In a grim repeat of last week deadly attacks on law enforcement, two police officers are reported dead following a shooting in Baton Rouge. Officials have confirmed two law enforcement officers have died and at least five others were injured during an early morning shooting on Airline Highway near Old Hammond Highway in Baton Rouge. “The… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 17th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: News | Tags: Baton Rouge, Blue Lives Matter, news | 1 Comment »
DALLAS — At least two snipers opened fire on police officers in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men, police said. Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters the snipers fired “ambush style” upon the officers. Mayor Mike Rawlings said one… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, Dallas, news | 5 Comments »
By Jeremy Baratta
“Black Lives Matter” has become a popular protest slogan, from Union Square to the Mall of America. Today, after the unprovoked shooting of two NYPD officers sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn over the weekend, one woman started a protest movement of her own closer to home.
Amanda Bolvito, a married 24 year-old waitress with 2 small children, went to office depot, bought about $19 worth of supplies, and emblazoned a sign with the message “Blue Lives Matter.”
She took her sign to the corner of Route 27 and Main Street, outside of the Metuchen Borough Hall and Police Station. First spotted at around noon and interviewed at 1:30 pm, she reported being there since around 11 this morning. She plans to be out there until “[she] can’t take the cold.”admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, NYPD, Police | Tags: Amanda Bolvito, Blue Lives Matter, Metuchen, NYPD, Police | 10 Comments »