When it comes to fueling America’s police force, often the stereotypical stop at a local donut shop is all too real.
And that is no knock on the brave men and women of law enforcement. It is merely an observation that the best coffee tends to be served in shops that also happen to make fine donuts, and our nation’s police force work long, hard hours for which caffeine is their only savior.
That is precisely why Dunkin’ Donuts is coming under fire this week after one of their employees in New York City displayed a less-than-hospitable attitude toward a few of NYPD’s finest. The incident, which occurred on Sunday, drew sharp criticism not only from the policemen involved, but from the public at large who wholeheartedly support America’s police force.
“An employee at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City is accused of denying service to two NYPD officers, saying ‘I don’t serve cops,’ according to the New York Post.
“Detectives’ Endowment Association President Michael Palladino is calling the discrimination ‘disgraceful,’ saying Thursday that it should not go unattended, the Post reports.
“In reaction to the incident, Palladino is calling for a boycott of the chain.
“’I assume it is an isolated incident. Nevertheless, Dunkin’ Donuts corporate should issue an apology to the NYPD and until that happens, I have asked detectives and their families to refrain from patronizing the stores,’ he said.
“He also believes the city’s political leaders are partly to blame for the incident, saying that they have ‘encouraged this type of behavior by constantly demonizing cops and pushing their decriminalization agenda. It’s time for the same politicians to step up, take some responsibility and condemn what occurred.’”
Paladin has touched on something quite poignant in his reaction to this ugly instance: The police are truly being targeted by a thuggish element of our nation’s youth culture.
In increasingly vile ways, our modern society has found avenues to justify the mistrust and mistreatment of our nation’s police force. This change in perception is due in part to salacious and sensational coverage of very rare and isolated instances of officers making malicious judgements in error, bolstered by the mainstream media’s need to invoke our emotions in order to sell advertising.
Furthermore, we have radical leftist terror groups such as Black Lives Matter continually pushing the envelope as far as acceptable behavior while hiding behind the phony facade of fighting racism.