving their force for more rural, better paying jobs. Hmmmmmm….

  4. Here are a few Captain Obvious observations:
    1) Who is the person that was conveniently positioned that captured this video? Flashback to Hebdo/Maidan? One would think that with the prattling of noise about "Rooftop Snipers", the last thing someone would do is to be perched on a rooftop pointing something towards the ground.
    2) Was the officer actually "killed" in this video?
    3) BLM is financed by George Soros (Gyorgy Schwartz). Color Rev coming to USSA as "Smokescreen" for Derivatives/Banking implosions.
    4) Texas has been making mucho noise about secession.
    5) Texas is building its own Gold Depository.
    6) Notice that none of these "Events" happen to Politos and/or People of Power/Influence.
    7) Timing wise to distract from Emailgate and increasingly visible loss of meme control by establishment wonks.
    8) Any sign of Victoria Nuland (Nudelman) in the vicinity handing out cookies?

    Methinks many more of these "Events" are on the horizon.

  5. This reeks of a false flag. Nonetheless, cops function as a tentacle and enforcement arm of the socialist beast. BLM promotes a socialist black supremacist agenda which requires a brutal police force. I bet that piece of human scum Soros probably throws popcorn at the TV when something like this happens.

  6. It looks like this was all timed to start around 7/7/16, which of course, could be 7/7/7 numerologically.

    This would be the ’11’ year anniversary of the London Bombings on 7/7/2005, which done slightly differently, could also be expressed as 7/7/7.

    There are two more 7/7/7’s this month, 7/16/16. and 7/25/16.

    There is a lot of concern for the ‘Together 2016’ Religious festival to take place in the heart of occult Washington D.C.. on 7/16/16. It’s loaded with Masonic baggage/symbolism and someone has compiled an excellant summary here:


    This event is being sponsored in part by an organization referred to as ‘PULSE’. Curiously similar to the PULSE nightclub, where the Orlando shooting took place. This event is to bring 1,000,000 ‘Christians’ to the reflecting pool, for what is being billed, as a National ‘RESET’.

    Right… can’t wait to see what THAT is…

  7. Alex Jones is putting out, which I agree with, that all of this is about the U.N. ‘Strong Cities Initiative’, the idea being to bring America into a race war, and then only U.N. ‘intervention’ can save the people from their failed nation-state, once called ‘America’. Total top-down control, and in the process, you demonize the police, demonize white America, while throwing a few crumbs to people who give up all of their healthy boundaries as individuals to a amorphous concept of personhood that blurs gender and race into some sort of cultureless, morally confused, damaged personna. Sort of the old Communist ideal, but with even more degraded and traumatized individuals representing the ‘heart’ of the new ‘civilzation’. Sheer madness.

  8. Thanks to all who left comments and/or important background info that may be connected to this provocation. I am not yet ready to label it a falseflag but the claim that the shooter acted alone after the Dallas police chief announced between three and four suspects is incredibly dubious and smacks of the Feds clamping down on the initial locally-led investigation. The repetition of the ‘lone gunman’ term in some news reports also seems to be deliberately invoking the Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone fairy tale.


    Here are some interesting links, starting with a contributor ‘NavyJack’ at Stewart Rhodes’ Oathkeepers website. I hope the Guerrilla can have Stewart on again to discuss the summer of chaos and the best ways people can prepare by talking to their local police and sheriff’s deputies, particularly in small towns or suburbs.

    Deray McKesson (Black Lives Matter leader whose name comes up in the leaked emails/messages to AG Lynch) has been visiting President Obama since 2011. #DallasPoliceShootings

    Obama made a house visit to Sorors’ son (an otherwise nobody). Who owns @POTUS? This picture says it all! #Dallas


    Dallas is similar to shooting in Maidan Square/Ukraine (2014) and in Syria (2011). Who financed those riots and #BlackLivesMatter? Soros!

  9. Just to prove how "stupid" I am… I was watching a movie called "Odd Thomas". Now, it’s a stupid teenage movie… but, it has all the 3 elements; the false flag terrorism, Satanism and demonic entities called the Bodach. Now V said he heard the weird chanting ritual thing, and I’m prepared to take his word for it. The Bodach could be the archons or demons… whatever! So I just wondered if this movie just basically gave the low down on what’s going on!?

    And it seems that Schizophrenia is possibly demonic possession. And I think chronic alcoholism and drug addiction is just another way for the demons to take possession of you and make you their avatar?!

    Yeah, sounds crazy I know!

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