Black Lives Matter Recognizes Slain Black Police Officers By Totally Ignoring Them
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization has been hard at work keeping select murdered African-Americans at the front of America’s consciousness for nearly a decade. During that time they have created entire communities of social justice warriors who march, protest, tweet, lay down in traffic, and do many other things to highlight what they call the unjust murder of young black people at the hands of law enforcement. Their message is, “Black lives matter like white lives matter.”
However, when it comes to slain black police officers, the organization has remained conspicuously silent. BLM never posts to social media or calls for a boycott, or asks its followers to do what they can to protect black police officers. The silence is deafening. But we have just learned that the silence is what they are using to honor the officers killed in the line of duty.
Kim Jackson, a 2nd year student-activist and BLM member at North Carolina State University explains, “We want to give the officer’s family a chance to grieve without the bluster of a protest. And there is also the fact that there is embedded risk with being a police officer. Our focus of concern is for those who have possibly broken the law or in some way challenged or opposed police officers, not those enforcing the white man’s law.”