Divide between Black and Blue lives widens after shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deaths of black men at the hands of police and the increasing attacks on law enforcement officers have given rise to two movements that profess similar goals but appear to be increasingly at odds with each other.

Some people say that Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter are not mutually exclusive. Among them is Kaylin Luces, who is black and lives near Washington, D.C.

In one moment last week, she was texting her sister, a police officer, telling her, “Be careful out there. Cops are getting shot.” In another moment, she sent a text to her two young nephews to be mindful of how they act around police.

Black Lives Matter seeks law enforcement reforms. Blue Lives Matter formed in response to the criticism of police departments.

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