*How many shooters were there in ambush of police officers in Dallas Thursday night? Only one has been identified. He's now dead. Another person was taken in but released -- he was legally carrying a firearm.
But also, "Three people were said to be in custody and not cooperating with authorities." Source.
Is no-one asking "why do they hate us?" Here's a clue. Suspect in Dallas police shootings targeted white officers.
"Kill whitey" was a phrase popular in some circles back in the 60s when the progressives of the era saw racism everywhere and rationalized violent hate groups like the Black Panthers. And it certainly is discouraging to think we are returning to those days.
Most white people these days bend over backwards to try to be non-racist. In fact, they're so serious about it that the avoidance of the appearance of racism might in itself be a form of racism -- the racism of low expectations. Ideally, we could treat everyone the same without regard to the person's race. But that too, is racist.
In any event, the violence against the Dallas police officers is certainly discouraging. The racial angle just makes it worse.
*UPDATE: They're saying the shooter acted alone even though others were brought in under suspicion of participating in the murders. Most people in the situation of those suspects would be shouting their innocence at the top of their lungs. By remaining silent they certainly exercised some extraordinary self control.