BOYCOTT ALERT — Starbucks Feels The Heat… Asked Tempe police officers to leave store…

Posted by on July 7, 2019 5:34 am
Categories: Column 3

 

Starbucks employee asks Tempe police officers to leave because customer felt ‘uncomfortable’

 

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 parody image of the Starbucks logo that said “Dump Starbucks” with a message about the incident. The tweet said, “Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019. Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect.”

 

The Tempe Officers Association issued a statement that read, “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 representative for Starbucks said the company is still trying to gather details about what specifically transpired on Thursday.

 

“We have a deep respect for the Tempe Police and their service to the community. We’ve reached out to the Tempe Police Department and Tempe Officers Association to better understand what happened and apologize.

 

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,” a statement said.

 

 

Full story here…

 


 

 


 

UPDATE — I posted an incorrect number earlier. The number below is now correct.

I found the store in Tempe…

Starbucks

(480) 941 6046

 

 

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chock
chock

Double talk. No more Starbucks. Unfortunately this rot comes from the top and the school indoctrinated idiots working there believe their dribble.

dan
dan

i don’t drink coffee…….but how about this……….dunking donuts is actually suing some of its franchisees because they are not using E-VERIFY and are hiring illegals…………..sounds like a good place to support…………….ammo up

DeeVessar
DeeVessar

My husband and i have a tradition of getting ice cream with an outdoor sitting area after watching the fireworks on 4th of Julys. this year after seeing what Duncan was doing, I decided that we can change that tradition to donuts …besides our ice cream stand closed not too long ago.

It so happened that we went to our Duncan’s and they were CLOSED!
Grrrr. (am sure they want to enjoy the 4th also) Next time I’ll have to get it early and have it ready and enjoy it while watching the fireworks.

muskratlove
muskratlove

DD is great. That’s where we go.

Jake
Jake

Lot of overreaction here. It is not Starbucks, but the barista (likely snowflake). Schultz is gone and the new CEO is a better guy. I’m sure Starbucks will deal with the problem barista.

If it happened in a Trump hotel you wouldn’t blame Trump. You’d blame the employee for poor judgement.

500c
500c

Oh get real, it wouldn’t happen at a Trump hotel.

Kathleen03
Kathleen03

Howard Schultz alienated thousands of former customers years ago when he opted to anoint himself the chief SJW by plastering his nonsensical rhetoric on coffee cups.

muskratlove
muskratlove

Starbucks is far-left political, and always have been. They started in Seattle (“Free-attle”)

bart simpson
bart simpson

go to a Starbucks. some SJW having a bad day and their latte isn’t perking them up. Trust me, Trump is going to get the blame

donnieboy
donnieboy

a lot deeper than that. starts in k-12 and really before that in pre-school and mothers who don’t crap about crap.

rnt
rnt

They should have refused to comply. WTF is the store going to do? Call the cops?

fleabag
fleabag

File a lawsuit and get a nice paycheck from the tax payers.

Ben Leucking
Ben Leucking

Better yet, they could have asked for a refund, then poured their coffees in the “used syringe box.”

KeSo
KeSo

The only way to push back is to protest it like the left does! Mass wearing of MAGA hats and sit for and hour. Push it back in their face!

Sadiecat
Sadiecat

KeSo! Yep! And use the restroom but purchase nothing….

Neil
Neil

Wish i could boycott but i already boycott them.

Roxanne
Roxanne

I stopped Starbucks a few yrs ago when they went on their Muslim hiring binge. I don’t want any type of food/drink prepared by people who are anti toilet paper n use a bottle of water and their hands to attempt to wipe their shitty butts. That’s scary.

HopHead
HopHead

A few short years ago a university in the Atlantic area renamed some building that had originally been named in honor of a Mr. Lynch who had donated gazillions to the school. Seems some snowflakes were being triggered by the name “Lynch”, even though lynching has been non-existent for, oh, 100 years or so, and the CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the time was one Ms. Loretta, wait for it, ….. Lynch!!

During the actual years of slavery in the U.S., a common slang term for a young African male slave was “buck.”

Now, just WHEN is StarBUCKs going to change its name to, I don’t know, StarDolphin, or StarUnicorn?

bobster
bobster

criminals also don’t feel comfortable in the presence of police officers. cops should have told the barrista that they were staying, and if she didn’t like it, she could call the cops.

Shawn
Shawn

Losers!! Let’s see when they need a cop…. so long sucker! On your own!!! Punks

Newt Love
Newt Love

I’m a racial minority person who always feels safe when law enforcement is near. Tempe is a well to do community. Who are these morons?

Matthew J
Matthew J

I don’t know if you live in Phoenix or Arizona, I do. Tempe is a hotbed Collegetown, the heart is ASU. It’s a bunch of whiny college kids. This doesn’t surprise me coming from Tempe.

Skay
Skay

Some leftist Professor probably encouraged his/her students to do this kind of thing.

500c
500c

answer, local scum?

Winston Smith
Winston Smith

It won’t stop, it’s still escalating.

muskratlove
muskratlove

Dunkin’!

JOEY5
JOEY5

the cops should go on strike for a week – the assholes that complain about them wont be long about changing their hateful , ‘victim’ attitude

fleabag
fleabag

It would be great if they went on strike permanently, without pay, and got out of the way of we the people handling criminal elements ourselves.

bart simpsom
bart simpsom

any enterprising thugs should put on the Antifa garb and knock over a few local Starbucks, patrons and establishment. slow response times would probably get them a few easy scores. bust up the smartphones and the SJW would go beserk.

lightrider
lightrider

No strike!! Get real!!! They’d be cutting their own throats. Just pass the word around about that toilet S/B.

………Slow down response time to Starbucks. Let them handle their own situation!!! Let the weenie barista’s throw wet coffee grinds at the perp!!

fleabag
fleabag

Legalize self-defense again and there are a few baristas that would roast criminal scum. Although such wondrous women do not work at starbux.

Nobama
Nobama

I won’t drink this swill.

Roger
Roger

I’d never ever buy anything Starbucks! I don’t support commie companies!

Carlos
Carlos

“No more Starbucks”?

Who, in their right thinking mind goes to these places? I actually have a Starbucks coffee mug on my desk. It is there because the company for which I work handed them out. Out of this vessel I drink nothing but water and I’ll never step outside holding it.

I’ve not visited one of these leftist cesspools in over 4 years. The last time I went was when I was really craving a slice of that lemon pound cake they carry. However, the coffee sucks, the name of the cup sizes are ridiculous. The hippy types that work there are entirely too lefty for my taste. And, don’t get me started on the prices.

Then, there are stories like this one.

Ike
Ike

Sounds like you have a golden opportunity to split some liberal heads at your office. I’m sure your sharp conservative brain can put this mug to pasture and find something triggering to use it for.
Come on friends, let help Carlos here with some suggestions. Nothing like conservative trolling.

Sadiecat
Sadiecat

Yea. Plant a fake flower in it

bobdog
bobdog

Perhaps your urologist could use it to collect specimens…

lightrider
lightrider

If you say to any barista, “Just a plain cup of coffee” they look at you and their eye’s read “TILT”!!! They cannot comprehend a simple cup of C-O-F-F-E-E!!

ECA
ECA

Defecate in that Starbucks cup and leave it on full display on the lavatory in the bathroom. Then sit back and enjoy the show.

Joel
Joel

So some man-bun barista in skinny jeans asked a group of cops to leave his establishment?

Ike
Ike

Looks like some man-bun barista in skinny jeans just voted your comment down… Hillary-ous , bwahahahaha!

Ike
Ike

Oh look!! He got me too! Bwahahaha!

Frederick
Frederick

Robbery target now

Gnarliecharlie
Gnarliecharlie

Hopefully they become Smallbucks.

119 8th St
119 8th St

********* HOW ‘BOUT “NO BUCKS” ****************

Ike
Ike

Starbutts seems more appropriate for that crowd…

Desi Cant
Desi Cant

Tempe is the location of Arizona State University, an Institute of Higher Progressive Indoctrination

Arizona used to be a reliable Red state, despite Flake and the bitter and vindictive two time loser, lying POS McCain. But due to increased migration of Progressive Californicators is turning blue. Californians are like a virulent social disease. They destroyed Oregon, Washington and even Colorado. Stay T F out of AZ

Matthew J
Matthew J

Couldnt have said better myself.

MyBoyJack
MyBoyJack

Add to that – a large senior population from NY and NJ.

Luv2nit
Luv2nit

Ahem……yeah, we forgot to add them. I have seen a few incidents in the movie theater that you might only see in NY or NJ……adult (senior) white people fighting about where they were going to sit. Talking in loud voices, etc. They talked back to people who asked them to be quiet and take it outside, but that wasn’t going to happen. Totally impervious to civility.

Luv2nit
Luv2nit

Exactly right…. a virulent social disease! I used to live in Oregon and Arizona. There is no doubt that Californians moving to both states have destroyed them both. It has been happening for years and has finally hit the tipping point. We used to refer to it as “Californication”. They always had a superior attitude about themselves. Oregon and Arizona used to be really great places to live. I will add Boulder, Colorado to the list, too. Oh, I just read that you included Colorado too. You are so right!

YogicCowboy
YogicCowboy

California used to be more conservative overall than Texas. CA gave the USA four terms of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, while TX gave us the lasting Bane of Lyndon Baines Johnson.

It was adopted son Reagan who destroyed the Golden State with his apocalyptic Amnesty. I, a native and conservative, knew it would happen in 1986, and I was most unfortunately correct.

There are still many conservatives in California, and some are fleeing because they have zero representation. A poster elsewhere said those Californians are turning “blue” towns “red” in Idaho.

I understand your ire, but it is not historically or practically validated. Texas, Arizona, and other western States have their own legal and illegal leftists; it cannot all be blamed on California.

MommaK
MommaK

I’d boycott SB but I never go there anyway. Coffee is awful and pretentious. Perfect for today’s millennial.

TheAhmedClockCompany
TheAhmedClockCompany

right now is the right time for a hold up at this shartbucks.
“police were delayed in their response due to …”

lightrider
lightrider

Due to he did not want to spill his fine Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Starbucks is a faggot corporation!!

HopHead
HopHead

Tried one a few years ago to meet briefly with a work colleague prior to going to a nearby project.

Walked in, went to the counter, server asked what I would like, I said: “Just a small, black coffee.”

The server looked like I had grown horns and a tail, insisted that what I wanted was something like “…so, you want a medio preto…” or something like that, I said: “No, just a small, black coffee!”

He sniffed, turned around, poured me a ‘small, black coffee’ and I went to the register to pay about 3x what a small, black coffee should cost.

What a bunch of snots.

lightrider
lightrider

Can relate. Their eye’s read “TILT TILT” as they stand there w/ their pie hole open.

Free Kansan
Free Kansan

I don’t feel comfortable around leftists and Regressives. Can Starbucks ask them to leave too?

Luv2nit
Luv2nit

Precisely! Why do the “uncomfortable” ones always think their requests are more important? I’m starting to hate that word “uncomfortable” anyway. It’s a little too precious for my taste. It’s for spoiled brats and whiny weasels who can’t get along with anyone. The next time, someone should push back and say no, and make Starbuck’s make a choice or call the police.

bart simpson
bart simpson

the NAZI were not very comfortable around the jews. we all know how that went down. Hang on to your guns.

NickelthroweR
NickelthroweR

Starbucks isn’t gonna like all the bad publicity and will quietly fire this barista.

bart simpson
bart simpson

phttt. in a sane organization maybe. at Starfart she will get promoted.

Average Man
Average Man

Consider them dumped!

Nick099
Nick099

This is what happens when the constantly outraged minority is catered to, over the wishes and needs of the majority…sheer lunacy followed by anarchy.

The “barista” ( what a BS title) should be fired.

Babysgotnewshoes
Babysgotnewshoes

Perhaps the perpetually offended type of patron, so common at Starbucks, should be suggested to leave. Just a thought for the barista. BTW, next time there’s a break in or emergency, please call the snowflake customers to assist.

Rob1
Rob1

There were two idiots in that Starbucks. The patron so full of self-importance that he/she asked to have another paying customer removed from the establishment, and the barista who thought it was a reasonable request.

moderateGuy
moderateGuy

Starbucks spokesscum: “We have a deep respect for the Tempe Police and their service to the community”
Lies!!

sigsauer
sigsauer

I hope this Starbucks never needs 911 – “please hold and the first available officer will be with you”

Patrice
Patrice

So who you gonna call Starbucks, when someone causes trouble etc. at your facility…huh???????

lightrider
lightrider

Starbucks phucked themselves. LOLOLOLOL!!!!!

moderateGuy
moderateGuy

Cops everywhere should stop responding to any calls from any Starbucks store.

Don Zerlylite
Don Zerlylite

Astounding & typical…why not invite the snowflake to leave? (rhetorical question) The cops are customers too. I quit Starbucks when they forced their employees to take ‘racial sensitivity’ training. I figured I wouldn’t be able to order my coffee black anymore.

Luv2nit
Luv2nit

😂😂😂. That is a good one.

bart simpson
bart simpson

ask for a black coffee, and they double the price. its a racist surcharge.

Brewboy
Brewboy

Starbucks prices are crazy high and the coffee way too strong for my tastes. If the beer industry ever raised their prices to the level of their coffee prices there would be no more alcoholics…they couldn’t afford beer at those coffee prices…CHEERS

the chopper
the chopper

I’ve never been to a Starbucks for anything…….and won’t be going any time soon. I will continue to drink any coffee but….

Thinker Prime
Thinker Prime

Another company, like Nike, who has decided to go all in with the Progressivist fascists.
Another company I used to patronize frequently that is now on my do not go list.

These cryptofascist corporations seeking to ally with the ultra lefts to buy immunity from leftist campaigns of vilification and hatred are making a bad bargain. Worst case, the left fails and the corporations have alienated all of the actual people who work for a living, pay taxes, serve in the military and are real people and the companies enter into decline – like Dicks. Best case for them if the left succeeds takes power as Hitler’s National Socialist Party (Nazi) succeeded with financial and other support from German businessmen and the left then turns on them as Hitler did and as the other wing of the left, the communist party under Lenin did. Trying to buy popularity with hate-filled people who are unable to succeed on their own, unable to create wealth, unable to function in a civilized society is a really short-term ride with a bad surprise at the end. Google, Facebook, Dicks are all in on it. Looks like Starbucks is too.

daniel M
daniel M

I went to a Starbucks in Krogers one time and was treated like a wet dog, just being “an old white guy” I guess. No worries, Nike and Starbucks will never see my money.

Nigel Snifton
Nigel Snifton

To me, Starbucks was never a place good enough to patronize, so boycotting it will be part of my daily routine. Six officers were asked to leave because one weakling special person was uncomfortable. It’s like having all of the passengers kicked off of an airplane because this same sociopath was uncomfortable. Starbucks could have told the pansy to leave instead. They could also have told him tough shit, this is a restaurant, not your basement. But, the chose instead to be woke and punish others to appease one perpetually offended uncomfortable selfish little snot. It’s their choice. Now they can enjoy the consequences. To be fair, most Starbucks patrons would applaud that move, so it’s the cops who should boycott it. Every call they get.

Killing me smalls
Killing me smalls

Already gave it up. It was easy since its always burnt, bitter, and hot enough to blister your skin even though you have to wait ten minutes just to get it. Btw if you feel uncomfortable around a cop, you’re probably a criminal. You should leave and not get a snowflake coffee professional to ask the cops to leave.

tyrone shoelaces
tyrone shoelaces

whats the address of the store in Tempe? getting to be time to fight back – jam their parking lot, block their drive through if they have one. What are they going to do, call the cops? Good luck with that.

Km
Km

To bad for Starbuck the next time they have to call the police or fire department

donnieboy
donnieboy

in a just world that night that very starbucks would have been robbed at gun point and the cops would have refused to respond.

Bill
Bill

They should have called the police to evict them

Alt-Coffee Drinker
Alt-Coffee Drinker

Dropped Starbucks – not trusting them to be sanitary even at their factory – not appreciating the continuing circus of virtue signals – above all however is them wanting to hire anybody except veterans. It has been years since then, and I found that there are other good coffee companies who might cost a bit more at the grocery but no strings. Other good coffee companies who don’t employ a culture known for its pissy, retaliatory attitude (never buy ground coffee) for what ever their reason. It is a matter of trust and their incredible attitude.

John German
John German

Obama started the war on cops and got several murdered.

119 8th St
119 8th St

DID YOU SAY “SEVERAL KILLED” JOHN ??? THERE WAS MORE THAN THAT KILLED IN TEXAS AT ON TIME. LEST WE FORGET…………………

Hirum Eagle
Hirum Eagle

Is your Caps Lock key broken?

500c
500c

Democrats are disgusting people.

SAM
SAM

Starbucks hates America.
Now featuring burnt coffee and a bad attitude toward veterans and police officers.

ringo1896
ringo1896

they”re still trying to gather the details. The details are you have a bunch of kooks working for you.

Luv2nit
Luv2nit

Typical CYA response, hoping things will die down.

Jimbo Billybob
Jimbo Billybob

I guess that over sensitivity training is paying off.

Taco Tuesday Welder
Taco Tuesday Welder

Glad i gave up starbucks years ago. First the coffee tastes burnt, its too expensive and too many snowflakes

Strayhorse
Strayhorse

SCREW STARBUCKS – NATIONAL BOYCOTT. NO MORE STARBUCKS, NO MORE STARBUCKS. Only buy DUTCH BROTHERS.

mcg
mcg

Screw StarSucks! Never, ever spend another cent in those liberal De-stablishments!

Fleabag
Fleabag

Given that cops usually shoot people in the back, genocide family pets, flashbang baby cribs, extort you on the freeway, plant drugs on you, claim they smell pot and steal your property, etc. I don’t blame anyone for not feeling safe around thugs.

Screw the cops, and screw starbux too. Triple screw the customer that couldn’t just keep an eye on the bad guys and mind their own flapachino.

Vets shouldn’t be signing up with the domestic enemies of America.

119 8th St
119 8th St

Dear Fleabag, you sure have a high opinion of the boys in blue. However, just imagine, if you will, what Chicago, Los Angles, or Detroit City would be with NO COPS WHATSOEVER. How save to you think anyone would be for even 1 day in any of those 3 cities? Didn’t say cops were ALL perfect, just that they make survival a lot more probable when one is living in the urban street jungles of today.

Fleabag
Fleabag

Years ago, I was assaulted in my front yard by two plain-clothed cops who got the wrong house and had no warrant. They were looking for a neighbor who decided to NARC, then cut and run. No I don’t have very high opinions of them. I don’t have very high opinions of cops who tail people for turning away from warrant-less checkpoints when trying to get home and the freeway out of town is blocked off without explanation. I don’t have very high opinions of people who flip on their lights and fly passed you on a two lane street because the speed limit isn’t fast enough for them. I don’t have very high opinions that treat the law respecting citizenry as public enemy number one and do everything in their power to destroy public trust in an “Us vs them!” war.

The garbage dump, democrat run cities of LA, Detroit, and Chiraq would be chaos for a few weeks until the problem of criminal infestation was corrected by people allowed to defend themselves. Right now, self-defense is criminalized there and cops aren’t much help. The percentage of murders solved in Chiraq is a complete joke.

The only difference between a cop and another gangbanger, is the boys in blue get the backing of uncle Sam and can act with impunity.

majonno
majonno

nyc gets 33,000 911 calls per day. you gotta winder how many of those callers hate who they’re calling.

Hirum Eagle
Hirum Eagle

And Screw you Douchebag.

500c
500c

The Starbuck staff will likely spit in your coffee for FREE.

KeSo
KeSo

Well, is this another boycott coming? It is sad to think some liberal sitting in Starbucks has to right to ask another paying patron to leave. Are we in America? Please publish the address of this Starbucks, then, every MAGA wearing person should go in there, order, then sit for an hour wearing their hats! We the people need to stand up and push back on these snowflakes!

Skay
Skay

The red hats would set their hair on fire. Lol. They would “feel” very uncomfortable.

lightrider
lightrider

I do not purchase anything at Starbucks. Any location! This isn’t the first time for this lousy, liberal corporation. I’d drink toilet water before I’d purchase S/B!! And their corporate head’s always have an excuse. You don’t have this crap @ Dunkin’ Donuts!!

Fleabag
Fleabag

I recall I drank something from starbucks once, maybe twice? It was like six years ago and It did not agree with me at all. Lesson learned. I can down a large Dairy Queen milkshake and the worst that happens is a sugar crash, so I ante lactose intolerant.

Matt Ridgway
Matt Ridgway

I talk with my wife about this every day, that as a society we are giving voice and preference to social mutants who are emotionally and mentally unstable! If one person comes to the counter whining it is the responsibility of the employee to listen respectfully and then in the interest of FAIRNESS tell that customer “all people are welcome to a cup of coffee at Starbucks ESPECIALLY policemen, firemen, emt’s active/retired military and all emergency response personnel.

If you have a problem with that it would be better for you if you leave because I’m certainly not going to refuse service to innocent customers minding their own business and harming no one”.

Instead we live in a society where fellow mental defectives ask the police to leave and then the original complainer gets to go on social media and receive head pats from OTHER defectives about how “brave” they are for “standing up the fascists”.

This gulf cannot be bridged. People that think this way, this mewling, virtue signaling hyper sensitive all the world serves me attitude is not compatible with a modern society that values common sense and decency. They can exist in my reality but there is no room for me in theirs and I will not go quietly into the gentle night.

Ike
Ike

Matt, I wish I could have more than one chance to up vote your very sharp comments about the state of affairs in bizarroworld of liberal insanity.

Social mutants: spot on

Emotionally and mentally unstable: check

Mental defectives: talk dirty to me baby..

Not compatible with a modern society that values common sense and decency: ding, ding ding ding ding ding ,we have a winner!

Thank you for a great read.

Drew
Drew

Call he tell them they offend Americans – go peddle their coffee outside U.S.