COFFEE SHOP WON’T SERVE COPS FOR ‘PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SAFETY OF CUSTOMERS’

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  • Hasta Muerte Coffee refused to serve a sergeant in uniform who is also the president of the Latino Police Officers Association of Alameda County.
  • On top of the posts, the shop wrote the words, “Not my president.”
  • Hasta Muerte Coffee won’t serve cops for the “physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves,” according to the shop’s social media.

 

 

A coffee shop in Oakland is refusing to serve law enforcement officers for the “physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves,” according to the shop’s social media.

Hasta Muerte Coffee, an employee-owned co-op, will not serve officers in uniform and turned away an officer a few weeks ago, as reported by NBC Bay Area.

The sergeant who was turned away from the shop a few weeks ago said he was surprised by employees refusing to serve him, but walked out without any incident or any coffee.

Coffee shop workers did not respond to requests for comment on the policy, but a post on their Instagram account showed a photo with writing in Spanish that says, “Talk to your neighbors, not the police.”

The writing below the photo describes an exchange with a uniformed police officer on Feb. 16, and the post clearly states: “We have a policy of asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.”

The post includes another picture of Facebook posts in which people object to the shop’s policy because they refused to serve a sergeant in uniform who is also the president of the Latino Police Officers Association of Alameda County. On top of the posts, the shop wrote the words, “Not my president.”

 

 

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