Amazon says it has a policy against the sale of “offensive and controversial materials” however, “Blue Lives Murder” merchandise, referring to cops as killers, is being sold on the global website and law enforcement officials say they are canceling their subscriptions.
The sale of the t-shirts saying “Blue Lives Murder” was brought to the attention of this reporter by law enforcement, who said they will be canceling their Prime membership with the company over the decision to allow the inflammatory merchandise to sell on its website.
In one communication between a customer and an Amazon employee, which was posted on Facebook, the Amazon employee was questioned about the hateful material.
The customer service response: “Let me check. We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, customers, and communities, and are committed to helping build a country and world where everyone can live with dignity and free from fear. As a part of that effort, Amazon will donate a total of $10 million to organizations that are working to bring about social justice and improve the lives of Black and African Americans. For more information, please visit the Amazon Day One blog.”
“Okay, so I’m going to take that as you don’t support our law enforcement,” said the customer. “Thanks for letting me know. I’ll be sure to spread the world.”
“You have rights to do whatever you think is best but we are entitled for with this information,” the Amazon customer service representative responded.
However, Amazon contends that it has a policy against hateful speech, posting on its website, “Amazon does not allow products that promote, incite or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views. We’ll also remove listings that graphically portray violence or victims of violence.”
But that doesn’t appear to be the case when it comes to law enforcement.
“It is disheartening to see Amazon throw its hat into the arena and choose sides over such a volatile topic,” said Chris Cabrera, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council. “There are over 800,000 Law Enforcement professionals nationwide. It is preposterous that the entire profession would be judged by the actions of so few. Amazon is free to support whoever they choose, however, it is possible to support Black Lives Matter movement without alienating law enforcement as a whole.”
The Amazon anti-law enforcement t-shirts and merchandise became available after the tragic death of George Floyd, 46, two weeks ago after a Minneapolis police officer kept his knee on Floyd’s neck. Floyd, who was African-American, said ‘I can’t breath’ and later died in custody on May 25. His funeral and burial was on Tuesday, in Houston, Texas where he grew up.
Amazon did not immediately respond for comment.
Former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerik told “The Sara Carter Show” this week that the radical left has falsely suggested that police brutality is endemic. He noted that it is not and that law enforcement officials across the country that have sacrificed for their communities were shocked by Floyd’s death and many have given their lives while on the job.
He said companies like “Amazon, Ap
“What they don’t realize is what the outcome is going to be because they don’t know history,” he added, referring to historical warnings, of what happened in Cuba and Venezuela when the communists took control.
BREAKING: Trump ordered to pay over $350M, barred from operating his business in NY in civil fraud case ruling
Former President Donald Trump and his business empire faced a significant setback as a New York judge ruled against them in a civil fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The 92-page ruling, handed down by Judge Arthur Engoron, barred Trump from operating his business in New York for three years and imposed over $350 million in damages.
The case, which unfolded over months of trial proceedings, stemmed from allegations that Trump inflated his assets and engaged in fraudulent practices. Engoron’s ruling cited a litany of charges, including persistent fraud, falsifying records, issuing false financial statements, and conspiracy to commit fraud.
Moreover, the judge imposed restrictions on key figures within the Trump Organization, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, barring them from serving in certain corporate roles in New York for a specified period.
Engoron’s scathing assessment of Trump’s testimony during the trial further undermined the former president’s credibility. The judge criticized Trump for evasive responses and irrelevant digressions, highlighting the detrimental effect on his credibility.
In response to the ruling, Trump’s attorney, Christopher Kise, lambasted the court’s decision, alleging political bias and a disregard for established legal principles. Kise argued that the evidence presented during the trial failed to support the allegations of fraud and emphasized Trump’s substantial net worth.
Kise’s assertions were echoed by Alina Habba, another attorney representing Trump, who denounced the verdict as a “manifest injustice” resulting from a politically motivated witch hunt.
Throughout the proceedings, Trump consistently dismissed the trial as politically motivated, accusing both Engoron and James of partisan bias. His legal team also criticized the absence of a jury in the trial, questioning the fairness of the proceedings.
Attorney General Letitia James, who spearheaded the lawsuit against Trump and his organization, portrayed the ruling as a victory for accountability and transparency in business practices. The lawsuit alleged fraudulent conduct and sought substantial financial penalties, a portion of which would contribute to the state treasury.
The fallout from the case extends beyond Trump and his business interests, with implications for the broader business community and the rule of law. The contentious nature of the trial and its outcome underscored deep divisions and raised questions about the integrity of the legal system.
Trump vows to appeal the decision.
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