Truckers are sending a warning to American cities that want to defund the police. The people that kept America moving during the pandemic are vowing to cease deliveries if a city defunds or disbands their police department.
CDL News, a west for the commercial trucking industry discovered that seventy-nine percent of truck drivers said that they feel it would be too high risk to deliver to a city that has disbanded their police department.
CDL News asked driving on their app to explain why they wouldn’t deliver to these cities and here was a couple of responses.
“…if something was to happen and you have to take matters into your own hands, and then you risk being prosecuted for protecting yourself.”
“This is not an area you need to act fearless and think you 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.”
“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.”
“Simple. We may not like it all the time, but laws and order is necessary.”
“Most places we go already can be dicy an about only time you see a cop is when lights is on behind you.”
“For my own safety and security of my customers’ loads, I have already informed my dispatcher that I will refuse all loads to cities that have defunded their police departments.”
As of June 13, 2020, CDL received over 1,283 responses over why they won’t deliver to cities with a disbanded or defunded police departments.
Truckers aren’t the only ones saying they have a problem with cities disbanding the police, in Minneapolis where the city council has vowed to dissolve their police department there is a record number of people putting their homes up for sale.