I suspect that we’re going to have a run of this, at least for awhile. Seeing an event like this happen, and be successful, is going to inspire other individuals who may have been considering acting out in violence, pushing them over the edge to action. On all sides of the issue, frankly.
But, for now, we have:
- A suspected Dallas copycat event, in Tennessee.
- An “ambush” of a cop in St. Louis at a traffic stop (because that’s what especially St. Louis needs…).
- And an exchange of gunfire in Valdosta, Georgia, that was (at least initially) also called an “ambush”.
This needs to stop. Cops. Members of the community. Whites. Blacks. Everyone. But I think we all know, at least in the short term, it’s not going to.