Last week, America watched in horror as a large mob of Black Lives Matter protesters, honoring the life of George Floyd dragged a white truck driver from his vehicle and beat the hell out of him in broad daylight.
After two weeks of violent protests, including looting and multiple fires started by arsonists in Minneapolis, residents and drivers have likely been on edge.
The Black Lives Matter protesters were blocking the highway in Minneapolis when the truck driver proceeded to drive down the highway. The crowd of protesters blocking the highway parted like the Red Sea as the truck moved forward.
BREAKING: Tanker truck plows into crowd of demonstrators on Minneapolis highway. Protesters scrambled as truck battled toward them. pic.twitter.com/Q5cTF9AGB2
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 31, 2020
Last week, as a way to stick it to the police, the Minneapolis City Council announced they will be defunding the police department in Minneapolis.
The Gateway Pundit is now reporting that 77% of drivers say they will refuse loads to cities with disbanded or defunded police departments.
As cities across the country are discussing defunding or disbanding their police departments, truck drivers are voicing concerns of safety. Seventy-seven percent of truck drivers say they will refuse to deliver freight to cities with defunded police departments.
Truck driving is historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported truck driving as the most deadly job in the country.
Truck drivers have spent the last year on the front line of a global pandemic and protests. Now many are fearful of what might happen if police depart disband or are defunded.
Truck drivers have been voicing their concerns on the CDLLife App. After reading about their concerns, CDLLife posted a poll on the app.
We asked drivers on the app, “Would you pick up/deliver to cities with defunded or disbanded police departments? Why or why not?”
This article originally appeared at 100 Percent FED Up and was republished with permission.
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