All lives DO NOT matter. That is an objectively provable fact. If all lives mattered, they would be ended by the state without any discernible bias. That just isn’t the case in this country.
White lives matter more than Black lives
Perhaps someday we can get to ‘All Lives Matter” but pretending we are anywhere near that now is only leading to more and more dead people at the hands of bad cops with the support of those that truly believe by action (and, often, by word) that Black lives do not matter. Until we recognize that sickness, people will continue to be murdered by bad cops. Black people will continue to be murdered at a disproportionate rate by bad cops secure in the knowledge that their chances of being held accountable are slim to none.
Racists will continue to blindly support those bad cops and ignore all evidence that points to the murders they are committing. Pure racists will loudly declare their support and reasoning. Lite racists will quote false facts about the murder usually distributed by the Police Union. They will quote facts about the dead body that have nothing to do with the murder but everything to do with pushing the belief that “Black Lives Don’t Matter” because he/she was a “thug” or “high on weed” or an “animal” or a “savage”.
A belief which is shared by the majority of Black people. Sadly.
I believe All Lives Matter. Now, if we could just get the majority of Americans and ALL police officers to understand that Black lives are still lives. Until that time comes, unarmed Blacks murdered by bad cops will continue to outnumber cops killed in the line of duty by a factor of over 5. And unarmed Whites murdered by bad cops will continue to outnumber cops killed in the line of duty by twice that.
Now, play nice.