“The City of Somerville stands against all violence and all injustice, which is why a Black Lives Matter banner hangs at City Hall”.
Mayor Joseph Curtatone of Somerville, Massachusetts, boldly said he won’t remove Black Lives Matter banner from the City Hall after the local police union asked him to replace the sign with “All Lives Matter”.
The banner with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter has been on the City Hall since the August 2015 Heat of police killings of innocent and unarmed Black men in the country. But not long ago, the Somerville Police Employee’s Association ordered Mayor Curtatone to replace the banner with one that doesn’t revolt them.
The union’s president Michael McGrath said, “It is inconceivable to us as it is demoralizing that our city would propagate its support for this movement while standing silent over the seemingly daily protest assassinations of innocent police officers around the country.”
But despite the robust criticism from the police union, the Massachusetts Mayor boldly refuses to get rid of the BLM banner.
In response to the letter from Somerville local police union, Mayor Curtatone stated, “My unwavering support for our police officers does not and cannot preempt our commitment addressing systemic racism in our nation. The City of Somerville stands against all violence and all injustice, which is why a Black Lives Matter banner hangs at City Hall and why a banner in honor of the slain officers is hanging at Somerville Police Headquarters where it would provide the most moral support to our officers—both on my order.”
Despite Mayor Curtatone being White, his decision to not replace the banner is unquestionable, because saying “All Lives Matter” is bulls**t. And even the Police Chief David Fallon supports him “100%”. Fallon said, “We support the city’s initiatives”.
The truth is that police would like to replace the banner with something saying “‘Blue Lives’ matter above all”, but luckily that wouldn’t happen.
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