Starbucks Refused to Allow a Cop to Use Their Restroom Not Long Ago, So Where's the Rally for Police?

As the SJW mob flips out over how horrible Starbucks is to minorities because of the actions of one manager, I’d like to rewind the clock back a bit to 2015 where a similar incident happened to someone completely different.


In September of 2015, a Philadelphia police sergeant walked into a Starbucks and asked to use their restroom. He was treated with such contempt that he took to Facebook to write about it. The story was then posted by a fellow officer, Joe Leighthardt, on Facebook where it then went viral.

According to Leighthardt, this Starbucks, in particular, is one that summons the police often to remove homeless people.

So I walk into the Starbucks at 13th and Chestnut in full uniform and ask the young blonde liberal behind the counter if I could use their public bathroom for which you need a key code and she states, in a loud voice so all the other customers can hear that the bathroom is for paying customers only. I then ask in a very polite manner if I could please use it. She then states in the same loud manner and a smirk “Are you a paying customer?” It was at this point that I realized what she was doing. As I walked out with my hand up and while she continued loudly to tell me about the bathroom down the street, I was even more astonished that the many customers and other employees said nothing and seemed indifferent. This is the world cops live in anymore. It’s hip for this generation to berate and totally disrespect cops in front of the public and praise cop killers as the heroes of they’re [sic] time. I never post things but I hope my fellow brothers and sisters in blue see this and know that we have each other… and not to patronize that Starbucks.


According to Raw Story, Starbucks responded with an apology and a typical “we’ll make sure this doesn’t happen again” response from corporate. Leighthardt responded to them, pointing out that the police are treated like trash despite frequent calls for assistance from them:

“Hi Joe, thank you for taking the time to voice your concerns. We are aware of this situation, and it is certainly not in line with the experience we want any of our customers to have in our stores. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future. Thanks!” a company representative wrote.

In the post, Leighthardt‎ wrote, “Thought you world like to know this happened at your 1301 Chestnut St in Philadelphia. In a time when police are being made the enemy, Your clerk pulls this nonsense. And might I point out, this store is a frequent caller to police for some sort of service.”

Leighthardt’s Sargent didn’t get a visit from Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson like the two black men did, and the media didn’t make this a national incident with ungodly amounts of reporting. No one is leading an angry mob into that Starbucks to scream at a poor innocent worker who had nothing to do with the incident over the Sargent’s mistreatment.

I myself would have forgotten the whole entire incident if it wasn’t for it being brought up by the folks at the American Thinker.


It seems that Starbucks has shown that it values diversity in its customer base and wishes that no one feel unwelcome when they come into the store. That’s admirable, but apparently, it only extends to shallow differences. Rolling over for skin color is something Starbucks is willing to do, but in terms of treatment for those who serve and protect us every day, Starbucks seems to toss them into ho-hum category.

It would appear that Starbucks, a company that has kowtowed to the SJW community for as long as anyone can remember is now sleeping in the bed it made. SJWs now have their teeth in the company and will proceed to tear it to pieces as they see fit while Starbucks sits back and applauds them.

Meanwhile, they’ll call the police to protect their businesses and keep them intact while they shrug them off after they’re done with them. Starbucks is huge fast food company second only to McDonald’s. With that kind of business model, I have to wonder how long they’ll keep their spot near the top, and/or how long it will take Chick-fil-A to claim their silver medal.


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