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Amazon.com slammed after security guards wear Nazi clothing

By Mason White 11:07 AM February 20, 2013
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By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) Amazon.com came under fire after an investigation disclosed that its security guards have links to neo-Nazi groups, according to televesion reports in Germany.

Now, Amazon.com said that it has fired a German security company amid growing criticism after reports that temporary workers had been mistreated.

An Amazon.com spokesperson in Germany, Ulrike Stoecker, said Monday that the online retailer has terminated its relationship with the European Hensel Security Services, effective immideatly.

A documentary broadcast on German public television last week showed that security guards spelled the name of Adolf Hitler’s deputy, Hess, with clothes linked to neo-Nazis in Germany. It also interviewed people who say they were abused by staff.

Stoecker told the press that Amazon.com has a “zero tolerance policy for discrimination or bullying and expects the same from other companies with which it works.”

The company, a subcontractor hired by Amazon.com, last week denied that it supported the views of the extreme right.

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