Amazon workers slammed the company for supporting the George Floyd protesters while still flogging surveillance tech to police
Added 06-03-20 07:14:02am EST - “An activist employee group challenged the company, tweeting: "Which police contracts have you cut? How many remain?"” - Businessinsider.com
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Amazon published a statement expressing solidarity with the protests against racial injustice across the US, but its workers aren't convinced.
On Sunday the retail giant released a statement calling for an end to the "inequitable and brutal treatment of Black people in our country" following the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a White police officer knelt on his neck for almost 9 minutes.
"Together we stand in solidarity with the Black community — our employees, customers, and partners — in the fight against systematic racism and injustice," the statement read.
A group of activist Amazon employees shot back on Twitter on Tuesday: "Which police contracts have you cut? How many remain?"
Amazon has close ties to the police through two of its products: doorbell camera company Ring and its facial recognition software Rekognition.
—Amazonians: We Won't Build It (@WeWontBuildIt) June 2, 2020
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