Starbucks Apologizes to Tempe Police for Officers Being KICKED OUT on the Fourth of July

A Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona kicked some police officers out on the Fourth of July because of the snowflake sensitivities of one or more customers who didn’t feel comfortable around cops. Or lied and said that they were uncomfortable just so they get their little SJW thrill on.

But the head office was not pleased, and on Sunday, Fox reported they were shamed into offering an apology.

This is and excerpt of the apology, from the Starbucks website. The full text is at the end of the post.

“On behalf of Starbucks, I want to sincerely apologize to you all for the experience that six of your officers had in our store on July 4. When those officers entered the store and a customer raised a concern over their presence, they should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect by our partners (employees). Instead they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable.”



Although the initial reports said there four officers, and then it was raised to five, the final reality is that SIX police officers were kicked out of the coffee joint to satisfy what was probably just a single, SJW customer.

Fox covered it this morning. As the network noted, there is no word on if the barista with terrible judgment will face any deserved consequences.

Here is the full text of the statement from Starbucks executive vice president, president U.S. retail, Rossann Williams. To her credit, the apology doesn’t play word games or wimp out.

An Apology to the Tempe Police Department
Dear Chief Moir and the entire Tempe Police Department,

Thank you, Chief Moir, for the conversation today. On behalf of Starbucks, I want to sincerely apologize to you all for the experience that six of your officers had in our store on July 4.

When those officers entered the store and a customer raised a concern over their presence, they should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect by our partners (employees). Instead, they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable.

At Starbucks, we have deep appreciation for your department and the officers who serve the Tempe community. Our partners rely on your service and welcome your presence, which keeps our stores and the community a safe and welcoming place.

Our strong relationship with the Tempe Police Department has provided us the opportunity to host several “Coffee with a Cop” events in area stores, which bring residents and police together to discuss relevant issues and find common ground. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with you, and we agree that the experience of your officers requires an important dialogue – one that we are committed to being part of.

What occurred in our store on July 4 is never the experience your officers or any customer should have, and at Starbucks, we are already taking the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future.

I will be in Tempe this evening and welcome the opportunity to meet with any of you in person to address concerns or questions.

Sincerely,

Rossann Williams
executive vice president, president U.S. Retail
Starbucks Coffee Company

It won’t change the culture of their workplaces. And it won’t change the fact that every aspect of American life, from TV and movies on down to just getting a cup of coffee, is being weaponized by a “progressive” left that is becoming so radicalized they are almost indistinguishable from a guerilla force.

If I was a cop in Tempe, I’d be keeping a sharp eye out for hippies.

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227 thoughts on “Starbucks Apologizes to Tempe Police for Officers Being KICKED OUT on the Fourth of July

  1. We drink Black Rifle coffee most of the time at our house. While it’s not the very best I’ve ever drunk it’s rich and fairly full bodied AND it is owned by and supports our vets. I can also drink it without supporting a company that has made it very clear over the years that their social justice philosophy is more important than actually doing business. I’m not a fan of either Starbuck’s attitude or their product. Both are frankly over-roasted and over-hyped in my personal opinion. Frankly, I have my doubts as to the actual sincerity of Starbucks apology but at least they did apologize which is saying something I guess but it’s still not enough for me to want to darken their doors.

    1. No, the best part about Black Rifle is that you can brew it yourself. Everything else is icing on the cake.

      I am satisfied with affordable store brands that likewise do not benefit Starbucks. If I need a coffee fix, Dunkin’ is first choice for their E-Verify protocol, otherwise 7-11, McDumdo’s, or whatever isn’t another snobby, antifa, niche-style, anti-cop, or gunfree joint is all we need, if we didn’t have time to brew our own.
      kAg, and keep coffee great.

  2. Real cops drink Krispy Kreme, WaWa, or Dunkin Donuts coffee. Or TIm Horton’s if you’re up close to the northern border (good stuff).

    1. Not in Las Vegas. They all like to come into Starbucks and mingle with the people. We love it when they are there.

    2. @johngaltfla Tim Horton’s is good, and there’s also a lot of good AM talk radio up there… if you speak French.

  3. Next time instead of ejecting the police officers, Starbucks should eject the snowflake who makes an issue about their being there. I agree with the writer that this did sound like a sincere apology.

  4. Starbucks needs to make it clear to EVERYONE who enters upon their premises that NO single customer or group of customers is more important than any OTHER customer or group of customers and that their “partners/employees” are expected to behave accordingly. Those “partners/employees” should be provided with training to deal with pusillanimous SJW’s, particularly pointing out that the door is for exiting as well as entering and that if they don’t like other patrons, they are free to go elsewhere.

  5. Apologies aren’t enough. It’s happening way to often now and my new motto is, “Get Woke, Go Broke,” as I would love Americans to boycott idiots like Starbucks. Go to Dunkin Donuts, their coffee is way better anyway. I call Starbucks, CHARbucks because their coffee always tasted burnt to me. Kids today don’t even know what a good cup of java tastes like.

  6. Apologies aren’t enough. It’s happening way to often now and my new motto is, “Get Woke, Go Broke,” as I would love Americans to boycott idiots like Starbucks. Go to Dunkin Donuts, their coffee is way better anyway. I call Starbucks, CHARbucks because their coffee always tasted burnt to me. Kids today don’t even know what a good cup of java tastes like.

  7. Starbucks needs to make it clear to EVERYONE who enters upon their premises that NO single customer or group of customers is more important than any OTHER customer or group of customers and that their “partners/employees” are expected to behave accordingly. Those “partners/employees” should be provided with training to deal with pusillanimous SJW’s, particularly pointing out that the door is for exiting as well as entering and that if they don’t like other patrons, they are free to go elsewhere.

  8. Next time instead of ejecting the police officers, Starbucks should eject the snowflake who makes an issue about their being there. I agree with the writer that this did sound like a sincere apology.

  9. It won’t change the culture of their workplaces. And it won’t change the fact that every aspect of American life, from TV and movies on down to just getting a cup of coffee, is being weaponized by a “progressive” left…

    The regressive left ruins everything:
    https://www.prageru.com/video/the-left-ruins-everything/

    Nothing — no person, event, process, or even history — is safe from these locusts.

    1. That’s funny. I am sure the vast majority of Starbuck’s employees have no idea what grits are or they think it’s some punchline to ridicule Southerners.

      Waffle House is a gazillion times better than any Star Butts anyway, and they know grits.

    2. I may have been there once in my life. Their coffee is overrated and overpriced, and all they have going for them is that everyone knows their name.

  10. We drink Black Rifle coffee most of the time at our house. While it’s not the very best I’ve ever drunk it’s rich and fairly full bodied AND it is owned by and supports our vets. I can also drink it without supporting a company that has made it very clear over the years that their social justice philosophy is more important than actually doing business. I’m not a fan of either Starbuck’s attitude or their product. Both are frankly over-roasted and over-hyped in my personal opinion. Frankly, I have my doubts as to the actual sincerity of Starbucks apology but at least they did apologize which is saying something I guess but it’s still not enough for me to want to darken their doors.

  11. They just don’t want the local police to be at Dunkin while their store is getting robbed.

  12. I see leftist are making allies for their upcoming “revolution” again. Things should go well for them…

  13. It won’t change the culture of their workplaces. And it won’t change the fact that every aspect of American life, from TV and movies on down to just getting a cup of coffee, is being weaponized by a “progressive” left…

    The regressive left ruins everything:
    https://www.prageru.com/video/the-left-ruins-everything/

    Nothing — no person, event, process, or even history — is safe from these locusts.

  14. They just don’t want the local police to be at Dunkin while their store is getting robbed.

  15. I see leftist are making allies for their upcoming “revolution” again. Things should go well for them…

  16. Starbucks is so anti-gun, they won’t even want police officers to hang around in their store… Starbucks is now great for criminals and gangs and bad for upstanding citizens and police.

  17. I get Starbucks gift cards from students all the time. I personally don’t like the taste, though. The coffee tastes like ashtray. The wife calls it charbucks.

    1. @agesilaos I don’t think that it’s too bad. Maybe it’s because I like the caffeine buzz. Of course, I make Folgers extra-strong and I can’t tell the difference between the two.

      1. @dr-strangelove I hate starbucks politics, but I do like their Chai Latte tea. I struggle every time, but when I’m on the road I usually breakdown and go to starbucks for a couple, one for me, one for the wife.

      2. Get some local roasted coffee, if your community has something like this. You’ll notice a huge difference between freshly/locally roasted coffee beans and that of over-burnt Starbucks.

        1. @agesilaos I live in Hooterville, we don’t have anything like that. I grind Eight O’Clock Columbian now and then at home, it’s pretty good, and not expensive.

  18. A cop can’t get a cup of coffee in America because he is misperceived as a clear and present danger? We are so screwed.

    Those six cops? I’d like to do something special for all of them or Starbucks should give them each a huge gift card for complimentary coffee for a year.

    Trump, invite these six officers to front row seats at the 2021 state of the union

    1. @danaellen — i”d like to help finance a competitor coffee shop across from them with a big COPS WELCOME HERE sign up front

  19. I use to like their, Starbucks, coffee several years back. Seems like the quality went downhill or my taste buds did as I can’t finish a cup of their coffee any longer. I honestly think McDonalds has much better coffee. And I have been drinking coffee since I was seven or eight years old.

    1. @kram-nivel You may be right. My regular coffee is Folgers, which I make extra-strong and I can’t tell the difference.

    2. I only drink decaf, yeah I’m weird 😉 , SB stops brewing it after 10 am, go figure…they will make a pour over but by the time it’s finished dripping, the coffee is luke warm I like my coffee HOT. The other option they offer, which I despise, is to up-sell me an americano, espresso with water, it’s usually so watered down it no longer tastes like coffee and it’s $1.50 more than a cup of decaf.

      So, I got a Kuerig and I brew my own fresh cup every time, I use Peet’s decaf, the best I’ve found. When I’m out and about I will try to find a cute coffee house or a Peet’s, usually going a little out of my way while passing 5-10 SB’s along the way. 😀

  20. Starbucks is so anti-gun, they won’t even want police officers to hang around in their store… Starbucks is now great for criminals and gangs and bad for upstanding citizens and police.

  21. I was with a friend a couple of times that stopped off at Starbucks. Sure, I tried their coffee.
    It was expensive and and unremarkable.
    I couldn’t understand why it was so overpriced. The barista was a humorless feminasti when I asked for a medium coffee, and I made the mistake of asking for ‘regular, light sugar’. Their clientele all basked in the radioactive glow of laptops, and cellular smart devices, but I could tell those smart devices only
    made them stupid, vain, hair twirlers dressed for a liberal tears rally.

    My friend stopped by again on another occasion, and I gave Starbucks a second chance, but the vaccuous ‘barista’ and clientele were even creepier if that is possible
    The coffee was just as bad that time too.
    The last few times he stopped at Starbucks, I went across the street, or around the block for a
    7-11, or a McDonald’s, because I couldn’t find a Dunkin’ Donuts.
    That was over 10 years ago, and I quit my creepy friend’s band not long after that.

        1. Yes.

          Also, it’s too… crafted. Like a “here’s what I would do in this situation” story, as opposed to a retelling of actual events.

  22. Firstly, the apology was a very decent one. Secondly, that customer was probably trying to get their heroine fix and needed them out of the store to do it without being arrested. Just my opinion, of course… 😛 🙂

  23. It’s “being weaponized by a “progressive” left” because companies keep caving to their demands. These companies need to grow a spine. It’s as though they believe that these screwed up demands, from kicking perceived ideological undesirables out of shops to demanding the removal of advertising dollars etc are somehow what the majority of the public thinks. These companies need to become less insular.
    Remember McDonald’s a few years ago? How they were dragged through the mud by left wing idiots demanding all these changes be made? By people who never even ate at their restaurants. And oh how McDonald’s caved and are still caving to this very day. I’m surprised that they are somehow still managing to stay in business. Now their food sucks worse than ever before. Back then at least their beef tallow fries were the best. They had a winning formula and because of whining progressives gave it up to become “woke”.

      1. Their fries were originally fried in beef tallow (beef grease). They were much better then.

      2. Their fries were deep fried in beef tallow a liquid grease. And they were delicious.
        Now they’re cooked in vegetable oil.

        1. hydrogenated oil + laboratory created tallow ‘flavorings’. They are tasty, but replaced their cholesteral laden ‘beef tallow’ with hydrogenated vegetable oil. The hydrogenated oils in most foods are bacteria killing gut busters – sorta like AT.

        2. @warren-z I remember when Twinkies and other products were made with lard. It’s much tastier and not bad for you like the libtards say.

  24. Right, monkey. Starbucks is really, really sorry … until next time. This sort of crap happens on a regular basis at Starbucks, because the company is OFFICIALLY anti-law enforcement – this is company policy. It won’t be long before the next incident of anti-police discrimination takes place, and Starbucks will issue yet ANOTHER disingenuous apology. Funny how they can’t seem to prevent their employees from discriminating again police.

  25. I get Starbucks gift cards from students all the time. I personally don’t like the taste, though. The coffee tastes like ashtray. The wife calls it charbucks.

    1. @agesilaos I don’t think that it’s too bad. Maybe it’s because I like the caffeine buzz. Of course, I make Folgers extra-strong and I can’t tell the difference between the two.

      1. Get some local roasted coffee, if your community has something like this. You’ll notice a huge difference between freshly/locally roasted coffee beans and that of over-burnt Starbucks.

  26. Once again, too little too late for Starbucks. Each and every barista needs re-education on how to respect those they serve. The person that complained needed to understand the officers are the reason she can pay $5+ for a cup of coffee. Had I been the barista who this person spoke with, I would have told them I’m here to make your drink. We serve anyone that comes through our doors and that means anyone. I am sorry you feel uncomfortable but again, we serve anyone that comes through our doors and all are welcome to stay or leave. What may I get started for you today? I was a barista at Starbucks for a brief time. I was in customer service for many years before and after. The VP did the right thing. Most of the barista are just like the one in Tempe, thus the reason I left.

  27. A cop can’t get a cup of coffee in America because he is misperceived as a clear and present danger? We are so screwed.

    Those six cops? I’d like to do something special for all of them or Starbucks should give them each a huge gift card for complimentary coffee for a year.

    Trump, invite these six officers to front row seats at the 2021 state of the union

  28. Real cops drink Krispy Kreme, WaWa, or Dunkin Donuts coffee. Or TIm Horton’s if you’re up close to the northern border (good stuff).

    1. Not in Las Vegas. They all like to come into Starbucks and mingle with the people. We love it when they are there.

    2. @johngaltfla Tim Horton’s is good, and there’s also a lot of good AM talk radio up there… if you speak French.

  29. You know, I’m a very forgiving person. But this incident happened 3 days ago, on the 4th. Today is the 7th.

    I get that the corporate bigwigs have to consult their attorneys before making a statement, but please! Any decent person would be mortified if this was their company, and would not need three whole days to at the very least suspend the workers, pending an investigation prior to firing them, and issuing a full apology to the Tempe PD, at the earliest time.

    Three days? Uh no. Not buying it.

  30. I use to like their, Starbucks, coffee several years back. Seems like the quality went downhill or my taste buds did as I can’t finish a cup of their coffee any longer. I honestly think McDonalds has much better coffee. And I have been drinking coffee since I was seven or eight years old.

    1. @kram-nivel You may be right. My regular coffee is Folgers, which I make extra-strong and I can’t tell the difference.

    2. I only drink decaf, yeah I’m weird 😉 , SB stops brewing it after 10 am, go figure…they will make a pour over but by the time it’s finished dripping, the coffee is luke warm I like my coffee HOT. The other option they offer, which I despise, is to up-sell me an americano, espresso with water, it’s usually so watered down it no longer tastes like coffee and it’s $1.50 more than a cup of decaf.

      So, I got a Kuerig and I brew my own fresh cup every time, I use Peet’s decaf, the best I’ve found. When I’m out and about I will try to find a cute coffee house or a Peet’s, usually going a little out of my way while passing 5-10 SB’s along the way. 😀

  31. “…we are already taking the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future.”

    Steps? It only takes one. Fire the idiot barista that did it.

    1. @kong1967 No, more “sensitivity training” will be in order, I’m sure. “Look, we know that you hate the cops as much as we do, but…”

      1. Yeah, are they going to close every store for sensitivity training like they did for the black homeless guy that got kicked out for using the place as his rent free house? Seriously doubt it.

    2. Give her (him?) a break. It was a rock and a hard place. Reports already said that she knew at least one cop by name, and that she felt bad about it. But it was probably the path of least resistance for her. Ask some cops who might appreciate her situation to leave, or risk a SJW meltdown in the store (the sort of which we’ve seen plenty of videos). Which, with the cops there to break it up, might actually be exacerbated into a thing – which might cost her job – and dude, she just wants to finish her shift, go home, and not be screamed at anywhere along the way.

      I’d probably go that route too. “Look, guys, you know you’re always welcome here – I’ve just got this one jackass over there making a stink and I really just don’t want any trouble.”

      I know, cometh the “SOMEONE HAS TO STAND UP” response of oh so righteous keyboard warriors. But come on. She’s a barista. Cut her a little slack.

      1. So if she was afraid it might escalate into a “thing” she could call the cops. Oh wait…

        1. That’s not what I mean. I mean, just a scene. Something for someone to start whipping out cell phones and plastering all over twitter.

          I wouldn’t want that kind of headache. Can you blame her if she doesn’t want the same?

      2. I’m sorry, but coming from you, that is laughable. It’d be laughable anyway. But it’s really laughable now.

        The barista is a grown woman. Has to be to work there. She didn’t come close to making the right choice. In fact, there was one choice. Tell the SJW, “I’m sorry, but that’s not our policy to kick out cops, or anyone for that matter, when they’ve done nothing, because you feel uncomfortable.” A brain dead ten year old knows that AT.

        1. And then what happens when a couple other folks start plastering her and this guy all over twitter, and she gets the collective ire of the perpetually outraged left doxxing her and threatening to kill her family?

          1. I’m sure that’s exactly what she was thinking about when it went down. Twitter! What happened to the “She’s just trying to finish her shift” scenario?

            1. Exactly. She’s just trying to finish her shift. Not be the subject of a bunch of armchair activists and cowboys who MMQ her decisions.

              Path of least resistance. The cops would be cooler about it than the SJW would, and then she can let Starbucks Management deal with the problem.

              1. Fact is, you have no idea what she was trying to do or not do. If she was intelligent, she would’ve brought it to the attention of her manager and let that person handle it. On what planet does the hourly employee make the decision on who leaves and who doesn’t. She should be smart enough to know that decision is above her pay grade.

                I don’t know if she should be fired or not but I’m damn sure smart enough to know it wasn’t the right decision. You do too.

                1. What if the manager wasn’t there? It’s a Starbucks. They don’t always have managers onsite.

                  And I already agreed it wasn’t the right decision. Just that I can appreciate why she felt that it was the decision to make.

                2. “What if” : you’re prejorative of choice. oh, but you are still waiting for ‘more evidence’ on Mini AOC’s Youtube banishment too.

                3. I’m the one who tipped TRS to it. And posted an O/T about it, which was subsequently removed when the article was posted.

                  But nice try. 🙂

                4. @ryan-o

                  “…I’m damn sure smart enough to know it wasn’t the right decision. You do too.”

                  Apparently not.

                5. I already said it wasn’t the right decision. Just that I understand it, and don’t feel the need to put the barista in a pillory so that we can stone her to death.

                6. @drkjk I’m confused why you down voted my comment when it sounds like we agree….I think.

                7. @atomicsentinel Are you referring to the question about the down vote? I don’t care about the down vote. It just doesn’t match his comment that appears like we agree. I’m not sure which direction he’s coming from now.

                8. @atomicsentinel “And” nothing. I was looking for clarification on where he stands.

                9. Should they?

                  Look at how this person’s conduct is being hyper-scrutinized. This is exactly what I was talking about. It was no win for her. She was either going to piss off the SJW-left, or she was going to piss off the SJW-right.

                  The truly sad part is how many SJW’s there are now on both sides of the fence.

                10. @atomicsentinel I’m not discussing the social media aspect of it any more with you. There’s no reason why she would be thinking about the social media when she did it.

                11. Maybe not – but the social media aspect of it is why I don’t blame her. Even if she wasn’t thinking of it, all she needed was one cell phone jackass recording her telling a SJW to go pound sand and him throwing a fit about it, and she’d be the most hated person in MSM/SM America overnight.

                  Who wants that?

                12. I’m still against crucifying her just to sate the outrage mob.

                  Which is what the right is doing on this subject. Further evidence of their shift towards the progressive mentality.

            1. All I’m saying is, go easy on the barista.

              Your ire should be at the SJW. Not the poor bastard who got stuck in the middle of the SJWs snowflake meltdown.

              1. I’ve got no ire towards this person. I’m saying to just use freaking common sense. Is that to much to ask??? At the very least, get the manager, ya know, because it’s their job anyway.

                It’s amazing what you’ll make excuses for and what you won’t. This is basic as it gets, AT. Mind numbing basic.

                1. I agree. And I’m not making excuses. I’m just saying – stop stoning the barista for a poor judgment call. She made a bad decision is all. It’s the SJW who’s a bad person.

                2. “I agree. And I’m not making excuses…..
                  … She made a bad decision is all.”
                  so that’s your same recycled excuse….you’re full of ’em, AT.

                3. “I’m saying to just use freaking common sense. Is that to much to ask???”
                  It is to ask AT. I just discovered this website and AT. She’s just another woke troll looking for anyone to believe his presumptious false arguments.
                  (I am an equal opportunity anti-sexist, kong1967)

                4. Okay thanks. I amended my reply, but it doesn’t matter. I am an equally anti-sexist, anti-racist, and anti-troll.

              2. @atomicsentinel I still think she should be fired because even if it was an honest mistake by a really stupid employee, it could be a very expensive mistake. If she can’t have better judgement than that while dealing with customers she should find another job.

                I’m not going to be angry if they don’t fire her, but she definitely needs reprimanded so she learns a lesson.

                1. “Fire her because she didn’t act the way we wanted her to! She failed to live up to our expectations, and now she must pay!”

                  This is a leftist creed, kong.

                  I wouldn’t fire her. I’d offer her a hug and say, “I’m sorry you found yourself in that position. Sucks when people do that to you.”

                2. @atomicsentinel (Rolling my eyes)… It’s just an opinion on what should be done. Not for me, but for the better of the company. They have no reason to believe that she’s competent enough to do the job now.

                  Whether they do that or not is up to them. I have made no demands.

            2. No matter how obviously wrong, AT is going to argue until the cows come home. Hint, the cows never come home.

                1. I’m glad you stopped long enough to read and reply though.

                  You’re doing really well on that whole “ignoring AT” thing, btw.

                2. See what I mean Doc. She tries to grab the attention yet again, trying to say that you were somehow replying to her, which you didn’t.

                3. @scope-formerly-pinecone I was trolling. Looks like I got a bite! It’s a little one, I’ll throw it back.

      3. @atomicsentinel If you would do the same thing then you should be fired too. You never kick out customers because a single customer doesn’t like them. You just say “sorry, but I can’t do that”. Her actions could cost the company a lot of customers.

        1. Weren’t we all just screeching like two weeks ago that we live in a social media world now and that facebook and youtube are the literal devil and that we need big government because social media is the new marketplace of information where everybody learns everything? And yet we can’t even laugh at a child poking fun at J-Mao because it will result in death threats?

          And yet, we’re supposed to expect some hapless barista, who’s friends with the cops, to take her stand and then be excoriated on that same social media we already know is 100% unfair to anything right-wing, including Blue Lives? Come on.

          Mind you, I was on the side that she shouldn’t have asked 5-0 to leave. I just appreciate the shitty position she found herself in is all.

          1. @atomicsentinel

            “…we’re supposed to expect some hapless barista…to take her stand and then be excoriated on that same social media we already know is 100% unfair to anything right-wing, including Blue Lives?”

            What in the world are you talking about? She isn’t taking a stand by refusing to kick out customers for one idiot SJW. She’s doing her job. The social media has absolutely nothing to do with this. Her decisions should be to perform her job as expected, not to worry about social media.

            1. In the eyes of the social media world she would be. In the eyes of the social media world she WAS doing her job by kicking out the cops. Or, in another social media world, she’s a commie hippie cop-hating traitor for not kicking out the SJW.

              That’s the problem. It’s lose/lose for anyone in that situation no matter what.

              Hence why I understood why she took the path of least resistance. Offend the people who can take it, to spare the wrath of the one who can’t – who will get all of America on their side with a single cellphone video.

              You couldn’t pay me to be a hero these days. I see how heroes are treated. Which I guess makes me a villain.

              But at least I’m not one on camera.

              1. @atomicsentinel You keep bringing up what the social media thinks and how that effected her decision. That’s complete nonsense. She wasn’t thinking what people would be saying about it on the social media. There would be no way for her to know it would be on the social media and no reason to believe it would be unless she did it on purpose.

                1. How would I know? I don’t have to know what she was thinking to see that the most logical conclusion is that she wasn’t thinking what people would say on the social media. There’s no reason why she would believe that it would be a highly covered story.

                2. And yet, here we are. Highly covering it. If only in our own little circle.

                  And it was a big enough stink that the Starbucks brass got involved.

                3. @atomicsentinel They got involved because of the social media…yes. But even if the story wasn’t told nation-wide and the police only complained to the local store her boss would still have to deal with her.

                4. If the store wants to deal with her, that’s their prerogative. If they don’t, that’s also their choice.

                  But what should not occur is that an outrage mob try to browbeat her boss into flogging her for their satisfaction.

                  That’s what leftists do. Let’s be better than that.

                5. @atomicsentinel Giving an opinion online is not flogging the boss or forcing Starbucks to do anything.

                6. So, when the outrage mob convinces someone to fire someone because they’re not woke enough, or because they held the wrong positions or said the wrong things 20 years ago – that’s not flogging the company in an effort to get them to take action against the person?

      4. @atomicsentinel So what if someone comes in and asks that all the blacks be kicked out? Or the women? Or someone wearing a Jewish cap?

                1. Her future employer doesn’t know that cops aren’t protected classes, and it’s shitty (but not illegal) to ask them to leave in order to placate a jackass customer?

                2. I was talking about her current employer….Starbucks. They have to decide whether they can trust her to keep doing that job and possibly making irrational decisions like the one she just made.

                3. @atomicsentinel Since she didn’t do it with ill intent I wouldn’t have a problem with that, but if Starbucks decides it was a grave error and fires her I won’t care.

                4. Isn’t that precisely what the right has to fear from the left? Make every “socially acceptable” decision correctly, or lose our jobs?

                  She didn’t commit a crime. She didn’t offend any rights. We just don’t like it. And now we’re excoriating her on social media – claiming she should be fired – for her actions.

                  How is that any different than what the left does?

                5. @atomicsentinel You keep making this about a decision made because of the social media. This would be a problem even if we didn’t know about it and only the store manager had to deal with it.

      5. Anything to make a hysterical snowflake stop melting down with their supersonic shrieks.
        Cops : So threatening only criminals a shrieking liberals object to their presence.

    3. Unless the rest of the staff beat the hell out of the offender, then I’d fire the whole lot of them.

      1. @flashfolds Lol, so you’d fire them all unless they beat the hell out of the SJW idiot?

  32. We all know that the only reason they are apologizing is because 18% of their profit alone comes from the police 🙂

  33. This should have never happened but thankfully Starbucks had the common sense and respect for the police to apologize. Hopefully, the employee will be fired. Having said that if I were a police officer I’d get my coffee elsewhere.

    1. @sjmom
      Dunkin did the same thing too. Cops are running out of places to buy coffee. Mailed me want to open up a coffee chain only for cops. I bet I’d cash in.

      1. @ronbo Actually, that’s a great idea and add fire fighters and emergency health professionals.

      2. Sounds like there’s an opportunity here for Black Rifle Coffee to start opening up shops and franchise.

  34. I was with a friend a couple of times that stopped off at Starbucks. Sure, I tried their coffee.
    It was expensive and and unremarkable.
    I couldn’t understand why it was so overpriced. The barista was a humorless feminasti when I asked for a medium coffee, and I made the mistake of asking for ‘regular, light sugar’. Their clientele all basked in the radioactive glow of laptops, and cellular smart devices, but I could tell those smart devices only
    made them stupid, vain, hair twirlers dressed for a liberal tears rally.

    My friend stopped by again on another occasion, and I gave Starbucks a second chance, but the vaccuous ‘barista’ and clientele were even creepier if that is possible
    The coffee was just as bad that time too.
    The last few times he stopped at Starbucks, I went across the street, or around the block for a
    7-11, or a McDonald’s, because I couldn’t find a Dunkin’ Donuts.
    That was over 10 years ago, and I quit my creepy friend’s band not long after that.

        1. Yes.

          Also, it’s too… crafted. Like a “here’s what I would do in this situation” story, as opposed to a retelling of actual events.

  35. Can I walk in and say I’m uncomfortable around every other customer and will they kick them all out?

    When I see six cops in the place I’m eating at I know we’re not getting robbed.

    1. @plotevil Walk in strapped and tell them that you’re uncomfortable around so many unarmed sheeple.

  36. Firstly, the apology was a very decent one. Secondly, that customer was probably trying to get their heroine fix and needed them out of the store to do it without being arrested. Just my opinion, of course… 😛 🙂

  37. I’m now waiting for the snowflake to go on a Twitter screed about how he’s the victim in all this, and that Starbucks is a far-right nazi company that works for The Man.

  38. This never should have happened, but it sounds to me like it might be time for a “free coffee for police” day.

  39. It’s “being weaponized by a “progressive” left” because companies keep caving to their demands. These companies need to grow a spine. It’s as though they believe that these screwed up demands, from kicking perceived ideological undesirables out of shops to demanding the removal of advertising dollars etc are somehow what the majority of the public thinks. These companies need to become less insular.
    Remember McDonald’s a few years ago? How they were dragged through the mud by left wing idiots demanding all these changes be made? By people who never even ate at their restaurants. And oh how McDonald’s caved and are still caving to this very day. I’m surprised that they are somehow still managing to stay in business. Now their food sucks worse than ever before. Back then at least their beef tallow fries were the best. They had a winning formula and because of whining progressives gave it up to become “woke”.

      1. Their fries were deep fried in beef tallow a liquid grease. And they were delicious.
        Now they’re cooked in vegetable oil.

        1. hydrogenated oil + laboratory created tallow ‘flavorings’. They are tasty, but replaced their cholesteral laden ‘beef tallow’ with hydrogenated vegetable oil. The hydrogenated oils in most foods are bacteria killing gut busters – sorta like AT.

        2. @warren-z I remember when Twinkies and other products were made with lard. It’s much tastier and not bad for you like the libtards say.

  40. Right, monkey. Starbucks is really, really sorry … until next time. This sort of crap happens on a regular basis at Starbucks, because the company is OFFICIALLY anti-law enforcement – this is company policy. It won’t be long before the next incident of anti-police discrimination takes place, and Starbucks will issue yet ANOTHER disingenuous apology. Funny how they can’t seem to prevent their employees from discriminating again police.

  41. Once again, too little too late for Starbucks. Each and every barista needs re-education on how to respect those they serve. The person that complained needed to understand the officers are the reason she can pay $5+ for a cup of coffee. Had I been the barista who this person spoke with, I would have told them I’m here to make your drink. We serve anyone that comes through our doors and that means anyone. I am sorry you feel uncomfortable but again, we serve anyone that comes through our doors and all are welcome to stay or leave. What may I get started for you today? I was a barista at Starbucks for a brief time. I was in customer service for many years before and after. The VP did the right thing. Most of the barista are just like the one in Tempe, thus the reason I left.

  42. You know, I’m a very forgiving person. But this incident happened 3 days ago, on the 4th. Today is the 7th.

    I get that the corporate bigwigs have to consult their attorneys before making a statement, but please! Any decent person would be mortified if this was their company, and would not need three whole days to at the very least suspend the workers, pending an investigation prior to firing them, and issuing a full apology to the Tempe PD, at the earliest time.

    Three days? Uh no. Not buying it.

  43. “…we are already taking the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future.”

    Steps? It only takes one. Fire the idiot barista that did it.

    1. Give her (him?) a break. It was a rock and a hard place. Reports already said that she knew at least one cop by name, and that she felt bad about it. But it was probably the path of least resistance for her. Ask some cops who might appreciate her situation to leave, or risk a SJW meltdown in the store (the sort of which we’ve seen plenty of videos). Which, with the cops there to break it up, might actually be exacerbated into a thing – which might cost her job – and dude, she just wants to finish her shift, go home, and not be screamed at anywhere along the way.

      I’d probably go that route too. “Look, guys, you know you’re always welcome here – I’ve just got this one jackass over there making a stink and I really just don’t want any trouble.”

      I know, cometh the “SOMEONE HAS TO STAND UP” response of oh so righteous keyboard warriors. But come on. She’s a barista. Cut her a little slack.

      1. @atomicsentinel If you would do the same thing then you should be fired too. You never kick out customers because a single customer doesn’t like them. You just say “sorry, but I can’t do that”. Her actions could cost the company a lot of customers.

        1. Weren’t we all just screeching like two weeks ago that we live in a social media world now and that facebook and youtube are the literal devil and that we need big government because social media is the new marketplace of information where everybody learns everything? And yet we can’t even laugh at a child poking fun at J-Mao because it will result in death threats?

          And yet, we’re supposed to expect some hapless barista, who’s friends with the cops, to take her stand and then be excoriated on that same social media we already know is 100% unfair to anything right-wing, including Blue Lives? Come on.

          Mind you, I was on the side that she shouldn’t have asked 5-0 to leave. I just appreciate the shitty position she found herself in is all.

          1. @atomicsentinel

            “…we’re supposed to expect some hapless barista…to take her stand and then be excoriated on that same social media we already know is 100% unfair to anything right-wing, including Blue Lives?”

            What in the world are you talking about? She isn’t taking a stand by refusing to kick out customers for one idiot SJW. She’s doing her job. The social media has absolutely nothing to do with this. Her decisions should be to perform her job as expected, not to worry about social media.

      2. @atomicsentinel So what if someone comes in and asks that all the blacks be kicked out? Or the women? Or someone wearing a Jewish cap?

      3. Anything to make a hysterical snowflake stop melting down with their supersonic shrieks.
        Cops : So threatening only criminals a shrieking liberals object to their presence.

      4. So if she was afraid it might escalate into a “thing” she could call the cops. Oh wait…

        1. That’s not what I mean. I mean, just a scene. Something for someone to start whipping out cell phones and plastering all over twitter.

          I wouldn’t want that kind of headache. Can you blame her if she doesn’t want the same?

      5. I’m sorry, but coming from you, that is laughable. It’d be laughable anyway. But it’s really laughable now.

        The barista is a grown woman. Has to be to work there. She didn’t come close to making the right choice. In fact, there was one choice. Tell the SJW, “I’m sorry, but that’s not our policy to kick out cops, or anyone for that matter, when they’ve done nothing, because you feel uncomfortable.” A brain dead ten year old knows that AT.

        1. And then what happens when a couple other folks start plastering her and this guy all over twitter, and she gets the collective ire of the perpetually outraged left doxxing her and threatening to kill her family?

          1. I’m sure that’s exactly what she was thinking about when it went down. Twitter! What happened to the “She’s just trying to finish her shift” scenario?

    2. Unless the rest of the staff beat the hell out of the offender, then I’d fire the whole lot of them.

      1. @flashfolds Lol, so you’d fire them all unless they beat the hell out of the SJW idiot?

    3. @kong1967 No, more “sensitivity training” will be in order, I’m sure. “Look, we know that you hate the cops as much as we do, but…”

      1. Yeah, are they going to close every store for sensitivity training like they did for the black homeless guy that got kicked out for using the place as his rent free house? Seriously doubt it.

  44. We all know that the only reason they are apologizing is because 18% of their profit alone comes from the police 🙂

  45. This should have never happened but thankfully Starbucks had the common sense and respect for the police to apologize. Hopefully, the employee will be fired. Having said that if I were a police officer I’d get my coffee elsewhere.

    1. @sjmom
      Dunkin did the same thing too. Cops are running out of places to buy coffee. Mailed me want to open up a coffee chain only for cops. I bet I’d cash in.

      1. Sounds like there’s an opportunity here for Black Rifle Coffee to start opening up shops and franchise.

      2. @ronbo Actually, that’s a great idea and add fire fighters and emergency health professionals.

  46. Can I walk in and say I’m uncomfortable around every other customer and will they kick them all out?

    When I see six cops in the place I’m eating at I know we’re not getting robbed.

    1. @plotevil Walk in strapped and tell them that you’re uncomfortable around so many unarmed sheeple.

  47. I’m now waiting for the snowflake to go on a Twitter screed about how he’s the victim in all this, and that Starbucks is a far-right nazi company that works for The Man.

  48. This never should have happened, but it sounds to me like it might be time for a “free coffee for police” day.

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