Dunkin’ Donuts Anti Police

A West Hartford police officer waiting in line at a Dunkin' Donuts Saturday morning was told by an employee that "we don't serve cops here."  Photo credit: Google Maps

A West Hartford police officer waiting in line at a Dunkin’ Donuts Saturday morning was told by an employee that “we don’t serve cops here.”
Photo credit: Google Maps

It seems that in 2015, America is still stuck in the Stone Age, plagued by yet more undiscovered discrimination. This time it isn’t about all the age old and timeless discriminations that has happened in the US, this is something new and different.

This is against police officers. You know, those men and women who proudly put their lives at risk on a daily basis to keep our streets safe, our houses secure. Yep, it’s about those individuals.

At 1234 Farmington Ave, in West Hartford Conn., a police officer walked into a Dunkin’ Donuts for a cup of coffee on October 5th. While standing in line, a female employee of the establishment said “he didn’t get the message, we don’t serve cops here.” The manager of the Dunkin’ Donuts immediately apologized to the police officer, and offered him a free cup of coffee. He declined the offer and said that he would go to a different location.

The employee stated that she was joking. Michelle King, the senior director of global public relations for Dunkin’ Donuts made a formal statement later, saying: “The crew member exhibited poor judgement and apologized immediately to the police officer. The franchise owner, a long-time supporter of local police, has also reached out to apologize of behalf of the restaurant. Dunkin’ Donuts and our franchisees share a commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all guests.”

(Image: Facebook, William O’Donnell)

(Image: Facebook, William O’Donnell)

Apparently this isn’t the case, because the next day there was a similar situation involving a different police officer in Providence, Rhode Island. Again, the officer was ordering a cup of coffee, but the female employee was rude, appeared not to want to serve him in uniform, and finally wrote on his cup “#blacklivesmatter”, a website that is noted for hosting articles against the police. The website states: “Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes”.

“Dunkin’ Donuts and our franchisees share a commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all guests.” Indeed. If this is fair treatment of all guests, I’d hate to see what unfair treatment looks like.

Providence police patrolman Mike Iamondi said: “Has it gotten to the point everywhere we go, do we have to wonder if someone is going to try and slip us something and without us knowing?”

I salute those who are dedicated to serving public safety, those willing to protect me on a regular basis. For that very reason, I won’t be going to Dunkin’ Donuts anytime soon, if ever again. Besides, I don’t want to have to wonder that just because the website Blacklivesmatter.com begins posting hate articles about writers that I’m going to get a razor blade in my coffee.


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