Inside Story Of The Deadliest Attack On Police Officers Since 9/11
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On the evening of July 7, 2016, Black Lives Matter protesters marched in downtown Dallas and other cities across the nation.

They peacefully gathered in response to the police shootings of two black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling.

A few blocks from the site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, an African American man who had left the U.S. Army following disgraceful conduct got out of his SUV ready for combat.

The mass murderer arrived with a calculated plan to kill police officers, preferably white officers. 

Wearing tactical gear, a bullet-resistant vest, and armed with a high-powered assault rifle he in effect executed five officers and wounded eleven others. 

A cell phone video by a witness in a nearby building recorded Johnson shooting an officer for the city’s transit system, DART,  in the back and then standing over the officer to pump eleven more rounds into him at point-blank range.

The ambush marked the deadliest and bloodiest day for American law enforcement since 9/11.

In a fierce gun battle, officers cornered the shooter inside the downtown campus building of the El Centro Community College.

Larry Gordon, a crisis hostage negotiator for the DALLAS SWAT team, spent four hours talking with the gunman who pledged to take his life and the lives of more officers.

Gordon and Retired Dallas Police Lt. Bob Owens, a 40-year veteran of DPD who served 20 of those years on SWAT join Robert to reveal the inside story of what happened.

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