New Jersey Towns Paint Blue Lines on Streets to Support Local Police But Everyone Isn't Happy About It

Photo: via philly.com

Photo: via philly.com

A number of small towns in New Jersey have taken to painting a blue line down the middle of their roads to show unity with their local law enforcement officials.

Cherry Hill, Haddon Heights, and other towns have pained the lines in recent weeks.

The gesture has been mostly positively received by local residents. Some people, however, have not welcomed the blue lines.

John Burns, head of the New Jersey Black Lives Matter, says that the lines distract from the larger issue of what he and others feel is systemic prejudice within the law enforcement community.

Not everyone agrees that the lines are distracting. Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan said, "That line shouldn't represent one side vs. the other. It should be all-inclusive of the community."

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