Microsoft CEO Plans to Cancel Contract with Seattle Police, Bows to Far-Left Pressure from Employees

( One of the biggest software companies in the world, Microsoft, has bowed to the pressure from far-left radicals, many of whom are employed by the country, and is looking to cease contracts with the Seattle Police Department. The company, which provides software services to small and large businesses and organizations that allow them to maintain day-to-day operations could cause serious trouble (and costs!) for the police department as they look for new software providers.

Bowing to pressure from more than 250 of his own employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Yes, we have to act. And our actions must reflect the values of our company and be directly informed by the needs of the Black and African American community.”

Sounds like more pandering to me.

According to the International Business Times, more than 250 employees in Microsoft signed a letter that was given to CEO Nadella, urging the company to end all of its contracts with the Seattle Police Department. It comes as protesters, and rioters, all over the country demand that police departments lose their funding and police officers be replaced with…well, they haven’t said what they’d replace them with, they just want them gone.

The employees didn’t just urge Nadella to cancel contracts with the Seattle Police Department, either. They called for Microsoft to join the call for the total defunding of the Seattle Police Department, and the resignation of the Mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan. Protesters claim that Durkan has failed in her duty to protect the people from the “inhumane responses” from the police against rioters who destroyed the city.

The temerity of these people…

“Our neighborhood has been turned into a warzone,” the letter states, seemingly blaming the police for the violence. “Every one of us in the CC line are either firsthand witnesses or direct victims of the inhumane responses of SPD to peaceful protesting.”

They go on for a while about how bad the police are, before urging Nadella as well as Microsoft’s Executive Vice President Kurt DelBebe to take action in bridging the gap of “disconnection, misinformation, and complacency.”

Whatever that means.

I guess we’ll find out soon just how much it will cost the Seattle Police Department to find a new software supplier, and how much time it will take shifting their systems over to something new.