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  • 2 years ago

The nation is mourning. President Obama and former President George W. Bush spoke at an interfaith memorial service Tuesday afternoon for the five police officers murdered in Dallas last week. Bush, a resident of Dallas, noted that he interacts with law enforcement every day. "We're proud of the men we mourn," he said. Bush called the shooting last Thursday evil and said the shock of the attack had not yet faded. He also appealed for unity. Obama acknowledged the pain of the racially charged shooting. "Faced with this violence we wonder if the divides of race in America can ever be bridged," he said. "Dallas, I'm here to say we must reject such despair. I'm here to insist we're not as divided as we seem. I know how far we've come against impossible odds," the president said. He praised the Dallas Police Department for being on the forefront of policing reform and noted that the number of complaints about excessive force by police has gone down in the city in recent years. "The Dallas P