[Headline/Links from DRJ]
AZ Central — Tempe police reportedly asked to leave Starbucks:
A group of Tempe police officers were reportedly asked to move or leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer felt uncomfortable.
According to a tweet from the Tempe Officers Association, six Tempe Police Department officers were drinking coffee before their shift at the Starbucks near Scottsdale and McKellips roads when a barista told them a customer “did not feel safe” by their presence.
The barista allegedly asked the officers to move out of the customer’s line of sight or to leave, the tweet states.
I looked for a response from Starbucks and to see if this happened. There will probably be a response but it is interesting that Starbucks has a section of its website devoted to Social Impact (see the menu bar at the top), including Military Veterans and others. Worthy goals. Maybe Starbucks should add the police to its menu.