Cicilline Statement on Shootings in Dallas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

“I am shocked and outraged by the despicable, premeditated mass shooting last night that targeted the men and women of the Dallas Police Department. Too often, it seems that our country takes for granted the incredible sacrifices and extraordinary courage of our nation’s police officers. But not today.”

“The officers who were targeted last night were upholding an oath they swore to protect and serve their fellow citizens. They do this every day, knowing full well the risks and dangers it entails. And last night, once the shooting started, these heroes ran towards the source of danger so that others could escape.”

“There has been too much bloodshed in this country this month. We cannot become complacent in the face of this violence or accept these atrocities as the price of freedom. I truly believe we are better than this.”