Starbucks apologizes to Tempe police after evicting officers

Starbucks apologizes to Tempe police after evicting officers

Starbucks has issued a formal apology to an Arizona police force after six officers were kicked out of a Tempe coffee shop on Independence Day. The officers left after a barista told them a customer ’did not feel safe’ because of the police presence. Rossann Williams, a Starbucks VP, said Saturday that she wanted to ’sincerely apologize’ to the officers and the Tempe Police Department.

Jonathan 1 year

The next time they call 911, the service people might just take an extra minute or two to show up. This has to be done to all those leftist idiots who diss on the emergency responders and police. If they hate cops, firefighters, paramedics , etc., then they should just save their own lives. Oh wait...They don't like guns either. Well then, good luck to them.

Got Truth
Got Truth 1 year

Now is a great time to try other coffee alternatives.

VanityCulture_ 1 year

"Help 911 someone is trying to break into my house" "police are on their way" " actually that would make me feel unsafe, nevermind!"

Mandraquex3000 1 year

I don't care about your apologies, I demand you go on the national news to announce you are going to shutdown all locations to implement bias training so this never happens again

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 1 year

I hope they all get a days training in ethics for this, you don't bite the hand that saves you from "diversity".

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 1 year

Leftist propaganda + woke CEO = pandering to idiots. I hope the police drive the speed limit the next time this Starbucks calls 911... Oh wait, they can't kick out trespassers if they're black and their bathrooms are HIV infested needle depositories, and I'm sure they'll treat armed robbery as an opportunity for enrichment. Leftism at it's finest folks!

Judi Em
Judi Em 1 year

The only way Starbucks can make this go away is to close every store for a day and do more training. That would sure be a real educational opportunity since most of their baristas have likely never been taught to appreciate law enforcement! This could turn out to be a good thing! Hope so!

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

So... is Starbucks going to shut down for a day for corporate sensitivity training? I recall them doing this before for asking people to leave that weren't even customers.

Blaeingr 1 year

Meh... go to Dunkin Doughnuts and ditch Starbucks. In other news... Starbucks tried to please everyone and is now going out of business due to crushing law suits around discrimination, people getting infected by dirty needles, and terrible coffee 🤣😋

Eric M
Eric M 1 year

they should offer them money like those black guys got. it would only be fair.... oh and a day of bias training.

L C 1 year

the sad part is that nothing will really come of this besides an insincere apology and a slap on the wrist, shamefully unamerican display by starbucks shooing patriots on independence day. not the behavior youd expect from a corporation thats been permitted to thrive under american free enterprise.

The Dragon
The Dragon 1 year


Andybars 1 year

They only wanted to use the bathroom/they were having a meeting

Lucifer Neverchanges
Lucifer Neverchanges 1 year

And your apology should be accepted why?

Hannibal 1 year

I feel like denying service to a customer for arbitrary reasons is illegal somehow. Where have I heard that?

Shawn G. - Chasing The Truth
Shawn G. - Chasing The Truth 1 year

Starbucks has a bad PR history. One of many incidents

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 1 year

Next time I see a police officer in Starbucks (in Portland) I'm buying him or her a coffee. Well unless it's Ted Wheeler, think I'll complain about not being safe with him around.

Vance 1 year

As an American company they reserve the right to refuse service to ANYONE but if a hashtag goes viral....

BumperCar 1 year

Starbucks isn't really that bad. It's just in a shitty position.

Sir_Kutz 1 year

At the end of the day Starbucks still makes an absolutely horrendous cup of coffee. Seeing an officer in a real coffee shop, I will happily buy them a cup.

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