Coffee shop refusing to serve police officers

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A California coffee shop is under fire for refusing to serve uniformed law enforcement officers, claiming it’s to protect the “physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.”

 

Hasta Muerta Coffee, which is Spanish for “until death,” explained the situation in a social media post last month – which sparked widespread criticism online.

 

“We have a policy of asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves,” the post read.

 

The lengthy post continued: “OPD’s [Oakland Police Department’s] recent attempts to enlist officers of color and its short term touting of fewer officer involved shootings does not reverse or mend its history of corruption, mismanagement, and scandal, nor a legacy of blatant repression. 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.”

https://nypost.com/2018/03/10/coffee-shop-refuses-to-serve-uniformed-police-officers/

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I don’t agree with this and it doesn’t help anyone. Doing the most honestly unless anyone here can explain to me how this is a good thing? 

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sounds like a great place for a mini robbery  :cm:

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Mariah is skinny ... :cm:

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Extra, for sure.

 

However, Oakland PD has some corruption in their system, so I guess I'm not that surprised.

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this is exactly what beyonce wanted :clap3: 

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5 minutes ago, M-P-B said:

sounds like a great place for a mini robbery  :cm:

tea

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911 Dispatch watching their number show up on the helpline

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This is so extra and dumb :deadbanana: 

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2 minutes ago, Mitchell said:

AFhwuJA.gif

 

911 Dispatch watching their number show up on the helpline

:deadbanana4: 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, M-P-B said:

sounds like a great place for a mini robbery  :cm:

and their asses better not think of calling the cops... or atleast the responding officers will need to go change out of uniform first

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2 minutes ago, Mitchell said:

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911 Dispatch watching their number show up on the helpline

lol

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"We have a policy of asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves"

So it's a safe space. What will they do if they get robbed.:ahh: 

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capitalism :celestial5:

they can go to some other coffee shop.

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"911 whats your emergency?"

"yes this is the Hasta Muerta Coffee sho-"

 

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If that specific police force is messy af then I don't really blame them.

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Can you blame them? :celestial5:

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Good. Ban ALL violent arms of the state. :clap3:

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28 minutes ago, Barovi said:

I don’t agree with this and it doesn’t help anyone. Doing the most honestly unless anyone here can explain to me how this is a good thing? 

Their community is full of people who are terrorized by the cops: poor people, people of color, undocumented people.

 

Would you want KKK in uniform in a black history museum?

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Does anyone here agreeing with this actually believe this will reform the police force? :celestial5:

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23 minutes ago, Rayman004 said:

"911 whats your emergency?"

"yes this is the Hasta Muerta Coffee sho-"

 

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34 minutes ago, Mitchell said:

AFhwuJA.gif

 

911 Dispatch watching their number show up on the helpline

:deadbanana2:

ot: hope they don't get robbed

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6 minutes ago, Divine said:

Does anyone here agreeing with this actually believe this will reform the police force? :celestial5:

It's California. The police have known what they have to do to reform for decades. They just don't want to.

 

And thus the people in this neighborhood who use this cafe do not want violent uniformed arms of the state around them.

It's not about reforming the police since that's been made clear how to be done. It's about creating a space free of violence. :celestial5:

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3 minutes ago, Communion said:

It's California. The police have known what they have to do to reform for decades. They just don't want to.

 

And thus the people in this neighborhood who use this cafe do not want violent uniformed arms of the state around them.

It's not about reforming the police since that's been made clear how to be done. It's about creating a space free of violence. :celestial5:

Well, what are they gonna do when some crazy Republican goes in and shoots up the place? :celestial5:

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2 minutes ago, Divine said:

Well, what are they gonna do when some crazy Republican goes in and shoots up the place? :celestial5:

Common sense: call the police. Point is that they don't want police officers in the coffee shop unless absolutely necessary. How hard is this to grasp?

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