New York, NY – Truckers across the country are saying they will not transport goods to cities that disband or defund their police departments.
Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council have pledged to make drastic changes to their police department, according to the New York Times.
There has been a “defund the police” movement during the anti-police protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
CDLLife.com asked truckers in a poll, “Would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police departments? Why or why not?”
As of June 13, there were 1,283 respondents to the poll question and 79% said they would not deliver good to cities that defund the police.
CDLLife.com included excerpts from several of the respondents to the poll:
One person stated, “…if something was to happen and you have to take matters into your own hands, and then you risk being prosecuted for protecting yourself.”
Another person said, “This is not an area you need to act fearless and think you’d look like a fool for saying no … Imagine what kind of fool you look like for driving into a hot spot and putting your life in danger.”
One other person stated, “I will not deliver to an area with a disbanded police department. My life matter and I do this for my family. We are already at the mercy of these towns and cities with laws and hate against us for parking, getting a meal or even using a restroom.”