Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, Marshall Fisher told The Associated Press, that he would not do business with any company who does business with anyone who hates police, like Colin Kaepernick does. The governor supports his decision and confirms that Fisher has the undisputed right to buy from any vendor he chooses. Of course, the ACLU is upset, but then again, who really gives a damn what they think? Would they also demand that blacks support the KKK? No, they wouldn’t and for a very good reason, so why should law enforcement support cop haters?
The Hill reports:
Mississippi law enforcement agency says it will no longer buy Nike brand following Kaepernick ad
Mississippi’s public safety commissioner said on Saturday that it will no longer buy products from Nike in response to its new “Just Do It” ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“As commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, I will not support vendors who do not support law enforcement and our military,” Commissioner Marshall Fisher told The Associated Press.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) also expressed support for the move in a statement to the AP.
“I support the commissioner’s decision,” Bryant said, adding that the commissioner has the right to choose from which brands his department buys. “[A]nd it’s not going to be a company that pays an individual who has slandered our fine men and women in law enforcement,” he said.
The ACLU attacked the decision, naturally:
Fisher has drawn criticism for the move, however, with the Mississippi chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union slamming the decision in a statement on Twitter.
“These are the people that are representing all Mississippians,” the ACLU chapter’s Twitter account wrote. “These are the people that are creating policy that impact all of our lives. These are the people that took an oath to uphold the Constitution. Yet they refuse to understand what equality, justice, and accountability means. This petty decision is just another show of racism, discrimination, stupidity, inequity, and divisive politics.”
I’m thinking that Fisher could care less what the ACLU doesn’t like.