Because California’s Bay Area tends to be progressive and embrace diversity, one coffee shop is demonstrating just how inclusive they are by being completely intolerant of the presence of any police officers:
Coffee shop in Oakland will not serve officers in uniform and turned away an officer a few weeks ago. https://t.co/uA9ljIHig2
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) March 9, 2018
The move has been made for the “physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves,” according to KCRA.
We’re just guessing that they’d gladly serve as a sanctuary coffee shop to those in the country illegally, but the police make them feel unsafe?
Today in tolerance news.
Bay Area coffee shop won't serve police for 'safety of customers' https://t.co/Khja2JKbV8
— Botty McBotface (@JammieWF) March 9, 2018
Hmm, who will they call if they’re getting robbed? Makes you wonder.
The Unlightenment rolls on…https://t.co/16WfHfh9lh
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) March 9, 2018
— Renna (@RennaW) March 9, 2018
Police should decline to help the shop when it's being burgled for safety of the officers.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) March 9, 2018
Standing for tolerance and diversity does not mean they will tolerate anyone diverse from themselves
— Captain Wacky (@CapWacky) March 9, 2018
The Oakland Police Department responded this way:
The Oakland Police Department respects business owners right to serve anyone they choose. OPD along with other community members are reaching out to the business to have constructive dialogue in our efforts to unite our community #UNITE
— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) March 9, 2018