Blue Lives Matter

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Blue Lives Matter according to its Facebook page is "dedicated to the warriors who stand on this line, to those who wage war in the streets, to those we have lost and will lose, to our brothers and sisters."

Origins

According to the group's Facebook page,

The name of Blue Lives Matter originated from the incident in Ferguson, Missouri; however, the initiative has been a long fought battle in the history of law enforcement. In today's evolving society, an increasing number of citizens fail to accept responsibility for their actions and attempt to escape the consequences through outward blame. Due to the nature of the profession, law enforcement personnel are seen as easy targets and are consequently bullied by slander, illegitimate complaints, frivolous law suits, and physical threats. The echo of these negative highlights by the media and political figures have only further damaged community relations, which has greatly increased the inherent threat of the profession. We desire to change these wrongs to law enforcement and once again shed positive light on America's heroes to help boost morale and gain society's much needed support. The goal of Blue Lives Matter is to honor and recognize the actions of law enforcement to strengthen the public support of an understandably naive society. The members of our Armed Forces (many include law enforcement) have fought the battles overseas to give Americans the opportunity to live freely at home; however, criminals continue to prey on these rights for personal gain. Americans deserve the right to live their lives with the full protection of the laws but must realize that certain sacrifices should not be taken in vain. Law enforcement officers are also deserving citizens of these rights with personal lives, dreams, and families. While these heroes and their families accept an elevated inherent risk for minimal pay, they should not be expected to make such a great sacrifice without due recognition and support. Through strengthened support, law enforcement personnel will be provided a much needed boost in morale and can return full productivity back to the streets resulting in a safer America.[1]

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