We thought Obama made it PERFECTLY CLEAR that anti-police violence was mostly understandable and practically justified but to stop doing it!— Hillary PR Team (@OnMessageForHer) July 17, 2016
By Grand Rapids Anonymous and Nicholas Stix
As I wrote in the last two days, Baton Rouge was said to be the site of a plot to kill police. Arrests were made last week of four blacks who were trying to steal guns in preparation for such an ambush.
Today, blacks again proved that they're like cockroaches, as more of them came out from the cracks in the wall of the criminal society that they hide in, and shot six police answering a call—three so far fatally.
What is Cleveland going to be like?
#BREAKING two Baton Rouge police officers, one East Baton Rouge Sheriffs deputy dead— Michael Vinsanau (@MVinsanau) July 17, 2016
Investigators are reviewing a video of the Baton Rouge firefight posted to social media to see who might have been involved, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN's Pamela Brown. The video has since been taken down.
The firefight took place in a part of town that the source described as rough [black]. The area is a known drug trafficking area. It is a location where police often go to grab coffee.
President Obama quickly issued a statement condemning the attack on law enforcement.
"For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault," Obama said. "These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop. ...These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one. They right no wrongs. They advance no causes."
The law enforcement official described the situation in Baton Rouge as a powder keg.
The shooting took place around 9 a.m. (10 a.m. ET) in the city of about 230,000 people.
"There was no talking, just shooting," McKneely said.
By noon, authorities had secured the scene and were making sure there weren't any explosives left behind."After that, we're going to gather as much information as we can and work this case as best as we can to find all individuals that were involved in this," McKneely said.
"Somebody might have seen something suspicious, may know of guys plotting to do this. That's why we're reaching out to the community."
Since the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police earlier this month, the department has worried about credible threats against officers.It has been an emotionally charged few days across the country because of the protests stemming from the Sterling shooting and the shooting by police of Philando Castile in Minnesota, plus the ambush on Dallas police officers on July 7 in which a sniper killed five officers."This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said.
Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, said "everything is moving fast."
"There is still an active scene. They are investigating," he said. "Right now we are trying to get our arms around everything."
CNN's Don Lemon, Carma Hassan, Pamela Brown, Mary Lynn Ryan, Vivian Kuo and Nick Valencia contributed to this report.