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A Tale of Two Mayors During a Time of Civil Unrest

While Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has been front and center regarding the Dallas shootings, Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden has been noticeably absent.
Left: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; Right: Melvin 'Kip' Holden, Mayor of Baton Rouge
Left: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; Right: Melvin 'Kip' Holden, Mayor of Baton Rouge REUTERS/Adrees Latif and Carlo Allegri

In the city of Dallas, where an African-American former U.S.-military soldier gunned down 12 police officers, leaving five of them dead, you have a mayor who’s been upfront with the public about why it happened.

"Our police officers died for Black Lives Matter movement," Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said Tuesday on CBS This Morning. "We were protecting those individuals. That is not a racist organization. They're trying to do better, but I ask everybody to start at the level playing ground that the police are there to serve them, and to serve everyone."