Why the Dallas Shooting Shouldn’t Impact Black Lives Matter

Today, in Dallas, 12 police officers were shot, 5 of them fatally. I’m sure many people might be thinking right now that black people are violent and that they are to be blame for today’s tragedy. Well, I say they are not.

In every religion, race, creed or any category, there are bound to be a few bad seeds. That doesn’t mean the whole sector is vile or evil. That doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the same rights as the rest of the citizens. Today, it was that minority which killed thone police officers. And it was a minority of police officers that killed those poor black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Everyone knows that every police officer puts their lives at risk, every day, to protect the country and it’s citizens. Let’s not judge them as a whole for the actions of a few.

I’ll admit it. These actions, or rather crimes, have been happening too much in the recent years. But have we sat back and analyzed why this is happening? Why are police officers so scared that they are now quicker to press the trigger? Maybe they need some training. Or maybe they have a biased view of the other race. That’s why it’s up to the police department to make sure that each officer knows that they have to protect every citizen, regardless of their physical appearance or beliefs. This is an epidemic, and they need to take action against it. Otherwise every black person will be afraid of someone who’s supposed to protect and serve.

This is why the Black Lives Matter movement is so important. What happened today should not stop this. We should not forgive the police officers who killed the two men, nor shold we forgive the people who killed in Dallas today. Everyone should be judged equally for their crimes. This movement is not trying to say that black lives are the only ones that matter; they are trying to say to society that they are as important as the rest of them. And society needs a wake-up call.

Black Lives Do Matter. And it’s time that the community stands as a whole and tell that do anyone who disagrees. Because at the end of say, we’re all human. We’re all the same from the inside. We cannot let us be split into categories, such as Muslims or Christians or black or white. ¬†We need to embrace each other for we are as people, for our character is our true beauty.

Lastly, I want to dedicate this blog post to Mr. Castile and Mr. Sterling and their grieving families during this terrible time as well as to the police officers who tragically lost their lives today and their families.

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