Walmart Cancels Donation Of $13,000 In Ammo To Police After Activists Complain

Walmart rescinded an offer to give a city $13,000 worth of bullets due to 'aggressive anti-police rhetoric'

Northampton, MA – Walmart withdrew its offer to donate $13,000 in old ammunition to the Northampton Police Department that the town’s police chief says was due to “aggressive anti-police rhetoric.”

Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper wrote an email to Mayor David Narkewicz explaining why the retail giant was withdrawing its offer, according to The Republican.

Chief Kasper said that Walmart told one of the police department’s firearm instructors on Sunday that the deal was revoked.

"Walmart was surprised at the pushback related to their intended donation to the City," Kasper wrote in the email, which Narkewicz also sent to City Council President Ryan O'Donnell according to The Republican. "I can't blame them. This donation would have saved the City money, and would have ensured that this unwanted ammunition was used for the critically important purpose of police training."

Chief Kasper also said she was frustrated by “continued pushback” against the police department, according to The Republican.

"Within City Council chambers, matters involving the police department quickly shift to aggressive anti-police rhetoric from a small number of community members," she wrote in the email."Despite our dedication, recognition, and leadership in the field, we continue to experience a growing anti-police narrative in the very community that we serve so well."

One speaker spoke against taking the bullets at a city council meeting,

"This body has said they only have the power of the purse. But if Walmart wants to supply endless guns and ammunition, the power of the purse is worthless," said attorney Dana Goldblatt, according to The Republican. "I don't think these are my values or your values. I would say these are Walmart's values."

Ward Councilor Alisa Klein said the Walmart gesture to give the city bullets couldn’t compare to other types of gifts the city received.

"It's one thing to get a bus to transport children for educational purposes than with bullets, which are used for purposes that can kill people," Klein said, according to The Republican. "And the police do have to come under a particular type of scrutiny because of the power they hold, and the responsibility they have in our community is a particular kind of responsibility."

Narkewicz told O'Donnell that he was withdrawing a resolution to accept the ammunition donation discussed at the council's Dec. 20 meeting. Narkewicz said that he fully supported and endorsed the concerns Chief Kasper raised.

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PAC416
PAC416

Shame on Walmart!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

All part of the "liberals" war on police and on the society they protect. The cultural Marxists are in the home stretch of their long strategy to destroy our culture and country and replace it with one in their own image.

MMcGregor
MMcGregor

Screw the damned activists!!

Milman
Milman

So Walmart makes decisions based on complaints from ex cons and their families? I would think it's a good thing... The more shooting practice your cops have, the lower the chance of Innocents being shot accidentally.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Good job Walmart, besides supporting red China by buying most of your goods from them instead of the US, you remember the country that gave you 21% corporate tax rate, and huge incentives, plus freedom from communism to operate, now you keep your bullets instead of doing a good thing. I'm wondering how many criminals will get their hands on the bullets that would have gone to law enforcement?

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

A stain on Walmart that good people, who pay for what they take out the front door, will not forget. Hope I hear about the next brawl at local Walmart in time to get a good seat to watch.

javaguy
javaguy

Hey Wal-mart, sell me the ammo for $100 .. I have friends that are LEO and I can give it to them with no strings attached.

GForce48
GForce48

Let me guess..."the politicians caving are Dems/Libs!" We can't entrust our collective security into the hands of Dems/Libs no matter what level of government. They don't have the best interests of American citizens on the top of their priorities!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Walmart brass are hug-a-thug, bleeding heart liberals too, perhaps????👎

Bigg59
Bigg59

As a range Master for 20 years any Ammo that we can get is always is a good thing the better trained we are the better the department that's what all these folks need to remember

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Walmart rescinded an offer to give a city $13,000 worth of bullets due to 'aggressive anti-police rhetoric'"

What? from 4 people who shout? Walmart senior management are a bunch of pussies

Inthegarge
Inthegarge

Time to STOP buying guns or ammo from WALMART !!!!! Let them learn as Dick's did about violating the 2nd Amendment !!!!

Dog rescuer
Dog rescuer

Never shop at Walmart. This conglomerate has done more damage to the local communities by putting mom and pop stores bodegas and small chain stores out of business. They don't support American companies and as far as lower prices well I don't find that their prices are all that low on most of the goods that they sell. I think the next brawl at Walmart should be broken up but not by the police.

bronx163
bronx163

Fuck you walmart. Every cop should stop buying from there. Proves they support far left agenda and cop killing agenda. Remember you need the police call sanitation instead.

Walmart is a bunch of fucking left wing pussies for reviking the free ammo to police dept.

Zero tolerence. Check point outer perimeter. Zero tolerennce enforcement. Bring that placebto its knees.

tfort
tfort

READ THE ARTICLE!

This is not Walmart’s decision. The wanted to give the ammunition.

Grog
Grog

Ever since Sam Walton died, Walmart has gone down hill!!!!!!!!!!!

Woobie46
Woobie46

I hate these people. I hate hating people I don't know. But I hate them just the same.

LEO030
LEO030

I haven't shopped at Walmart in years. I used to go years ago just for the free entertainment. If you really want to get a good laugh go on a Friday night.

checksix
checksix

I'm shocked that these "community members" have not yet asked for the disbandment of the police department.

Patriot_Dave
Patriot_Dave

The stupidity of the snowflakes on the left never ceases to amaze me. This department is going to need ammunition one way or another, so you think the intelligent thing to do would be to accept the gift and save the city money. No, all the pansies see is "bullets that will kill our children". Makes me thoroughly sick

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

i think this gift might have been interpreted as a sort of bribe, so it is best that it is not going forward. the police should not be for sale or rent.

ACTNPD
ACTNPD

We have an Attorney in Northampton... Dana Goldblatt.. that had this to say about NPD and the Walmart donation....

leslies794
leslies794

oh so you need someone with a gun to save you or help you with that bad guy. well gee I would love to help you, but I'm fresh out of ammo and someone kept the city from accepting the gift of ammo that I need to help you.

k9bor
k9bor

You think Wal-Mart would show more appreciation for law enforcement. Agencies spend a lot of resources dealing with the crime at Wal-Mart. Every officer knows Wal-Mart is a 1 block crime zone. Management should pull up their addressees on a crime map. In the color graph it looks like it's on fire.