There are military front lines and we remember them on the Fourth of July. But there are other front lines too. Who can forget police running toward them on 9/11?
Apparently, the answer to that question is “Starbucks can forget.” So on the Fourth of July one of these hipster coffee joints in Tempe Arizona kicked out five police officers because a customer complained that having cops there made them unsafe.
Personally I would have kicked that person out. Because there is no doubt in mind the person who complained was some hipster progressive, probably unshowered, fresh from a drum circle and bitching about the “fascism” of having troops participate in the national Independence Day celebration. You know, people like this pudgy jerk.
Here’s more from Fox:
Some police officers in Tempe, Ariz., say they were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present, according to reports.
Five officers were drinking coffee at the Starbucks location prior to their shift beginning when a barista asked them to move out of the complaining customer’s line of sight or else leave, the Tempe Officers Association wrote in a series of Twitter messages.
The Tempe police union issued a statement.
“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening,” the union wrote. “While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”
They also shared some feelings about it on Twitter.
Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019. Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect pic.twitter.com/oGaDKhlYX3
— Tempe Officers Association (@ToaAz) July 5, 2019
I would, but I don’t drink there. I drink Texas coffee. It comes with a tin cup and country music. And a Betsy Ross flag.
Starbucks claims to be looking into it.