July 08, 2016

Lujan Statement on Recent Shootings

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement today following recent shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas.

“Last night a community came together in peaceful protest to mourn the lives of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile after fatal encounters with the police.  The protest turned tragic when police officers in Dallas were targeted in a horrific and shocking attack, leaving five officers dead and seven others wounded, reminding us of the tremendous sacrifices our police officers make when serving in harm’s way every day.

“In the wake of these deaths in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas we as a country must come together to heal, recognizing the pain that such violence is taking on our communities, and stand united in our commitment to addressing the causes that are at the very root of these tragic shootings.  My thoughts and prayers are with these communities, the victims of this heartbreaking violence, and the families who have lost loved ones.”

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