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Walmart Won’t Sell ‘Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter’ Shirts After Police Protest

Walmart has agreed to quit selling shirts that say “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter” after the president of the national Fraternal Order of Police asked for the item to be dropped. The president, Chuck Canterbury, had also asked that the stores stop selling all other shirts carrying the words “Black Lives Matter,” but Walmart refused that request. Canterbury’s letter called the shirts “offensive.” He added, “I am concerned that allowing these articles to be sold in this way will damage your company’s good name amongst FOP members and other active and retired law-enforcement officers.” He continued, “Commercializing our differences will not help our local police and communities to build greater trust and respect for one another.” In a statement, Walmart said Tuesday night that the stores offer millions of items from different parties, including those that say Blue Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter, and All Lives Matter.