What was expected to be a largely ceremonial vote to honor fallen police officers became a heated dispute about whether blue lives, black lives or all lives matter at the Dallas County Commissioners Court last week.
Commissioner John Wiley Price disagreed with the reason for the resolution, arguing that law enforcement should not be honored unless all are remembered.
“I think it’s interesting in this country how you again try to frame the narrative with regards to other people who’ve lost their life at the hands of law enforcement,” Price said. “No life is more important than any other life.”
Price also brought up the idea that unjust police violence is what prompted the ambush last July 7 in Dallas that killed five officers.
The resolution honoring fallen officers passed 4-to-1, with Price abstaining.
Flags across the county were lowered to half staff on Friday to honor all law enforcement who died in the line of duty, Fox 4 TV reports.<img class="wrapImageCMS imageID_11627"
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