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Blue Lives Matter: Images Of Officers And Their Family Members
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Blue Lives Matter: Images Of Officers And Their Family Members

Florida photographer Amber Noble held a Blue Lives Matter project last year in hopes to shed some light on the human and family side of law enforcement.

More info: neptune-photography.com

Timeless images of officers and their family members

All first responders have a job that is unlike any other

Holding his mother’s badge who was lost in the line of duty and never got to meet her grandson

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Mick Fowler
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a retired firefighter. This title is obnoxious. Wearing the Blue is a choice. Being a person of color and being persecuted for no good reason is why Black Lives Matter. I am privileged to rescue people from death. But I am ashamed of some of my "brothers in blue" who have decided to use their authority to persecute innocent lives.

Wil Vanderheijden
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you. For saving lives and for putting your life on the line. But mostlyThank You for not denying that there are bad apples in the basket who think that "Living While Black" is a reason to harras and even kill innocent citizens.

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anarkzie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have no problem with the project itself but I really think that you went with a poor choice of name, as it plays into the FOX news representation of BLM, as cop killers which they're not.

Ryan Brenizer
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed. I appreciate the police. I value the work they do. The police offers I know personally are extremely fine people. And this is a valuable and important set of photos. But appropriating the "Black Lives Matter" frames anything under it as deliberately antagonistic, moreso because it replicates the structural problem of the original name (While they mean "X likes matter (also)," it sounds like these phrases might be saying "(only) X lives matter," especially to people pre-supposed to oppose them.

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You could have picked a different title....

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Mick Fowler
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a retired firefighter. This title is obnoxious. Wearing the Blue is a choice. Being a person of color and being persecuted for no good reason is why Black Lives Matter. I am privileged to rescue people from death. But I am ashamed of some of my "brothers in blue" who have decided to use their authority to persecute innocent lives.

Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you. For saving lives and for putting your life on the line. But mostlyThank You for not denying that there are bad apples in the basket who think that "Living While Black" is a reason to harras and even kill innocent citizens.

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anarkzie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have no problem with the project itself but I really think that you went with a poor choice of name, as it plays into the FOX news representation of BLM, as cop killers which they're not.

Ryan Brenizer
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed. I appreciate the police. I value the work they do. The police offers I know personally are extremely fine people. And this is a valuable and important set of photos. But appropriating the "Black Lives Matter" frames anything under it as deliberately antagonistic, moreso because it replicates the structural problem of the original name (While they mean "X likes matter (also)," it sounds like these phrases might be saying "(only) X lives matter," especially to people pre-supposed to oppose them.

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M
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You could have picked a different title....

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