FOP NEWS: Wal-Mart, stop selling terrorist group ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts, says Fraternal Order of Police
The president of the national Fraternal Order of Police, the country’s largest police organization, on Tuesday asked Wal-Mart to stop selling t-shirts and sweatshirts which say “Black Lives Matter” and “Bulletproof” on the department store’s website.
“Black Lives Matter” is a slogan and protest movement which emerged after the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and police-involved slayings in 2014, and is seen as offensive by many in law enforcement.
The website Breitbart.com posted an article last week which said that Wal-Mart was “selling Black Lives Matter clothing and other items,” though the merchandise is actually being sold by Old Glory Merchandise, a music and entertainment apparel dealer out of Connecticut.
Chuck Canterbury, the FOP president, wrote to Wal-Mart CEO C. Douglas McMillon Tuesday to advise him that the Wal-Mart website was selling “offensive shirts and sweatshirts,” and “I urge you to prohibit the use of the Wal-Mart name and website for the retail sale of these products.”