Amazon slammed for selling “Blue Lives Murder” shirts - Nine Line News

Patriotism is censored.

But you CAN get a shirt that says “Blue Lives Murder.”

Fmr. Lt. Randy Sutton, founder and CEO of The Wounded Blue, in an interview on “Fox & Friends,” slammed Amazon’s decision to make “Blue Lives Murder” merchandise available, saying it furthers the effort to defund, demoralize and dehumanize law enforcement.

The former Las Vegas Police officer said it appears the company doesn’t care about law enforcement and only cares about “an agenda on the left.”

“There are real-world consequences to an abhorrent action like this,” Sutton said, adding that “law enforcement officers across this country are being injured and disabled every single day.”

“My organization deals with injured and disabled officers all over the country and those injuries are often psychological and emotional,” he continued.

The Detectives’ Endowment Association also recently condemned Amazon for allowing “disgusting” anti-police items, as reported by the New York Post.

“It has come to my attention that your website is selling tee-shirts (sic) and other items emblazoned with the words ‘Blue Lives Murder,’” a letter sent to Amazon’s Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky reportedly stated. “It’s disheartening that your company would allow this disgusting motto on your sales platform.”

“Amazon is perpetrating anti-police rhetoric,” a Staten Island detective told The Post. “It is totally inaccurate. They should sell shirts that say, ‘Blue Lives Save Lives.’”

The letter called on Amazon to “immediately” remove the merchandise, saying its “only purpose is to invite further division, hatred and violence toward the hard-working men and women of the nation’s Police Departments, who are toiling every day to keep their communities safe.”

“To continue to hawk products emblazoned with this vile phrase puts the lives of Police Officers, and all law enforcement nationwide, at peril and risk,” the letter reportedly said.

According to Fox, an Amazon spokesperson defended the company’s decision to list the merchandise.

“As a retailer, we provide our customers with access to a variety of viewpoints across books, videos, and products,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “We strive to provide our customers with the widest possible selection, and we do not endorse the content of any particular book, video, or product.”

“We understand that some customers may find some products objectionable, and we provide customers with a variety of ways to engage and express their views, including through product reviews,” the spokesperson continued.

Shirts currently available on Amazon.com.

Interesting. Again, patriotism is censored. But you can buy shirts with “Cops lie. Record everything.” or “Police the Police” or the cancel symbol over the thin blue line flag.

In 1919, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes coined the phrase “marketplace of ideas” to explain the value of freedom of speech. He said that “the ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas … the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.”

Is Amazon a “marketplace of ideas?” Maybe…

 

One Response

  1. Lisa

    Amazon you suck I am leaving you I’ll give my business to someone else the is no place for you

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