January 4, 2017
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA
Washington, DC – The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), has asked online retailer Amazon to pull Black Lives Matter shirts ‘off the shelves’.
The police union is claiming the shirts are offensive to police and many Americans. In addition, some “third party sellers are making money by exploiting racial divisions” in the USA.
FOP president, Chuck Canterbury has sent an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos requesting the online retailer “prohibit the use of the Amazon name and website for the retail of shirts and sweatshirts with slogans Bulletproof, Black Lives Matter, and Hands Up Don’t Shoot.
“I wanted to let you know that my members are very upset that you and Amazon are complicit in the sale of this offensive merchandise,” Canterbury said. Selling these retail itms could “damage your company’s good name amongst FOP members and other active and retired law enforcement officers.”
Canterbury said FOP members would continue to exert pressure on retailers to drop similar merchandise, “until Black Lives Matter makes statements that they do not approve of violence.”