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    Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement.
    |July 8, 2020 |Categories Editorial, Featured, News
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    Editor Note: Law Enforcement Today has received inquiries about the connection between the Ford Foundation and Ford Motor Company. Below this article, we’ve included information about the Ford Foundation and the historical connection, taken directly from the foundation website.

    The editorial comments are brought to you by a staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.

    “We’ve seen our grantees at the forefront of the change that’s taken place over the last few days–from City Council of Minneapolis’s pledge to dismantle the police department to reimagine the public safety, to Mayor Garcetti’s commitment to divest $250 million of the LAPD’s budget.”

    Founded in 1936 by Edsel Ford, the Ford Foundation is one of the country’s most recognized charitable organizations. In 2019, it handed out $500 million in grants to promote a “just, fair, and peaceful world with opportunity for all.”

    Now, for the first time since 1976, a member of the Ford Motors dynasty sits on the Board of the Foundation. Henry “Sony” Ford III, the Director for Investor Relations for Ford Motor Company joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in February 2019 to help drive its “racial injustice” agenda.

    Mr. Ford oversees grant-making policies, management and governance at the Foundation. He also serves as a public ambassador for the Foundation’s work. The move was aimed at giving the Ford Foundation more legitimacy as it presses forward with its social justice policies, but it could spell trouble for the Ford car company.

    Since 2016, Ford Foundation has given roughly $7.8 million to Black Lives Matter and other similar groups through a partnership with Borealis Philanthropy. These groups are now the public face of the “Defund the Police” movement. The movement was actually born from a group seeded by the Foundation back in 2015 called Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) at the University of Chicago. Their mission was to “Disband, Disarm, Disempower” the police.

    Since the group’s founding, the Ford Foundation has given them $3.1 million. BYP100 now serves as central command, recruiting protestors, providing professional protestor training, and coordinating protests in cities across the U.S.

    The Foundation knows protesters alone cannot strip police departments from coast-to-coast, so the Ford Foundation also pours millions into think-tanks, media outlets, and legal groups to create a public echo chamber preaching the gospel of abolishing the police. The Brookings Institution, Center for American Progress, Forward Justice, ACLU, Center for Popular Democracy, The Guardian newspaper, and ProPublica make up part of the Foundation’s brain trust.

    To understand how the Foundation harnesses its grantees to create a juggernaut like the “Defund the Police” movement, it is helpful to view them as a broker. The Foundation acts as an intermediary between their paid grantees, all of kindred spirits, who work on behalf of the Foundation to change and then to set, American domestic policy.

    As the Foundation’s campaign gains traction, the owners of America’s 3,000 Ford dealerships will be associated, by brand, with the efforts to “Defund the Police” in their own hometowns.

    Will their defund efforts carried out by the Foundation impact the sale of the new high-tech police vehicles the Ford Motor Company?


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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    Wondering? Just how important to Ford are municipal / Gov’t. sales?

    Imagine being a cop. Driving your PPV around while working, potentially risking your life for others, knowing the company that built is funding an organization that wants your job eradicated. Nutz!

    Anyone remember the Explorer PPV carbon monoxide issue?
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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    If the Ford Foundation and other woke corporate affiliates are successful in funding the “Defunct the Police” activists there won’t be any police departments to purchase police vehicles. Municipalities can buy Prius or Tesla vehicles for social workers to drive.

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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    And those who wants to defund the police are the one who have enough money for private security.....

    I think some cops might drop Ford and check elsewhere to see if the grass is more greener elsewhere.

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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    Corporations need to stay out of controversial politics. It's one thing to support anti-racism, that is good, defunding the police is divisive, the kind of thing that makes people say "I won't consider buying a Ford".

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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

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    Henry “Sonny” Ford, joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in February of 2019 to help drive its “racial injustice” agenda.

    Speaking in February 2019, Foundation president Darren Walker said: “Although we were established to be an independent institution, our recent efforts in southeastern Michigan have marked a reconnection with the Ford family, coming full circle with Henry’s election to our board.”

    Mr. Ford oversees grant-making policies, management and governance at the Foundation. He also serves as a public ambassador for the Foundation’s work.

    Will the Ford Motor Company’s decision to allow its employee, better yet – its most recognizable ambassador – Henry Ford III, to sit on this Foundation’s board prove to be strategic blunder?


    UPDATE FROM THE EDITOR JULY 8 2020: Since publication the Ford Motor Company has been in touch with The National Pulse to distance itself from the decisions of the Foundation, despite the new link in the form of Henry Ford III.

    Ford Motor Company says they are totally separate from the Ford Foundation, and that the motor company has its own charitable arm.

    “Ford is proud to be America’s long-time leader in producing police, emergency and first responder vehicles,” they said. “Our Police Interceptor vehicles are by far the top choice of law enforcement and other emergency services agencies across the country.”

    The company statement also included the following: “To be clear, Ford believes racism, abuse of power and repression in law enforcement must be addressed and stamped out wherever they exist. Good law enforcement agencies and officers play a critical positive role in our communities, but safety and fairness must be inclusive of all, everywhere.”

    They added: “…neither Ford Motor Company nor the Ford Motor Company Fund has provided funding to any campaign to “defund the police.””

    Meanwhile, Henry Ford III continues to exercise authority at both the Foundation – which does support Defund The Police – and the Ford Motor Company.
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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

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    More here....
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    Henry “Sonny” Ford, joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in February of 2019 to help drive its “racial injustice” agenda.

    Speaking in February 2019, Foundation president Darren Walker said: “Although we were established to be an independent institution, our recent efforts in southeastern Michigan have marked a reconnection with the Ford family, coming full circle with Henry’s election to our board.”

    Mr. Ford oversees grant-making policies, management and governance at the Foundation. He also serves as a public ambassador for the Foundation’s work.

    Will the Ford Motor Company’s decision to allow its employee, better yet – its most recognizable ambassador – Henry Ford III, to sit on this Foundation’s board prove to be strategic blunder?


    UPDATE FROM THE EDITOR JULY 8 2020: Since publication the Ford Motor Company has been in touch with The National Pulse to distance itself from the decisions of the Foundation, despite the new link in the form of Henry Ford III.

    Ford Motor Company says they are totally separate from the Ford Foundation, and that the motor company has its own charitable arm.

    “Ford is proud to be America’s long-time leader in producing police, emergency and first responder vehicles,” they said. “Our Police Interceptor vehicles are by far the top choice of law enforcement and other emergency services agencies across the country.”

    The company statement also included the following: “To be clear, Ford believes racism, abuse of power and repression in law enforcement must be addressed and stamped out wherever they exist. Good law enforcement agencies and officers play a critical positive role in our communities, but safety and fairness must be inclusive of all, everywhere.”

    They added: “…neither Ford Motor Company nor the Ford Motor Company Fund has provided funding to any campaign to “defund the police.””

    Meanwhile, Henry Ford III continues to exercise authority at both the Foundation – which does support Defund The Police – and the Ford Motor Company.
    Being that most people form opinions based on headlines and not reading the content, Ford better hope this doesn't make headlines. Though I suspect this news story will largely go under the radar.

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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    Support urban families. Keep the police, DEFUND DEMOCRATS.
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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoasthd View Post
    More here....
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    Henry “Sonny” Ford, joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in February of 2019 to help drive its “racial injustice” agenda.

    Speaking in February 2019, Foundation president Darren Walker said: “Although we were established to be an independent institution, our recent efforts in southeastern Michigan have marked a reconnection with the Ford family, coming full circle with Henry’s election to our board.”

    Mr. Ford oversees grant-making policies, management and governance at the Foundation. He also serves as a public ambassador for the Foundation’s work.

    Will the Ford Motor Company’s decision to allow its employee, better yet – its most recognizable ambassador – Henry Ford III, to sit on this Foundation’s board prove to be strategic blunder?


    UPDATE FROM THE EDITOR JULY 8 2020: Since publication the Ford Motor Company has been in touch with The National Pulse to distance itself from the decisions of the Foundation, despite the new link in the form of Henry Ford III.

    Ford Motor Company says they are totally separate from the Ford Foundation, and that the motor company has its own charitable arm.

    “Ford is proud to be America’s long-time leader in producing police, emergency and first responder vehicles,” they said. “Our Police Interceptor vehicles are by far the top choice of law enforcement and other emergency services agencies across the country.”

    The company statement also included the following: “To be clear, Ford believes racism, abuse of power and repression in law enforcement must be addressed and stamped out wherever they exist. Good law enforcement agencies and officers play a critical positive role in our communities, but safety and fairness must be inclusive of all, everywhere.”

    They added: “…neither Ford Motor Company nor the Ford Motor Company Fund has provided funding to any campaign to “defund the police.””

    Meanwhile, Henry Ford III continues to exercise authority at both the Foundation – which does support Defund The Police – and the Ford Motor Company.
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Being that most people form opinions based on headlines and not reading the content, Ford better hope this doesn't make headlines. Though I suspect this news story will largely go under the radar.
    That's the thing. being that the majority doesn't do their homework, just the name association of seeing FORD will chase a lot of would be buyers away now.

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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    As an African immigrant to this country, I have never once encountered racism in my 22 years here. There may be a few racists out there. But to claim that America has 'systemic racism' is nonsense. There is not one single law anyone can point to that is racist, or one institution that has racist policies.

    Are there foolish and violent cops, Yes, Just go to Africa and find really nasty cops. I would imagine we have our fair share here.

    As long as we keep our guns, we can keep our right to vote and change governments.

    We need to look seriously into our voting system. Someone is rigging themselves in.

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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    Some Ford employees want Ford to stop making vehicles for the police. Mr. Hackett, Ford’s CEO, has sent an email to Ford’s employees - supporting the Black Lives Matter group: https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...or/5403464002/

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    Re: Ford Foundation Donates Millions To ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Corporations need to stay out of controversial politics. It's one thing to support anti-racism, that is good, defunding the police is divisive, the kind of thing that makes people say "I won't consider buying a Ford".


    My last new vehicle purchased was a new Ford Expedition Limited 4x4 - my first Ford. Based upon Mr. Hackett’s support of the Black Lives Matter group, I will no longer buy another Ford. And based upon GM’s gift of $10 million dollars to various black rights organizations, I will never buy another GM vehicle (after 50 years of continuous ownership of GM vehicles).

    Ford and GM need to stay out of racial and political politics and remain neutral.

    This is not a political post - but rather my opinion on the actions of American vehicle companies. I am commenting on their actions, and my reaction and intentions.

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