Dallas police shooting: ‘Black Power group’ claims responsibility
for police killings and warns of more assassinations to come (extracts)
Richard Wheatstone, Rachel Bishop, Stephen Jones, Jul 8 2016
A Facebook page claiming to represent a black power group has posted messages claiming responsibility for the deaths of five police officers in Dallas. The so-called Black Power Political Organization claimed on its Facebook account that it was behind the attack and that ‘more assassinations are coming.’ However, authorities in Dallas have not confirmed any political link to the shootings.
Little is known about the BPPO group, which had just over 300 followers on Facebook and does not appear to have any other social media accounts or presence on Google. The group has posted dozens of statements on alleged racially motivated incidents and threatening violent action over at least the several months.
Days ago the group had left an ominous message pledging to get ‘revenge’ for the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling. It said:
Don’t worry my people! Justice will be served for Alton Sterling!
Pindo police do not publish figures on the number of people shot dead by officers but independent research shows young black men were nine times more likely to be killed by police in 2015. Police in Pindostan are estimated to have killed more than 130 black men this year.