Over the past few years, the left-wing created a culture of hostility towards police officers and other members of law enforcement. Americans have witnessed this as various progressives took to the streets in protest and baselessly accused police officers of harboring racial prejudice. It’s also worth noting that many protesters have called for the deaths of law enforcement officers and attacked police in the streets.
Sadly, the anti-police culture remains alive and well to this very day. On Independence Day, five police officers were requested by a barista to leave a Starbucks based in Tempe, Arizona, according to Fox News.
Apparently, a customer complained about the presence of the officers, claiming that the officers in the coffee shop made the customer feel unsafe. Both the names of the barista and the customer who complained have not been released to the public.
A Closer Look at the Incident Which Transpired
The Tempe officers were simply drinking coffee and minding their own business when approached by the barista. When asked to leave, the officers were not given a specific reason or explanation into exactly why one of the other customers didn’t feel safe with police officers in the coffee shop. Unfortunately, this type of treatment is becoming a more frequent experience for police officers, as stated by Rob Ferraro, the president of the Tempe Officers Association.
In Ferraro’s own words:
“It’s become accepted to not trust or to see police and think that we’re not here to serve you, and again, it goes back to — we take great pride of the level of customer service we provide to citizens, and to be looked at as feeling unsafe when you have law enforcement around you is somewhat perplexing to me.”
The Demonization of Police Officers in America
The fact that police officers are being regularly mistreated just shows how deeply insidious and dangerous the leftist, anti-law enforcement agenda is. The fact of the matter is this: 99% of the people who complain about how terrible police officers are will be the first ones to call the police if they truly feel in danger. You can find a few bad apples anywhere, but the vast majority of law enforcement officers are good people who put their lives on the line every day in order to protect and serve.
Since the incident at the Tempe-based Starbucks, various Americans have taken to Twitter with the #DumpStarbucks hashtag. Officials in the higher levels of Starbucks confirmed that an investigation is underway in order to determine precisely what all happened. Thus far, there is no word as to whether or not the involved barista will face any disciplinary action.
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