Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter are Not Mutually Exclusive
The Hill
July 26, 2016

“I am a [B]lack man, and I am a retired police officer who spent more than three decades in uniform. I have been deeply affected by both the police shootings of young black men and the Dallas and Baton Rouge shootings of police officers. Everyone I have spoken with – Left, Right, [B]lack, [W]hite, police, and civilian – agrees that all of these shootings are tragedies, and that we urgently need to come together in order to try to understand and reconcile the differences that have divided our country so dramatically. Why, then, have so many media outlets, including The Hill, made a spokesperson of the one [B]lack police officer who wants to escalate the conflict?”

“Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin declares ”This is a war, and Black Lives Matter is the enemy.’ He sees the police as ‘front-line soldiers’ battling Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, allied ‘revolutionary Marxist forces’ attempting to overthrow the government.”

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