Starbucks Baristas Refuse To Serve Police Again, Company Apologizes But Cops Are Mad

Starbucks, the coffee giant, finds itself apologizing again after another incident where uniformed police officers were not served in one of its stores.
It has gotten beyond the time where an apology is going to solve, what appears to be, a culture issue within the company.
This time it happened at a Riverside, California location, the Riverside Police said on Twitter on Friday.
“We are aware of the “cop with no coffee” incident that occurred in Riverside on 12/12/19, involving our @RSO deputies. We are in communication w/ @Starbucks Corporate addressing the issue of deputies being denied service,” it said.
“Two of our deputies were refused service at Starbucks. The anti police culture repeatedly displayed by Starbucks employees must end,” Sheriff Chad Bianco said.
The company penned a statement on Nov. 28 apologizing for the incident but, as Sheriff Bianco said, this is not a one time incident.
“”This is absolutely unacceptable, and we are deeply sorry to the law enforcement officer who experienced this,” it said. 
“We have also apologized directly to him and connected with the chief of the Kiefer Police Department, as well, to express our remorse,” it said.

We are aware of the “cop with no coffee” incident that occurred in Riverside on 12/12/19, involving our @RSO deputies. We are in communication w/ @Starbucks Corporate addressing the issue of deputies being denied service.
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It happened weeks after a Starbucks barista in Oklahoma wrote the word “pig,” an offensive slang term for police, on an officer’s coffee cup.
“So… one of my on-duty officers decides to do something nice for our dispatchers. It’s Thanksgiving Day; our dispatchers are under appreciated as it is. My officer goes to Starbucks to get the dispatchers coffee as a thank you for all they do (especially when they’re working a holiday.) This is what he gets for being nice,” Police Chief Johnny O’Mara said on Facebook.
“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town.
“This cup of coffee for a “pig” is just another little flag. It’s another tiny symptom and a nearly indiscernible shout from a contemptuous, roaring and riotous segment of a misanthropic society that vilifies those who stand for what’s right and glorifies the very people who would usher in the destruction of the social fabric. It’s another tiny pinprick into the heart of men and women who are asking themselves more often: ‘Why am I doing this?’
“Just pour the coffee, please. Are we at a point where a task as simple as pouring an exceptionally overpriced cup of coffee is so complicated that it cannot be accomplished without “expressing oneself?”
“As a side note, I called the store and was told they’d be happy to ‘replace the coffee with a correct label.’
“The proverb ‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me’ came to mind,” he said in the Facebook post.
“Thank you, first responders, for risking it all this Thanksgiving away from your families. If you’re looking for coffee use a place where you pour your own and you’re certain of what’s in it.). Stay safe; go home.,” he said.
And then there was the time that police officers were asked to leave a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona because customers said they did not feel safe.
“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 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 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 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,” it said.
But when Starbucks removed two black men who were loitering in their store as they waited for a friend the company closed its stores nationwide for a day to have sensitivity training.

It is time for Starbucks to show the same concern for the treatment of our police officers.
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