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Ford Employees Demand They Stop Making Police Cars
Law Officer ^ | 07/08/2020 | Law Officer

Posted on 07/09/2020 6:41:17 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Ford Motor Company Employees have asked the company’s leadership to stop making and selling police vehicles.

According to Verge, the internal discussion came as the demands for racial justice raged across the country.

In response, Ford CEO Jim Hackett has told employees in a letter that he doesn’t think it’s “controversial that the Ford Police Interceptor helps officers do their job” and that Ford will continue the business.

Ford has the market when it comes to making police cars, accounting for two-thirds of the cop cars on the street.

Despite Ford’s success in the police car market, employees, including black workers who are part of Ford’s African Ancestry Network (FAAN) employee resource group have circulated a letter asking the company to “cease development, production, and sale of all custom police vehicles and products.”

This is one reason why employees inside Ford are now arguing that the company should sever its relationship with police. “We cannot claim to support the fight against systemic racism while supplying and supporting the very systems that perpetrate violence against Black Americans,” the group wrote, according to Jalopnik.

They continued:

Throughout our history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression. 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at lawofficer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automotive; copcars; drugculture; ford; legalization; normalization; paranoia; police; policecars; sabotage
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The article goes on to say that Ford has donated millions to BLM and Defund the Police groups.

Yet here they are. Making millions more from the "accessories to police brutality and oppression".

1 posted on 07/09/2020 6:41:17 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d say fire their asses, but they are union, so that’s not gonna happen.


2 posted on 07/09/2020 6:42:58 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Does the left like anything about America?)
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[[[[Despite Ford’s success in the police car market, employees, including black workers who are part of Ford’s African Ancestry Network (FAAN) employee resource group have circulated a letter asking the company to “cease development, production, and sale of all custom police vehicles and products.”]]]]

As soon as a company begins entertaining this nonsense it will never stop.


3 posted on 07/09/2020 6:44:34 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (There's a stairway to heaven, but there's also a highway to hell.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; All

How are the police going to stop BLM if they kill a little girl without transportation?


4 posted on 07/09/2020 6:45:00 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: Responsibility2nd

F1 bent over and grabbed their cowardly ankles. last Sunday, and bowed to BLM and leftism, so screw Ford for donating a dime to that madness and violence and communism/socialism.


5 posted on 07/09/2020 6:45:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ford doesn’t need those employees


6 posted on 07/09/2020 6:45:11 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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More black police cars coming to Bel Air's fleet - Baltimore Sun

A compromise is in order. From now on, Ford should only build BLACK cop cars.

7 posted on 07/09/2020 6:45:18 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Click my screen name for an analysis on how HIllary wins next November.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Dodge, OTOH, proudly supports all first responders.

Ditch the Fnords and put the cops in Hemis and the perps won’t be able to outrun them anymore.

Also, Ford had “issues” with their SUVs that caused the AC to unexpectedly fail and killed several K9s.


8 posted on 07/09/2020 6:46:12 AM PDT by Salamander (Flying Colours....)
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I do think the Ford marketing department ought to rethink selling the "Ford Escape" as a prisoner transport vehicle...


9 posted on 07/09/2020 6:46:59 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I like Ford trucks. I have a Ford truck. I was looking to buy a new F-150, but I guess I’ll look at the Chevy Silverado instead.

Ford jumped the shark.


10 posted on 07/09/2020 6:47:02 AM PDT by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

During a period of mass hysteria, people compete with each other to see who can be the stupidest!

What happened to rational thought? The masses act on emotion and reptilian instincts.


11 posted on 07/09/2020 6:47:17 AM PDT by I want the USA back (BLM is a violent marxist movement designed to overthrow the US constitutional form of government.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Article states that Ford has two thirds of the police car market. That’s not the way I see it here in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Appears to me the PD vehicle of choice in these parts is the Chevy Tahoe.


12 posted on 07/09/2020 6:47:31 AM PDT by snoringbear (,W,E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“... Ford’s African Ancestry Network (FAAN) employee resource group ...”

Lolwut


13 posted on 07/09/2020 6:47:59 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Don't care. Still voting for Trump.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How smart can an employee be if he thinks hurting the company will help his job?


14 posted on 07/09/2020 6:47:59 AM PDT by ladyjane
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Ford’s African Ancestry Network (FAAN) employee resource group

Why does FORD allow a Racist Hate Group to be a part of their company in the first place??
15 posted on 07/09/2020 6:48:08 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Sans-Culotte

If they feel that strongly about it, they should quit their jobs at Ford.

Anyone else get the impression that we are living in a real life Twilight Zone, and an Americanized version of Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution?

Every day, it seems something new comes up. So now the radical types will demand Ford not make police cars. This will morph into a boycott of Ford.

The same will happen to the companies which manufacture the guns and tasers and other equipment used by police.


16 posted on 07/09/2020 6:48:34 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Responsibility2nd

These idiots have lost the damn minds......................


17 posted on 07/09/2020 6:48:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (To a liberal, 9-11 was 'illegal fireworks activity'..........................)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Keep it up, folks. Keep hating on the Police and see what happens in November.

I saw a recent opinion poll where general America is sick to death of the embrace of lawlessness.


18 posted on 07/09/2020 6:49:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Black Lives Matter" becomes "Terse TV Blackmail"..... #AnagramsNeverLie)
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To: snoringbear

“Appears to me the PD vehicle of choice in these parts is the Chevy Tahoe.”

Maybe the bribe was large enough.


19 posted on 07/09/2020 6:50:31 AM PDT by alternatives? (Why have an army if there are no borders?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Ford Motor Company Employees...”

What % of the total work force? F them.


20 posted on 07/09/2020 6:50:32 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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