"We hope that out of this unfortunate incident there comes a welcome dialogue, one that more closely unites the men and women on the front lines of police work with the communities we serve and protect". "Several of those cops are veterans who fought for this country!" FNC is available in almost 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
Williams added, "What occurred in our store on July 4 is never the experience your officers or any customer should have, and at Starbucks, we are already taking the necessary steps to ensure this doesn't happen again in the future".
'While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive.
A Starbucks employee reportedly asked six police officers to leave or change their location in an Arizona shop because a customer reported feeling unsafe. "Instead, they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected", Rossann Williams, Starbucks' executive vice president, said in a statement on Sunday. The officers left the store, it said.
A Starbucks spokesman told the Arizona Republic the company was still gathering details about what happened.
Tensions with community members are not new to the Tempe police force, which in January joined a growing group of police departments nationwide facing backlash over officer shootings. "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".
The barista and the customer who allegedly made the complaint have not been named.
Back in April, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson apologized on "Good Morning America" after two black men were arrested from a Philadelphia store for not ordering beverages while waiting for a third person in their party to arrive.
Starbucks corporate has an terrible tendency to be a little too "woke" in recent years, often getting blown about by the prevailing winds of insanity propelling social justice warriors in any given news cycle.
The Tempe Officers Association released a statement to KNXV, stating it is aware this isn't a nationwide Starbucks policy.