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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Rep. McNerney Issues Statement on Dallas Shootings

Jul 8, 2016
Press Release

Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) released the following statement in response to the shootings in Dallas that killed five police officers and wounded others:

“Today we are confronted by yet another senseless act of violence – a mass shooting that left five Dallas police officers dead and another seven injured. These officers were ambushed while protecting a peaceful protest on the heels of the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, also by gun violence. I grieve with their families and the communities of Dallas, Baton Rouge, and the Twin Cities. Our country must end the violence that plagues our nation and continues to tear apart communities. We cannot respond to violence with more violence – doing so only results in further chaos and suffering. As our nation looks for understanding during this extremely trying time and seeks justice for these acts, we must remember our common humanity and continue working toward solutions that will reduce violence and make our streets and neighborhoods safe for everyone.”

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.