Consider this: 20-30 black men and women marched down the street with AR-15s and none of them got shot or harmed by police, even while cops were dying. I've seen no reports alleging police brutality during this very tense situation.
The NYT focuses on the open carry aspect but I wanted to point out how remarkable it is that some of those those carrying were detained, let go, and that was the end of it. Not so in other towns with escalating racial tensions.
I saw this unfold in the first moments of the killing. The police handled themselves well. Black Lives Matter protesters handled it well too. Where other cities descend into chaos after events like this, Dallas is doing what we ought to do: mourn and pray for one another.http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/11/us/texas-open-carry-laws-blurred-lines-between-suspects-and-marchers.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/