Activists Rally Against Police, Immigration “Injustices” at Dallas City Hall

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DALLAS -- Safe to say, 2016 is shaping up to be more than just an election year to a lot of folks.

Said the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas of the Cathedral of Hope: "In the coming months, our country will need to decide what type of country we want to be."

Specifically, emotions - and at times, violence - have swirled around the issues of police and immigration.

Of course, Dallas is a prime example.  It's been less than a month since 5 police officers were gunned down in the streets after a Black Lives Matter demonstration.

Since then, the outpouring of support for law enforcement has been so overwhelming that police are buying billboard space to thank the public.

Still, not everyone's ready to back the blue just yet.

"There's been a lot of injustice," activist Anne Sampson told NewsFix. "We're here to stand up for justice."

Folks from the Texas Organizing Project and Mothers Against Police Brutality took to Dallas City Hall Monday, rallying for police accountability and immigration reform.

"There are approaches we can take," said John Fullinwider of MAPB, speaking about officer-involved shootings across the nation, "to prevent, investigate, and prosecute these incidents when they happen."

Rev. Cazares-Thomas addressed immigration: "Do we want to embrace our diversity, and find a path for the millions of undocumented immigrants that are already here in the United States of America, or do we want to build a wall?"

Hey, there are some things we can surely all agree on, like condemning violence against cops...

"It leaves a stain on the positives of what we're trying to accomplish," said Sampson. "Every injustice deserves justice."

Now if only we could all agree on what exactly "justice" looks like...