Ways people try to shut down #blacklivesmatter and how I would like to respond

Except that arguing in the comments section does absolutely no good to anyone.
  1. "We all bleed the same color."
    Sure, but some of us are more likely to bleed because we have been shot by a police officer. Welcome to the conversation.
  2. "All lives matter."
    Yes, and black lives matter, too. This is not a difficult concept.
  3. "Blue lives matter."
    Of course they do. But so does due process. Police officers don't get to act as judge, jury and executioner (see: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/07/opinion/alton-sterling-and-when-black-lives-stop-mattering.html). They are not exempt from justice when they break the law. We need them to be better precisely because they matter.
  4. "These acts aren't racially motivated."
    Ok, fine. Let's pretend they're not for a minute. Even if that's the case, are you really ok with literally anyone being murdered in cold blood by the people sworn to protect them?