What to Make of It

While the nation, and the state of Texas, continues to come to terms with tragic recent losses of life, we're left with few concrete answers to an ever-growing list of questions. The deaths of five Dallas officers on July 7 – gunned down in an ambush by apparently disturbed lone actor Micah Johnson – came on the heels of two more deaths, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, at the hands of police officers. There's a certain terrible irony, especially in the livestreaming of Castile's death by his distraught partner, with the distances created by all three individual, but intrinsically linked, events. Read more here.