Indiana Cop Responds to Eric Garner Protesters by Selling T-Shirt: 'Breathe Easy—Don't Break the Law'

The South Bend Uniform Co., a cop-owned company that sells
only the finest public
safety apparel
,” has responded to those “I
Can’t Breathe
” T-shirts by producing shirts that look like

Run, rabbit, run.

That’s tasteless and offensive, but I don’t think I would
have blogged it if the story had stopped there. If I want to write
about the backlash against the anti-police-brutality movement,
there are much
bigger fish
than a guy churning out T-shirts in Indiana. But
then the guy in question posted this reply
to his critics on Facebook:

And that’s the sort of insult to everyone’s intelligence that I
just have to share. I mean, I suppose it’s
possible that the company could create these shirts
without recognizing that they also carry a second message—roughly
speaking, “People who break the law deserve to be choked to death.”
Possible, but not very likely.

that the store has “already received more than 100
online orders.” It adds that the owner “says his shirt is an
opportunity to show the other side of the story. He says the other
side is the police prospective.”

from Hit & Run

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