Dallas had finally shaken the nickname ‘City of Hate’

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By Joel Achenbach, Jamie Thompson, Robert Samuels and Brady Dennis
The Washington Post

The American flag flies at half staff as visitors explore Dealey Plaza in Dallas. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 in this area, which is about two blocks from where a sniper killed five police officers last week. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

DALLAS — A black Suburban coasted to a stop in downtown Dallas on Saturday morning, and Mayor Mike Rawlings, in blue jeans and black cowboy boots, stepped out and surveyed the crime scene. Police barricades still blocked Main Street. FBI agents in navy blue T-shirts and khakis combed the street for evidence; one retrieved what appeared to be an ammunition casing.

Rawlings gave some media interviews, then sat down on a park bench. He was still talking in his TV voice: “I’m feeling determined.” And: “I’m feeling like we have a chance to really change things here….

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