Memphis Police Department posts 'Their Lives Matter' photo with white woman, black man
The Memphis Police Department has a new Facebook cover photo that’s gone viral.
And no, it doesn’t say ‘Black Lives Matter.’
Instead, the photo is of three people with the words “her life matters” and “their lives matter” written on their hands.
The image shows a black female police officer standing between a white woman and a black man. All three are holding out hands with messages written on them. The police officer’s hand says “Their lives matter,” with arrows pointing at the people standing beside her. The two people on either side of her have the message “Her life matters,” on their hands, with an arrow pointing at the officer.
While the image itself was posted in May, it did not gain popularity until it was posted by American Conservatives of Color on Monday to the group’s Facebook page.
The photo was taken in the wake of the death of Officer Sean Bolton, after which time MPD Director Toney Armstrong said in a press conference:
As a community we say so often there’s a theme, black lives matter. And at the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves, do all lives matter? Regardless of race, creed, color, economic status, what profession that person holds. All lives matter. And this is just a reminder of how dangerous this job is.