As I am sure everyone knows, there is a movement in the United States known as “Black Lives Matter”. This movement came to life after the death of Travon Martin, who was a 17-year-old African-American who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman was lawfully acquitted in court by a jury of his peers, but some people were not satisfied with this lawful verdict. The movement gained momentum as it protested the 2014 deaths of two African-Americans, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City; in both cases the grand jury did not indict the officers and no charges were brought. Several other African-Americans who died at the hands of law enforcement have had their deaths protested by the movement, including Tamir Rice, Eric Harris, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray.
Apparently the Black Lives Matter hate group is very selective in determining which black lives actually matter. For example, they are nowhere to be found at the funerals of blacks who are murdered by other blacks. That number, by the way, is higher than the number of blacks killed at the hands of white police officers. The is another group of individuals that the Black Lives Matters terrorist group seems to have overlooked. Specifically, Craig Chandler, Rodney Condall, Terence Avery Green, Robert Wilson, III, Darryl Wallace, Juandre Gilliam, Liquori Tate, Sonny Smith, Daryle Holloway, Vernell Brown, Jr., Tronoski Jones, and Henry Nelson. This group of men are all African-American men, they are all members of Law Enforcement, and they all gave their lives in the line of duty this year. Don’t their black lives matter? Why is it that the Black Lives Matter terrorists are not protesting their deaths. Why is it that it seems these lives are not as important, do not deserve national attentions and are not being memorialized with hateful rhetoric by the Black Lives Matters hate group?
Black lives matter, police lives matter, all lives matter. As one police chief put it, it is best if we dropped the qualifiers and simply state “Lives Matter”. I cannot argue with that. The qualifier are divisive and not helpful. But, I think that some lives matter more. If an individual loses their life at the hands of a police officer who is justified in his or her action, that life matters less than the life of a police officer killed in the line of duty protecting society from the criminals and thugs who prey upon you and I. The taking of any life is serious, and the taking of life has consequences. A police officer is left with the remorse he or she will naturally feel after taking a human life, the criminal psychopath, not so much. The killing of a police officer is heinous and it tears at the fabric, which is a very thin fabric, of our society. The national concern should go off the charts when a police officer is killed, but it does not. Even the president is more concerned over the justifiable killing of a criminal than by the murder of a police officer. One can only wonder.
The protesting of taking the lives of criminals, as if it was a high crime of some sort, needs to stop. It would be wonderful if none of it ever happened again and we could all just live our lives on the Big Rock Candy Mountain. But that just is not going to happen. So instead of marching and protesting and calling for the murder of police officers, let us start marching, and protesting, and calling for better laws that makes the killing of a police officer a capitol crime with the death penalty attached . Because, as I said, all lives matter, but some matter more.
Those are my thoughts, what are yours?
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