Officers down: Two Dallas police officers gunned down by shoplifter at Home Depot

Yesterday, a cold rain muted Dallas. Grey clouds hung overhead, and rain pattered down. Mostly, people stayed indoors. The day before, it was sunny and warm, so the sudden cold that moved in overnight felt twice as cold. But the city also moved a little slower because, yesterday, Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander died at 8:11 am. Fellow Officer Crystal Almeida lay in a hospital bed, wounded, in critical condition.

On Tuesday at about 4 pm, they arrived at a Home Depot in Lake Highlands, a neighborhood in northeast Dallas. An off-duty officer working there as a security guard caught a man shoplifting. Something felt off.

The man pulled a handgun from his pocket and started shooting, right at Officer Almeida and Officer Santander, also hitting the off-duty officer, a bystander.

“Shots. Fired.”

The shooter fled, roaring away in his shabby white Ford 250, the ladder rack rattling as he sped from the scene.

“Shots fired. Shots fired.”

The scars are fresh in Dallas. Slightly less than two years ago, Dallas was the scene of senseless violence directed at police, when a hate-driven gunman killed five Dallas police officers, who’d been protecting protestors, many of whom were protesting the police themselves. We all remember the scene. For Dallas, it’s playing out all over again.

At a press conference following this week’s shooting, Mayor Mike Rawlings spoke with the gravity of someone who’s been through this before.

These press conferences have become familiar.

These press conferences have become familiar. Last week, two Florida deputies --- Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey --- were shot dead while eating lunch. Just yesterday, Deputy Corporal Dale Lancaster of Norridgewock, Maine died in a gunfight. Police Sergeant Sean Gannon of Yarmouth, Massachusetts was shot dead in an attic.

Since the beginning of the year, at least two dozen police officers have died by gunfire --- died violently. It’s important that we hear their names. We need to see their pictures in the news and hear their stories.

Maybe it will help people see the value of their lives.

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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