Attorney General to Black Lives Matters supporters after Dallas: 'Do not be discouraged'
WASHINGTON – Responding to the shooting deaths of five Dallas officers and the wounding of several others, Attorney General Loretta Lynch addressed the nation Friday and implored Americans, “Do not let this week precipitate a new normal in this country.”
Lynch asked citizens to help each other and not to turn on each other.
However, at the same time, she offered encouragement to anti-police protesters, telling them, “Do not be discouraged by those who would use your lawful actions as a cover for their heinous violence.”
The attorney general also reached out to law enforcement officers, telling them the Justice Department “will do all that we can to support you in the days ahead.”