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Posted By: NorthernDog, 7/6/2019 2:03:28 PM

Several police officers were asked to leave a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona, by a barista who told them another patron did not feel safe in their presence. The incident took place on July 4, Independence Day, just before the six Tempe officers began a long shift. The barista told the officers they either needed to move out of the complaining customer's field of vision or leave completely because this patron did not "feel comfortable," according to ABC15 Arizona. The officers, who had just purchased their coffees, opted to leave. The following morning, the officer's union Tempe Officers Association tweeted a

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Next time refuse to leave. What will Starbucks do? Call the cops?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2 7/6/2019 2:13:29 PM (No. 115827)
No coffee is worth telling cops to leave because some snowflake needs to suck her thumb. This is rapidly becoming an election issue, and if it isn't, it should. Trump can make silk out of this cow's ear.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Avanti1 7/6/2019 2:17:26 PM (No. 115833)
The report said that the officers were told they "either needed to move out of the complaining customer's field of vision or leave completely." Why did the complaining snowflake's feelings of offense trump the right of free assembly of 6 police officers? Why was the snowflake not asked to move so that the officers were not in their field of view? Starbucks was responsible for unjustly favoring the snowflake, perhaps a Social Justice Warrior. The Starbucks employee was wrong and should be promptly fired.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951 7/6/2019 2:29:20 PM (No. 115849)
And who is the snowflake going to call if they are in a car accident, mugged, attacked in their own home, their property vandalized? A Starbucks barista? Good luck with that.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jalo1951 7/6/2019 2:33:03 PM (No. 115853)
PS I have never been in a Starbucks or used their drive up window. It appears I made the right decision.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 7/6/2019 2:33:09 PM (No. 115854)
That's odd! I prefer to dine alongside armed police officers - it makes me feel secure.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: volksford 7/6/2019 2:49:11 PM (No. 115869)
Half this damn country is neurotic...I'm serious, if they aren't offended by something the others are apologizing for being alive.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: pearlyjo 7/6/2019 3:07:32 PM (No. 115879)
I wondered that as well, #2. The barista should have pleasantly offered to help the offended guest move to a different area of the coffee shop. If that was not enough for the guest, then they would need to leave. I admit, the barista is at fault here. Are there any other guests they would have felt comfortable asking to remove themselves from another guest's view? Methinks the barista doesn't like officers either.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanceLink1 7/6/2019 3:11:11 PM (No. 115885)
Geez, I hope nobody tries to rob that Starbucks. I mean if the LEOs know they're not wanted there it might be a long time before help arrives.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/6/2019 3:36:54 PM (No. 115905)
How weird. When I am in a cafe, restaurant, church, school or anywhere else with a cop, I feel a lot safer.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: David Key 7/6/2019 3:56:43 PM (No. 115916)
Wow it must be great to be a crook in a Starbucks, you just say that the cops make you uncomfortable and presto chango they are kicked out. Next move rob the starbucks and get away
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Reply 11 - Posted by: HoraceR 7/6/2019 4:08:53 PM (No. 115926)
I have a feeling there was a misunderstanding caused by an inept Starbuck's employee. This is a boring area of town. We are on the very northern edge of Tempe. Cross the street from Starbucks heading north and you're in Scottsdale. I just came home from the hardware store. This Starbucks is on my way. Still busy. Seeing one officer around here is normal. 5 is unusual. There is a muster down the street for the drunk driving crowd. I'm sure that is where these officers were headed. I will bet the customer is someone prone to anxiety attacks. That is why the officers were asked to move out of the person's line of sight.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TulsaTowner 7/6/2019 4:15:44 PM (No. 115931)
Yeah, well I'm "uncomfortable" in Starbucks. Can't imagine why ---
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/6/2019 4:25:17 PM (No. 115934)
Indeed #5. And I can afford to buy their coffee and (trite, I know) donuts.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: rochow 7/6/2019 5:08:27 PM (No. 115960)
Left Starbucks decades ago. Best choice ever! Suggest you do the same. How F@@@@@g dare they ask the officers to leave. Why didn't Starbucks ask the stin@ing customer to leave? No doubt an illegal Mexican bean bag anyway!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Quigley 7/6/2019 5:19:36 PM (No. 115969)
If I ask them to ask Howard Schultz to leave the company because having him a ceo makes me uncomfortable, will they do so. And the new york slimes for sale makes me uncomfortable too. So toss it. And I'm lactose intolerant, so toss the milk.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Delta Dave 7/6/2019 6:37:53 PM (No. 116005)
So a cop walks into a Starbucks and orders a coffee. As he pays for the coffee he says to the barista that the patron following in line behind him did not make the cop feel safe in his presence. Would the barista please ask the customer to leave or get out of the cop's view. What should the barista do?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 7/6/2019 6:47:01 PM (No. 116016)
Catering to the criminal class, I see. Fortunately, I never go into Starbucks. Never.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 7/6/2019 7:03:29 PM (No. 116024)
This is Arizona State University territory. Keep this in mind.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JediJerry 7/6/2019 8:27:28 PM (No. 116075)
So how about the uncomfortable customer leave? No more coffee for you.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hershey 7/6/2019 8:50:55 PM (No. 116092)
To please one dumb snowflake, they lose the sales of six police officers (an probably all the rest of the force)...dunno why they frequent Starbucks in the first place since it is anti-gun....there must be other gun friendly coffee shops in town...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: web 7/6/2019 8:53:52 PM (No. 116096)
I hope if that Starbucks ever needs assistance from the police, that the officers don't "feel comfortable" coming to their assistance. I certainly wouldn't. Leftists and criminals deserve each other.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/6/2019 9:45:29 PM (No. 116120)
Dumbarse patron... being around police is the SAFEST place to be!! Stoopid barista should have told the scared patron to take a hike.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: padiva 7/6/2019 10:38:00 PM (No. 116149)
How soon before all the Starbucks close for 3 hours for sensitivity training for all the employees?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 7/6/2019 10:56:43 PM (No. 116162)
These officers are overpaid if they're getting their coffee at Starbucks. That being said, the customer should have been told to leave. Fire the Barista.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/7/2019 2:53:22 AM (No. 116265)
Did you ever see a generation of such whiners ? They should spend the day as a cop or as a soldier fighting for their right to whine. Cookies for Cops. Deliver some to your local station.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/7/2019 8:05:31 AM (No. 116373)
The cops should have said, NO, we have a right to be in an establishment open to the public. Pound Sand!
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