Tuesday, May 16, 2017

White House in Blue Light

Remember: Obama refused the request to light the White House in blue to honor law enforcement.
In July 2016, following the murder of five police officers in Dallas by an anti-cop black nationalist who was "upset about Black Lives Matter," then-President Barack Obama ignored a request by a police advocacy group to "demonstrate his full respect for their ultimate sacrifice by illuminating the White House in blue," a response that resulted in widespread backlash among police advocates.

Though Obama had chosen to light the White House for other occasions, including the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling nullifying state laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman and Breast Cancer Awareness week, Obama would not symbolically stand with law enforcement in the midst of the wave of attacks on officers and in the wake of the horrific Dallas massacre.

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