The 2020 liberal crusade against police continues, with some employees of Ford threatening to tar and feather the car company as racist — because it manufactures police vehicles.
A group of Ford workers is demanding that the company stop providing vehicles for law enforcement as the orchestrated, media-driven “Black Lives Matter” protests continue around the world. A letter was sent to company boss Jim Hackett asking the automotive giant to rethink its role in building and selling cars, trucks and SUVs to police organizations.
The Ford CEO said the company will continue outfitting police forces, but made sure to throw in a job-preserving jab at police at the same time.
“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,” Hackett wrote in a memo.
Around two-thirds of the vehicles used by U.S. police are made by Ford, and the torches-and-pitchforks letter used this as a denunciation:
“Throughout history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression,” reads the letter, reported 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.”
More Ford employees have since signed the letter, which calls for the company to “cease development, production, and sale of all custom police vehicles and products.” The letter demanded action by July 15.