Some say using All Lives Matter in response to Black Lives Matter dismisses a bigger issue.
After the recent epidemic of brutal killings of Black men and police officers, the White House responded to an online petition demanding the government to label Black Lives Matter organization as a terrorist group.
Meanwhile, at least three officers were killed and three others injured yesterday during a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the local sheriff's office confirmed.
He says he hopes to work together with those groups.
Brown said the group is not anti-law enforcement, but is also not in favor of police officers who abuse their power and do not care about their communities. When the shooter opened fire at them, the officers died trying to defend a space for people to exercise their First Amendment rights and express their grief and rage in the wake of police shootings.
He added that "insisting we do better to root out racial bias is not an attack on cops, but an effort to live up to our highest ideals", and acknowledge the potential for peaceful protest to "be hijacked by an irresponsible few". Two events are scheduled to take place in downtown Syracuse in an effort to bring people together against violence. While many protesters throughout the country have made claims of police misconduct and racism, others have pushed back, arguing that the rush to judgment in a handful of instances unfairly paints all law enforcement as a racist cabal that specifically targets blacks. "We don't have to be hostile in any kind of way", Claudia Tugman said.
"God commands us, 'Thou shalt not kill, ' yet it still happens", he said.
What do you think about Saturday's peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Baltimore? Syracuse is not immune to the disconnect between the African American community and police.
"It's easy to say that's not me, that's not my family, that's not my friends", said Garcia. "If I can get you out here for this event, I can get you to go vote", Hardeman said.
Sharay Santora, who was protesting along with her two children, said the officers gave out hugs and high-fives.