Sports anchor gives powerful speech about Dallas shooting

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DALLAS — Texas sports anchor Dale Hansen gave an emotional speech about the fatal Dallas shooting, calling the incident “an attack on our basic humanity.”

Hansen is a Dallas-area sportscaster for WFAA who is well-known for his segment “Hansen Unplugged” in which he speaks candidly on issues.

“We’ll fly our flags at half-mast, we’ll say all the right things, we’ll make promises we won’t keep, and then, nothing will change,” Hansen said during his segment. “Our lives will go on, while the lives of so many others won’t, because we expect it now and we accept it.”

Twelve officers were shot — five are dead and seven injured — after a protest held in downtown Dallas. The protests were in response to the deadly officer-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

“Police officers are not like you and me — they’re better,” Hansen said. “They run into the darkened alley where we won’t go. They run into the buildings we run from. They look for the person we try to hide from.”

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