President Obama condemned violence against officers

President Barack Obama addresses the overnight shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas, in Warsaw, Poland Friday, July 8, 2016, before attending the NATO Summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON, DC (WDTN) – This is the second time in two weeks that Obama has had to react to the death of multiple police officers.

The president said attacks like this are happening far too often and called on the American people to avoid divisive rhetoric.

Obama said at this time we do not know what the shooter’s motives were and condemned any acts of violence against law enforcement.  He said attacks on police are an attack on all of us and the rule of law that makes society possible.  He also asked the American people to temper their words and open their hearts.

“It’s so important regardless of race or political party or profession, regardless of what organization you are a part of everyone right now focus on words and actions that can unite this country rather than divide it further,” Obama said.

The president vowed to give Baton Rouge and Louisiana the full support of the federal government. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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