cleveland - It's war on the street for the American police, say American police unions, after a new attack on cops, this time in Baton Rouge.
The officers were not lured away from their headquarters in an ambush by a gunman who would have worn a black mask. He would be identified as the 29-year-old
Three policemen were killed, a police officer is in critical condition in hospital, five of his colleagues were injured.
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At the hospital were agents with heavy weaponry to protect their colleagues. The gunman was shot dead by police.
The attack seemed well prepared, with fire opened from several directions on the rushed agents. Therefore it was first thought that it was several gunmen. There will still be checked whether he had help during the preparation.
It's been two weeks of great unrest in the city in Louisiana after the 37-year-old black CD seller Alton Sterling after a struggle with officers killed by police bullets. The unrest Baton Rouge hit after another case of police brutality in Minnesota over the rest of the country. As low point shooter in Dallas who shot out of revenge five agents.
protesters came to Baton Rouge to protest across the country. The militant New Black Panthers have been reported to establish a local branch in the city.
Republican Congressman for Louisiana, Garret Graves, is convinced that the offender was out of place.
Last week the agents in Baton Rouge knew more narrowly to prevent an attack on itself. Four people, including a 12-year-old boy would have broken have stolen at a local pawnshop and weapons that they would open fire on the police.
Cameron Sterling, the 15-year-old son of CD seller Alton Sterling, called last week in an emotional argument yet that the protests against the death of his father had passed off peacefully.
But the anger on the street is big and it is for the police very difficult to get things under control because they are themselves targeted.
President Obama spoke of a cowardly attack on the agents. He called for an immediate end to violence against agents. Despite numerous massacres Obama is not able to ensure that gun ownership in America is limited.
The president had earlier criticism that he recorded it too little for the cops and too many sympathized with movements like Black Lives Matter.