OFFICIALS REACT TO DALLAS: Sun reporters gathered reaction from Maryland officials on the shooting deaths of five police officers and the wounding of seven others in Dallas, where a protest about recent police shootings elsewhere was being held Thursday.
In MarylandReporter.com, Del. Cheryl Glenn, chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, writes: “We cannot allow these deplorable acts to define our relationship with the men and women charged to protect us. The vast majority of law enforcement officers are good cops – a few bad apples, a few disconnected officers, do not define all police everywhere.”
PUGH ON DALLAS, POLICE SHOOTINGS: Sen. Catherine Pugh, the Democratic nominee for mayor of Baltimore City, spoke about last week’s events in Dallas, Baton Rouge and near Minneapolis. She tells Jeff Salkin of Maryland Public Television’s State Circle program, “…we want our communities to respect the police but we need the police to respect the communities as well.”
ACTIVIST McKESSON ARRESTED: Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson was released Sunday after a night in jail following his arrest in Baton Rouge while protesting the police killing of a black man. McKesson, 31, had waged an unsuccessful campaign for mayor this spring, and now works for the Baltimore public schools as interim chief of human capital, responsible for staffing and dealing with reform, according to an AP report in the Frederick News Post.