It seems that some asshole began shooting police officers in Baton Rouge today. Early reports are that a person was walking down a main road with a rifle, and when police responded to citizen calls, another person was hidden nearby. When the officers responded, the hidden shooter opened fire.
That makes it a coordinated ambush. Bad ju-ju. Seven officers down, three dead at this posting.
CNN broke the story. I'll be watching updates the rest of the day.
Time to get out the mourning band again. I'm getting plenty tired of wearing that damned thing.