There is no denying that, in any profession, there are practitioners who are not suited for the job.
There are untalented hairdressers snipping bangs alongside the world’s best coif connoisseurs. There are chefs who could make a dog stutter working on the same line as those who create dishes of pure divinity. And, of course, there are more than a few scumbags working alongside the brave men and women of our nation’s most honorable law enforcement officers.
But only in that last profession does there seem to be a concerted effort to throw the baby out with the bathwater, as angsty social justice warriors continues to bemoan and defame the entire law enforcement community for the actions of a very small quotient.
At a midwestern Starbucks, the anger came to a head this week.
Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara shared a photo of the insulting cup handed to one of his officers, who purchased the beverages on Thursday morning in Glenpool, just south of Tulsa, as a kind gesture for the dispatchers on duty.
“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O’Mara wrote in a Facebook post that quickly went viral.
The barista responsible for the slur has been “suspended” pending the outcome of an internal investigation by the coffee corporation.
This isn’t the first time that police have been disrespected in a Starbucks, either, after a July incident in which officers were refused service because customers “did not feel safe” around them.