Twitter takes on this week’s tragedies
Celebrities, athletes and public figures mourn the loss of innocent lives
Twitter was feeling some kind of way on Friday, after the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night and the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile earlier this week. People have been through a lot of emotional pain and upheaval this week.
Here are some tweets that reflect the events and their state of mind:
This is how yesterday's protest began #DallasPoliceShooting pic.twitter.com/tUHUmJW8Wo
— Claire Ballor (@claireballor) July 8, 2016
These Dallas shootings are horrific. Killing these officers is morally reprehensible and completely counterproductive to keeping us safe.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 8, 2016
Snoop Dogg and The Game host peaceful rally in Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/FOmpITcILr
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) July 8, 2016
Dallas,we mourn those who lost their lives protecting us and stand together, united, to cherish those we live and work next to #DallasStrong
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 8, 2016
I love the city of Dallas. #DallasStrong
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 8, 2016
Praying for the families of the deceased officers in Dallas, and praying for a full recovery for those injured. Very sad time
— Duane Brown (@DuaneBrown76) July 8, 2016
Please be safe Dallas #StoptheViolence
— Jason Terry (@jasonterry31) July 8, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dallas and their police department following last night's tragedy.
— Houston Astros (@astros) July 8, 2016
Our thoughts, prayers, and support go out to all those affected by the tragic events last night in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/JzbFdFZIly
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) July 8, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of downtown Dallas.
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 8, 2016
Sad day for our city.. Prayers for the families and strength to believe this violence will stop on all fronts #DallasStrong
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) July 8, 2016
We are all hurting tonight. More violence is not the answer. #StoptheViolence
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 8, 2016
— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) July 8, 2016
Deepest sympathies to all those affected in Dallas tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with DART PD and Dallas PD.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 8, 2016
Hurting for Dallas right now. It seems like we wake up or go to sleep reading more tragedies than not.I want to wake up from this nightmare.
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) July 8, 2016
Can't believe this is happening here. Waking up every morning and more shootings and more death. This is just crazy. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!
— Sean May (@BigMay42) July 8, 2016
As someone with law enforcement in my family, I am just shaking. That does not equal this. Senseless. Horrific. Heartbreaking.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 8, 2016
My heart hurts. Too much death. Too much hate. Hug your loved ones tight. Tell them that in the darkest times, we MUST love even harder.
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) July 8, 2016
praying for the families of the officers killed tonight in dallas. praying we stop trying to end hate with hate. only love can do that 🙏🏼
— christina perri (@christinaperri) July 8, 2016
Showers of prayers on the families of the deceased police.We must not fight violence with violence. nonviolence is the best way. #Dallas
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) July 8, 2016
Peace is the Message….."An eye for an eye leaves everybody blind"
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) July 8, 2016
My heart hurts. God help us.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 8, 2016
KTVT found the man Dallas Police earlier called a shooting suspect. He's pissed. pic.twitter.com/wXhmGektYo
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) July 8, 2016
His life matters. #DallasPoliceShooting pic.twitter.com/tipGIaci4w
— Sara Mitchell (@SaraMitchellTV) July 8, 2016
Everyone is bearing the weight of last night's traumatic attack. You can see it on their faces #DallasPoliceShooting pic.twitter.com/eRRLYQBl4p
— Marcus Yam 火 (@yamphoto) July 8, 2016
Former GOP Rep, now radio host, @WalshFreedom, deleted this tweet last night after the #DallasPoliceShooting: pic.twitter.com/RzhzJmY1QW
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) July 8, 2016
Obama tried to pass gun control and republicans shot it down…
This is on republicans https://t.co/tzIfAiuQaS
— McKaylah Austin (@mckaylah_austin) July 8, 2016
WATCH: "No officers will be patrolling solo." NYC Mayor @BilldeBlasio updates City after #Dallas sniper shootings. https://t.co/6qI8PqAnkZ
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 8, 2016
Protester/shooting eyewitness Ernest Walker on MSNBC: "I'm embarrassed right now to be in Dallas… This sets us back" pic.twitter.com/jnAtuAoKuK
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 8, 2016
Let's talk about what the Dallas killer really was — a gun toting lunatic… No different than any other..his "beliefs" are irrelevant
— Rosenberg Media (@Rosenbergradio) July 8, 2016
I have a hard time believing the Dallas narrative. Regardless, angry at how it will be used against the movement.
— t h e m a i n i n g r e d i e n t (@TheKitchenista) July 8, 2016
Prayers & Love to the families & friends of the officers lost in Dallas. "Hate can't drive out Hate. Only love can do that" We need love!!
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) July 8, 2016
First off let me start off by saying "All Praise Due To The Most High." https://t.co/h870pUh4Ob pic.twitter.com/shG3YiJeUz
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) July 8, 2016