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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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of demonstrators removed the American flag from outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention building in Denver and replaced it with a Mexican flag and a graffitied Blue Lives Matter flag.
Featuring alternating black-and-white stripes, stars and one blue stripe, the flag originally was created to represent police the Thin Blue Line and has been used by Blue Lives Matter organizations, a
A Frederick police officer whose federal lawsuit was dismissed alleging he was defamed for organizing a "Blue Lives Matter" rally has lost his appeal.
This helps to explain the current debate over "Blue Lives Matter" bills, which define offenses against police and first responders as hate crimes.
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.
Whether you support Black Lives Matter or Blue Lives Matter, if you work for a private employer, you are not promised the right to share your views with impunity."
Meanwhile, encouraged by the new president's rhetoric of law and order, his legislative allies are pursuing "blue lives matter" laws that give armed law officers the same hate crime protections accorded to historically oppressed and persecuted groups such as blacks, gays, Muslims, or Jews.
Back in 1970 the cry was "Black Power"; this time it's "Black Lives Matter," a movement that's aroused a concurrent backlash that includes a police coalition insisting that "Blue Lives Matter."
"The 'Blue Lives Matter' bill is an insidious attempt to destabilize our First Amendment rights as community members who hold the police and others sworn by oath to serve and protect, accountable." The law immediately took effect once signed by the Governor.
Under the socalled "Blue Lives Matter" law, enacted in May, people convicted of felony hate crimes against the police can face an additional five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
Ask yourself: If you don't like "Black Lives Matter" but this is OK - "All Lives Matter" - and this is OK - "Blue Lives Matter" - then the operative word is "black."
Merchandise hawkers plied the line, offering badges inscribed with "Blue Lives Matter" (a reference to the police).
The findings bolster the so-called Blue Lives Matter movement, which advocates tougher hate-crime sentences for the murder of police officers.
Their law follows a piece of legislation passed in Louisiana in May 2016, which was the first "Blue Lives Matter" bill.
As a show of solidarity with "Blue Lives Matter," ammo manufacturers should distribute Teflon-coated bullets that defy police body armor or X-rays at the emergency room.