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Back the Blue Rally Held Downtown

August 3rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Five hundred people showed up at Cumberland City Hall Sunday for a Support the Blue Rally to show appreciation for local law enforcement. 27 hundred more watched it on a WCBC Facebook Live.


District 1C Delegate Mike McKay:



Cumberland Police Chief Chuck Ternent says the support makes a difference:



16 Responses to “Back the Blue Rally Held Downtown”

  1. August 03, 2020 at 5:53 am, DPM said:

    If that was 500 people than the BLM rally had 3,000 people!! And half looked to be law enforcement folks! But at least the vast majority had sense enough to wear masks (and wear them properly!) (btw, I was at both, as BLM is also PRO-police, lawful policing that is. And culling bad cops protects and honors those officers doing their best!)


    • August 03, 2020 at 8:22 am, Roger said:

      > Uh, that would be a no on BLM being pro-police. There could be individuals within that movement that are but the organization itself is not.


      • August 03, 2020 at 11:52 am, Jay said:

        Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against African-American people. While Black Lives Matter can primarily be understood as a decentralized social movement, an organization known simply as Black Lives Matter exists as a decentralized network with about 16 chapters in the United States and Canada. The broader movement and its related organizations typically advocate against police violence towards black people, as well as for various other policy changes considered to be related to black liberation.


        • August 03, 2020 at 2:03 pm, DAVE said:

          Google BLM and defund police and you find a page where they support defunding the police. If this is what you mean as Pro-police I think most people would disagree. BLM has a website that states its principals, that doesn’t sound too decentralized to me. As I understand the three founders are communist (some say homosexual) radical woman libers. They are against the nuclear family, which the break down of the family has been atrocious to this country especially the black community. You can be for improving the policing of the country but I think what when on in Seattle shows what happens when you have a weak police force. If BLM didn’t condone what went on there I didn’t hear of them condemning it. You can have a good idea but go about it wrong. They are communistic anarchist and nothing good will come from their tactics.


          • August 05, 2020 at 6:14 am, DPM said:

            > If you looked into it you’d know many (or most) want to divert funding (defund is a bad word choice,imo) from police and into mental health care, & other preventative spending, etc. The goal is to relieve police from having to always have to deal with the mentally ill and other health & social problems that shouldn’t be dumped on them! And free them up to deal with ACTUAL crime fighting. And most police agree!! Asking them to be mental health experts and social workers, etc etc and then criticizing them for falling short is B.S.

        • August 03, 2020 at 2:06 pm, BM said:

          The stated goals of BLM are anti-Christian, because of it’s thoughtfully crafted agenda, values and mission. BLM is unmistakably incompatible with Biblical Christianity. According to it’s own “herstory,” BLM was founded by three women of color, two of whom are self proclaimed “queer.” And while these women may care about injustice and racism, they also care about normalizing sexual deviance, deconstructing the Biblical definition of family, and emasculating strong black men who identify as straight..
          1. BLM seeks to dismantle the Biblical definition of family.
          2. BLM champions the celebration of homosexuality.
          3. BLM touts gender confusion as normal and seeks to make heroes of those who are mentally confused.
          The many reasons Christians have to reject this movement can easily be found at>


          • August 03, 2020 at 2:36 pm, Jay said:

            Let’s leave the Bible out of it.

          • August 03, 2020 at 4:44 pm, Kevin said:

            > All bull. Lie after lie. Epic fail.

          • August 03, 2020 at 6:54 pm, DAVE said:

            Jay, no offense intended but being a Christian by definition is one who follows the teachings of Jesus as revealed in the Bible. If your life’s morals are guided by the Bible then you can’t leave it out of any discussion of right and wrong. I understand not everybody agrees with the teaching of Jesus, but if you are a Christian you have no option.

            As for Kevin, BM is only quoting what is on their website. If that is not what they stand for, BLM should change their site.

    • August 03, 2020 at 8:44 am, Dan said:

      > DPM you must be a complete idiot. BLM is not pro police! For you to even utter those words shows how ignorant you really are!


      • August 03, 2020 at 11:48 am, Jay said:

        BLM being anti-police is a pretty broad statement. What can you site as evidence to back up that claim?


  2. August 03, 2020 at 7:04 am, Kathy said:

    What is the difference between a rally and going to vote ?


    • August 03, 2020 at 8:45 am, Dan said:

      > Well Kathy you know dems don’t want that.


  3. August 03, 2020 at 7:11 am, Ken said:

    WCBC’s own Alex who was there in person says 300 people.


  4. August 03, 2020 at 8:28 am, Ron said:

    I would like to believe BLM is pro lawful police but I am not convinced.


  5. August 03, 2020 at 9:26 am, Welchy said:

    Support the police


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