A serving police officer has spoken out about the decision of Amazon to continue to allow some of its sellers to list various “blue lives murder” products.
In a message posted on social media, the unnamed officer said:
“In light of Amazon’s unbelievable decision to continue selling “Blue Lives Murder’ merchandise.
“I have spent most of my adult life as a police officer.
“In that time I have seriously injured or killed a total of ZERO people.
“I’ll tell you what I have done though;
“I have seen the worst side of humanity… the raped children, the bloody mangled bodies at fatal road traffic accidents, the bruised and battered victims of domestic violence, parents cradling dead children, the haunting screams when I have told people that their loved ones have died, murder victims, people driven to suicide and self-harm….. day after day after day.
“Over those years, I have had to watch post mortems of suspicious deaths, including children and brought offenders to justice. I have been in terrifying situations on occasion where I’ve thought if this goes wrong, I might be Hurt. I have watched colleagues cry after they have been to sudden deaths of babies.
“I have saved lives, I have watched life slip away, and I like to think that I have or hope I’ve made a difference no matter how small.
“But please remember police officers are more than just a Police Officer. They are sons daughters partners, a father mother, brother, sister grandfather, grandmothers a relative, a friend and a human being.
“If your opinion of the Police is the umbrella term ‘ACAB’ or the ‘Blue Lives Murder’ slogan then kindly remove yourself from my friend list because, I assure you, that if you share anything on here judging the majority due to the actions of a few, I won’t hesitate to do the same”.
Earlier in the week, the Chairman of the Police Federation of England & Wales, John Apter, met with Amazon UK to try and convince them to remove the offensive products.
However, Amazon refused to take down the items, citing the fact that they do not contravene Amazon’s policies.
One HGV driver who transports Amazon’s products around the UK has resigned in order to show solidarity with police officers.
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