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#AskTheMayor Addresses Dallas, Justice and Police Shootings

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week's news, with two fatal shootings of black men by police officers and the shooting deaths of 5 Dallas police officers by a number of people with snipers.

"What a painful day for this country...An attack on our police is an attack on all of us." @BilldeBlasio tells @BrianLehrer

— Brigid Bergin (@brigidbergin) July 8, 2016

Listening to DeBlasio on @BrianLehrer. He says we have to restore peaceful reltnship with police officers. Is it there from the other side?

— SPF Stay Indoors (@montycas) July 8, 2016

"our police feel embattled … and disrespected” — @BilldeBlasio to @BrianLehrer. #NYPD

— Azi (@Azi) July 8, 2016

@BrianLehrer So sad there are "sides" in this debate. Better policing is good for everyone, including cops. It's not a zero-sum game.

— Joe Paille (@JoePaill) July 8, 2016

caller 2 to mayor: "police officer on the street is a judge and jury, and sometimes the executioner” via @BrianLehrer

— Azi (@Azi) July 8, 2016

"We all have implicit bias, every single one of us," says @BilldeBlasio. But we're now teaching officers to identify/reduce impact of it.

— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) July 8, 2016

"de-escalation" & more being taught to new NYPD officers, Mayor says on @BrianLehrer, "different approach," focus on community relationships

— Ben Max (@TweetBenMax) July 8, 2016

Jose in Rosedale on @BrianLehrer says when mayor made comments about son and police came after him he backed down "Who run the police dept?"

— Jeff Mays (@JeffCMays) July 8, 2016


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