An eye for an eye, tooth for tooth: There was a chance it could happen, and it did.
Six people are dead: five police officers and Micah Xavier Johnson, the shooter, who said he wanted to kill white cops in revenge. Nine others, including two civilians, were not seriously wounded. It happened last Thursday night in Dallas, at the end of the sacrosanct peaceful protest against the killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two African Americans, by cops in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in St Paul, Minnesota.
Even after Ferguson and all the hundreds of people, African-Americans and others, killed by the police in these last two years, still more than 500 people have been killed by police since the beginning of the year, and 990 in 2015.
In Dallas, protests were held again on Friday, in spite of everything, and over the weekend, demonstrations took place in other parts of the United States, from New York to Oakland, from Denver to St. Paul. Men and women of Black Lives Matter, the movement which took its name from the slogans by the protesters during the days of rage in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, did not stop going to the streets.