A shocking series of events recently played out in Oakland, California, after a new coffee shop came to town. The owners immediately announced that they would not be serving cops — and unfortunately for them, that’s about the time they got some seriously bad news.
The left has really been pushing anti-police sentiments since the days of former President Barack Obama. Unfortunately, Obama only made things worse by praising groups like Black Lives Matter and making excuses for the organization after their narrative was responsible for the murder of 5 police officers in Dallas, Texas.
Sadly, race relations, especially where law enforcement is concerned, haven’t really made a comeback after Obama’s policies and sentiments took their toll. Along with that, things like accountability and responsibility are no longer in fashion, meaning that everyone now feels entitled to blame someone else for their actions or consequences.
Proving just that are idiots like the owner of Hasta Muerte Coffee, who is still carrying on this liberal mentality today. In fact, this man has such a strong, disparaging opinion about police officers that he officially banned them from his shop.
“We know in our experience working on campaigns against police brutality that we are not alone saying that police presence compromises our feelings of physical & emotional safety,” Hasta Muerte Coffee posted on its Instagram page.
“The facts are that poc [people of color], women and queer police are complicit in upholding the same law and order that routinely criminalizes and terrorizes black and brown and poor folks, especially youth, trans and houseless folks. For these reasons and so many more, we need the support of the actual community to keep this place safe, not police,” the statement added.
Too bad for Hasta Muerte Coffee’s owner, things immediately blew up in his face as he got some bad news. In fact, the business may not be doing too well as people in the community don’t really agree with him.
“I don’t think it’s fair — they should [serve cops],” said Oakland resident Mildred Jelks. “They’re protecting them. If somebody breaks in there, who are they gonna call? The police.”
When a business is first starting up, you typically want to make sure that you’re making good appearances in the public eye. As for these guys, well, they just shot themselves in the foot as both potential customers and neighboring business owners are downright pissed off.
One can only imagine what alienating so many people will do to your bottom line while trying to launch a coffee shop. As for the police, they explain that they don’t like it but will respect the owner’s decision.
Shockingly, even city officials for liberal Oakland have shown more class than the establishment’s owner.
Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District, spoke to cafe managers Thursday and confirmed it’s still the business’ unwritten policy not to serve the men and women in blue.
“My understanding is they’re not going to serve police officers,” Gallo said. “I don’t agree with that, 100 percent,” Gallo added. “I think we need to work together, not against each other.” [Source: KTVU]
The Daily Caller reports that “there aren’t any plans to stop it.” And, that’s what the First Amendment is all about. You have every right to say what you want, no matter how dumb it makes you look. Of course, the left has yet to fully understand this concept. While they inform the public that it’s this man’s right to deny cops service, they’ll cry foul about a Christian baker who refuses to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
In fact, they’ve shown their hypocrisy on a few occasions, like the time a gay, Seattle-based coffee shop owner told Christians to leave his shop, saying that he would “f*ck Christ in the ass.” Or, how about the time liberals stuck up for the coffee shop that kicked out five Republicans because they were wearing “MAGA” hats? Yet, they cheer as Christian bakers are taken to court and put out of business.
What you have here is a case of selective moral outrage. A behavior is either acceptable or it’s not. It shouldn’t be about who is doing it or who is being targeted. Sadly, liberals and this coffee shop owner don’t seem to understand these things.
I just hope that if anything bad happens to this punk, and God forbid he ever have the misfortune of needing to call the police, he sticks to his own policy and figures things out for himself. If the police aren’t welcome to spend money in your shop, don’t welcome them when you need something either.