Expected: Comparisons to JFK tragedy

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  • #21523
    paulwalker
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    I knew this would be coming, but in some cases it makes sense.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/shadow-of-jfk-shooting-falls-on-dallas-police-ambush-our-nightmare-returning/

    The comparisons are somewhat eerie in that there was initial confusion of how many gunmen there were, the shots were fired from above, and just blocks away from Dealey Plaza. The injured were taken to Parkland Hospital. Also, one officer was killed after JFK was assassinated.

    At the end of the day, the story comparisons end there.

    The bravery of the Dallas police is what is evident today.

    #21525
    Andy Brown
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    IMO it’s only media overreach. The only similarities are geographically based.

    #21529
    LurkingGrendel
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    At best. Totally asinine.

    #21530
    paulwalker
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    I would generally agree, but this is an emotional subject to those in Dallas. There have been locals making connections, and they really have nothing to gain from it.

    I also stated that the comparison ended. Just bringing up part of the story, like it or not.

    #21532
    LurkingGrendel
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    Of course. Criticism not directed at you, sir.

    #21533
    paulwalker
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    Fair enough.

    But Dallas is indeed a city that seems to be in the target of bad luck. True, it means nothing, but many who are over the age of 50, and have lived through it, are sensitive to the history. That is the only point here.

    The similarities are true, but likely just coincidence.

    #21548
    paulwalker
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    Then, there is this. The columnist says it much better than I ever could…

    Front page editorial, Dallas Morning News today.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/20160709-editorial-this-city-our-city.ece

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