Blue Lives Matter: NASCAR Driver Kyle Weathermann Races in Pro-Police Car with #BackTheBlue Hashtag

Blue Lives Matter: NASCAR Driver Kyle Weathermann Races in Pro-Police Car with #BackTheBlue Hashtag


The silent majority is finally beginning to speak out!

NASCAR driver Kyle Weathermann raced in a Blue Lives Matter car with the hashtag #BackTheBlue emblazened on the back.

Weathermann's new race car comes as anti-law enforcement rhetoric has reached new all time highs across the nation.

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In the aftermath of George Floyd's death, there have been increasing calls to defund or even abolish the police.

Now, however, there are more people defending the police using #BlueLivesMatter, a play on the phrase Black Lives Matter.

More details on Kyle Weathermann's race car as well as the growing Back the Blue movement below:

It's never been more difficult to be a police officer in our nation.

These law enforcement officials literally put their lives on the line every day to protect all of us.

Yet far left radicals are showing hatred and nastiness towards our public servants.

CBS News confirms the Back the Blue car that Weathermann raced in:

NASCAR driver Kyle Weatherman drove a pro-police-themed car at a race in Miami on Saturday, and it's gaining widespread attention on social media.

Weatherman's racing team, Mike Harmon Racing (MHR), revealed the car's design on Twitter on Saturday, writing that the team "supports our LEO's (law enforcement officers) and First Responders, we THANK YOU for your service, sacrifice and dedication."

The car's paint featured a large "Blue Lives Matter" flag and a "thin blue line" running across the side. A "Back The Blue" hashtag was also painted on the car in three places, according to CBS Sports.

The phrase "Blue Lives Matter" was coined in response to the "Black Lives Matter" movement, which was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 2012 death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Black Lives Matter protests have seen a resurgence in recent weeks following the death of George Floyd in police custody. Protesters are fighting against police brutality and racial injustice, and many are now focused on slashing funding for police departments.

Campaigns like "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter" are seen as controversial rebuttals to the Black Lives Matter movement. So, while some people supported the use of "Blue Lives Matter" imagery on the racing car, others on social media criticized the symbols.

Weatherman's design was revealed several days after Bubba Wallace's team, Richard Petty Motors, drove a Black Lives Matter car during a race last Wednesday at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, according to CBS Sports.

Earlier this month, Wallace, the only full-time African American driver, challenged NASCAR to "get rid of all Confederate flags." Wallace later praised the sport for following through last week and banning the flag from all future races.

It's terrifying to imagine a society without law enforcement.

Without good police officers, crime will skyrocket in our major cities and in small towns across the nation.

But with the harsh anti-police rhetoric coming from the radical left, police officers are quiting across the nation.

And it's likely going to be difficult to find new recruits to join local forces.

Though it's an unpopular social stance to take, most people officers are good!

They faithfully execute their duty to protect citizens and make sure that law and order is maintained in their cities.

These Back the Blue demonstrations are needed now to show police departments that the silent majority is still on their side.

CNN confirms that police have been resigning in mass numbers across the nation:

Since George Floyd's death three weeks ago, the role of America's criminal justice system has been catapulted to the forefront of national conversation with thousands calling for sweeping changes within the country's policing system.

Protesters have called on their community leaders to hold officers accountable and defund police departments -- in hopes those funds could be redirected toward other programs.

And many local leaders have responded, signing orders changing how departments operate, promising further reform and acting quickly on incidents of police brutality that have surfaced in recent weeks.

But as anger bubbles in parts of the country, some US police departments are facing their own crises and some officers have now opted to walk away.

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In Minneapolis, at least seven police officers resigned from the department since protests sparked by Floyd's death in late May flooded the city's streets. More than half a dozen officers are also in the process of leaving, a city spokesperson told CNN.

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The Atlanta Police Foundation earlier reported that 19 officers had resigned "since the start of social justice protests." The foundation has since retracted that incorrect number.

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In South Florida, 10 officers resigned from their city's SWAT unit over concerns about safety, saying they feel "restrained by the politicization of our tactics," according to documents obtained by CNN.

The officers sent a letter to Hallandale Beach Police Chief Sonia Quinones, saying they were "minimally equipped, under trained and often times restrained by the politicization of our tactics to the extent of placing the safety of dogs over the safety of the team members."

They also said they were displeased after the command staff took a knee with activists and others during a demonstration on Monday, according to the letter.

"Until these conditions and sentiments are rectified and addressed, we cannot safely, effectively and in good faith carry out duties in this capacity without putting ourselves and our families at this needless increased level of risk," the officers wrote.

The officers resigned only from the SWAT unit, not from the police department, Hallandale Beach City Manager Greg Chavarria said. 

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In Buffalo, New York, nearly 60 officers resigned from the force's emergency response team over the suspension of two police officers who were caught in a video pushing an elderly protester to the ground.

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These are just some of the cities where police officers have been resigning as a result of the heated rhetoric.

We must continue to DEFEND, not defund those who would protect us!

It's terrifying to imagine a world without law enforcement. Let's hope we never have to see it.

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