If you say “Black Lives Matter” that’s great. If you say “All Lives Matter,” you’re a racist.
Say “Blue Lives Matter” and it could nearly cost you your life, as one young person learned.
17-year-old Brian Ogle was attacked on September 30 following a high school football game. He was subsequently hospitalized and is reported to have serious head injuries as a result of the attack.
“Ogle’s mother, Brandi Allen, says her son responded to students wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts at his school with ‘Blue lives matter,’ a defense of police officers,” Fox News reported. As a result, police do believe the attack to be racially motivated.
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The four men who have been arrested were all former students of Sylacauga High School, the same school that Ogle attended. Three of the four men arrested, Bobby Brown, La Noah Ealy and Quartez Walker were arrested at the colleges they’re currently attending. The final man arrested, Daveon Nix, was arrested in Sylacauga, Ala.
“Instead of us planning for his 18th birthday, we’re here. Why? Because he made a statement that he backs the blue?,” Allen said. “I’m still trying to understand how someone, no matter the color of their skin, can do this to another human being.” Ogle is still recovering in the hospital.
Proponents of the Black Lives Matter movement argue that they are trying to get the message out about how institutionalized racism persists today and impacts the lives of everyday people. But people like Ogle’s attackers and others who recently threatened to loot Florida cities after Hurricane Matthew are hijacking this movement.
They put forth the face that Black Lives Matter is about hatred and vindictiveness. Legitimate leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement must speak out about such atrocities and disavow their actions. Only then will the rest of the nation be able to hear their message.