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Monday, August 22, 2016

Shelby Township police use 'All Lives Matter' phrase in roadside display

Posted By on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 1:53 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY KYLE DUDA
  • Photo by Kyle Duda

A roadside anti-drunk driving display seen in Shelby Township uses the phrase "All Lives Matter" — a mantra viewed by many as a knock against the Black Lives Matter movement, and one that's been used by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as a retort to protesters. 

MT contributor Kyle Duda spotted the sign on 23 Mile Road on Friday. The sign flashes "don't drink + drive" and then "All Lives Matter" and sits on a Shelby Township Police Department trailer. 

A message seeking comment has been left with the department. 

"To those who find it offensive or misguided, especially those sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement, the statement — particularly in a social media hashtag — is not seen as a Kumbaya sentiment but as a way to remove focus from the specific grievances of black Americans," The New York Times wrote in February

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