The Fraternal Order of Police, which is the largest police union in the United States, is demanding that online retailer Amazon remove Black Lives Matter merchandise from their website, specifically targeting a t-shirt that the organization deems to be offensive. The shirt is manufactured and sold by a third-party retailer, rather than by Amazon itself.
According to the Guardian, the FOP wants Amazon to follow in the footsteps of Walmart and remove a shirt that says “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter” across the chest.
Walmart removed the shirt last week.
As of Monday morning, the shirt was still listed on Amazon.com, but was “unavailable” to purchase.
FOP president Chuck Canterbury wrote a letter last week to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to support the FOP and their mission of “increasing the bonds of trust between the men and women of law enforcement and the communities they serve.”