One of the surgeons who attempted to save the police officers who were killed last Thursday in Dallas fought back tears as he described his emotional trauma from that night.
Dr. Brian H. Williams was working in the trauma unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas Thursday night. The surgeon tried to help save some of the police officers who had been shot by Micah Johnson as hundreds of people gathered in downtown Dallas to protest recent fatal police shootings
“I think about it every day, that I was unable to save those cops when they came here that night,” Williams said Monday.
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The Parkland Memorial Hospital trauma surgeon, who is black, said he has been frustrated by the recent killings of black men by police officers in the United States but said people are ignoring the real problem.
“I understand the anger and the frustration and the distrust of law enforcement but they are not the problem,” he said.
“The problem is the lack of open discussions about the impact of race relations in this country.”
Williams welled up in tears as he pleaded for an end to the violence.
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“This killing, it has to stop,” he said. “Black men dying and being forgotten. People retaliating against the people sworn to protect us.
“We have to come together and end all this.”
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