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An NAACP chapter president said there is "no such thing as Blue Lives" on Twitter on Sunday following what appeared to be an ambush-style shooting of two sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles on Saturday.
"There’s no such thing as BLUE LIVES... Stop comparing your JOB with my LIFE... Your CAREER is a choice, my BLACKNESS isn’t. #BlackLivesMatter #BlueLivesMatter," NAACP Greater Springfield President Talbert Swan wrote on Twitter.
"No one deserves to be unjustly murdered, police or citizens," Swan continued. "If you’re expressing outrage over the shooting of two sheriff’s deputies, but we’re defending #KyleRittenhouse murdering two protesters in #Kenosha only days ago, you need to shut up and have a seat."
Both President Trump and Joe Biden weighed in on the shooting that left the two deputies in critical condition. Biden called it "unconscionable," while Trump floated the death penalty for the alleged shooter.
The deputies, a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, were “fighting for their lives” as they u... (Read more)