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.
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.