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Monday, July 08, 2019

Starbucks: 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.

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#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 12:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1


... Starbucks said the treatment of the officers was "completely unacceptable." ...

Starbuck's apology was a good and appropriate outcome.

I all the reporting of this, I see no mention of what ever happened to the person who instigated this whole event.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-08 09:54 AM | Reply

Good for Starbucks. The leftists that defended the snowflake and the barista should be embarrassed, but won't be.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-08 10:00 AM | Reply

I see no mention of what ever happened to the person who instigated this whole event.
#2 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

I am not sure they even know who that is ... why should something happen to them?

Once the request was made, I wonder what the employee was thinking? Did they go to their manager, or head of shift and say something?

The leftists that defended the snowflake and the barista should be embarrassed, but won't be.
#3 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-08 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#11 ... When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. ...

That's a great bumper sticker saying. It applies so well to old white males. But I suspect they were not your intended target. ;)

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-08 02:43 PM | Reply

I thought most cops had better sense than to pay 5 bucks for a cup of coffee.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-07-08 03:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#5 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Why doesn't it apply to everything? Why didn't you comment when Snoofy brought it up?

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-08 04:03 PM | Reply


@#7 ... Why doesn't it apply to everything? Why didn't you comment when Snoofy brought it up? ...

I'd say it does have a widespread, albeit superficial (I said, bumper sticker), application. My comment about old white men doesn't negate that.

So far as Snoofy saying it, I didn't see that message. I do not read all the messages on this august site.

But to that point,

When you're accustomed to privilege equality feels like oppression.
www.leadingwomen.biz

Who coined the phrase, "when you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression"?
www.quora.com

:)

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-08 04:12 PM | Reply

I thought most cops had better sense than to pay 5 bucks for a cup of coffee.

#6 | Posted by docnjo

Starbucks owes us all an apology.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-08 04:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It's nice to see the good guys using social media pressure to right wrongs.

#10 | Posted by Merovigan at 2019-07-08 06:23 PM | Reply

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The hissing sound is a pressure relief valve.

#11 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-07-08 07:01 PM | Reply

"When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression."

There isn't a quote out there that describes the Democrat party any better. Yes, it can apply to rich people but that kind of privilege is not the kind that can be taken out of context. Rich people know they are rich. The rest of American society, especially the Left, has done their best to try to get people to agree that America is the worst country ever in existence. Yet, time and time again there is ample evidence that America is still one of the countries with the best standard of living. No amount of whining and crying can change that fact. Everyone doesn't get free healthcare? Well, a lot of countries have no healthcare. Everyone can own guns and kill people. Well, a lot of countries nobody has any guns and militias go around killing people. No, we aren't perfect. But the people who live here are privileged even if they want to try to make themselves seem like they aren't so they can destroy America from the inside.

#12 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-09 12:26 PM | Reply

"The rest of American society, especially the Left, has done their best to try to get people to agree that America is the worst country ever in existence."

The Vietnam War Era called.
They want their memes back.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-09 01:16 PM | Reply

"Well, a lot of countries have no healthcare."
Which modern countries have no health care?

"Everyone can own guns and kill people."
Agreed.

"Well, a lot of countries nobody has any guns and militias go around killing people."
How's the health care in those countries?

"But the people who live here are privileged"
Privilege isn't binary, it's a matter of degrees.

"want to try to make themselves seem like they aren't so they can destroy America from the inside."
You mean, you're worried they'll try to steal some of your privilege.

Your entire post, and presumably your entire political outlook, is rooted in fear of losing privilege.
And here you are, calling yourself privileged?
Why do you have such a tenuous grasp on your privilege?

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-09 01:19 PM | Reply

Starbuck's apology was a good and appropriate outcome.

Just look at the Starbucks Logo...

"Hands up... Don't shoot!"

#15 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-07-09 01:29 PM | Reply

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