A Mississippi police chief added the phrase “All Lives Matter” to the patrol cars in his precinct and now the liberals in the media are going crazy. His name is Torrence Mayfield of Edwards. What he did was an attempt to bring the community together after the recent killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
The chief worked with Mayor Marcus Walland and they decided together to use private money to get the “All Lives Matter” stickers for the backs of patrol cars.
The Chief said:
“It should not just be ‘Black Lives Matter’ or ‘Blue Lives Matter. But Hispanic, Muslim, Jewish – all lives should matter and nothing warrants police officers’ lives lost. We want this to resonate far and abroad. Everywhere. All communities should embrace this.”
A civilian, Jivonrick Butler of Jackson, told MS News Now:
“I mean it shows that they are trying to make steps into the right way. But I don’t think it’s ever going to be a full acceptance or change like it’s suppose to be.”
What the chief did was respectable and very civic oriented in an attempt to bring people together in this difficult time.
The Chief also said:
“Blue Lives Matter’ is not going to be welcome by everyone and neither is ‘Black Lives Matter.’ You are not going to be able to please everyone, but 100% of my officers completely agreed, the Mayor agreed and everyone has absolutely loved it.”
If you have a problem with the name “Black Lives Matter,” but you’re fine saying “Blue Lives Matter,” what you’re really saying is you have a problem with the black aspect of that statement. The purpose of saying ‘black’ and ‘blue’ is to bring awareness to a community being unjustly persecuted. However, the statement has created more divisiveness than unity unfortunately. Which is why the term “All Lives Matter” is the best option.