Dr. Brian H. Williams of Dallas Pleads for Open Discussion and an End to Killing

July 12, 2016

Last Thursday night Dr. Brian H. Williams was the trauma surgeon on duty when wounded police officers from the Dallas shooting came into the ER. The shooting occurred after videos of two African-American men shot by police inLouisiana and Minnesota re-ignited debate and protest over police violence towards black men. 5 police officers were killed and 7 were wounded in the Dallas shooting, making it the deadliest single incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11th, 2001. Williams, a surgeon and African American man, emerged as a leader after the tragedy, responding “This killing. It has to stop.” Drawing from the complexities of his experiences, Williams pleads for “open discussions about the impact of race relations in this country” that we “have to come together and end all this.” 

Article: Dallas Trauma Surgeon: 'This killing, it has to stop'