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Tennessee governor shares thoughts on Black Lives Matter movement

16 July 2016

Perhaps. But it's also the reaction that people have had to the Black Lives Matter movement since its inception-continuing to neglect the importance of this movement and deflecting it with such ridiculous terms as All Lives Matter. Shortly after these tragedies, Twitter became a platform to debate "All Lives Matter", and whether this movement had validity when "Black Lives Matter" seeks to upend police brutality towards black individuals. "This week people felt hurt and angry and so some of this is just venting, but I think that the overwhelming majority of people who are involved in the Black Lives Matter movement - what they really want to see is a better relationship between the police and the community so they can feel that it's serving them".

The tensions escalated into a sniper shooting during a protest in Dallas July 8, killing five police officers.

The worst thing that could happen now is all the lives taken up to this point are just wasted and that we hold on to division, rather than opening hearts and mind to change. No institution is entirely immune. Jones was one of 36 people killed by the Los Angeles Police Department previous year. The President further added that Americans "cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid".

The school district job may not be the only plum Mckesson, who has ties to wealthy elites, is getting.

In Amsterdam, hundreds gathered at Dam Square on Sunday wearing signs on their backs that read, "Don't shoot - I'm Trayvon Martin", in reference to the 2012 fatal shooting of a black teen by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter three years ago today.

Craig Lally, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, called the shooting "tragic", but said he supports the commission's decision as it relates to the use of force. Black lives do matter.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke (D), a black man, said the massacre in Dallas was "mission accomplished for Black Lives Matter, not an aberration".

"There is too much violence and hate in our country". Appropriately, they read, "White Lives Matter". Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, said of the officers.

This new group, who called themselves "the Coalition to Wake Your A** Up", was a collection of non-black people of color and whites.

During a visit to Spain early Sunday morning, President Barack Obama defended the Black Lives Matter movement and rights of activists to demonstrate in the United States.

Politicians who create laws and policies to keep us down need to be excluded from the discussion. "It's a attractive place and I hope it stays like that". Crack heads and heroin addicts lined the lobby of my building as I shuffled around them to make my way to our 1 bedroom apartment with 6 of us living inside. "My own fellow black men and women attacking me, wishing for my death, wishing for the death of my family". Every time someone died....

I'm not going to hit anybody, I'm not going to shoot anybody. "I was there. So why was I the enemy?" Until white Americans - my people - realize that black and Latino-Americans are being mistreated because of our mistakes, we will never be a safe America, a good America or a united America.