Savannah Chavez Wiki – Savannah Chavez Biography
Savannah Chavez is the daughter of slain McAllen. Texas, Police Officer Ismael Chavez who was a police officer before a man with a criminal history ambushed him in a doorway, gunning him down alongside a fellow officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr. Savannah Chavez was slammed on Twitter for using the hashtag #bluelivesmatter in a moving and heartbreaking tribute to her dad. She wrote in a now-deleted post:
- “Words cannot describe the pain I’m in, but I’m glad my dad is at peace. you were an amazing man and anyone who ever came across you knew that. I’m going to miss you so much. you died doing what you loved most, you died a hero. i love you daddy, see you soon. #bluelivesmatter 💙,”
I’m so proud of you and all your accomplishments and I’m proud to call you my father. i can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done. I thank God for putting you in my life. you will forever be in my heart. thank you for making me the happiest “princess” ever. #McallenPD pic.twitter.com/aFXsb4b4rD
— Savannah (@sweeetsav) July 12, 2020
One user responded by accusing the daughter of using a “racist” hashtag by writing #bluelivesmatter (a tweet that quickly accrued 1,700 likes).
- “I am so sorry for your loss but you didn’t have to use a racist hashtag,” wrote that Twitter user, who later identified herself as a high school student, writing, “the fact that almost all these replies are by old bitter white ppl who have nothing else better to do but argue with a high schooler lmao i’m living in yalls minds rent free 💅🏽 anyway #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor.”
Responded another person, also tweeting at the daughter, “Blue lives matter was literally created in response to and to undermine black lives matter. There’s no other connotation unfortunately.”
- Savannah’s cousin wrote on Twitter, “For literally ANYONE that is giving MY cousin sh*t for grieving her FATHER, can literally go to f*cking hell. this man was the most loving and caring person anyone could ever meet! it’s pathetic how people can be so unsympathetic to a girl that is trying to commemorate her father.” Another person chimed in, “she’s never said it in response to Black Lives Matter. She said to honor one man. Her Dad. Show some f*cking compassion.” Another user also defended the daughter, writing, “What is wrong with people… Sorry for your loss sweetheart. Thank you for your dad’s service, May he Rest In Peace.”
On Instagram, Savannah Chavez shared a similar message and added, “I’m so proud of you and all your accomplishments and I’m proud to call you my father. i can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done. I thank God for putting you in my life. you will forever be in my heart. It’s my turn to make you proud. everything i do, i do for you. #McallenPD.”
However, on Twitter, some people fixated on her use of the hashtag #bluelivesmatter on that platform.
People tweeted the following comments at the grieving daughter:
“i know the absolute pain of losing a parent. i was 11 when my dad died. it almost destroyed me. but #bluelivesmatter is bullsh*t because it’s a badge and a uniform. it can be taken off. becoming a cop is a CHOICE. all lives can’t matter until #blacklivesmatter.”
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