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Black Lives Matter never excluded others, Fayetteville panelists say

By Doug Thompson

This article was published August 23, 2016 at 1:00 a.m.

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Caree Banton, University of Arkansas assistant professor of African American studies and history, speaks Monday during the forum “Black Lives Matter, The Truth Behind The Movement” organized by Compassion Fayetteville. St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville hosted the event.

Correction

The phrase “Black Lives Matter” does not imply that only black lives matter, speakers at a forum in Fayetteville said Monday night. The word “not” was omitted in a story Tuesday because of a grammatical error. The error has been corrected.

FAYETTEVILLE -- There is no "only" in the phrase "Black Lives Matter," and support of the movement does not imply there is, a diverse group of 500 were told Monday night.

Correction

The phrase “Black Lives Matter” does not imply that only black lives matter, speakers at a forum in Fayetteville said Monday night. The word “not” was omitted in a story Tuesday because of a grammatical error. The error has been corrected.

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Murphy01 says... August 23, 2016 at 8:43 a.m.

Where is Griffins concern for LR's 21st homicide? What about the murder in West Mogadishu, I mean Memphis? Yeah BLM.

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Dontsufferfools says... August 23, 2016 at 9:27 a.m.

I see Murphy really learned something from that panel discussion. I'd tell him to open his mind, but the lock is clearly rusted shut. Horses with blinders have a wider perspective.

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Packman says... August 23, 2016 at 10:43 a.m.

This panel discussion has me confused. I thought BLM was designed to shine a spotlight on the continuing struggles within the black community and identify solutions to things like poverty, low educational attainment, and crime that disproportionately affects blacks as both victim and perp. But according to this panel, BLM exists to put white folks in jail for certain crimes but not black folks because America has a history of racial discrimination against blacks.
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I did some research and found game wardens in Arkansas to be flat-out racists. Last year 100% of the people receiving citations for duck hunting violations were white males. That's right, 100%. Not a single person of color was cited for a waterfowl violation by game wardens in 2015. Game wardens are racist thugs. Or.......
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Could it be white people commit duck hunting violations in numbers disproportionate to black folks thereby debunking the claim that game wardens are racists? Could it be blacks commit violations of criminal law (such as murder and armed robbery) in numbers disproportionate to white folks?
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It's not helped the BLM movement that they chose as their poster children a guy that viciously attacked an armed law-abiding citizen and another guy that was a known bully that got himself shot for attacking a cop. Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown died because someone was justified in using deadly force against their pre-meditated physical attacks. Is it too late for BLM to change the face(s) of the movement?

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NoUserName says... August 23, 2016 at 11:20 a.m.

Griffen is a sitting judge. How he can spew the crap he does and still keep his robe is beyond me. I think any white person in his court should ask for his recusal.

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