This is a discussion on cop asked to leave coffee shop... within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Sticks It's a private business. The owner has the right to refuse service to anyone. No different than a business refusing service ...
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FWIW LEOS have a duty/orders to respond to calls for service, so the LEO cannot be 'banned' when he answers a radio call for assistance. If a business owner really wants that LEO to not respond to 911 calls, that is a discretionary decision made by a supervisor. If the business owner does not want LEOs there at all, he can choose to not call 911.
The LEOs should not delay response to a 911 call since other non involved parties will be involved in the incident. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if this genius gets more than his fair share of traffic tickets into the foreseeable future.
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No sworn officer worth his badge is going to refuse a call for help. That in itself is a crime, at least in Tennessee.
Is it smart? Probably not. Has the business owner done anything wrong? Sorry..no.
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I thought cops can carry anywhere. Can business owners kick the cops off their business? They are required by their superiors to have a gun with them at all times even off-duty. I just can't believe the cop just left without challenging the request if he is already drinking the coffee he bought.
It's not the gun - hippy types, they don't like "pigs".
Businesses are free to discriminate against anyone they want to for any reason they wish with the exception of a limited set of criteria listed in explicit (civil rights) laws. People are free to avoid businesses that practice non-rational discrimination.
Thank you Officer James Crooker for your service with professionalism. I personally am very glad I got out of Portland 9 years ago when it was mostly on 23rd street that you found the fruits and flakes and nuts. . . . (I think it's all that rain).
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Mind numbingly, skull crushingly stupid. If this idiot wasn't a sitting duck before he sure is now.cop asked to leave coffee shop...
I was in the Golden Corral in Smithfeild ,NC eating with my family about a year ago and 2 sheriffs dep were in uniform eating dinner across from us a customer was so upset that they were wearing guns he called 911 after complaining to manager and reported 2 guys with guns at restraunt the local cops show up in force they all come in and find its sheriffs dep there they were like holy cr@# they take the guy outside for a good lecture I was hoping for a beat down...lol but little did he know I was next to him with a 1911 Concealed eating my popcorn watching the show dinner and a movie...
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If I was the responding officer he would of gotten an ear full for sure. I wonder if he got cited for making a false 911 call.
Re the above, no comment that I can post.