Obama to visit Dallas on Tuesday

"At the invitation of Dallas Mayor, Obama will deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service with the families of the fallen police officers and members of the Dallas community whose unity is reflective of who we are as Americans", the White House has said yesterday.

After shooting at the Dallas officers, Johnson tried to take refuge in a parking garage and exchanged gunfire with police, Police Chief David Brown said.

Because groups like the Islamic State are "non-state actors, it's very hard for us ever to get the satisfaction of MacArthur and the emperor meeting and a war being officially over", Obama said, referring to the USA general and Japanese leader at the end of World War II. "We believe now that the city is safe and that the suspect is dead and we can move on to healing".

The 25-year-old gunman had amassed a personal arsenal at his home, including bomb-making materials, rifles, ammunition and a journal of combat tactics, authorities said Friday.

The suspect described his motive during negotiations and said he acted alone and was not affiliated with any groups, Brown said. I don't know anything about Micah. "This divisiveness between our police and our citizens". "He will be joined on the trip by the first lady, Mrs Obama, and Vice President Biden will also be attending the service, and he will be joined by his wife Dr Jill Biden", he said.

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Obama, speaking at the start of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Poland, decried the "vicious, calculated and despicable attack".

The memorial will be live streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live.

Those deaths were followed by a stunning sniper attack last Thursday in Dallas that killed five police officers and wounded seven others as they watched over a peaceful protest of the week's earlier shootings. That's even as White House press secretary Josh Earnest stressed concerns about racial disparities in policing and repeated Obama's frustration that he's been unable to curb access to guns.

"If communities are mistrustful of the police, that makes those law enforcement offers who are doing a great job, who are doing the right thing, that makes their lives harder", Obama said, insisting that recognizing problems within law enforcement doesn't equate to being anti-police. He argued that the U.S.is, in reality, "not as divided as some have suggested", saying people of all races and backgrounds are outraged by attacks on police and about the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Last year, the administration banned the federal transfers of certain types of military-style assault gear to local police departments in the wake of the protests in Ferguson, where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a white officer in 2014. Twenty-one officers were injured by demonstrators in St. Paul. As cable news channels carried blanket coverage Thursday of the Baton Rouge and Minnesota shootings, the president did not wait for Air Force One to land in Warsaw to post an initial response on his official Facebook page.

The shootings in Dallas have not halted additional protests around the nation, with protests in Los Angeles, Calif., and Atlanta, Ga., Monday.

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