Two Texas police officers, one white and one black, offered a gripping message in response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement in a photo that is now going viral.
The Trinity Police Department tweeted out a photo of Police Chief Steven Jones and Officer Donald Givens back in May, but it didn’t really take off until after American Conservatives of Color posted the image on its Facebook page on Monday with a caption that read “Right on, brothers!!”
The post has received more than 19,000 “likes” and has been shared more than 96,000 times.
It shows the two officers standing next to each other while holding out their hands. “His life matters” is written on each of their palms with an arrow pointing to the other officer.”
— Trinity Police Dept. (@TRINITYPOLICE) May 6, 2015
The majority of the comments on the post were positive, with users voicing their support of cops in the wake of large-scale protests stemming from several incidents involving police-involved shootings.
However, some questioned if an individual life still mattered after killing someone “unarmed.”
According to TheBlaze, the “Black Lives Matter” movement has even tripped up Democratic presidential candidates, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Clinton faced a wave of online backlash in June after saying “all lives matter” at a historically black church just a few miles from Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed last August by a police officer.
Similarly, O’Malley recently had to take back his “all lives matter” comment after getting booed by a crowd in Phoenix.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders had his own run in with “Black Lives Matter” protesters in Seattle over the weekend during one of his events, where he was interrupted by two women who later referred to the crowd as “white supremacist liberals.”