If the snowflakes had their way, this would be posted in every Starbucks: We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who runs into a burning building to save lives, who runs toward danger rather than from it, who swears to protect and serve, and who is out there risking their lives for our freedom.
A tweet from the Tempe Officers Association regarding a request that a group of officers move or leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer felt uncomfortable has sparked public outrage.
According to the Association, the incident occurred at the Starbucks at Scottsdale Road and McKellips.
Reggie Borges, a spokesperson for Starbucks, told the Arizona Republic that the company has “reached out to the Tempe Police Department and Tempe Officers Association to better understand what happened and apologize. We want everyone in our stores to feel welcomed and the incident described is not indicative of what we want any of our customers to feel in our stores.”
A statement from the Tempe Officers Association on The July 4th incident and Starbucks’ treatment of police officers:
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. They were approached by a barista, who knew one of the officers by name, because he is a regular at that location…