03/13/2018

Coffee Shop Won't Serve Cops In Order To Protect The 'Emotional Safety' Of Customers. Can You Guess Which State This Occurred In?

Matt Vespa, Townhall

A coffee shop doesn’t want to serve cops in uniform “to protect the physical and emotional safety” of their customers. They also claim to be protecting themselves as well. Well, if you guessed that this establishment is in California, specifically the San Francisco Bay area, you’d be correct. Only a raging progressive cesspool could produce a coffee shop asking a police sergeant to get lost because of political correctness. A local ABC News outlet tried to talk to the owner, but were kicked out. This incident reportedly occurred on February 16 (via KCRA):

Hasta Muerte Coffee, an employee-owned co-op, will not serve officers in uniform and turned away an officer a few weeks ago, as reported by NBC Bay Area.

The sergeant who was turned away from the shop a few weeks ago said he was surprised by employees refusing to serve him, but walked out without any incident or any coffee.

Coffee shop workers did not respond to requests for comment on the policy, but a post on their Instagram account showed a photo with writing in Spanish that says, "Talk to your neighbors, not the police."

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