Police officers say they were asked to leave Tempe Starbucks because customer felt unsafe

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)— A group of police officers were asked to leave a Starbucks shop by a barista because another customer “did not feel safe,” according to the Tempe Officers Association.

Much to their dismay, the Tempe Officers Association tweeted about the Independence Day experience.

Friday afternoon, TOA gave a full breakdown of what six officers said happened at the Starbucks near Scottsdale and McKellips roads. You can read about it here:

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 Fourth 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.

A spokesman with Starbucks, Reggie Borges, gave the following statement about the incident over the phone:

We have reached out to the Tempe police department to try to better understand what took place and apologize for any misunderstandings or inappropriate behavior that may have taken place.

We work with them a lot on events, like Coffee with a Cop, in our stores and we have a great relationship with them, so we are surprised that something like this may have taken place.

I just want them to understand how much we value them and what they bring to the community.

It is too early to say what type of ramifications employees will face, if any. But we want it to be known that everyone who walks into our store should feel welcomed and embraced and to have the best Starbucks experience-- and when that doesn’t happen, that is not indicative of the kind of welcoming environment that we want to provide.

 

The Tempe Police Department released its own statement on Friday evening, saying it reached out to Starbucks' corporate office that told the department the incident was "not in line with Starbucks values and will continue to work in strengthening their relationship with law enforcement.

The full statement can be read below.

The Tempe Police Department values relationships with our community and will always attempt to positively engage with our residents, businesses, and visitors who come to Tempe.

It is our hope that the incident which occurred at Starbucks was an isolated incident between one community member and a single employee rather than an entire organization.

Since this incident came to light, the Tempe Police Department has reached out to the Starbucks Corporate Office. Starbucks stated they are aware of this incident and advised this interaction is not in line with Starbucks values and will continue to work in strengthening their relationship with law enforcement.

Police officers make great sacrifices to keep their communities safe during holidays such as the Fourth of July, so others can enjoy the day with their family and friends. The Tempe Police Department will continue at all times to reduce harm within our community.

 


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(174) comments

Swimmom

Last year when a Starbucks employee denied use of the restrooms to 2 Black men that were not purchasing anything they refused to leave the store. The employee called the police on them, which in turn caused a huge problem for Starbucks. By arresting those men who did nothing wrong Starbucks had to pay retribution to them and close 8000 stores for a day for racial bias treatment. It should’ve been training for discrimination not just race. This time a caused a different kind of discrimination problem, which not only affects ALL races but most people. Maybe Starbucks needs to close all their stores again for a discrimination training, pay retribution to the police department, do a coffee with a cop day at all of their stores, give police free coffee, advertise all police welcome at all the stores, and publicly apologize to everyone not just the police because this is so much bigger than they can imagine!

Phillup Witgas

I like your comment.

Frank the tank

F.u.c.k the police

Marley

...says the black thug! You are the exact reason for all this mess to begin with, thanks. Now get back to what you do best, committing more crimes!

Wearenotperfect

Many would say individuals like you are the reason for these kinds of situations. You're not any different than the individual complaining about the cops!

Marley

Awww, did the little delicate liberal snowflake get offended? Good! Now please leave, we don't want your business, we only serve folks that support law enforcement!

Velma Velvet

And now you're free to trademark that after the recent SCOTUS decision.

1stupidsailor

Lol. You can just say you have a rap sheet, no need to sugarcoat it. Yeah, people who stop others from filthifying society are so terrible. Have you considered not committing crime to wither down your odds of a negative police interaction? Don't believe what the politicians tell you, you're not special.

Phillup Witgas

HEY frunf : F.U.C.K. you.

YoureAnIgnoramous

comin' straight from the underground...

JR in glendale

Why were SIX officers taking simultaneous breaks...and all at the same location? I'd have felt safe at that Starbucks...but not anywhere else in Tempe as apparently every on duty officer in town was drinking coffee together instead of protecting and serving the community. The boys in blue can coffee klatch on their own time before or after their shift...

trsalemme

They were all tasked for a fireworks event. They were meeting at the shtbucks prior to going to their respective posts.

Marley

Reading is fundamental! and I quote, "the officers had gathered PRIOR to beginning their long Fourth of July shift". Going out on a limb here, but I believe Tempe has more than six officers on their force.

1stupidsailor

Did you write this in crayon before someone typed it for you, or are you looking for any pathetic reason to slam cops because your politicians tell you to? They were stopping before their shift. Read.

az46

Try to focus and read the article in which the answer to your questions(s) resides; "The officers paid for their drinks and stood together having a cup of coffee before their long Fourth of July shift."

Di

This is pitiful an we need far less of a person like this customer that wines like some of you. The customer was uncomfortable , then get up off your d--b a$$ an leave.You have a problem with cops, then you are a problem.The starbuck employee fire him he has no common sense. He'll be the next school shooter listening to stupid customers like that. An last of all I think Star bucks owes are men an women in blues an apology an free coffee for a week, It's the american thing to do, an yes I am a Trump supporter so put that in your pipe an smoke it! At least i'm not miserable like most of you.

Marley

You're preaching to the choir. A vast majority of people here agree and aren't miserable. Did you take the time to read their supportive posts?

ObeyLaws

At least now you can understand why the police hate the public so much.

ThinkingDude

I generally support the police, but I also understand the thinking behind this incident. Note, I didn’t say I agree, I just said I understand the thinking here. The Starbucks employees that did this were out of line and probably need to be fired. With that said, there have been several recent incidents where the police in the Tri-City area have acted in an unprofessional way, over-reacted, and behaved in a violent thuggish manner. This has caused some people (especially minorities) to fear the police. Every time a cop acts in an unprofessional, violent, over the top manner, he or she tars the reputation of every police officer on the force and unfortunately there are negative consequences.

Marley

Then the real problem is some people (including minorities) don't have the intelligence to realize the actions of the suspects ALWAYS dictate the level of police response. They refuse to cooperate or resist and expect to be treated delicately. Try being polite and respectful and you'll be treated likewise. Act like a gangster, moron, thug, savage, redneck, whatever, and see what happens. Of course, in most cases, the suspect knows they're guilty or caught red-handed so they won't comply because they're going bye-bye either way. On top of all that, some of the officers are US veterans that made sacrifices for us only to be sh*t on by these same 'people'.

ThinkingDude

@Marley-- “…the actions of the suspects ALWAYS dictate the level of police response.” If this were really the case, then we wouldn’t be having this discussion. Unfortunately, all too often (it is still rare, but it happens way too often) the police overreact (especially in cases involving minorities) to what ordinarily would be a minor situation and behave in a violent, unprofessional, thuggish way. In some cases, the behavior of the police is worse than the bad guys that they are supposed to be protecting us from. I generally support the police, but I will not stand by while they abuse the authority and trust that the community puts in them. When the police do a good job (which is in most instances) they should be honored for their actions, but when they abuse their authority, they should be called out on it, lest we wake up some morning and find we are all living in a police state.

Marley

If you are referring to the attempted stop on the shoplifting family, first off, he was told to stop while still at the store by an officer on the scene of a seperate incident...he failed to do so, secondly, he was seen throwing stolen merch out the window, thirdly, police would of ran his plates/registration PRIOR to approaching vehicle. That search would of told all responding officers of his priors INCLUDING his aggravated assault on a police officer AND resisting charges from Tempe stop less than a month prior. THEN, both adults refused to comply for 5 to 10 minutes as per their confession and were reaching around inside the vehicle. This behavior would absolutely dictate officers to have guns drawn as they have every right to protect themselves since suspects could very well be armed. So at the end of the day, this 'ordinary minor situation' should of been easily and quickly resolved, HOWEVER, due to the p*ss poor decision making of the suspects, they brought it on themselves.

Aunt Blabby

Feeling unsafe? That customer is used to pulling that victim card. It probably works with their psychiatrist.

desertdao

AZ is full of idiots. Just read the posts on here. Sun-baked, inbred, trumphumping sister-loving redneck idiots.

1stupidsailor

Another great response to the actual material. If they're such idiots, what does that make someone who can't counter a single thing they say?

Marley

You left but we still have the displeasure of reading your vermin-filled name-calling rants. You probably didn't leave on your own, more than likely just incarcerated out of state. Hope your ratpack family and relatives followed suit. Later, doochbag.

theazdude

[thumbup]

Wazoolie

👍👍👍👍👍

Phillup Witgas

So you fit right in....

Wazoolie

S❄️N❄️O❄️W❄️F❄️L❄️A❄️K❄️E

Wearenotperfect

Like any other business they have the right to refuse service to anyone, it's not that hard to understand! I sure Douggie will have to intervene while holding a Starbucks cup!

Marley

Try to keep up, nobody is 'questioning' their 'right' to refuse service. They are pissed off because six paying customers were asked to leave because one person felt 'unsafe' around law enforcement. That person should of been booted, not the paying officers minding their own business. Wake up and smell the coffee, son!

Wearenotperfect

The "unsafe" feeling individual is a paying customer. I know, it doesn't fit your narrative, I get it!

Marley

Is that the libertarian platform, where if anybody is uncomfortable or unsafe or simply doesn't like someone, they just cry out loud and have the person(s) removed? How about you get up and leave if you're uncomfortable or unsafe?

Phillup Witgas

You sir, or it, or undecided, or not what you were born as are an idiot. A real freeking idiot. Go back to CNN.

Marley

Ever hear of 'majority rules'? No narrative BS like your libertarian agenda. Just plain old fashioned common sense, something you have none of.

1stupidsailor

So you're ok if they start to refuse service to minorities? I mean, you're ok with service being appearance-based...or does your outrage only follow the direction your worthless politicians have laid out for you?

Wearenotperfect

No, I don't think it's right but again I don't own Starbucks. My point is all the comments on here denouncing Starbucks are the same ones that are OK with a Colorado bakery refusing to serve a gay couple. And yes Marley, it's the exact same thing!

Wazoolie

So you can’t buy a cake for your ‘wedding’. Huh snowflake? Go cry to your ‘hubby’.

Marley

Now you're retracting and saying it's not right? We're talking about Tempe Starbucks here, not someone discriminating against gays somewhere else. When you refuse service, you also open yourself up to discrimination suits, right in line with making a citizen's arrest. Perfectly legal, not too wise, unless you like to be sued often. That's my 'narrative' aka, common freaking sense.

Wearenotperfect

No Marley, not retracting. Just pointing out the hypocrisy. Marley & Friends never disappoint in continuing to prove their blind ignorance and hypocrisy! Like I said, just put the cheese out and the rats come running. Keep it up, you make it so easy.

Marley

Wearenotperfect, Only you can imagine any hypocrisy or blind ignorance. You are in the 1 or 2 percent that sees nothing wrong with cops being told to leave over one insecure snowflake. Keep fighting a losing cause, nothing new here. Any rational person could figure that out simply based on the replies you get.

trsalemme

The same thing?/ LMAO! In one instance, you have a moron in a coffee shop, trying to get attention, by making a scene based on a local story of criminals getting their asses handed to them, and in the other instance,..you have a business OWNER refusing to make a product that is in direct contradiction to their religious beliefs. LOL Same huh? Oh, and that bakery owner didn't refuse service, they refused to make that specific item. They stated they were more than happy to make something for the wedding....just not something that depicted or supported homosexuality. LOL Exact same thing......nice try

1stupidsailor

When people sue and vandalize Starbucks and the local government crushes them under their shoe, you can equate them with the bakeries, the ones that are obviously being targeted. So far the only people vandalizing Starbucks are bored liberals out "protesting".

TRUMP supporter

Hey dumbocract why don't you move to cali and slide in the ocean with the other dumbocracts and illegals.

Sgtglh

"911, what is your emergency?" "This is Starbucks and their is a robber with a gun here"......"okay, we should have a police officer in the area next week". Click

Johnny34

If the customer had said "I don't feel safe, there are black people sitting in here", what would the Starbucks employee have done, and why is this any different?

Maria Grazia Benson

Don't play the race card! I contacted the top of Starbucks and told them what I think of this action which surely had the manager's approval. I would rather see those donothingallday who are monopolizing all tables and chair tweeting from their Phones. We can never sit down just to drink a coffee.

Dean

The customer most likely felt unsafe because he was 1) planning on robbing the store 2) carrying an illegal firearm 3) smoking pot or 4) some other nefarious behavior.

Maria Grazia Benson

Or had a warrant out....

ArizonaG30

Looks like the "baristas" no better than the scim customer and should be fired

Norman David Plumb

A little doxing would go a long way toward discouraging others from making similar attention getting claims designed to soothe their obvious mental issues. I’m surprised that charlatan haven’t weighed in yet.

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RecycleTheGOP

What in the world is an obama phone bootlicker? Lol still can't let go we had a black president huh bigot?

Marley

Overwhelming support posted online for our officers in blue, with the exception of sbx and some clown/troll noaimeeno. Hope and pray these two whackjobs can be put on 911 'Do Not Call' lists, let the degenerates fend for themselves! Hopefully, they haven't pro-created.

Tony

A big thank you to the aclu. What I want to say, this channel 3 wouldn't let me print. Hopefully, it's coming and soon.

MyOwnMind

Then don't respond to anything at that location. If cops make you uncomfortable, defend yourself.

YoureAnIgnoramous

AZ Family is overrun with Russian trolls, apparently..

1stupidsailor

And yet you lack the ability to post a worthwhile, fact or logic-based response to any of them. Still holding onto the Russian nonsense, eh?

Marley

apparently, you are incapable of forming or expressing a semi-intelligent chunk of wisdom or opinion that even has the slightest bit of relevance to the story, comrade.

nuusmaan

Re: AZ Family is overrun with Russian trolls, apparently.. Russia knows it works. There are populations of people who prefer certain news outlets who are very easily influenced. AZ Family reports news no better or worse than othe rnews outlets, but a disproportionate number of the commenters this site attracts are unable to recognize a fallacy and apparently unwilling to research the facts, or unable to determine which sources of information are reliable. They feed upon outrage and stir it up. And they vote.

1stupidsailor

So basically anyone who disagrees with you and makes you look a fool is a Russian troll? That mindset must get you far.

1stupidsailor

Amazing response, you literally denigrate every person who might disagree yet never actually provide a counter argument to the comment or story. Adorable!

Shredder

1stupidsailor - that is the M.O. of most of the posters on this site. Thank you for pointing it out so clearly.

restingbeachface

If you feel uncomfortable because the police are around, you have something to hide. Shame on the employee for even considering asking the officers to leave, let alone doing it.

noaimeeno

GoD blRSS thE TROOPS MillEnium LIBtArds

noaimeeno

I honestly do feel bad for the individuals involved but you bootlicking statists are a bunch of meatheads. The founding fathers would be ashamed of tour unquestioning devotion to the state. God bless America.

traciwolff

Go to a Dutch Bros you won’t ever be treated like that!!

RecycleTheGOP

Becuz they dont let you hang out inside the tiny box you dumbo lol

trsalemme

In wolfs defense, some of the newer ones have big outdoor patios :)

Tony G

Never say never. Shouldn't happen anywhere, but yet it does.

Chopper

What the F! This isn’t San Francisco or New York! I stand with the police. They are just people trying to do a tough job, dealing with scumbags we all try to avoid. Many are veterans, most are mothers and fathers. Most have degrees and could have chosen an easier line of work. But being a cop is a calling, like being a teacher or nurse. You have to have a strong desire to protect people. No, that customer was wrong and should have been told to bear with the officers presence or leave. Would Starbucks have told a group of (fill in the blank with any self designated “marginalized” group) because one person said they didn’t feel safe? Just the cops. Pathetic. I’ll miss my occasional Frappuccino, but I’ll feel good not spending my money at Starbucks. Also, the next cop I see get a free cup on me.

Djamz

Starbucks should have told this jack a-ss who felt unsafe to go somewhere else where he or she felt safer. Starbucks should retrain the barista on customer ethics. Obviously a stab at police from a disgruntled dumb a-ss

Humans

How many cops shoot first and ask questions later? Too many. Remember Rodney King? Beat em up if they look guilty. They abuse their power frequently is why people do not feel comfortable 😔

Marley

Sub-human, Only criminals and people that have no morals or commonsense feel 'uncomfortable' around them. 99.9% of us don't get beat up or shot by them, SMH

noaimeeno

Only bootlicking peons bow down to authority with no question SMH

Marley

Found another criminal, crawl back under your rock, degenerate. you couldn't even afford to buy a cup of coffee so we don't need or want to hear your Communist babble, troll.

trsalemme

What you are forgetting NO, is that us peons don't have to bow down, as we are not asked to bow down, as us "peons" typically do not commit crimes that attract the attention of the police.(especially when we ARE a member of the LEO community [love] )

BlahBlah

Authority? They are just civil servants. No big deal. They deserve to be treated with respect, that too is no bid deal.

Marley

you're probably bootlicking your mother, now back in the basement, 'tard.

Wazoolie

Rather lick boots than butts-like you do.

ArizonaG30

Please remove your head from ---- --- and smell the fresh air

Wazoolie

Cry much to your cellie? 🤮

nuusmaan

Very few, but that's enough to make certain bigoted people think ALL cops are dangerous. Most would risk their life (and do) to save yours.

TRUMP supporter

This is one reason I have never been to this over priced coffee joint. They should have gone outside and shot the place up. These dumbocracts get more stupid every day.

nuusmaan

So tell us, please how you know the offending customer's party affiliation? Do you have some alternative facts you'd like to share? I don't know if the customer even votes. I just understand from this piece they were not fond of cops, and Starbuck's asked them to leave. Sad, really. Not political.

xrilander

Trump Supporter is an idiot, posts all types of racist nonsense. Just another lowly educated old prune, ignorant as they come.

TRUMP supporter

At one time I considered becoming a dumbocrat except I could not get my head up my as@ like yours is.

BlahBlah

I’m a former Dem. I still wouldn’t call myself an R. But the fact is that sort of behaviour on the part of the customer is in the camp of extremist/alarmists leftists like the Dem party is becoming.

nuusmaan

Well, you call yourself BlahBlah- so who knows whether you are even a US citizen let alone a voter. You can't say people behave stupidly because they belong to a political party, or live in a certain neighborhood, or have skin that is or isn't a certain color. People are individuals. Some R's live in vans covered with Trump photos and slogans, others are NASA engineers or church pastors (uuugh). Same is true of D's- some are nuts, others are decent citizens. Individuals, see? Not wildebeests, or lemmings.

TRUMP supporter

This was a stupid act and we all know how stupid you dumbocracts are.

RecycleTheGOP

Shot the place up eh? Gee I wonder why the republican base is losing footing in AZ.. And people dont trust the police force. Got any other ideas genius?

TRUMP supporter

Yes I do, pull your head out of your as# and get back on your meds. Quit being a sheep and think on your own, if that is possible.

TRUMP supporter

Yes I do, you need to learn grammer, but you are a dumbocrat so I don't expect anything better from you.

nuusmaan

"....you need to learn grammer (sic)...."? See what you did there while you're calling others names?

desertrat14

Eat dirt you loser! Hope you need help and gain NONE!

noaimeeno

Are you a member of law enforcement? If so, do you realize you work for the taxpayers not the other way around?

Marley

Are you a member of the State Hospital? If so, do you realize you are crazy and not us?

Marley

Need to create a 'Buy a Cop a Coffee' day at anywhere other than Starbucks!

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1stupidsailor

Your statistical analysis of crime is racist. Stop using things like math and facts to create your paranoia. I'd be more worried about any color if they were sporting Bernie or Hillary garb, that's how you truly know they're violent, irresponsible, and entitled.

robertscomputer

Hey, you think thats bad. How maby of those employees have chicken shitted someones drink with some nonfood unordered thing like swipe fibger along butx xrack and ring cup with it , spit or mold stired in well. [scared]

noaimeeno

That is not English are YoaU HeRe illEGALLY??🌮🌮🌮

1stupidsailor

Liberalism is a disease. If you feel unsafe because a cop is about, you're either a brainwashed, ignorant moron, or you're a criminal. They tend to coincide quite often.

nuusmaan

Tell us all about liberalism, please. In fact- won't you please teach us everything you know? Everyone else is an ultracrepidarian, but you alone understand.

1stupidsailor

So you feel the fear is justified? Do you ever actually respond or is it always just going to be worthless hyperbole? This mindset is because of your politicians and the nonsense you push, nothing else, just like when legal immigrants feel threatened. You must be proud.

Velma Velvet

This should have never happened. However, you should always, always question authority. Saying things like "nothing to fear if nothing to hide" you are handing unearned trust and power to the government.

1stupidsailor

I question authority but I don't cower in political fear when some dudes charged with cleaning up the dredges of our society are getting coffee.

noaimeeno

Are you a member of law enforcement? If so, do you realize you work for the taxpayers not the other way around?

1stupidsailor

Great non-response. So government employees must bow to the random taxpayer or business and accept their hate? What if the cops were minorities, likely some were, would you be so zealous to exclude them then?

1stupidsailor

Do you also feel that service members are your personal ***ch since they're on the gubment payroll? Seems like an ignorant outlook, and I'm all for small government. Make sure you tell that to the next one you see, the reaction should be priceless.

sideways0071

I agree BR. Totally.👍

LorraineMildred

This customer probably has a rap sheet a mile long....and got nervous when the officers walked in

noaimeeno

Are you a member of law enforcement? If so, do you realize you work for the taxpayers not the other way around?

Marley

Does anyone happen to know the whereabouts of 'Reverend' Maupin on the 4th? Just a hunch!

LorraineMildred

Customer is a loser in his/her own personal life...and jealous of police officers that are appreciated and respected in our community

noaimeeno

Are you a member of law enforcement? If so, do you realize you work for the taxpayers not the other way around?

Wazoolie

Too stupid ti post original material, huh Boy? Cut/paste is what should be done with nutsacks like you.

Richard H

I won’t spend any money at that left-wing company

Ljubica48

After the Philadelphia Starbucks incident, the company policy was changed so that nobody would be asked to leave. Even people that are just hanging out, using the restroom to shoot dope, or whatever, are to be welcomed at Starbucks, even if they are not customers and are not making any purchases. The Tempe barista should have informed the customer who felt "uncomfortable" about the Starbucks blanket welcoming policy, and not bothered the police officers. I'm wondering if Starbucks Corporate will shut down all of their stores for retraining of all of their employees like they did after the Philly incident.

Noslippin

You know what? F**k Starbucks! If Law Enforcement officers aren't welcome, then those grubers don't need my money neither! I am going to make sure all my friends know about this as well! There are many other places to go without this issue and better coffee!

mj

sad situation,these people getting ready to hit the streets on a holiday instead of being home with family and have to be humiliated like this.starbucks needs to do something for them other then we are sorry.

noaimeeno

This is the one rational response to this article I've read. Thank you. I do feel empathy for these individuals who likely we're about to work long hour over a holiday weekend. That is unfortunate.

nuusmaan

This is very disheartening.

Evillynn

#CANCELSBUX , Dutch Bros. Is way better anyways

Tony G

Oh, and I would say something bad about Starbucks, but I never liked their coffee antway!

Tony G

To the Tempe Police Department. I feel the disrespect the barista showed you by asking you to leave. Perhaps you should have run a 10-27/10-28 on the uncomfortable patrons. Maybe there was an underlying reason for their nervousness and a 10-15 or two may have been in order!

Daddy

10-4 copy.

sbx

The pire stupidity many of these commenters show it actually amazes me. On the day of our independence you are saying out loud for all to read that you are for the pure abuse and corruption of the law. As you yell and scream how guilty the customer must have been you promte the very reason why many people fear police. We are all innocent until oroven guilty and the cops cannot use their authority because someone insulted them. So many people literally do not read what they thpe or are just too stupid to understand the situation at all. If you alliw police to abuse their authority cuz it fits your narrative then yiu only see 6 inches in front of your face because someday it will fit someone elses narrative and u will be the one abused smd then what? Thats what i thought. Open your eyes people the discussion needed is about abuse of power all over from cops to local politicians to federal officials and the fbi. Its a major major problem that wont fix itself.

Marley

Drink your java at home, snowflake! Rest of us appreciate men and women in blue that put their lives on the line everyday to protect us. Only people like you and other criminals need to worry about being in the presence of law enforcement. Learn to become part of society or get the f*ck out!

sbx

Ok I am not sure if you will even understand this but I will give it a shot. Please read your comment out loud. I have stated that the issue we face currently is one of perceived guilt displayed by many or even most police officers and furthermore all the way up the ladder to the FBI etc... Our country being NON Communist we have an assumption built in to our country.. it is all people are assumed innocent and all people are entitled to a fair trial to prove them in fact guilty of something. So did you read your comment? You immediately assume I am some sort of criminal simply because I make a statement. You know not only that I am a criminal but I am some kind of 911 caller which I do not actually understand but obviously its not a compliment. So in case you do not understand this, I will just tell you.. you proved my comment to be correct. Do you see that? Did you go to public school? Did they teach you this level of stupidity or were you just born this stupid? Honest question really.Did you have to work to get this stupid? And I hate to break it to you but the police are in no way there to protect anyone. They are there to enforce the laws. It so happens there is a law against assault and battery so if someone is being assaulted then yes they will protect you but in no way is that their purpose. Their purpose is to enforce the law that is it nothing more nothing less. The real joke is all the idiots calling for the scared liberal to be arrested for no crime, are in fact the ones who should be arrested for making up crimes for the officers to enforce. Its not illegal to be scared but it is illegal to file false charges. Kinda like saying I am some caller with no evidence you are the one who should be arrested. You live in a dream. If it was illegal to be stupid you would get life in prison.However stupid is not against the law. Which is why people like you walk the streets everyday.

Marley

Is there a reward for finding one of the 911 death-threat callers? I just found me one!

noaimeeno

That sounds like an abuse of law enforcement resources snowflake.

ssgma

Try to Read this comment Yourself SBX! Because I sure can't make heads nor tails of Majority of It? Ever heard of Proofreading before sending???

Tony G

Thank you, rev. Maupin!

Marley

sbx, not wasting another second arguing with a paranoid schizophrenic whackjob. Please stay far away from the rest of us rational citizens. Take your meds or get help!

noaimeeno

You are saying they should personally Target and harrases them. This is why some feel unsafe. noaimeeno Are you a member of law enforcement? If so, do you realize you work for the taxpayers not the other way around?

Tony G

And naturally you assume that they were not targeted just for being police officers? Why would anyone be nervous over their presence unless they had something to hide? You, like every other anti- police critic are attempting to paint every officer as " corrupt ". Is that fair? Is it too much to ask to allow officers to enjoy coffee or anything else peacefully without being told they are not welcome? How would you feel if it was you who was asked to leave because someone thought you were a threat because of the way you look? You and the illiterate SBX need to think before engaging your extremely flawed opinions. One day, you may very well need one of these officers who risk their lives every day to protect your a$$.

RecycleTheGOP

Lol please delete your acct and spare yourself anymore secondhand embarrassment.. No body thinks you are cool for know "cop codes" you are a basement dweller through and through.

Tony G

Thank you for your thoughtless and meaningless commentary. It's not likely I will be going away anytime soon. Please keep up the childish ranting though. It is quite entertaining.

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Wazoolie

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Coolmatt123

Thats what happens when you a, condone your friends pointing gums at families, and b, go into establishments brandishing weapons. If they want to be welcome to places they should conduct themselves as such

Marley

Huh? Brandishing weapons/ pointing 'gums'? They are cops, they carry service weapons. Has anyone in history ever robbed a Dunkin Donuts? Were you by chance at a Starbuck's in Tempe? SMH

Tony G

LOL! Yep. That sure took a lot of thought on coolmatt's part!. WTH!

ssgma

Thank You M for trying to clarify what dope head up there was possibly trying to say, I never can Understand them! Glad i've never wasted one penny on Starbucks overpriced Cr*p before.. I am so Sick of all these Idiots Dumping on LEO's, I certainly would Not want to be in LE during this day and time It's only gotten worse and people are more Unstable as time has past especially over these past few years.. In Our Home We LOVE and hold deep Respect for All LEO and other Public Service employees EMT's etc. It's not easy jobs under the best of circumstances.. The Idiot who didn't feel safe should have left/Been Told to leave, Agreed they had Legal reasons for being "scared". I hope no other LEO's or those of us that obey the Law never step foot/go to sb ever again! Thank You to all LEO's/Public Safety workers who Worked to keep us Safe over This and all Holidays!

Wazoolie

Sorry for you, snowflake.

Foster

Teachable moment- before you post, read your comment. This looks like a 7yo wrote this

1stupidsailor

They're cops, the carry weapons to help mitigate the inhibitions of people such as yourself and your fellow constituents. You can't possibly be that clueless. Guess you also missed Tempe PD's vid of the idiot in Phoenix.

Wazoolie

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LorraineMildred

Customer should have been asked to leave

Noslippin

Yup! Starbucks is now a communist establishment. I will never go in there again!

Marley

at gunpoint, just to rub it in a little for Chicken Little!

noaimeeno

That is insane. You need help.

Marley

Absolute bullsh*t! Tell the 'threatened' customer to leave and offer 1st responders FREE drinks, period. Didn't Starbucks learn ANYTHING from asking a few NON-BUYING occupants to leave a store a few months ago?

noaimeeno

I sincerely hope you are not a member of law enforcement. I honestly think most LEO would read your comments and think your a look.

Wazoolie

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Bia0592

@otisc don’t you have an orange a$s you should be licking?

Noslippin

Sounds like you have a beta male mounted on your back, gruber? Go clean up and come back...😂

JF Conlon

How did politics & race get dragged into this. Sounds to me like a customer with a bad conscience and a confused barista.

Marley

Quite simple how. Would place high odds on it being a cop-hater that is sympathetic to criminals in recent day's news over shoplifting escapade. (Probably just didn't want any of the six officers overhearing his/her death threat calls to 911!)

Daddy

Jf - Sounds more like you're full of s.hit and glossing over the obvious or you're dummer than s.hit and wouldn't notice the obvious if it hit you in the face. I'm betting you're the former which is clearly the worst of the two.

Daddy

*worse

Thrill22

Hi Steve King.

Daddy

Dull22 - You refer to me as Steve King as if it's an insult or something bad.

azrider

this just simply amazes me! i wonder how safe the employees and customers would feel if any of them got robbed and/or assaulted and the police did not show up. this is really messed up.

Wazoolie

Starbucks is GARBAGE. Mc Donald’s is better for 1/4 the price.

noaimeeno

🤣

Foster

I don’t think it’s possible that this situation could be any more pathetic. Society is doomed

ObeyLaws

Just how @ss backwards has this country become???

Bob Regan

It's become bass ackwards enough to elect Comrade Trumpsky

Thrill22

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Daddy

Non-thrill - Steve King? You say it as if it's a bad thing.

Noslippin

GTFO if you don't like it, gruber! You won't be missed! Don't let the door hit ya, where the Good Lord split ya! Now get going! 😂

1stupidsailor

Hey, it's war hero Bobby! Get any more CMOH's and Purple Hearts or did you stop spewing that line at the geezer home? I like your usual non-reply, I see the medication regiment hasn't changed.

Wazoolie

You mean the cotton picker, boy.

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