At the height of the Black Lives Matter race riots by supporters of the racist hate movement, cities frantically threw up BLM murals the way Germany had once put up swastikas and Hitler posters. All Lives Matter, the universal idea of the acknowledgement of the value of all human life, in defiance of the BLM racial supremacist ethos, however was treated as a hate crime. A legal reckoning is slowly arriving for the constitutional twilight in which we spent 2020.
The City of Bloomington blocked the request of a conservative group to paint an “All Lives Matter” street mural in February. Last Friday, an Indianapolis judge ruled that by doing so the city likely violated the group’s First Amendment rights.
In 2020 and 2021, the Bloomington Board of Public Works approved requests to display three Black Lives Matter street murals around town. In July 2021, the right-wing student group Turning Point USA requested approval for an All Lives Matter mural of equal visibility on Eagleson Ave.
In her preliminary injunction, Judge Sarah Evans Barker of Indiana’s Southern District concluded that by not allowing Turning Point USA to engage in the application process, the city “engaged in impermissible viewpoint discrimination.”
This sort of thing dates back to an era where disagreeing with Black Lives Matter was considered a hate crime and a fireable offense. Kudos to TPUSA for initiating and pursuing a lawsuit which, at the late date of 2022, demands the right to assert the value of all human life.