Skip to comments.Finally, An Adult in the Room: Ford CEO Responds to Employees' Demands to Stop Making Police Vehicles
Posted on 07/09/2020 8:44:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Jalopnik reports that a group of Ford Motor Company employees want the auto giant to stop making vehicles for police.
Ford employees have asked the automaker to stop building police cars, according to a Jalopnik report published Wednesday. The request comes as countlessprotests continue throughout America and around the globe, sparked by the killing of George Floyd.
Jalopnik fails to report that since the protests devolved into riots and “defund the police” swept across the nation, violent crime and murder have surged in several major cities, including New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Seattle.
The employee letter is typical of the anti-police hysteria of our moment:
“Throughout history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression,” workers wrote in a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett and Chairman Bill Ford, according to 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.”
All these demand notes sound the same. They have a similar ominous and accusatory voice and style. Serious question: Who is writing them? The mainstream media never turns over that particular rock.
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By taking away our Police Interceptors, we would be doing harm to their safety and making it harder for them to do their job. Again, this is why, given our insights, new capabilities and leadership, I believe these unfortunate circumstances present Ford with an even greater opportunity to not only innovate new solutions but also leverage our unique position to support the dialogue and reform needed to create safer communities for all. I do appreciate people speaking their mind to me on this issue it helped me generate this note to explain why we are continuing our commitment to police forces all over the world in our trusted products. Thank you for caring so deeply about the Company and our people, and for all you do for Ford.”
A simple F U would of been better.
He sort of said that in a very nice way.
It’s hard to believe a CEO of a major corporation actually had to send out such a note.
I would send everyone working in the police cars home for a week.
Tell them they are laid off
PS to Human Resources: Find something to get rid of the SOBs.
Is a “group of employees” more than two?
Not surprised really. At the office there is a small group of instigators who are pushing similar thoughts.
Whoever signed that request to stop police car production also provided a list of the first to be fired.
He’ll be ousted by the Board and replaced with some one who will.
Nice response, it might have added that they will reinforce the exterior to further protect the cops from violent Leftist rioters and Democrat sympathizers.
Unions derived their existence from marxism....the same marxism behind BLM and ANTIFA.
We are in a fight for our existence. If the marxists topple the US, it is game-set-match over for global freedom.
The world will be plunged into 100+ years of human misery.
Remember, our Founders could only create this because the King could not extend his forces strongly enough here.
With aircraft, missiles and other tech, that no longer applies. We would be done.
UNIONS....can’t be fired.
It’s not easy trying to convince your employees that the only source of job security and career advancement is a profitable company. By taking away the police interceptor vehicles from the product line will cost employees their jobs.
The alternative for cop cars is Chevy or Dodge. The LEOs don’t/can’t buy Japanese cars
He also could have said OK and then handed them all layoff notices.
Is this originating from the union?
And yeah!....stop making cars for White people.
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