July 31, 2016
For months, our fair city of Somerville has had a "Black Lives Matter" hanging across the front of city hall. This week, the police union decided to hold a demonstration about it; the union wanted the banner taken down, and replaced with one that said "All lives matter". It's not the first time a police union has taken this kind of position, and it got me thinking about the differences between "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter".
Let's start with "Black Lives Matter". This statemen...