They can not be serious, can they?
Miami-Dade Police Union Calls for National Boycott of Arby's
A national boycott? What could Arby's possibly have done to deserve that?
A South Florida police union is calling for a national boycott of Arby’s restaurant chain after a police officer was allegedly denied service.
Well, gee. That would be kinda rude if it's actually true, which I doubt it is, but if one employee at one Arby's was a dick to one cop, how does that translate into a national boycott of the entire chain? Are Miami cops really that thin-skinned?
So, is this really what happened?
Arby’s employee Kenny Davenport said it was just a misunderstanding.
Davenport was working when Police Sergeant Jennifer Martin pulled up to the drive thru.
Davenport said that he couldn’t serve Martin because he was so busy with other customers that he had to ask his manager for help. Davenport said that’s when his manager made the unfortunate joke to Martin about not being able to take her order.
According to a police report on the incident, the police officer was told by the manager, “(Davenport) doesn’t want to serve you because you are a police officer.”
Police report? Police report? Do the Miami-Dade police really not have bigger fish to fry? She actually filed an actual police report about a guy at a restaurant being rude to her?
After that, the officer said she wasn’t certain she wanted to dine at the restaurant, but the manager assured her everything was fine and handed the officer the food, according to the report.
And she wasn't denied service? The manager, after cracking a dumb joke, gave her her fucking food. ACCORDING TO HER OWN POLICE REPORT!
The manager allegedly laughed about it and said the clerk was allowed to refuse to serve the officer.
That’s when the officer said she was unsure about the condition of her food, decided not to eat there and asked for a refund, the report states.
So, let me see if I have this straight.
You ordered food. You got food. You decided you didn't want the food because the manger was rude to you. You got a refund. So boycott Arby's?
“I am offended and appalled that an individual within our community would treat a police officer in such a manner. It is unacceptable,” stated Police Chief Dan Giustino.
I am offended and appalled that so many police officers seem to think that their uniform entitles them to a life of fawning sycophancy free from any rudeness or direct eye contact.
“It is beyond comprehension and deeply troubling that a business would deny service to a law enforcement officer just for being a law enforcement officer. In this case, after the clerk refused to serve the officer, the manager came up to the window laughing and said that the clerk had the right to refuse service to the officer. This is yet another example of the hostile treatment of our brave men and women simply because they wear a badge.
You know, I would say that maybe you wouldn't have to worry about being denied service at restaurants if you would quit shooting, strangling and beating unarmed black men, but you weren't denied service!
All that happened was you got a little bit of rudeness with your food courtesy of a manager with a shitty sense of humor.
Honestly, if anyone has a legitimate beef here, it's the employee, Kenny Davenport. He asks his manger for help and the manger says to the cop "hey, you know how these black kids all hate cops! AmIrite? Anyone? Is this thing on?"
It is unacceptable and warrants much more than an apology. We support our brothers and sisters who wear the badge in Broward County and across the United States. Until corrective action is taken and the employees involved in this incident are terminated, we are calling for a national boycott of Arby’s,” Florida and Dade County PBA President John Rivera said in a statement.