Travesty compounded tragedy in America this week, with blood spilled unnecessarily and unjustly. The on-camera killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were horrific and deplorable. The massacre of cops in Dallas was horrific and deplorable. These are terrible tragedies and our first thoughts are with the victims and their families. 

It’s a difficult summer in America, with tensions running deep and violence taking lives and destroying families. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings spoke passionately to a crowd in Texas, addressing racial injustice and the burdens of this generation to address racial divisions.