Via Daily Kos, Dallas Broadcaster Dale Hansen tells the truth about shootings and how White America now finds these events so commonplace that we hardly switch from watching the game.
Reporters in our newsroom were scrambling. Producers were yelling. We turned off the lights, just in case... and I kept watching the game.
It was another shooting in America. It was in our city this time and police officers were being killed, but it was a couple of blocks away and the Rangers were being shut out.
This is what I have become. This is what too many of us have been for a long time now.
A white man in America doesn't die for selling cigarettes on a street corner, he gets a ticket. A white man in America doesn't die for driving with a broken tail light, he gets a ticket, too. And the officers who abuse the badge and the power they have should be punished, but too many times they are not.
Well worth watching.