We’re generally staunch supporters of the police here at Twitchy, but it was frankly embarrassing to read in December that Cornell University’s police chief had apologized for using the phrase “all lives matter” in a message to the campus community, acknowledging that the hashtag was considered “disrespectful pushback against #BlackLivesMatter on many Internet forums.”
Fortunately, most of the nation has had the good sense to ignore a similar backlash against the #BlueLivesMatter hashtag; unfortunately, we’re seeing it used this week in connection with the death of 25-year-old NYPD Officer Brian Moore, who was shot in the face in Queens on Saturday.
The young officer is also being honored with the hashtag #MooreMatters, which is appearing not only online but on people’s hands as well.
Rukmini Callimachi, the foreign correspondent for the New York Times who recently wondered, “free speech aside,” why anyone would do something as provocative as host a Muhammad drawing contest, reminded one retired NYPD sergeant that there are places more dangerous than New York.
Back to what really matters.
Here’s a classy move by the New York Mets.