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American Holocaust:

54 Americans were killed, 143 were injured in gun violence incidents, in just two days, on July 6-7, 2016

 

Editorial Note:

Tens of thousands of Americans are killed every year in domestic and workplace gun violence, tens of thousands more are injured, all of that is for the benefit of the gun industry, and indirectly for the benefit of the war industry, both of which promote violence in the United States.

Zionist-controlled politicians and media are dead silent about this continuous holocaust, which is perpetrated against the American people on daily basis. However, they wait for a rare gun shooting incident perpetrated by a Muslim, then they repeat mentioning it, as incitement against Muslims generally, and Muslim Americans in particular, ignoring the continuous American holocaust, which is perpetrated by non-Muslims.

The objective is to justify the continuous US wars and invasions of the Muslim World since 1990, in order for the war industry beneficiaries to justify the enormous and unprecedented US national debt, which has reached more than $19 trillion, as a result of the permanent-war military spending.

For example, in 2015, there were 53,228 shooting incidents, resulting in the killing of 13,415 Americans. Of these, there were only two incidents perpetrated by Muslims and resulting in the killing of 18 Americans.

The Zionist media, like Fox News and CNN, together with the  war industry agents and Zionist-controlled politicians like Trump, kept mentioning these two incidents while totally ignoring the other 53,226 incidents, which resulted in the killing of 13,398 Americans!

The end outcome is that the American people are indeed actual victims of a continuous warmongering campaign, Islamophobia, and a daily holocaust, perpetrated against them by the war industry beneficiaries and their agents in the media and politics.

For a background, read: 

Zionist Creative Destruction of the Middle East for the Benefit of the Apartheid Israeli Regime

The Terrorism Industry, A Merciless Continuous Attack on the American People's Blood and Treasure

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54 Americans were killed, 143 were injured in gun violence incidents, in just two days, on July 6-7, 2016.

During the first six months and 8 days of 2016, there were 7,109 Americans who were killed and 14,669 who were injured by other Americans, in 27,499 incidents of gun violence, including 179 mass shootings.

In 2015, there were 13,415 Americans who were killed and 27,000 who were injured by other Americans in gun violence.

In 2014, there were 12,588 Americans who were killed and 23,035 who were injured by other Americans in gun violence.

Source: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/

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Here's just one of the stories of the thousands of shootings in the U.S., which led to the killing of Americans for the benefit of the gun and war industry:

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Dallas shooting scene, July 7, 2016  

 

7-7-2016 Texas Dallas 14-1

Location

July 07, 2016
Texas Club Garage
800 Main Street
Dallas, Texas
Geolocation: 32.7793, -96.8052

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer shot
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer killed
  • Mass Murder (4+ deceased victims excluding the perpetrator, one location)
  • Mass Shooting (4+ victims injured or killed excluding the perpetrator, one location)
  • Hate crime
  • Assault weapon (AR-15, AK-47, and ALL variants defined by law enforcement)

Notes

Shots fired at protest against police from LA and MN police shootings. Shooter[s] in parking structure with SKS OR AR - conflicting sources

Guns Involved

2 guns involved.

  • Type: 7.62 [AK-47]
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: Handgun
  • Stolen: Unknown

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Five officers killed in downtown Dallas ambush

WFAA Staff , WFAA 5:38 PM. CDT July 08, 2016

DALLAS --

The sniper who police say opened fire on a peaceful justice rally through downtown Dallas, targeting police officers and killing five, has been identified.
Fourteen people total were shot. Two were civilians.

DPD has identified the suspect as Micah X. Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, who had at one point been a reservist at the Seagoville Reserve Base. Police say people who knew him described him as a "loner."

The rally was part of a protest of officer-involved shootings taking place across the nation Thursday night. The shots were fired as the march was moving down Lamar Street near Griffin before 9 p.m.

"We've got a criminal investigation going on and our number one job is to make sure the citizens of Dallas are safe," Mayor Rawlings said Friday morning.

Dominique Alexander with Next Generation Action Network, who helped organize the rally, said Friday that the group is devastated and the event was meant to be peaceful.

MORE: Dallas PD, protesters posed for photos before deadly ambush

SUSPECT WANTED TO KILL WHITE OFFICERS

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Johnson was killed after a long standoff with police. Negotiations were underway when Brown says Johnson told police he was angry over "BlackLivesMatter" and was mad at white people.

He wanted to kill white people, especially white officers, Brown said.

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Watch: Dallas police chief says suspect wanted to kill white people

He also mentioned "the end was coming" and that he was "going to hurt and kill more" officers. He said bombs were planted all over the garage and downtown.

After negotiations went sour and gunfire was exchanged, Chief Brown says officers had to use a bomb robot to detonate the area around the suspect and kill him.

Police believe Johnson acted alone.

After interviewing more than 200 officers, DPD said at least 12 discharged their weapons during the attack.

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FIVE OFFICERS KILLED

The Dallas Police Association announced the fifth officer had died at about 1:45 a.m. One DART officer and four Dallas police officers were killed.

The officers have been taken to Parkland Hospital and Baylor Medical Center.

DALLAS, TX - JULY 7, 2016:

It is the deadliest event for police officers in the United States since September 11, 2001.

The first DPD officer to be identified is Patrick Zamarripa of Fort Worth. He was a young father and war veteran.

Patrick Zamarripa. Courtesy via Star-Telegram  

MORE: One of officers killed in Dallas ambush had Fort Worth roots

WFAA sister station WXYZ in Detroit confirms the identity of another DPD officer killed, Michael Krol, 40, who had worked for DPD for nine years after moving to Texas from Michigan.

Michael Kroll   (Photo: Wayne County Sheriff's Office)

Our sister station KBMT in Beaumont says a family member identified the second DPD officer as Michael Smith, 55.

Officer Michael Smith (Family photo)  

Sources confirmed later Friday that the fourth DPD officer killed has been identified as Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens.

Lorne Ahrens (DPD)  

MORE: Names of Dallas officers killed in attack

"Our profession is hurting. Dallas officers are hurting. We are heartbroken," Chief Brown said in a Friday morning press conference.

"Please pray for our strength during this trying time," Chief Brown said.

He also applauded the "brave men and women who do this job under great scrutiny."

One bystander who is not a police officer, Shetamia Taylor, was also shot. She is expected to recover. Details about the other bystander have not been released.

DART OFFICERS IDENTIFIED

DART Officer Brent Thompson was killed during an ambush in downtown Dallas.  

Brent Thompson, 43, has been identified by DART as its first officer killed in the line of duty. He had worked for DART since 2009. 

DART says the three other officers injured are expected to recover. They have been identified as Officer Omar Cannon, 44, Officer Misty McBride, 39, and Officer Jesus Retana, 32.

Retana was released from the hospital as of Friday evening.

Family says this is DART Ofc. Misty McBride, shot in shoulder tonight but survived and doing ok. @wfaachannel8 pic.twitter.com/xCVsrIf31l

Bradley Blackburn (@BLBlackburn) July 8, 2016

"As you can imagine, our hearts are broken. This is something that touches every part of our organization. We have received countless expressions of support and sympathy from around the world through the evening. We are grateful for every message," Lyons said in a statement.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help Officer Thompson's family.

DART said trains are running downtown, but not through the West End station.

RUMORS OF MORE SUSPECTS

Police have since reported they believe Micah X. Johnson acted alone, but that wasn't always the case.

Brandon Waller, 25, was arrested for unrelated weapons charges at the scene.

Mayor Rawlings said Friday morning that a second suspect, a female, was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. after being involved in a shootout with Dallas police. There is no word yet on whether she is still in custody or how she was related to the ambush.

At least one officer was shot in downtown Dallas Thursday night at a protest of officer-involved violence across the country.   (Photo: WFAA)

TWO ARRESTED AFTER FALSE LEAD

Meanwhile an officer saw a man wearing camouflage and carrying a bag when he got into a Mercedes and sped off. He went up Interstate 35 before he was pulled over and surrounded by police.

Dallas police surround a vehicle on Interstate 35.   (Photo: WFAA)

Police questioned both occupants of the vehicle before releasing them. The driver told News 8's Demond Fernandez he was just picking up his brother from the bus station and the bag was his brother's luggage.

Earlier Thursday, Dallas police circulated a photo of what Chief Brown called a "person of interest" in the crime. They say that man, Mark Hughes, has since turned himself in and been released. Hughes and his attorney may speak about the situation later on Friday or in the coming days.

MORE: Lawyers slam DPD for 'fundamental error' in naming police ambush suspect online

WITNESS ACCOUNTS

Some of the shooting was captured live on Facebook, as you can see below or at this link (WARNING: Graphic content).

An officer at the scene told News 8's Marie Saavedra the shooter had a rifle. She described several volleys of quick bursts of gunfire.

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Another bystander, Richard Adams, said the protest was "a lovely, peaceful march," until they were walking down Commerce Street near the Bank of America building parking garage when he heard what sounded like "a bunch of firecrackers going off."

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MORE: Witness accounts detail horror of police attack

Dallas police officers scramble to respond after 11 officers were shot by a suspect or suspects on Thursday, July 8, 2016.   (Photo: WFAA)

ROADS CLOSED AND CLASSES CANCELED

El Centro College announced classes would be canceled Friday, and several buildings and roads were closed in the area.

Portions will still be closed to the public through Wednesday, police said.

PRAYER SERVICES HELD FRIDAY

Hundreds gathered in Dallas, Fort Worth and other North Texas communities Friday to hold prayer vigils for those affected by the attack.

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Standard Reports

The following links represent reports that are frequently requested. Select the report link you are interested in and view the results. If you wish to download the results to a spreadsheet, press the "Export Results to CSV" button shown at the top of the results view.

http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports

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Home January 1-July 8,  2016

Total Number of Incidents 27,499
Number of Deaths1 7,109

Number of Injuries1 14,669

Number of Children (age 0-11)
Killed/Injured1 317

Number of Teens (age 12-17)
Killed/Injured1 1,544

Mass Shooting2 179

Officer Involved Incident
Officer Shot/Killed2 170

Officer Involved Incident
Perpetrator Shot/Killed2 951

Home Invasion2 1,153

Defensive Use2 847

Accidental Shooting2 1,177

Gun violence  and crime incidents are collected/validated from 1,500 sources daily incidents and their source data are found at the gunviolencearchive.org website.
1: Actual number of deaths and injuries
2: Number of INCIDENTS reported and verified
Numbers on this table reflect a subset of all information
collected and will not add to 100% of incidents.
www.gunviolencearchive.org   www.facebook.com/gunviolencearchive
Data Validated: July 09, 2016

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Home 2015

  • Total Number of Incidents 53,226
  • Number of Deaths1 13,415
  • Number of Injuries1 27,000
  • Number of Children (age 0-11) Killed/Injured1 696
  • Number of Teens (age 12-17) Killed/Injured1 2,690
  • Mass Shooting2 330
  • Officer Involved Incident2 4,385
  • Home Invasion2 2,357
  • Defensive Use2 1,291
  • Accidental Shooting2 1,961

Gun violence  and crime incidents are collected/validated from 1,500 sources daily incidents and their source data are found at the gunviolencearchive.org website.

1: Actual number of deaths and injuries
2: Number of INCIDENTS reported and verified

Numbers on this table reflect a subset of all information
collected and will not add to 100% of incidents.

www.gunviolencearchive.org  www.facebook.com/gunviolencearchive

Data Validated: May 05, 2016

Gun Violence Archive

Home 2014

  • Total Number of Incidents 51,811
  • Number of Deaths1 12,588
  • Number of Injuries1 23,035
  • Number of Children (age 0-11) Killed/Injured1 625
  • Number of Teens (age 12-17) Killed/Injured1 2,367
  • Mass Shooting2 280
  • Officer Involved Incident2 3,218
  • Home Invasion2 2,610
  • Defensive Use2 1,589
  • Accidental Shooting2 1,602

Gun violence  and crime incidents are collected/validated from 1,500 sources daily incidents and their source data are found at the gunviolencearchive.org website.

1: Actual number of deaths and injuries
2: Number of INCIDENTS reported and verified

Numbers on this table reflect a subset of all information
collected and will not add to 100% of incidents.

www.gunviolencearchive.org  www.facebook.com/gunviolencearchive

Data Validated: May 05, 2016

Gun Violence Archive

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Charts and Maps

  • Charts and Maps

    Charts and Maps

    More charts and maps to come in 2016.

Charts and Maps

More charts and maps to come in 2016.

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