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2020-06-06 12:14:49 PM  
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2020-06-06 12:51:36 PM  
So, does this mean that if you have dark enough skin (see Peter Griffin chart), this guy will give you a taser?

And how much fun would it be if all the protesters had tasers?  Would those baton wielding boogaloos hang around?
 
2020-06-06 1:13:34 PM  
OMG, and I thought it was hilarious (in a very disturbing way) when Walmart joined the great corporate backside-covering party.  Ric Romero says, "some of these companies may not be entirely sincere about this".
 
2020-06-06 1:39:07 PM  
Taser stands with black folks.  Well, 6-8 feet away, for maximum effect.
 
2020-06-06 1:56:58 PM  
Heard any good jokes lately?
 
2020-06-06 2:24:23 PM  
I'm still waiting for a statement from the tiki torch manufacturers, khaki makers, and the nice folks who are all the honor patches on the Klansmen's robes.

Can I say that? Klansmen? Or is that sexist.
 
2020-06-06 2:28:41 PM  

vudukungfu: I'm still waiting for a statement from the tiki torch manufacturers, khaki makers, and the nice folks who are all the honor patches on the Klansmen's robes.

Can I say that? Klansmen? Or is that sexist.


Humorous point, but let's not lump in companies whose products are unwittingly used in nefarious ways with the ones who make tools and symbols of oppression deliberately.
 
2020-06-06 3:19:18 PM  
I'm just going through each sentence like a tea taster and savoring the individual notes of absolute not-getting-it.
 
2020-06-06 3:45:27 PM  
Don't bro me, Tase.
 
2020-06-06 3:54:15 PM  
don't endorse me bro
 
2020-06-06 4:02:40 PM  
They could have tazered George Floyd instead of killing him.
 
2020-06-06 4:04:16 PM  

King Something: Heard any good jokes lately?


This isn't going to be one of those threads, is it?
 
2020-06-06 4:12:55 PM  
Imagine if every protester was packing a taser.
 
2020-06-06 4:16:34 PM  
"We want every protester to be shot and subdued using our products, not real or rubber bullets"
 
2020-06-06 4:17:32 PM  
I bet he's so committed to ending racism and excessive force usage by cops that he's willing to stop supplying those very same cops with his products, right? Is that how he plans to "act decisively"?
 
2020-06-06 4:21:34 PM  

vudukungfu: I'm still waiting for a statement from the tiki torch manufacturers, khaki makers, and the nice folks who are all the honor patches on the Klansmen's robes.

Can I say that? Klansmen? Or is that sexist.


Not sure if this was your point, but didn't the tiki torch people put out a hurried press release after the Charlottesville thing?  As I recall, it was kind of humorous in a dark sort of way, like "I just work pr for a company that makes cheap faux-Hawaiian kitch for backyard BBQs.  I didn't wake up today expecting to have write a press release about actual Nazis.  What the hell is wrong with all of you?"
 
2020-06-06 4:47:18 PM  
I'm not worried.  I bought my taser from Nine Line. 2% of all profits go to the troops, but not those troops.
 
2020-06-06 4:58:53 PM  
Taser offered promises of less violent neutralization of suspects but have failed to deliver because cops treat them as punishment devices.
 
2020-06-06 5:05:12 PM  

edmo: Taser offered promises of less violent neutralization of suspects but have failed to deliver because cops treat them as punishment devices.


Agreed. Having heard interviews with that CEO, he makes a hell of a strong sales pitch but that doesn't mean the technology gets to the crux of the issue.

If we could legally hold cops accountable for their actions (which we can't really do under the Graham standard - see the other thread about the resignation for comments talking about this time, then most of the problems(75%?) with deadly use of force would go away.
 
2020-06-06 5:09:50 PM  

Dick Gozinya: I bet he's so committed to ending racism and excessive force usage by cops that he's willing to stop supplying those very same cops with his products, right? Is that how he plans to "act decisively"?


To be honest, I don't really see much of any other market. Maybe they could push them as self-defense against rapists and police?
 
2020-06-06 5:14:27 PM  
We here at the company that makes Zyklon B stand with our Jewish friends.
 
2020-06-06 5:17:38 PM  
No word from the kennels that train police dogs?
 
2020-06-06 5:19:06 PM  

OptimisticCynicism: edmo: Taser offered promises of less violent neutralization of suspects but have failed to deliver because cops treat them as punishment devices.

Agreed. Having heard interviews with that CEO, he makes a hell of a strong sales pitch but that doesn't mean the technology gets to the crux of the issue.


The crux of the issue is guns in the USA. If private citizens weren't all packing heat, then cops wouldn't need to, either. The number of police shootings in Europe is incredibly low. Why? Because most police don't have lethal weapons. Those that do are under strict controls where they have to check them in and out and every bullet is accounted for.

The USA would be a much less deadly place if you removed every gun and replaced it with a non-lethal alternative like a Taser.
 
2020-06-06 5:24:49 PM  
Actually, I wouldn't mind gun companies necessarily trying to market themselves to the black community at all.

It'll get rid of the stigma that guns/self defense is a white men only thing, and hell that's been part of problem - there hasn't been any firearms companies trying to do. We've kind of eschewed self defense and let Cletus control the message for far too long, just because it's "gauche" to own a gun.

And yes, I know it's a taser company and not a gun company, but the principle still is true, no matter what the weapon.
 
2020-06-06 5:26:24 PM  
Most of these companies are simply humoring and patronizing. They just want this to go away and for them to be part of the solution. I seem to remember a few election cycles ago when the run up was white cops shooting black men. It was on every single channel for what seemed like 24/7. After the election? Crickets.
 
2020-06-06 5:40:33 PM  
quite shocking actually
 
2020-06-06 5:51:37 PM  
They are on both sides of this issue.  Yes, they are of course known for manufacturing Tazers, however they also are a major provider of body cameras (the Axon brand).  So basically they are arming all sides.
 
2020-06-06 5:52:20 PM  

Xanadone: OMG, and I thought it was hilarious (in a very disturbing way) when Walmart joined the great corporate backside-covering party.  Ric Romero says, "some of these companies may not be entirely sincere about this".


We need to give proper credit here.

Wal-Mart is keeping the supply chain moving, and delivering to real americans.

THey ARE doing the greater good a service.
 
2020-06-06 5:53:54 PM  

wood0366: I'm just going through each sentence like a tea taster and savoring the individual notes of absolute not-getting-it.


this describes perfectly my Fark experience on a day to day basis. crosseyed and painlesss.
 
2020-06-06 6:17:18 PM  
Guys, blacks people are the foundation of Axon's business.

When one "accidentally" dies due to a heart attack or whatever you send in via pre-paid postage and they just chunk 'em in the basement at the head office.
 
2020-06-06 6:17:58 PM  
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2020-06-06 6:19:15 PM  

Jensaarai: Imagine if every protester was packing a taser.


Imagine there's no taser
It's easy if you try
No high volt wire
Zapping some poor guy...
 
2020-06-06 6:23:18 PM  

derpes_simplex: vudukungfu: I'm still waiting for a statement from the tiki torch manufacturers, khaki makers, and the nice folks who are all the honor patches on the Klansmen's robes.

Can I say that? Klansmen? Or is that sexist.

Humorous point, but let's not lump in companies whose products are unwittingly used in nefarious ways with the ones who make tools and symbols of oppression deliberately.


Plus they looked the fools carrying TIKI TORCHES. Douchebros.
 
2020-06-06 6:27:00 PM  

Forty-Three: vudukungfu: I'm still waiting for a statement from the tiki torch manufacturers, khaki makers, and the nice folks who are all the honor patches on the Klansmen's robes.

Can I say that? Klansmen? Or is that sexist.

Not sure if this was your point, but didn't the tiki torch people put out a hurried press release after the Charlottesville thing?  As I recall, it was kind of humorous in a dark sort of way, like "I just work pr for a company that makes cheap faux-Hawaiian kitch for backyard BBQs.  I didn't wake up today expecting to have write a press release about actual Nazis.  What the hell is wrong with all of you?"


Heh, that's a pretty candid and honest way to respond.

/the kkk patch makers can't defend their actions which such innocence of their products uses
//neither the khaki makers
///because khakis suck
 
2020-06-06 6:27:37 PM  

JAGChem82: Actually, I wouldn't mind gun companies necessarily trying to market themselves to the black community at all.

It'll get rid of the stigma that guns/self defense is a white men only thing, and hell that's been part of problem - there hasn't been any firearms companies trying to do. We've kind of eschewed self defense and let Cletus control the message for far too long, just because it's "gauche" to own a gun.

And yes, I know it's a taser company and not a gun company, but the principle still is true, no matter what the weapon.


Counterpoint: if any people of color show at demonstration exercising their rights to carry, they'd die in a hail of bullets in the blink of an eye.  White militia, however, can carry loaded semi-autos into a statehouse and yell at governors with the cops (that aren't off and part of the crowd) only giving admiring nods.
 
2020-06-06 6:40:09 PM  
What's that, CEO?
Your best and most valued customers are LEO?
And that will never, ever, EVER change?

Then fark you and your family.

May you die of electrocution.
 
2020-06-06 6:46:02 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: JAGChem82: Actually, I wouldn't mind gun companies necessarily trying to market themselves to the black community at all.

It'll get rid of the stigma that guns/self defense is a white men only thing, and hell that's been part of problem - there hasn't been any firearms companies trying to do. We've kind of eschewed self defense and let Cletus control the message for far too long, just because it's "gauche" to own a gun.

And yes, I know it's a taser company and not a gun company, but the principle still is true, no matter what the weapon.

Counterpoint: if any people of color show at demonstration exercising their rights to carry, they'd die in a hail of bullets in the blink of an eye.  White militia, however, can carry loaded semi-autos into a statehouse and yell at governors with the cops (that aren't off and part of the crowd) only giving admiring nods.


Counter counter point

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2020-06-06 6:47:46 PM  
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2020-06-06 6:58:39 PM  

Elegy: [decaturish.com image 640x425]


She's got guts and counter point observed.  Seriously, talk about putting a double-thick target on your head in an otherwise already volatile situation for your beliefs.  Props to her, and the others with her since it looks at least one other is openly displaying arms.

Kind of makes the impotent ammosexuals who brought their bazookas to order a 6" subway sub look even less courageous then they'd already looked eh.
 
2020-06-06 7:44:09 PM  
The assumption that they can make that public statement and be taken seriously at all.


That is the most offensive farking thing they could have done.

If they just said "vote trump" everyone would hate them but they would have told the truth.

That message, though. I am seething. Seething.
 
2020-06-06 7:44:34 PM  
To be fair to the manufacturer, the original idea of the Taser was that you zap the guy once then handcuff him. You're not supposed to keep hitting the button until smoke comes out his ears.
 
2020-06-06 8:25:14 PM  
Why not?  The whole idea of Tasers is to offer cops an alternative to breaking bones or shooting recalcitrant suspects.  

/Why do the Rodney King beating and "Don't tase me bro!" have sweet, nostalgic rings now?
 
2020-06-06 8:43:42 PM  

Yamaneko2: Why not?  The whole idea of Tasers is to offer cops an alternative to breaking bones or shooting recalcitrant suspects.


Cops use the tazer when they start losing arguments with people.

They still shoot whoever the hell they want.

/He tried to run me over while reaching for his waistband and lunging at me.
 
2020-06-06 8:55:55 PM  

Shaggy_C: OptimisticCynicism: edmo: Taser offered promises of less violent neutralization of suspects but have failed to deliver because cops treat them as punishment devices.

Agreed. Having heard interviews with that CEO, he makes a hell of a strong sales pitch but that doesn't mean the technology gets to the crux of the issue.

The crux of the issue is guns in the USA. If private citizens weren't all packing heat, then cops wouldn't need to, either. The number of police shootings in Europe is incredibly low. Why? Because most police don't have lethal weapons. Those that do are under strict controls where they have to check them in and out and every bullet is accounted for.

The USA would be a much less deadly place if you removed every gun and replaced it with a non-lethal alternative like a Taser.


I don't think you are right about guns being the crux. I mean this latest stuff is all based on the weaponless killing of a civilian.

Guns are definitely a huge issue, but the culture and structural backing are equally a part of this one.
 
2020-06-06 9:02:40 PM  

vudukungfu: I'm still waiting for a statement from the tiki torch manufacturers, khaki makers, and the nice folks who are all the honor patches on the Klansmen's robes.

Can I say that? Klansmen? Or is that sexist.


Tiki Torch manufacturers denounced the Charlottesville Nazi demonstrators the morning after their Friday night march.
 
2020-06-06 9:12:53 PM  

Elegy: [decaturish.com image 640x425]


On good! Now dig up the picture of your grandma at a 1960s civil rights protest, and we'll call it even!

This bullshiat, obtuse, and complete lack of self awareness is exactly why we're on the streets. If it isn't "whataboutism," it's about your goddamned feelings! You're uncomfortable! You don't have control! What about your needs? What about your cause?

Why is it every time someone comes at guys like you with facts, you white boys like you come up with a handful of pics you scoured the internet for, just to prove your farking point? Have you ever seen a black man (not a cop or security guard), enter a Wal-Mart, courthouse, office building, elevator, farmers market, elementary school, or company barbecue with a weapon? I see white folks do that shiat all the time. All the time. All.The.Time. But that shiat is different for y'all tho, huh?

You farking disgust me. And you will be ignored. The sad and scary part is, I know so.many. white guys, just like you. And not because I want to. You white males have so
many masks. Black people cannot trust white folks right now. Not even the ones marching. Because you have no idea what you're truly marching for.

May God truly have mercy on your soul.
 
2020-06-06 9:25:04 PM  

BlackChickWhiteAccent: May God truly have mercy on your soul.


It's his job to pour out mercy and grace onto all of us equally. If that's not how this works, then fark him.

You misunderstand me and I don't disagree with you.
 
2020-06-06 9:47:35 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: JAGChem82: Actually, I wouldn't mind gun companies necessarily trying to market themselves to the black community at all.

It'll get rid of the stigma that guns/self defense is a white men only thing, and hell that's been part of problem - there hasn't been any firearms companies trying to do. We've kind of eschewed self defense and let Cletus control the message for far too long, just because it's "gauche" to own a gun.

And yes, I know it's a taser company and not a gun company, but the principle still is true, no matter what the weapon.

Counterpoint: if any people of color show at demonstration exercising their rights to carry, they'd die in a hail of bullets in the blink of an eye.  White militia, however, can carry loaded semi-autos into a statehouse and yell at governors with the cops (that aren't off and part of the crowd) only giving admiring nods.


Not as much as you'd think.

There's been several black groups with guns at the protests openly carrying rifles and guns and the police have been fairly taciturn with them.

I think you'll be starting to see that a lot of liberals are going to stop leaving guns in the sole domain of the right when this is all said and done.
 
2020-06-06 10:13:10 PM  
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2020-06-06 10:14:16 PM  

studebaker hoch: They could have tazered George Floyd instead of killing him.


To be fair, they could have done a lot of things instead of killing him.
 
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