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Six uniformed police officers walked into a Tempe, Arizona, Starbucks to get coffee before the start of their shifts on July 4.A barista then told them they had to move to where customers couldn’t see them — or they had to leave the coffee shop.No, my friends, this isn’t the start of a stupid dad joke.This actually happened.A customer complained that he (or she) didn’t feel safe drinking a $5 cup of coffee in the same establishment as uniformed law enforcement officers. ...Predictably, many of these tweets referenced the case of the bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. However, what this false equivalency fails to note is that this case was over whether or not a business could choose whom to serve.The regressive Left was outraged when they didn’t get their way that time; now, they’re upset that anyone would be upset that Starbucks did the same thing.
A barista then told them they had to move to where customers couldn’t see them — or they had to leave the coffee shop.
Cops brought this on themselves when they started treating everyone like a criminal, and putting their lives first. Thank the War on Us.
This should be grounds for interfering with a police officer. If a Police Officer in Uniform is technically always on the job. Then anyone harassing them for their presence is interfering with law enforcement.
Tenpoundbass saysThis should be grounds for interfering with a police officer. If a Police Officer in Uniform is technically always on the job. Then anyone harassing them for their presence is interfering with law enforcement. I get your sentiment, but you can't side with bakers that won't bake a queer cake and not side with this business. While cops have policing authority, it's still private property and a business should be able to do what they want within reason. If no crime was being committed you can ask them to leave. I don't agree with what they did, but this slope is getting rather slippery if one discrimination is okay and the other is not, especially with regards to cops. They're not above the law themselves. I respect cops, but one will never even touch my front lawn without a warrant or if a crime or medical emergency was occurring on my property. At the end of the d...
I get your sentiment, but you can't side with bakers that won't bake a queer cake and not side with this business.
Agree it's within their rights but somehow I get the feeling the cops will 'get stuck in traffic' when the store gets robbed and is calling for help.
mell saysAgree it's within their rights but somehow I get the feeling the cops will 'get stuck in traffic' when the store gets robbed and is calling for help.This is an oft repeated trope with no truth behind it. Cops don't stop crime, they document it. The only time cops actually confront robbers, is if the robbers can't escape in time, which is almost never.If Starbucks wants to thwart robbery, shotgun behind the counter, alarm system, and insurance. Not calling 911.
Cops do prevent crime simply with their appearance.
I don't think you intended to, but your reply seems to indicate that being unarmed is somehow less life threatening than being armed, and that cops are not just human beings with guns and the backing of a corrupt justice system. With such options as I see today, lawlessness would be a welcome reprieve.“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”- Tacitus
mell saysCops do prevent crime simply with their appearance.Yes, cops do serve a purpose. The blue "shield/bubble" causes them more problems than good though. And then their unions try to protect the behavior of the few. I respect cops and know many. My father just passed recently and the police chief of a small city (~200k residents) came to the services. So I'm close with cops. My sister works close with the police as an attorney for that city. Most are good, but the protection of the bad ones is sickening. I don't have an answer for it, but there needs to be more oversight of police departments, especially smaller ones. Unfortunately some cops are criminals themselves and they're not very good at policing themselves.
I don't think American cops are as corrupt as the media makes them out to be.
Cops don't stop crime, they document it.
NuttBoxer saysCops don't stop crime, they document it.I wish - they even do not document much these days. One friend of mine called on cops when his neighbors from a Latin youth group Salva Mara trucha were shooting automatic weapons in air in city limits. Cops did not show up. Called second time and then third time on a different day and same result. After that police told him "Mr. Martinez, we are tired of you".Don't know if cops were scared or in dole of youth group business providing low-income neighborhoods with specific chemical substances. I am confident also that the youth group is here perfectly legally and that putting a sign in neighborhood saying "firearms prohibited" would stop random firing of AK-47 in air.
In CA sometimes you have to call a number if they don't take your police report of a low-damage car break-in. 8-4 during business hours which is more like 11-2 in reality.