President Obama to Address Memorial for Dallas Officers

memo{VOA NEWS/WASHINGTON}— President Barack Obama is speaking Tuesday in Dallas, Texas at a memorial service for five police officers killed last week in a sniper attack during a demonstration.

It will be the 11th time during his presidency that he has addressed a community following a mass shooting.

Joining him are his Vice President Joe Biden and his predecessor, former President George W. Bush.  White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama wants to try to comfort people across the country after the Dallas attack and deadly shootings of African-Americans by police officers that drew renewed protests in many cities.

“The president recognizes that it’s not just people in Dallas who are grieving, but people all across the country who are concerned about the violence that so many Americans have witnessed in the last week or so,” Earnest said.  “And the truth is, this is violence that we’ve been witnessing not just in the last week, but far too often over the last several years.” READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.