"The National League of Cities community stands with the City of Dallas — including Mayor Mike Rawlings and the entire public safety community — and all of those looking to bring an end to the senseless gun violence plaguing the country today. The city has made strides in improving trust between police and communities they serve, and we must not let this tragedy overshadow progress made in Dallas and in cities across the nation to improve police and community relations.
"As city officials, it is important to maintain an open dialogue with those looking to improve their communities and fight for what they believe in. It is crucial to condemn the senseless acts of violence that serve no purpose other than to divide and regress our country."
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