A US cop made an Irish "Blue Lives Matter" shirt that accidentally said "Black Lives Matter"

This is one of my personal favorite bits of Schadenfreude in the world.

This photo was taken by Karen Reshkin at the 2016 Milwaukee Irish Fest, and depicts a somewhat Irish-inspired riff on the standard Blue Lives Matter fascist fashion chic. Except no one explained to this idiot cop how translations work, especially when it comes to idioms.

A blogger named the Geeky Gaeilgeoir breaks this hilariously ironic failure with eloquent detail, and a much firmer grasp of the Irish language than I have. But essentially, this mean translated individual word of "Blue Lives Matter" without considering context or grammar. "Gorm" is indeed "blue." But "chónaí" means "lives" with a short "i," as in, "I live here." And "ábhar" means "matter," yes, but in the noun form — like a subject matter, or a material, as opposed to the verb of "mattering."

The syntax is all wrong, too. And that helps with the absurdity. Essentially, this shirt doesn't say anything.

But the real chef-kiss moment is with the word "Blue." "Gorm" is, technically, correct…in a certain context:

When color is used to describe a person in Irish, it typically refers to hair color. For example An bhean rua: The red-haired woman.

There are exceptions, of course: For example, Na fir bhuí (“The orange/yellow men”) is used to refer to members of the Orange Order because of the color of their sashes. But “blue/gorm” would not be used to refer to police officers as a group. That’s an American thing.

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New York Police Union doxxed Mayor DiBlasio's daughter on Twitter

As anti-police protests raged across the country on Sunday, the official Twitter account of the Sergeants Benevolent Association of the NYPD spent most of the day whining about New York Mayor Bill DiBlasio.

DiBlasio is hardly a stalwart of #TheResistance, and there are certainly plenty of good reasons for the average citizen to complain about him. But the SBA was pretty clearly employing Mafia-style bullying tactics to frighten the guy into submission. After DiBlasio's daughter, Chiara, was arrested for "unlawful assembly" during the New York City protests, the SBA Twitter account posted a photo of her arrest paperwork, including her personal identifying information. (Details blacked out manually)

This is, of course, illegal, as well as a hugely dangerous threat.

The tweet has since been deleted. But it's not the first time that SBA President Ed Mullins has been involved in frighteningly inflammatory rhetoric. Back in February, he openly declared war on DiBlasio, and also has an established history of sending racist emails out to the entire Police Union. I'm sure it's no coincidence that the racist union rep targeted the mayor's biracial daughter.

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