Blue Lives Matter

Blue Lives Matter

A pro-police term coined in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, which protests against police brutality. (Police officers typically wear the color blue.) Some of the protesters were holding signs that said "Blue Lives Matter."
See also: blue, lives, matter
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He also went onto rebuke Ugenti-Rita for being the only Republican to oppose the Blue Lives Matter Bill and making sexually explicit jokes to a pastor, during a committee hearing.
The findings bolster the so-called Blue Lives Matter movement, which advocates tougher hate-crime sentences for the murder of police officers.
In the days following the July sniper attack on police in Dallas, which killed five officers, lawmakers in Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin announced they were working on similar Blue Lives Matter laws.
org/post/house-passes-blue-lives-matter-oklahoma-act-2017#stream/0) the Blue Lives Matter in Oklahoma Act of (http://publicradiotulsa.
Blue Lives Matter bills, as they've been nicknamed, generally propose that law enforcement officers be considered a protected class under hate crime law.
Last May, Louisiana became the first state to pass the Blue Lives Matter bill into law.
gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4760/text) Blue Lives Matter Act of 2016 " last year.
gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4760/titles) Blue Lives Matter Act of 2016 ," which would add employment as a police officer to the list of characteristics -- religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities -- that can be used to prosecute a hate crime.
com/blue-lives-matter-law-2017-hate-crime-bill-heads-mississippi-full-senate-2481732) Blue Lives Matter , Martin and Fulton said they now feel "obligated" to speak out and public service may be the best outlet.
The Blue Lives Matter movement began in response to the rise of Black Lives Matter following the killing of unarmed black men and teenagers by police, and Mississippi ACLU Executive Director Jennifer Riley-Collins firmly disagreed with SB-2469.
blue/krispy-kreme-black-lives-matter/) Blue Lives Matter blog posted a photo of the Krispy Kreme box, which had "Black Lives Matter" written on it.
f1e8cbffa90b) according to Washington Post , that said: "Like other online retailers, we have a marketplace with millions of items offered by third parties that includes Blue Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter, and All Lives Matter merchandise.
f=tweets&vertical=news&q=%23BlueLivesMatter&src=tyah&lang=en) Blue Lives Matter " has emerged as a tagline response among people who defend police actions.