Let me ask you this… what kind of scum refuses service to officers who protect their sorry rear ends? Especially after 17 officers are assassinated in the line of duty in one month alone… that takes being a dirt bag to a whole new racist, cop-hating low. Even with millions sending their love and thanks to our officers and condolences to the families of the fallen in blue, we still have asshats full of ginned up, manufactured hate. Case in point.
From Conservative Post:
So far, 17 police officers have died in the line of duty in the month of July alone.
Most of the country has reacted with overwhelming love and support for the men and women in blue, there has been a shocking spate of police officers being refused service or told they aren’t welcome at restaurants and gas stations.
I give you the blue walk of shame…
1. July 19, 2016: Genghis Grill, Dallas, TX
Dallas police officers report that they were turned away from Genghis Grill on Greenville Avenue. A source is reporting that an employee told the officers that their presence frightened customers and that they should leave. A manager at the establishment claims the company DOES support police officers and that one of the five who were assassinated in Dallas, Office Michael Krol, was a regular. They were greatly saddened by his death. A theme in all of these is that when management hears what happened, it was all just a big misunderstanding.
2. July 17, 2016: Sunoco, Miramar, FL
An office says that he was refused service at a Sunoco service station and convenience store. “And here you are just trying to do your job, you effort an arrest. You go inside the store and the clerk won’t serve you,” said Jeff Marano with the Miramar PD. The clerk was described as a black male: “[he] walked up to me and asked why we had arrested ‘his boy.’ The individual stated he would not ring me up and stated, ‘you know why.’ I proceeded to ask him again to ring me up and the individual again refused.”
3. July 16, 2016: Taco Bell in Phoenix City, AL
In Alabama, a Taco Bell employee has now been fired after he refused to serve two deputies. The officers were told by the cashier that they would not be served and then told them to leave the premises, according to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones. Sheriff Jones confirmed the incident with multiple eye witnesses. Taco Bell spokeswoman Laura Nedbal said in a statement to news outlets that the restaurant’s franchise owner has since fired the unidentified employee. Tammy Bush Mayo of Auburn posted on Facebook that her husband, who is a deputy, recounted a story about another deputy who went to the Taco Bell in the town and apparently was told they ‘don’t serve cops’.
4. July 14, 2016: Lucky’s Teriyaki, Sedro-Woolley, WA
Four county deputies had just finished lunch. Two of the officers went to pay their bill. At the time, it was believed that the owner then came out. Turns out it was his son. He asked the officers not to eat there anymore. He said they frightened their customers and that they didn’t like law enforcement there. Not believing what he was hearing, Sheriff Reichardt asked his Chief Deputy to go speak to the manager and confirm the story. Sheriff Reichardt said not only did the manager repeat the request, but asked that the Sheriff’s Office spread the word to other law enforcement officers that they were also no longer welcome. Later, the man’s father who was the owner came out and said it was a misunderstanding because his son did not speak very good English. Right… sounds like he understood perfectly to me.
5. February 22, 2016: Krystal Restaurant, Irondale, AL
What the heck is the deal with Alabama? Another officer there says that Krystal Restaurant refused to serve him when he went through their drive-thru in his patrol car. The officer waited at the window for ten minutes. When no one helped him, he went inside to order. The workers simply turned their backs on him and walked away. Nice.
In each case, the owners apologized and reiterated that they support the police. The offending employees were fired. That’s great, but the bias against cops seems to be spreading. I would hope that every time this happens word about it gets out so we can boycott those who do this to our heroes in blue.