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Black Lives Matter Responds to Dallas Shootings: Are Their Members Listening?

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The Black Lives Matter movement is speaking out on last night’s police shooting in Dallas, saying it does not advocate murder.

 

advocates dignity, justice and freedom. Not murder.

 

— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter)

 

 

A statement posted to their website reads:

 

In the last few days, this country witnessed the recorded murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police, the latest victims in this country’s failed policing system. As we have done for decades, we marched and protested to highlight the urgent need to transform policing in America, to call for justice, transparency and accountability, and to demand that Black Lives Matter.

 

In Dallas, many gathered to do the same, joining in a day of action with friends, family, and co-workers. Their efforts were cut short when a lone gunman targeted and attacked 11 police officers, killing five. This is a tragedy–both for those who have been impacted by yesterday’s attack and for our democracy. There are some who would use these events to stifle a movement for change and quicken the demise of a vibrant discourse on the human rights of Black Americans. We should reject all of this.

 

Black activists have raised the call for an end to violence, not an escalation of it. Yesterday’s attack was the result of the actions of a lone gunman. To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible. We continue our efforts to bring about a better world for all of us.

 

However, it seems this movement, at least on social media, picks and chooses who is deserving of their support. While they claim to advocate for justice and respect:

 

The
Network advocates for Dignity, Justice, and Respect:

 

— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter)

 

 

That respect did not extend to gays marching in Toronto:

 

shuts down pride and makes demands and wins.

 

— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter)

 

 

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And that dignity does not extend to police in Chicago, regardless of race:

 

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While I appreciate BLM announcing they do not advocate murder, the movement has a long way to go before they become something that will start changing the current situation in America.

 

Maybe they should take some advice from Lynch and ‘love everyone’.

 

The post Black Lives Matter Responds to Dallas Shootings: Are Their Members Listening? appeared first on Bearing Arms.

 

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