Moment of silence for fallen police officers interrupted with shouts of ‘black lives matter’

A moment of silence for fallen police at the DNC was interrupted with shouts of "black lives matter"On Thursday, a moment of silence for fallen police officers was held at the Democratic National Convention, but it was interrupted with shouts of “black lives matter,” angering a number of people.

Here’s a short clip from ABC News.  The shouts can be heard at the end:

Reaction was pretty much what you’d expect:

The Washington Times added:

Two people interrupted a moment of silence meant to honor slain police officers at Democrats’ convention Thursday, shouting “black lives matter” as the rest of the thousands assembled were quiet.

Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, whose city was the scene of the ambush that left five police officers dead and seven wounded earlier this month, asked for the moment of silence.

After things quieted down, a man interrupted with the “black lives matter” shout, and a woman then interjected herself.

As the Times noted, the two major parties handled the issue of police shootings quite differently.  While Republicans paid homage to officers killed in two ambushes, Democrats spent much of their convention focusing on those who died at the hands of officers.

It really isn’t surprising, given this is the party that endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement and spent much of the primary pandering to the anti-police movement as Obama hosted their leaders in the White House.

Writing at Townhall.com, Cortney O’Brien said:

Black Lives Matter activists have the right to protest against what they believe is police brutality – but during a moment of silence for murdered officers and the devastated families they’ve left behind? Unthinkable.

We agree…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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