Thursday, July 9, 2020

Finally, A Corporation Prepared to Say No

Ford employees have asked the automaker to stop building police cars, according to a Jalopnik report published Wednesday. The request comes as countless Black Lives Matter protests continue throughout America and around the globe, sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

"Throughout history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression," workers wrote in a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett and Chairman Bill Ford, according to Jalopnik. "We know that while many join, support or supply law enforcement with good intentions, these racist policing practices that plague our society are historic and systemic -- a history and system perpetuated by Ford for over 70 years -- ever since Ford introduced the first-ever police package in 1950. As an undeniable part of that history and system, we are long overdue to 'think and act differently' on our role in racism."...

Hackett was quick to respond with an internal memo, which Jalopnik also obtained, saying, "It's not controversial that the Ford Police Interceptor helps officers do their job. The issues plaguing police credibility have nothing to do with the vehicles they're driving."
What next?  Wheat farmers need to stop growing wheat so they are not complicitous in donut making?  Donuts, of course, are part of the system of police oppression.  Do these idiots ever get outside their bubble long enough to realize how stupid they sound.


  1. --next step.--fire all signer of the petition--

  2. ditto.

    Stupidity should be painful and expensive.