“Police lives matter” is the rallying cry behind protests springing up around the United States in an apparent response to the “Black Lives Matter” protest movement that’s targeting the NYPD, Ferguson police, and other police departments around the nation.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, the Ku Klu Klan has been expanding during the Black Lives Matter protest movement. Ferguson protesters were outraged after a Missouri bar offered a Michael Brown shooting special, which gave six shots of liquor for every bullet that hit the man. One unnamed black woman became instantly famous when she released a video that called out the Black Lives Matter movement, Al Sharpton, President Obama, and others for their actions.
A rally held in front of the Seattle Police Department headquarters made the point that “police lives matter.” Demonstrators held signs reading “police lives matter” and “officer lives matter” in reaction to the “black lives matter” protests. According to KING5, these pro-police rallies plan on meeting for regular weekend events to support police officers in the area.
A larger rally in Denver, Colorado used a slightly different message, saying that “blue lives matter.” Many police departments have been suffering from an outpouring of anger related to allegations of excessive force.
“You can always find somebody to say something negative about you. But we say thank you. Thank you for running towards the gun shots. Thank you for securing our neighborhoods,” said Pastor Larry Stevenson according to 9News.
Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown spoke at an event at the First Baptist Church in Raleigh, which recognized local law enforcement and honored New York City police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos who died during the NYPD shooting. She made it a point to highlight that all lives matter.
“As I stand before you today, I can say that black lives do matter,” Deck-Brown said according to WRAL. “And as I stand before you in this Raleigh police uniform that I put on everyday with pride, I must say that blue lives do matter. But as I close, I must say that we as a community must begin to recognize that all lives matter…. I think it’s important that we’re all vigilant, not just about what’s going on in New York, but we had officers shot at in Durham over the weekend. That’s the reality of where we are.”