-- The woman who helped protect her four sons from bullets Thursday during an ambush-style shooting on police at a protest in Dallas implored Americans to "learn to love" as they leave behind a tumultuous week.
The rally, a peaceful protest of the police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, turned into chaos when a gunman opened fire, killing five police officers and injuring seven other city officers, two El Centro College police officers and two civilians, including Taylor.
Taylor stressed her admiration for police officers and asked people to try to see the humanity in them.
"As my son stated, you know, these are isolated incidents," she said of police shootings. "Unfortunately, [they are] frequent, but we have to learn to love. We have to learn to understand that policemen and policewomen are not robots."
"I saw an officer tell another officer that an officer didn't make it, and I [was] celebrating my kids," she said Sunday, stopping to hang her head and weep, "my kids' being alive."
"It hurt," she said, referring to news of the officer's death.
Taylor's message this morning was one of hope and shared values.
"We all have so much more in common than I think that we all want to admit," she said.