How amusing that a bicycle store co-owned by former Tour de France (TdF) cyclist Lance Armstrong decided to lecture the Austin Police Department on ethics. Mellow Johnny’s in Austin is ending a five-year contract worth up to $350,000 with the Austin PD to purchase, resell and service bikes for a downtown patrol unit used to manage large crowds and events. As a business, it is free to choose who it wishes to contract with.
The bike shop issued the following woke statement,
“Businesses can no longer be non-participants in the communities they serve…We chose what we think will do the most to suture these divides and place our community on the right side of history.”
Perhaps these SJW employees might reflect on their moral preening when considering the fact their boss admitted to deliberately using illegal performance-enhancing drugs to cheat his way to millions in endorsements and help win all 7 TdF titles. Why didn’t they refuse to work for a company knowingly co-owned by someone with such reprehensible morals and ethics?
Unfortunately, the downside forced this message from an unrelated bike shop with the same name.
“While Mellow Johnny’s Fort Worth shares the name with Mellow Johnny’s Austin, the two stores operate under separate management and ownership.
Mellow Johnny’s Fort Worth is not connected in any way to the decisions made by the Austin location’s management.
Mellow Johnny’s Fort Worth supports our community as well as responsible and ethical law enforcement.
Perhaps Mellow Johnny’s Fort Worth should offer to fill the void left by Austin?