Amazon Defends Sale of Anti-Cop Merchandise – By Jack McEvoy (Free Beacon) / June 9 2021
Tech giant sells products featuring ‘Blue Lives Murder’ slogan
Amazon has banned T-shirts mocking Vice President Kamala Harris and books critical of transgender ideology, but allows the sale of memorabilia proclaiming “Blue Lives Murder.”
Through Amazon, clothing makers are selling T-shirts, hats, bandannas, and masks that feature the anti-police slogan. Today for just $15.99 users can buy a “Blue Lives Murder” adjustable face mask and—for only $1 more—a baseball cap bearing the same slogan. Amazon defended the products, saying it strives to provide its customers “with the widest possible selection” of goods.
“We do not endorse the content of any particular book, video, or product,” an Amazon spokeswoman said.
Gerald Neill Jr., president of the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1, accused the tech giant of failing to live up to its standards by allowing the “hate items” to remain on the site. Amazon has cracked down on other political products, including a “Joe and the Hoe” T-shirt, for violating its “selling guidelines.” The site also banned Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally because, the platform said, it “frame[d] LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.” The union chief said the “Blue Lives Murder” merchandise is offensive and dangerous.