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Himes Statement on Week of Violence

July 8, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) made the following statement about last night’s sniper attacks that took the lives of five Dallas police officers last night and wounded seven others:

“Grief does not begin to describe the pain in my heart for the fallen officers in Dallas, victims of a vicious pre-meditated attack.  These murders, following so quickly the profoundly troubling deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, the mass shooting in Orlando and the seemingly daily onslaught of violence in American communities, have shaken us deeply.  The loss of any innocent life is a tragedy, and it must stop. More violence will solve nothing.”