There used to be a time when the general public loved having a police officer around them because they knew they would be safe from harm.
The left’s constant attacks against our officers and their constant portrayals of officers as brutal racists, however, have finally swung the pendulum on how our police officers are perceived.
So much so, in fact, customers at a Tempe, AZ Starbucks asked the barista at the store to ask a group of police officers to leave because they made them feel unsafe… and the store granted their request.
Imagine being a police officer that puts his or her life on the line every day to help protect the people of your community from criminals.
Imagine sitting down with four of your fellow officers to enjoy a coffee.
Now imagine a store employee coming up and telling all five of you to leave because the very people you are being paid to protect don’t want you there because they “did not feel safe.”
If I were one of those officers, I would be livid.
Rob Ferraro, president of the Tempe police union, stated, “It’s become accepted to not trust or to see police and think that we’re not here to serve you, and again, it goes back to — we take great pride of the level of customer service we provide to citizens, and to be looked at as feeling unsafe when you have law enforcement around you is somewhat perplexing to me.”
The union also spoke out on social media about the incident, tweeting, “This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening.
“While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”
Too Late for an Apology
When word of the incident got out, a Starbucks spokesman issued an apology to the officers.
Reggie Borges stated, “We have a deep respect for the Tempe Police and their service to the community.
“We’ve reached out to the Tempe Police Department and Tempe Officers Association to better understand what happened and apologize.
“We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”
Sorry, Starbucks, this is too little too late.
First and foremost, the barista should have gotten his or her manager to address the situation.
Secondly, since when do customers get to decide who is and who is not allowed to eat or drink at a restaurant when they are not being bothered or harassed in any manner?
This incident and any others like it are all the fault of the left side of the aisle.
Nobody is pretending every cop on every police force is a good officer, but we will say with fairly high confidence that 99 percent of the officers employed in this country and doing their jobs correctly.
There are always bound to be officers that are a bit overzealous or just downright rotten eggs, and we get rid of them, period.
However, most police officers do their jobs correctly and by villainizing police as a whole for the actions of only a few, this is what we get.
It is also the reason we have seen an escalation in attacks against police officers on the street.
I honestly cannot remember the last time I bought a Starbucks coffee but you can rest assured, I will never buy one again. #BoycottStarbucks.
Source: Fox News
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