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Old 09-20-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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The officer should have been allowed to use the restroom, but it was poor form to complain about it on Facebook. Not knowing the barista, I don't know her motives. She was just following policy and some managers will fire employees for simple infractions. The police should have talked to the manager instead of making this a publicly known problem.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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The officer's post isn't there anymore based on the link, but apparently he tried to insult the particular lady behind the counter by labeling her a liberal, as if that's some supreme insult (yuck yuck).

What does politics have anything to do with it? There are many liberals that DO admire the police. So minus one for this cop.

And perhaps the lady was only following store policy. How many business owners on here would want some random joe or jane asking to use their bathroom without buying anything? I've seen quite a few signs posted stating only paying customers can use the bathrooms. What's wrong with that?

Oh, I get it, because he's a police officer he should have been catered to. Just like someone that would have been in a military uniform.

Personally if I was a business owner I'd make exceptions in some cases like these, but would people grow up with their facebook shaming nonsense already?
Starbucks has apologized, stating the refusal is against their policy.

A police officer is not a "random joe or jane." He's the guy they call when they have trouble, like loiterers.

Kudos to Starbucks. Maybe they'll give the officer free coffee for a year (w/full use of the bathroom).
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:00 PM
 
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They cannot carry guns on to an aircraft. Additionally, many states do not allow guns in bars (which applies to cops as well). Also, most states allow privately owned venues to prohibit guns. LEOSA does not supersede state and federal laws.

It's unclear why the little snot felt he needed to go to Facebook to whine.
It's a shame when the younger generation doesn't have enough life experience, and wasn't raised, to respect authority.

I am sorry that they were raised that way. So sad, really.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I agree. Totally unprofessional. I spent 40 years in a patrol car that said, "To Protect and To Serve" on the car door. It didn't matter who or what, I did my job without bias or prejudice. That was the oath I took and what I was getting paid to do.

As side note, I always used the facilities at the local fire stations.
You sound like a reasonable man and an upstanding police officer.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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With all due respect, that's where we differ. I would.
Agree to disagree
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Out West
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The officer should have been allowed to use the restroom, but it was poor form to complain about it on Facebook. Not knowing the barista, I don't know her motives. She was just following policy and some managers will fire employees for simple infractions. The police should have talked to the manager instead of making this a publicly known problem.
I can't help but wonder what their motives are:

Arby's: Restaurant chain fires manager, suspends employee over incident with Pines cop - Sun Sentinel

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Arby’s has fired the manager and indefinitely suspended a clerk two days after a Pembroke Pines police officer said she was denied service at the restaurant because she was a cop...
Too freaky? Too Fast? Jimmy John

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...An Edina police officer came to Jimmy John’s for lunch and was refused service. One of the Jimmy John’s drivers gave the police officer heat for giving out so many tickets and he refused to serve him...
(Maybe he shouldn't have been speeding. It's really simple: Don't want a ticket? Don't speed, don't break traffic laws. I've sped in the past, I've been pulled over, I have received tickets. Is it the cop's fault? NO. I chose to speed. These people don't want to take personal responsibility for their own actions...which seems to a rising mindset these days.)

Texas Burger Joint Under Fire For Refusing to Serve Police | Mediaite

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A Whataburger location in Lewisville, Texas is under fire after a cashier allegedly told two police officers that the restaurant had a policy of not serving cops...
All of these happened very recently. There seems to be a trend going on, and every single one of these businesses has fired the employee, apologized to the officers, and in cases like Whataburger, responded in the middle of the night and stated what they would do to make it up to the officers.

Was this the same for the barista? Can't say it is, but dang if it all wouldn't be impossible.

Stop hating on cops for the few that are losers who get inflated egos when they put on their pistol belts. NOT all cops are bad, and I for one am thankful that these companies are not allowing punks to act like this without consequence.

By the way, these cops reached out via social media, so it's not unheard of, nor is it "poor form". Companies use social media for these very kinds of incidents.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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Especially If the cops are there on the regular shooing away loiterers, its kinda stupid that the girl wouldnt let the cop use the bathroom. Probably one of those situations where she wasnt explained the full policy. Maybe the manager forgot the policy about emergency personnel and forgot to tell the employees. If the woman said she had a problem with cops, the sergeant would have said that in his FB post.

I can only imagine that either she didnt know, or some problem arose with cops using the bathroom. Im sure if the sergeant was made aware of a problem like this he would have said, in his post, that his officers created bad blood with this particular store.

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Old 09-20-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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We're only reading one side of the story. The barista was referred to as a "blonde liberal," and the issue was presented as cop disrespect/hate, but we don't know her actual motivations. It's just as likely the barista was simply following the real company policy that restrooms are for customers only, and to direct people to the nearby public restroom. It's possible that this is a regular issue in the store, and she feared getting in trouble if she let him use it.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:09 PM
 
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Cops are like children. When they're told they have to follow rules like everyone else they cry and whine about it just like children do. For some reason they feel they deserve special privileges. I love seeing this cop being told he's just like any other person and badges don't grant special privileges.


Starbucks Denies a Police Officer the Use of Its Restroom and the Reason Why is Causing Quite a Stir
Sure, if by "like children" you mean they put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect their community, do the best to keep everyone safe, and have to make split second decisions.

If Law Enforcement is a sore spot for you, it's probably you with immaturity issues. Most of us don't give it a second thought. We don't sift the internet looking for these non-stories.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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Cops are like children. When they're told they have to follow rules like everyone else they cry and whine about it just like children do. For some reason they feel they deserve special privileges. I love seeing this cop being told he's just like any other person and badges don't grant special privileges.


Starbucks Denies a Police Officer the Use of Its Restroom and the Reason Why is Causing Quite a Stir
Not only cops but people in general.

What nonsense to post every time you have a slight in life.

I waited tables in the 80s while in college, yes you got jerks and sometimes bad tips. You got over it.

Now people think it has to be national news that they got a 10% tip.
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