Baton Rouge Shooting Was An Ambush

Baton Rouge Shooting Was An Ambush

Baton Rouge Shooting Was An Ambush

Baton Rouge Shooting Was An Ambush

Multiple sources are advising that today’s Baton Rouge shooting was an ambush attack on police officers. Reports are stating that the three gunman staged a “shots fired” call to draw out officers, making them easy targets for the shooters. This is a perceived retaliation attack for the recent police involved shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. 

Three Baton Rouge Police Officers were killed today bringing the death toll of officers up to thirteen, that’s  thirteen  officers that have died in the line of duty over the past thirteen days.

Officers killed one of the gunmen in an exchange of gunfire; two other persons of interest are in custody.

Unlike past tragedies, we give the President credit today for his quick response to this heinous act.

I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge. For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault. These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop.

I’ve offered my full support, and the full support of the federal government, to Governor Edwards, Mayor Holden, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Baton Rouge Police Department. And make no mistake – justice will be done.

We may not yet know the motives for this attack, but I want to be clear: there is no justification for violence against law enforcement. None. These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one. They right no wrongs. They advance no causes. The officers in Baton Rouge; the officers in Dallas – they were our fellow Americans, part of our community, part of our country, with people who loved and needed them, and who need us now – all of us – to be at our best.

Today, on the Lord’s day, all of us stand united in prayer with the people of Baton Rouge, with the police officers who’ve been wounded, and with the grieving families of the fallen. May God bless them all.

While we appreciate the President’s words, we absolutely know the motives behind the killing of these three heroes. They were motivated by yellow journalism and sensationalist propaganda that police are out to kill black Americans. We have proven time and time again that this false narrative is absolutely untrue. The president’s previous irresponsible statements had contributed to that narrative.

If you are reading this and you are a police officer, watch your six, we stand with you.