Skip to comments.Ford Employees Demand They Stop Making Police Cars
Posted on 07/09/2020 6:41:17 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Ford Motor Company Employees have asked the companys 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 doesnt think its 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 Fords success in the police car market, employees, including black workers who are part of Fords 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.
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.
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Yet here they are. Making millions more from the "accessories to police brutality and oppression".
I’d say fire their asses, but they are union, so that’s not gonna happen.
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As soon as a company begins entertaining this nonsense it will never stop.
How are the police going to stop BLM if they kill a little girl without transportation?
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.
Ford doesnt need those employees
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.
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.
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.
Article states that Ford has two thirds of the police car market. Thats 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.
“... Fords African Ancestry Network (FAAN) employee resource group ...
How smart can an employee be if he thinks hurting the company will help his job?
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.
These idiots have lost the damn minds......................
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.
“Appears to me the PD vehicle of choice in these parts is the Chevy Tahoe.”
Maybe the bribe was large enough.
“Ford Motor Company Employees...”
What % of the total work force? F them.
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