Black Lives Do Not Matter to American Cops

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
3 min readApr 15
A chalked message on the sidewalk reads “BLACK LIVES MATTER BLUE LIVES MURDER”. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

This week, news emerged of a large number of blatantly racist text messages exchanged by police officers in Antioch, California, during a stakeout of suspects. Further investigation revealed that nearly half of Antioch’s police department participated in these racist and homophobic text threads.

Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Queer agender trans male. Black vegan atheist, pacifist. Pronouns: they/them/their.,