Law enforcement, activists to meet with Obama at White House

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Law enforcement, activists to meet with Obama at White House

"I know Americans are struggling right now with what we have witnessed in the past week", Obama said.

When he pays tribute to fallen police officers in Dallas on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be aiming to comfort the mourning and calm the angry.

"I would have preferred him go to Louisiana, then on to Minnesota, then end in Dallas, because he could truly bring...healing to the nation", Dyson said on CNN's "Wolf" Monday.

He spoke about the tensions between police and some of the minority communities they serve, saying recent events should inspire both sides to seek common ground-and that no institution, including police departments, is "entirely innocent".

"Being a Texan doesn't describe where you're from, it describes who your family is", the senator said.

"Another community torn apart, more hearts broken", Obama said.

The president also addressed the existence of racism within the criminal justice system, and said that those who fight for racial justice in the US should not be dismissed as "trouble makers or paranoid", adding that it is wrong to dismiss the concerns of people of color regarding institutional racism.

The president urged the nation to act on "the truth that we know", despite the discomfort such conversation may cause. "He's got to acknowledge the lethal and ferocious assault upon that police department there in Dallas, and he's got to acknowledge the lethal and ferocious assault upon Black men's and women's lives in America". They, "saved more lives than we will ever know", he said.

But it also will serve as a wider mission to try to calm demonstrations that have broken out from NY to San Francisco after deaths of black men by police outside Minneapolis and in Baton Rouge.

Last week, the fatal police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, prompted nationwide anger, with thousands of protesters taking to the streets from coast to coast. Obama has drawn criticism in the past from USA law enforcement for his tone in the aftermath of shootings by officers.

Just a few weeks ago, Mr. The Senate took up the issue after an attack on a gay nightclub last month in Orlando that killed 49 people and was the worst mass shooting in modern US history.

People in Dallas and across the United States are suffering in the wake of last week's slaying of five police officers at a protest against police violence, President Barack Obama told a memorial yesterday for victims of the deadliest day for USA law enforcement in nearly 15 years. Nine officers and two civilians were injured in the attack.

President Obama travels to Dallas today to deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service honoring the five Dallas police officers killed in last week's ambush.

Among them will be President Barack Obama, who cut short a trip to Europe to visit Dallas, and his predecessor, one of Texas' favorite sons, George W. Bush.

"If we can not talk honestly and openly. then we will never break this unsafe cycle", he said. Laura and I see members of law enforcement every day. I see how easily we slip back into our old notions because they are comfortable, we are used to them.

"Going forward, I want to hear ideas from even more Americans about how we can address these challenges together as one nation".

The Apostle Paul said, "For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of strength and love and self-control".

"At our best we know we have one country, one future, one destiny".

Rawlings said that the service should be about unity. "We want the unity of hope", he said.

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