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For July 4th Arizona Police Officers Kicked Out Of Starbucks For Awful Reason, Look What Happens Next

If you did not hear, police officers in Temp, Ariz. said that they were asked to leave a Starbucks because a customer “did not feel safe” with the police officers present.

According to Fox News, the five cops were drinking coffee at a Starbucks when they were asked to move out of a customer’s line of sight or leave. The story was laid out on the Temp Officers Association Twitter. Here is the tweet.

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

— Tempe Officers Association (@ToaAz) July 5, 2019

1/4 A statement from the TOA on The July 4th incident and Starbucks’ treatment of police officers:

Yesterday, on Independence Day, six Tempe police officers stopped by the Starbucks at Scottsdale Road and McKellips for coffee. The officers paid for their drinks…

— Tempe Officers Association (@ToaAz) July 6, 2019

2/4 and stood together having a cup of coffee before their long 4th of July shift. They were approached by a barista, who knew one of the officers by name, because he is a regular at that location. The barista said that a customer “did not feel safe” because of the police…

— Tempe Officers Association (@ToaAz) July 6, 2019

3/4 ..presence. The barista asked the officers to move out of the customer’s line of sight or to leave.

Disappointed, the officers did in fact leave.

This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request..

— Tempe Officers Association (@ToaAz) July 6, 2019

4/4.. at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.
We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.

— Tempe Officers Association (@ToaAz) July 6, 2019

A representative for Starbucks told the Arizona Republic the following:

“We have a deep respect for the Tempe Police and their service to the community,” he said. “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.”

Following the incident, there have been calls to #DumpStarbucks and #BoycottStarbucks on Twitter today.

Our men and women in uniform deserve our utmost respect. As your Congressman, I will be the greatest ally to the men and women in blue. I served in the military and I know what it means to put on a uniform and protect your community.

The mere fact that the presence of police officers made customers “feel unsafe” shows how far the war on police has gone and how dangerous the rhetoric is these days.

Police are an important part of our American life. Let’s send a message to all the police officers in the nation that we are with them. Spread this around to your friends and let’s send a message full of love to all of our police officers. #BackTheBlue


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