Starbucks In Arizona KICKS OUT five police officers because customers didn’t ‘feel safe’! On JULY 4TH

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.

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.

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320 thoughts on “Starbucks In Arizona KICKS OUT five police officers because customers didn’t ‘feel safe’! On JULY 4TH

  1. Let’s see, one guy can move himself, cause no attention to himself OR we can ask 5 guys to move or leave and make a public scene. Perfect leftist “logic.” The “needs” of the one outweigh the liberty of the many.

  2. If this happened in Chicago, there would already have been a visit from the Health Department.

  3. I already don’t like Starbucks from something that happened there before along PC lines…although admittedly I can’t put my finger on it what it was, lol.

    This puts the nail in the coffin if they don’t fix this. Fire the barista and invite the police back with an apology. I love the response on Twitter.

  4. Hello 911…this is starbucks and there’s a man with a gun in here…
    Sorry starbucks cops aren’t allowed there…now ya’ll go tell that guy with the gun that he has to leave because he’s making your customers feel unsafe…just like y’all told the cops awhile back

    1. “Hello 911, this is starbucks and there’s a man with a gun in here…”

      “Does he make you feel more or less safe than a responding officer would?”

  5. These business establishments that refuse service to Police Officers and order them out of their businesses, if they don’t feel safe around Police Officers then don’t call 911 for Police help. It is the same old story, they boot out or refuse service to Police Officers then make a statement that they support Police when it is nothing but BS.

  6. This is a disappointing outcome. Establishments should welcome Law Enforcement customers given all the police due for the community.

  7. Did the stupid offended patron expect those officers to come in dressed as clowns? They’re freaking POLICE OFFICERS for crying out loud!!! Hope if this Starbucks ever gets robbed or needs these guys that they will be busy elsewhere. But most LE will be gracious and respond anyway God bless ‘me. As a side note: I LOVE coffee but I think Starbucks is nasty. High priced over roasted (basically scorched) beans is not my idea of “good” coffee, ugh! :mrgreen: I’ve been out to a lot of coffee aficionado websites and they all seem to agree on that.

    1. Now there’s a scary damned thought. Suppose that the response to this by the police is that, in an effort to calm the fears of the public, they’re going to take cops OUT of uniform and have them all dress casual. So now you never know where the men from the government are.

      They already do this on the streets. We’re seeing more and more unmarked cars and motorcycles that are shaking down the public at random. They’re mixing in with the general population, not standing out so that you can stop breaking bad laws long enough to get past their line of sight. That’s shady.

      Harassing/Meddling police are bad enough. Imagine making them secret police.

      Shudder.

      1. You’re correct AT. The last thing we want is LE turning into the secret police. I agree too on the unmarked car, etc., business. My father-in-law was a cop for 30+ years. He retired with honors as a police captain. Almost everyone in their small city of 50,000 knew him. He has since passed on but he never liked the idea of unmarked police cars. He felt that LE’s job was enforcement not making money and being cash cows for the city. He thought police should be loud and proud (bring back the good old black and white police cars) so that crime would be deterred by their presence rather than allowing people to run rampant so they could jump out and write tickets and generate fines.

  8. Of course Starbucks made clear that they prefer homeless junkies using their properties to shoot up. They also prefer the young latte drinking millennials living on trust funds set up for them by their wealthy progressive parents. So obviously someone from those two groups got triggered by the men in blue, like the melting snowflakes that they are. I’ve never been inside a Starbucks, nor have I ever owned a Nike product. It will stay that way.

  9. Cool new method for someone planning a robbery. Complain any officers in the building are making you feel unsafe, then when they’ve kicked out the officers, the crook has free reign.

  10. McDonald’s has good coffee and it’s a dollar any size. They have the fancier ones too which I’m told are also good.

  11. McDonald’s has good coffee and it’s a dollar any size. They have the fancier ones too which I’m told are also good.

  12. The ONLY reason someone would not feel “safe ” around officers is if they are law breakers or illegals and I dont give a spit about them. Quit Starbucks a long time ago. I can make coffee!

        1. No. They have a job to do. Period.

          They do it whether people like them or not; regardless of whether they’re respected or not.

          1. You know what AT, I’m sure they would because they are professionals. I just find it very sad that our society has sunk to such a level that the police are told to leave a place where they are seeking a few minutes of respite and camaraderie before going out to protect citizens who complain about being in the same room with them. Instead of a thank you they get a slap in the face. You can say, go do your job no matter what, but everybody does better with appreciation and respect.

            1. I think At was saying that they “DO THEIR JOB”, REGARDLESS . His post doesn’t contain the words ” GO DO YOUR JOB”.

            2. That’s the mark of a good cop, imo. The one who gets called a shit-eating pig two seconds before he takes a bullet for the guy who called him that.

              “I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

              Cops should believe that more than anyone.

          2. Not if your a cop in Portland under a Police chief named Outlaw!!! Oh and BTW “at” your a punk!

  13. The ONLY reason someone would not feel “safe ” around officers is if they are law breakers or illegals and I dont give a spit about them. Quit Starbucks a long time ago. I can make coffee!

  14. @t oll
    You add nothing to this site.
    You are neither witty or inspiring.
    Just go away.

  15. I am old, so more experienced. The barista is probably a kid and very uncomfortable. I would have told the snowflake, with a kind and understanding face, and maybe a supportive hand on their shoulder to comfort them, “OH NO, you poor dear! Well, I can certainly understand why you couldn’t possibly stay here with those officers here, since you are so afraid of them. We hope to see y’all again sometime, then. Have a nice rest of your day, dear.” Then walk away. AND THAT’S THAT!

    1. …and not buy anything from them either! Time for patriotic Americans to take a stand against anyone who seeks to withdraw OUR protections from us just because THEY feign fear. Time for idiots like the one nutjob at Starbucks to get up and leave.

  16. Remember, officers, who did this to you… Both the sad sack complainer AND the barista are progressive DEMOCRATS… Do not forget.

  17. My tweet in response:
    Unbelievable… I’m dang near speechless. Six police officers were asked – by a barista – to LEAVE #Starbucks because they made a Dem snowflake “feel uncomfortable”… On the #FourthofJuly – this happened, in America, on the FOURTH OF JULY. #DumpStarbucks #DemocratsHateAmerica

    1. So you responded by tweeting the exact same information as in the original tweet? What a clever retort.

  18. I wonder if Starbucks will now shutter their doors for another day of diversity indoctrination, er, training?

        1. No. They have a job to do. Period.

          They do it whether people like them or not; regardless of whether they’re respected or not.

          1. You know what AT, I’m sure they would because they are professionals. I just find it very sad that our society has sunk to such a level that the police are told to leave a place where they are seeking a few minutes of respite and camaraderie before going out to protect citizens who complain about being in the same room with them. Instead of a thank you they get a slap in the face. You can say, go do your job no matter what, but everybody does better with appreciation and respect.

            1. I think At was saying that they “DO THEIR JOB”, REGARDLESS . His post doesn’t contain the words ” GO DO YOUR JOB”.

            2. That’s the mark of a good cop, imo. The one who gets called a shit-eating pig two seconds before he takes a bullet for the guy who called him that.

              “I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

              Cops should believe that more than anyone.

          2. Not if your a cop in Portland under a Police chief named Outlaw!!! Oh and BTW “at” your a punk!

  19. Move from the customers line of sight? I’d feel ‘safer’ if there were that many cops in a restaurant. I have no reason to feel unsafe. Wonder what this dope did that he/she felt so unsafe? Hmm. Pfft. Over-priced coffee anyway. Crazy.

    1. Don’t forget , here in Vegas , if they don’t want a cop in their line of sight , they just walk up behind them in CiCi’ S Pizza and EXECUTE them . THAT’S how “snowflake millennials” , get tough !

  20. Here is the complete statement from twitter:

    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.

    https://twitter.com/ToaAz/status/1147297058786873345

    The “barista” screwed up. Sounds like the officers understand it isn’t a company policy. Although it is odd they would post a “dump Starbucks” image but also write: “We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.” Seems like a mixed message. And posting the location? They might be making more work for their officers with that.

    1. Starbucks is responsible for all of their locations regardless of national policy. Maybe they should invest in super cold air conditioners so their snowflake libtard patrons don’t melt.

      1. Sure. The barista screwed up and the customer sounds like an idiot. I’m just not sure it justifies a national temper tantrum. Isn’t law enforcement supposed to have thick skin? These officers are as fragile as the whiny customer who complained.

    2. The barista should have told the person who “did not feel safe because of the officers’ presence,” to take their coffee and leave. Period. Why should everyone else in that store, including the officers who were also paying customers, have to leave because one idiot claims to “not feel safe.” BS

    1. I’ve tried to do this a few times, but each time the cashier has said that their coffee was already on the house.

      1. Yeah,I’m calling BS on that! Most police departments don’t allow their officers to accept free stuff from businesses! You or I however can pay for their coffee.

        1. In two different coffee places have had clerks tell me they were going to buy the officers’ their coffees when I offered. I didn’t stick around to see if the officers accepted, nor did I quiz the clerks or officers on whether that was in violation of the rules.

        2. Considering the attitudes of starbuck’s liberal progressive leaders, and the attitudes of many corporations (nike immediately comes to mind), if I were the PD Chief, I would go out of my way to suggest (not command) to my officers that, if they accept anything free from starbucks, it could blow up in their faces, that it could be construed as a payoff for corrupt cops, and that accepting anything from these companies could cost them their jobs. In fact, I do not understand why any police officer would ever frequent such a place. They would be better off taking their business to local Mom & Pop coffee shops, who have always given away coffee, slices of pie, etc. to those who defend our towns and nation.

  21. “…a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present…” Then why didn’t he or she leave?! This idiocy has got to stop. Clearly, the “barista” is one of those idiot snowflakes….and when that store gets robbed, will they call whiny B who complained about the police or do they expect to have the nerve to call the police???? 😕

    1. I ate lunch with my husband at a pizza buffet last week. We sat near the 3 police officers there. First time at a buffet that I felt just fine to leave my purse at the table while I fetched my food. I just don’t get people.

      1. You know the secret to safely leaving your purse somewhere? Rig the clasp/zipper whatever that opens it to the pin of a grenade you keep inside.

            1. For cryin’ out loud, get the stick out of your a-s. It must be a miserable existence to have no sense of humor and take every word spoken so literally.

            2. I didn’t say it should be a fragmentation grenade.

              A flashbang, for instance, would be hilarious.

      2. I am skeptical about this starbucks incident and think the person whining (and perhaps the “barista”) are indoctrinated youth who know that the police are protectors, but because of what they are “taught,” feel they need to protest them, as if they are going to get extra credit or something.

        Otherwise, I am simply very blessed that anytime I have spent time around police officers, or even when I have been caught speeding and stopped, each and every one of those officers gave me more than my share of respect and, in turn, I gave them the respect due them. They put their lives on the line for us every day, including for that lawless coffee sipper who was offended by them.

        Had I been in that starbucks and saw this incident unfold, I would have stood up and told the whiner that if he is offended, he should leave, because I enjoy having protection around me (and frankly, so should that starbucks, but that’s another story).

  22. More ignorant woke people. Who are they going to call when they’re robbed? Anyway, I absolutely cannot boycott Starbucks for all their woke progressiveness mainly because I don’t give them my business in the first place. What’s a girl to do?

    1. IMO, the Tempe PD should not respond to any calls from that Starbucks….but they will, because THEY ARE HEROES!

  23. I am old, so more experienced. The barista is probably a kid and very uncomfortable. I would have told the snowflake, with a kind and understanding face, and maybe a supportive hand on their shoulder to comfort them, “OH NO, you poor dear! Well, I can certainly understand why you couldn’t possibly stay here with those officers here, since you are so afraid of them. We hope to see y’all again sometime, then. Have a nice rest of your day, dear.” Then walk away. AND THAT’S THAT!

  24. That’s absurd.

    Look, I grouse about the tin stars more than anyone else. I don’t trust them, I despise what they’ve been empowered to do, I accept their necessity begrudgingly (not happily), and I balk generally at authority as a default – but come on.

    Not even I’m so as absurd as to believe that five maniac cops walked into a Starbucks and ordered coffee as a prelude to them killing every minority in the building.

    But this here is the new American currency:

    because a customer complained they “did not feel safe”

    Victimhood. I don’t feel safe. I feel triggered. It reminds me of something painful. All you have to do is utter those magic words, and folks will fall all over themselves to remove the offending person or thing. Regardless of whether it’s true, makes sense, has any logic to it, and without any context considered at all.

    1. And let’s be real here. Let’s be really friggin’ real.

      “I don’t feel safe” was always bullshit to begin with. They didn’t feel unsafe. They felt smug and petty and were looking to give some cops a hard time. And they used the right words to do so with impunity.

      This person didn’t breathe out a sigh of relief when those cops were asked to leave. I guarantee you that the look on their face was a big fat smirk.

    2. First, a few loud-mouthed Americans demanded that God be removed, and so He left.
      Next, a few loud-mouthed Americans demanded that CBP be deactivated, and so they changed diapers and served food to people who should not be here.
      Finally, a few loud-mouthed Americans whine they are afraid of police officers, and so the PD’s around the nation stopped responding to calls.
      That is how anarchy wins.

  25. Of course Starbucks made clear that they prefer homeless junkies using their properties to shoot up. They also prefer the young latte drinking millennials living on trust funds set up for them by their wealthy progressive parents. So obviously someone from those two groups got triggered by the men in blue, like the melting snowflakes that they are. I’ve never been inside a Starbucks, nor have I ever owned a Nike product. It will stay that way.

  26. This is a disappointing outcome. Establishments should welcome Law Enforcement customers given all the police due for the community.

  27. Cool new method for someone planning a robbery. Complain any officers in the building are making you feel unsafe, then when they’ve kicked out the officers, the crook has free reign.

  28. Did the stupid offended patron expect those officers to come in dressed as clowns? They’re freaking POLICE OFFICERS for crying out loud!!! Hope if this Starbucks ever gets robbed or needs these guys that they will be busy elsewhere. But most LE will be gracious and respond anyway God bless ‘me. As a side note: I LOVE coffee but I think Starbucks is nasty. High priced over roasted (basically scorched) beans is not my idea of “good” coffee, ugh! :mrgreen: I’ve been out to a lot of coffee aficionado websites and they all seem to agree on that.

    1. Now there’s a scary damned thought. Suppose that the response to this by the police is that, in an effort to calm the fears of the public, they’re going to take cops OUT of uniform and have them all dress casual. So now you never know where the men from the government are.

      They already do this on the streets. We’re seeing more and more unmarked cars and motorcycles that are shaking down the public at random. They’re mixing in with the general population, not standing out so that you can stop breaking bad laws long enough to get past their line of sight. That’s shady.

      Harassing/Meddling police are bad enough. Imagine making them secret police.

      Shudder.

      1. You’re correct AT. The last thing we want is LE turning into the secret police. I agree too on the unmarked car, etc., business. My father-in-law was a cop for 30+ years. He retired with honors as a police captain. Almost everyone in their small city of 50,000 knew him. He has since passed on but he never liked the idea of unmarked police cars. He felt that LE’s job was enforcement not making money and being cash cows for the city. He thought police should be loud and proud (bring back the good old black and white police cars) so that crime would be deterred by their presence rather than allowing people to run rampant so they could jump out and write tickets and generate fines.

  29. These business establishments that refuse service to Police Officers and order them out of their businesses, if they don’t feel safe around Police Officers then don’t call 911 for Police help. It is the same old story, they boot out or refuse service to Police Officers then make a statement that they support Police when it is nothing but BS.

    1. …and not buy anything from them either! Time for patriotic Americans to take a stand against anyone who seeks to withdraw OUR protections from us just because THEY feign fear. Time for idiots like the one nutjob at Starbucks to get up and leave.

  30. If you have a Twitter account, click on the link above and leave a message of support for the Tempe Officers Association.

  31. If I were the police I’d say sorry you’re kicking us out. We will never darken your doorstep ever ever again. Good day.

    1. I chew the beans. I just keep a bunch in my pocket all day long, and pop a few in my mouth from time to time.

  32. Hello 911…this is starbucks and there’s a man with a gun in here…
    Sorry starbucks cops aren’t allowed there…now ya’ll go tell that guy with the gun that he has to leave because he’s making your customers feel unsafe…just like y’all told the cops awhile back

    1. “Hello 911, this is starbucks and there’s a man with a gun in here…”

      “Does he make you feel more or less safe than a responding officer would?”

  33. Maybe Tempe police officers should take this request to heart and not respond to this Starbucks, should they be in need of the boys in blue.

  34. Absolutely loved that description of how Texas Coffee is served.Never heard that before,but I bet they include a “Howdy Ya’ll how you doin.” Love it.

    1. @bigsir74 Real cowboys like their coffee in a tin cup, served with homemade biscuits & gravy. The “Howdy Y’all” and country music are free. Real cowgirls, well we just love our cowboys and what makes them happy makes us happy, and vice versa.

      1. Thanks Lillie Belle,great response and so true.Cannot write too much,gotta get back to that Farmer’s Only dating commercial.Have a great 4 July weekend.

  35. What’s crazy is that when leftist militants were going into Starbucks and shouting at employees with megaphones for some asinine cause, conservatives were the ones who were defending the employees and asking law enforcement to take action because they were damaging the hearing of customers and employees who had zero responsibility for whatever grievance the fanatics were airing.

    I know, not the exact same location and maybe the employee even felt bad about it. Also, not all LEOs are conservatives (definitely not), but I am still struck by the irony.

  36. O/T I hope the US Women’s Soccer team gets their butts beat. Not likely but it would be nice.

    1. Ya know, I have been hoping that too. I’m sick of these prima donnas who are Crappernick clones.

        1. Great point Kram,been watching the Women’s World Cup of Soccer.Appears the USA Women don’t care about the Presidents win or lose invitation to the WH. Because, it appears the whole team will reject the Invitation,I will be rooting for their loss Sunday.

    2. They sure are a whiny group for the most part. I saw a second one saying she won’t go to the WH. Haven’t even been invited yet to best of my knowledge.

      1. Trump I believe tweeted he would invite them win or lose. But your right I don’t think their has been a formal invitation as of yet.

      2. That’s precisely what the president told her. “Wait until you’re invited!” She’s just part of the entitlement mentality generation.

      3. …..and I believe I heard another one say its a team decision,so if you heard that second one say she will not attend,you can bet I will be rooting for the other team tomorrow.

    3. O/T I will be cheering on America’s women. They are fantastic athletes and an exceptional team.

        1. The “piss poor women” just won their 4th World Cup. It was glorious.

          A proud day for America.

  37. Remember, officers, who did this to you… Both the sad sack complainer AND the barista are progressive DEMOCRATS… Do not forget.

  38. Who ya gonna call when your overpriced swill joint is being robbed? Ghostbusters? I would hope Dunking Doughnuts or some other coffee house there says for one week all first line defenders get free coffee and Starbucks can put it where the sun don’t shine!

    1. Great idea! Especially since Dunkin Donuts coffee is actually GOOD AND reasonably priced!

    2. @democratsrfubar If there’s something strange in your neighborhood… Now you did it, I’ll be humming that all day!

        1. @democratsrfubar What I really hate is when I walk out of a store and I’m humming a song I can’t stand that I didn’t even realize that I had heard.

          1. @dr-strangelove Hubby and I were playing different versions of “Hallelujah” on the 4th, and I’m dreaming it in my sleep. But, it’s such a beautiful song that I don’t mind.

            1. @lillie-belle Well, that’s much better than, say, Disco Duck. Oops… sorry.

  39. The Democrat Party announced that it is changing its symbol from the donkey to a condom because it more accurately reflects the party’s political stance. A condom allows for inflation, halts production and destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks and gives you a sense of security while being screwed.

    1. @charli :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :thumbsup: :facehearts: Oooooo you get the high five of the month for that zinger!!!! 😀

      1. Well, c’mon, Doc…their top candidates include a brainless dullard who slept her way to the middle in the party, a handsy old geezer who sniffs women’s hair and what my father called a rump-ranger! Soooooo, what do YOU think? 😀 LOL!!!!!

  40. My question is why would they agree to leave? They should have just laughed in his face and done a background check on the idiot who said he felt unsafe. They can only take our rights if we are willing to give them up. If they refuse to leave is he going to call the police?

  41. if that starbucks ever has an emergency where they need police help- the police have every right to respond “Sorry- We’re not welcome there, remember?”

  42. [[because a customer complained that having cops there made them unsafe.]]
    .
    so can i complain to starbucks about someone that makes me ‘feel uncomfortable’ and starbucks will kick them out for me?

    1. …yeah, we can start by complaining all the staff make us feel unsafe because they might go on to become another AOC.

      1. @txgr It’s all of the tatts and piercings in the staff that make me feel unsafe.

  43. Cannot believe the hate for America on our 4th of July weekend,but they never take our advise to to get the hell out if they do not like what America is all about.I wonder if Tempe Officers will have a hearing loss when they receive a call to respond to Starbucks Coffee Shop.Just a thought.

  44. @FredT Love our Texas and our state products!

    My local town of approximately 17,000 is getting a Starbucks to be opening soon. It will NEVER see a penny from me!! And its location is going to create a traffic nightmare.

  45. Let’s see, one guy can move himself, cause no attention to himself OR we can ask 5 guys to move or leave and make a public scene. Perfect leftist “logic.” The “needs” of the one outweigh the liberty of the many.

  46. I want a hat that says “Make America Not a Country of Whiny Little B*tches Again”. Not as catchy as MAGA, but….

    1. Let me know where you find that hat @Zombiewoof and I’ll purchase a few as well!

  47. Hmmm………..if a cop’s presence bothers someone like that looks to me like they may be guilty of something. Therefore, the best thing to do is cuff them and take them to the precinct and see if there are any crimes attached to their name. After all why else would someone be soooooooooo afraid of a cop?

    1. “After all why else would someone be soooooooooo afraid of a cop?”

      illegal alien? after all we are talking about the Arizona desert.

      When I am out and about, I drive by 13 starbucks (seriously, includes those in neighborhood grocery stores) on my way to Peets in So Cal. Otherwise I make Peets at home in my Keurig.

    2. “After all why else would someone be soooooooooo afraid of a cop?”

      Because of their “wokeness”….?

  48. There’s a Shell gas station-convenience store near my house. Any time of day or night it’s common to see a cop car there. Why? They welcome police officers and let them drink coffee or fountain drinks FREE.
    Besides being LEO friendly, it’s a good insurance policy because I doubt they’ll ever get robbed.

    1. I worked in multiple Emergency Departments as an RN and an NP. We ALWAYS wanted cops, in uniform and fully rigged around. They came in to drink our coffee and we always welcomed em.

  49. Can anyone imagine being this big a wussy to actually ask the barista to ask cops to leave because they felt unsafe? And the barista did it? Wtf? Again, I’d feel like a limp wristed flamer making that request. I’d be embarrassed of myself.

    1. @ryan-o Open carry is legal in Iowa, too bad that there’s not a Starbucks in my town to get kicked out of.

        1. Scoop, I would like to issue a complaint about this troll called T_ump. It smells, it is vile and is only here to cause trouble. Can you pull a starbucks and kick it out? After all, I have good reason.

      1. Why 9 years old? Can I be 8 or maybe 10?

        Have you ever commented on the story instead nitpicking people’s comments?

        1. Sure. You could even be 11 for all I know. Remember your advice about not taking every comment so seriously?

                1. The comment was. But we all occasionally say things we don’t mean, so I was giving you the benefit of the doubt.

                  Thanks for clarifying though. I got it now. You consider yourself a homophobe.

            1. @dr-strangelove I still think this is Annie playing a game. Too much is too her, and when this T_oll is here, Annie isn’t there.

              1. I dont think it’s Annie but it’s definitely one of the Blender crew, no doubt. They’re bored with themselves, most likely.

          1. Since you identify as 12 you can’t be tried as an adult. That might come in handy. Call the ACLU if you ever go down to the dark side again. If they decide to be consistent.

  50. My tweet in response:
    Unbelievable… I’m dang near speechless. Six police officers were asked – by a barista – to LEAVE #Starbucks because they made a Dem snowflake “feel uncomfortable”… On the #FourthofJuly – this happened, in America, on the FOURTH OF JULY. #DumpStarbucks #DemocratsHateAmerica

  51. I wonder if Starbucks will now shutter their doors for another day of diversity indoctrination, er, training?

  52. This is the policy, pretty much company-wide. For at least a decade, Starbucks has been extremely hostile toward police officers. The fact that it has been more than 24 hours, and Starbucks has not taken any action to correct this situation, and has not issued any sort of apology, is simply more proof of where the company stands.

  53. One of these days someone is going to rob a Starbucks, and guess who will be the first people they call. I hope they take their time too when they do.

  54. “Starbuck’s is looking into it” means Starbuck’s is very happy that this happened and will do nothing
    about it.

    Surely all sensible people in the area will avoid this outlet (and others owned by this brand). There
    has to be an alternate for good coffee. Or couldn’t cops pack a thermos of homebrew from now on?
    It would be a lot cheaper, anyway.

    Meanwhile, can just anybody ask for someone innocently drinking coffee to be removed because
    a snowflake “doesn’t feel safe”? Or “thinks that guy over there is suspicious”? Or just “I don’t like
    his face”? Can anyone have someone else removed from anywhere? Does a law cover this?

    What happened to telling the snowflake, “If you don’t feel safe, then leave”?

    1. Maybe get awY with it because she technically gave them the option to stay if they moved their seats or some nonsense. Funny how it’s a one way street for the “bake the cake bigot” crowd, but only applies to leftist rights, nobody else’s.

  55. Tempe’s “Tucson North”. ASU is there and it’s in Kyrsten Enema’s old Congressional District. Not shocked they tossed the cops out.

      1. Snottsdale’s directly north of “Tempuke”. in the southernmost part of Snottsdale, English IS NOT the primary language. As you proceed northward, it becomes more Snottsdalish.

  56. Maybe when a call comes in from a Starbucks needing police or first responder assistance it gets slow walked. Of course the police/first responders are more responsible and respectful to do that I’m guessing.

  57. If this happened in Chicago, there would already have been a visit from the Health Department.

      1. THE GREAT CON:
        gov’t s hires propagandists to brainwash kids, steals taxpayer money to provide loans … colleges…voila instant safe places and snowflakes

  58. I already don’t like Starbucks from something that happened there before along PC lines…although admittedly I can’t put my finger on it what it was, lol.

    This puts the nail in the coffin if they don’t fix this. Fire the barista and invite the police back with an apology. I love the response on Twitter.

    1. And if I was a cop I wouldn’t be in any hurry to respond. Then see how safe the customers feel. Of course the police officers will do their job. Too bad Starbucks doesn’t do their and just serve some nasty-over-priced slop they call coffee. Oh and all those frappewhatever things which they call coffee and I call milk/soy shakes.

      I make my own coffee, pour it into a go cup and have no problem with snowflakes and other flakes who offend me with their whining.

      1. @kenoshamarge Yeah, I put a coffeepot in my truck so that I’d never be stuck with Starbucks. I discovered that if I made Folgers extra strong, it’s the same thing.

        1. @dr-strangelove …and $5 cheaper. I don’t know exactly how much their coffee costs but you get the picture.

          1. @kong1967 It’s around $2.75 to fill a thermos. That’s all that I’ve ever purchased.

            1. @dr-strangelove That’s odd. I saw something on TV years ago where someone complained about $5 (-ish) cups of coffee at Starbucks. Maybe it’s the type of coffee you order.

    2. Hey y’all out there who commit robberies…but I’ll root for you vicariously if you follow Doc’s line of reasoning.

          1. @kong1967 “Help! We’ve been robbed! Wait, you can’t come in here with those guns!”

  59. Move from the customers line of sight? I’d feel ‘safer’ if there were that many cops in a restaurant. I have no reason to feel unsafe. Wonder what this dope did that he/she felt so unsafe? Hmm. Pfft. Over-priced coffee anyway. Crazy.

  60. Here is the complete statement from twitter:

    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.

    https://twitter.com/ToaAz/status/1147297058786873345

    The “barista” screwed up. Sounds like the officers understand it isn’t a company policy. Although it is odd they would post a “dump Starbucks” image but also write: “We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue.” Seems like a mixed message. And posting the location? They might be making more work for their officers with that.

    1. Starbucks is responsible for all of their locations regardless of national policy. Maybe they should invest in super cold air conditioners so their snowflake libtard patrons don’t melt.

      1. Sure. The barista screwed up and the customer sounds like an idiot. I’m just not sure it justifies a national temper tantrum. Isn’t law enforcement supposed to have thick skin? These officers are as fragile as the whiny customer who complained.

    1. I’ve tried to do this a few times, but each time the cashier has said that their coffee was already on the house.

  61. “…a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present…” Then why didn’t he or she leave?! This idiocy has got to stop. Clearly, the “barista” is one of those idiot snowflakes….and when that store gets robbed, will they call whiny B who complained about the police or do they expect to have the nerve to call the police???? 😕

  62. That’s absurd.

    Look, I grouse about the tin stars more than anyone else. I don’t trust them, I despise what they’ve been empowered to do, I accept their necessity begrudgingly (not happily), and I balk generally at authority as a default – but come on.

    Not even I’m so as absurd as to believe that five maniac cops walked into a Starbucks and ordered coffee as a prelude to them killing every minority in the building.

    But this here is the new American currency:

    because a customer complained they “did not feel safe”

    Victimhood. I don’t feel safe. I feel triggered. It reminds me of something painful. All you have to do is utter those magic words, and folks will fall all over themselves to remove the offending person or thing. Regardless of whether it’s true, makes sense, has any logic to it, and without any context considered at all.

    1. And let’s be real here. Let’s be really friggin’ real.

      “I don’t feel safe” was always bullshit to begin with. They didn’t feel unsafe. They felt smug and petty and were looking to give some cops a hard time. And they used the right words to do so with impunity.

      This person didn’t breathe out a sigh of relief when those cops were asked to leave. I guarantee you that the look on their face was a big fat smirk.

  63. If you have a Twitter account, click on the link above and leave a message of support for the Tempe Officers Association.

  64. If I were the police I’d say sorry you’re kicking us out. We will never darken your doorstep ever ever again. Good day.

    1. I chew the beans. I just keep a bunch in my pocket all day long, and pop a few in my mouth from time to time.

  65. Maybe Tempe police officers should take this request to heart and not respond to this Starbucks, should they be in need of the boys in blue.

  66. Absolutely loved that description of how Texas Coffee is served.Never heard that before,but I bet they include a “Howdy Ya’ll how you doin.” Love it.

    1. @bigsir74 Real cowboys like their coffee in a tin cup, served with homemade biscuits & gravy. The “Howdy Y’all” and country music are free. Real cowgirls, well we just love our cowboys and what makes them happy makes us happy, and vice versa.

  67. What’s crazy is that when leftist militants were going into Starbucks and shouting at employees with megaphones for some asinine cause, conservatives were the ones who were defending the employees and asking law enforcement to take action because they were damaging the hearing of customers and employees who had zero responsibility for whatever grievance the fanatics were airing.

    I know, not the exact same location and maybe the employee even felt bad about it. Also, not all LEOs are conservatives (definitely not), but I am still struck by the irony.

  68. O/T I hope the US Women’s Soccer team gets their butts beat. Not likely but it would be nice.

    1. They sure are a whiny group for the most part. I saw a second one saying she won’t go to the WH. Haven’t even been invited yet to best of my knowledge.

      1. Trump I believe tweeted he would invite them win or lose. But your right I don’t think their has been a formal invitation as of yet.

      2. That’s precisely what the president told her. “Wait until you’re invited!” She’s just part of the entitlement mentality generation.

      3. …..and I believe I heard another one say its a team decision,so if you heard that second one say she will not attend,you can bet I will be rooting for the other team tomorrow.

    2. O/T I will be cheering on America’s women. They are fantastic athletes and an exceptional team.

    3. Ya know, I have been hoping that too. I’m sick of these prima donnas who are Crappernick clones.

        1. Great point Kram,been watching the Women’s World Cup of Soccer.Appears the USA Women don’t care about the Presidents win or lose invitation to the WH. Because, it appears the whole team will reject the Invitation,I will be rooting for their loss Sunday.

  69. Who ya gonna call when your overpriced swill joint is being robbed? Ghostbusters? I would hope Dunking Doughnuts or some other coffee house there says for one week all first line defenders get free coffee and Starbucks can put it where the sun don’t shine!

    1. @democratsrfubar If there’s something strange in your neighborhood… Now you did it, I’ll be humming that all day!

  70. The Democrat Party announced that it is changing its symbol from the donkey to a condom because it more accurately reflects the party’s political stance. A condom allows for inflation, halts production and destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks and gives you a sense of security while being screwed.

    1. @charli :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :thumbsup: :facehearts: Oooooo you get the high five of the month for that zinger!!!! 😀

      1. Well, c’mon, Doc…their top candidates include a brainless dullard who slept her way to the middle in the party, a handsy old geezer who sniffs women’s hair and what my father called a rump-ranger! Soooooo, what do YOU think? 😀 LOL!!!!!

  71. My question is why would they agree to leave? They should have just laughed in his face and done a background check on the idiot who said he felt unsafe. They can only take our rights if we are willing to give them up. If they refuse to leave is he going to call the police?

  72. if that starbucks ever has an emergency where they need police help- the police have every right to respond “Sorry- We’re not welcome there, remember?”

  73. [[because a customer complained that having cops there made them unsafe.]]
    .
    so can i complain to starbucks about someone that makes me ‘feel uncomfortable’ and starbucks will kick them out for me?

    1. …yeah, we can start by complaining all the staff make us feel unsafe because they might go on to become another AOC.

      1. @txgr It’s all of the tatts and piercings in the staff that make me feel unsafe.

  74. Cannot believe the hate for America on our 4th of July weekend,but they never take our advise to to get the hell out if they do not like what America is all about.I wonder if Tempe Officers will have a hearing loss when they receive a call to respond to Starbucks Coffee Shop.Just a thought.

  75. @FredT Love our Texas and our state products!

    My local town of approximately 17,000 is getting a Starbucks to be opening soon. It will NEVER see a penny from me!! And its location is going to create a traffic nightmare.

  76. I want a hat that says “Make America Not a Country of Whiny Little B*tches Again”. Not as catchy as MAGA, but….

  77. Hmmm………..if a cop’s presence bothers someone like that looks to me like they may be guilty of something. Therefore, the best thing to do is cuff them and take them to the precinct and see if there are any crimes attached to their name. After all why else would someone be soooooooooo afraid of a cop?

    1. “After all why else would someone be soooooooooo afraid of a cop?”

      illegal alien? after all we are talking about the Arizona desert.

      When I am out and about, I drive by 13 starbucks (seriously, includes those in neighborhood grocery stores) on my way to Peets in So Cal. Otherwise I make Peets at home in my Keurig.

    2. “After all why else would someone be soooooooooo afraid of a cop?”

      Because of their “wokeness”….?

  78. There’s a Shell gas station-convenience store near my house. Any time of day or night it’s common to see a cop car there. Why? They welcome police officers and let them drink coffee or fountain drinks FREE.
    Besides being LEO friendly, it’s a good insurance policy because I doubt they’ll ever get robbed.

    1. I worked in multiple Emergency Departments as an RN and an NP. We ALWAYS wanted cops, in uniform and fully rigged around. They came in to drink our coffee and we always welcomed em.

  79. Can anyone imagine being this big a wussy to actually ask the barista to ask cops to leave because they felt unsafe? And the barista did it? Wtf? Again, I’d feel like a limp wristed flamer making that request. I’d be embarrassed of myself.

    1. @ryan-o Open carry is legal in Iowa, too bad that there’s not a Starbucks in my town to get kicked out of.

  80. This is the policy, pretty much company-wide. For at least a decade, Starbucks has been extremely hostile toward police officers. The fact that it has been more than 24 hours, and Starbucks has not taken any action to correct this situation, and has not issued any sort of apology, is simply more proof of where the company stands.

  81. One of these days someone is going to rob a Starbucks, and guess who will be the first people they call. I hope they take their time too when they do.

  82. “Starbuck’s is looking into it” means Starbuck’s is very happy that this happened and will do nothing
    about it.

    Surely all sensible people in the area will avoid this outlet (and others owned by this brand). There
    has to be an alternate for good coffee. Or couldn’t cops pack a thermos of homebrew from now on?
    It would be a lot cheaper, anyway.

    Meanwhile, can just anybody ask for someone innocently drinking coffee to be removed because
    a snowflake “doesn’t feel safe”? Or “thinks that guy over there is suspicious”? Or just “I don’t like
    his face”? Can anyone have someone else removed from anywhere? Does a law cover this?

    What happened to telling the snowflake, “If you don’t feel safe, then leave”?

    1. Maybe get awY with it because she technically gave them the option to stay if they moved their seats or some nonsense. Funny how it’s a one way street for the “bake the cake bigot” crowd, but only applies to leftist rights, nobody else’s.

  83. Tempe’s “Tucson North”. ASU is there and it’s in Kyrsten Enema’s old Congressional District. Not shocked they tossed the cops out.

      1. Snottsdale’s directly north of “Tempuke”. in the southernmost part of Snottsdale, English IS NOT the primary language. As you proceed northward, it becomes more Snottsdalish.

  84. Maybe when a call comes in from a Starbucks needing police or first responder assistance it gets slow walked. Of course the police/first responders are more responsible and respectful to do that I’m guessing.

      1. THE GREAT CON:
        gov’t s hires propagandists to brainwash kids, steals taxpayer money to provide loans … colleges…voila instant safe places and snowflakes

    1. And if I was a cop I wouldn’t be in any hurry to respond. Then see how safe the customers feel. Of course the police officers will do their job. Too bad Starbucks doesn’t do their and just serve some nasty-over-priced slop they call coffee. Oh and all those frappewhatever things which they call coffee and I call milk/soy shakes.

      I make my own coffee, pour it into a go cup and have no problem with snowflakes and other flakes who offend me with their whining.

      1. @kenoshamarge Yeah, I put a coffeepot in my truck so that I’d never be stuck with Starbucks. I discovered that if I made Folgers extra strong, it’s the same thing.

        1. @dr-strangelove …and $5 cheaper. I don’t know exactly how much their coffee costs but you get the picture.

          1. @kong1967 It’s around $2.75 to fill a thermos. That’s all that I’ve ever purchased.

    2. Hey y’all out there who commit robberies…but I’ll root for you vicariously if you follow Doc’s line of reasoning.

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