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A Seattle-area business announced late last week that it had fired an employee who refused to serve a pair of Seattle police officers who tried to buy chocolates. “No, I won’t serve you,” the employee reportedly told the officer. The Post Millennial called the shop to get its side of the story, but it was met with resistance. “Shouldn’t you be spending your time harassing homeless people?” an employee told the website.
The worker eventually added “…and go F*** yourself” for good measure.
Chocolati, the business in question, eventually released a statement on Facebook saying the company respected the worker’s freedom of speech, but that the company didn’t agree with that speech. Chocolati management added that they were “actively working directly with this team member and the local precinct to create a more inviting, inclusive and cohesive community for all.”
Two days later, Chocalati owner Christian Wong figured out that he had a situation on his hands. That’s when he dropped the hammer on the employee.
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
I’m a Seattle native, born and raised, and I love our city. For so many of us, this has been a rough year. To put it mildly, being a small business owner during this pandemic has been challenging. Like so many small businesses across Seattle and our country, we have struggled to keep our employees and to keep our doors open. Through this difficult year, we have worked to stay true to our values: That we treat everyone with compassion and empathy, and that we do not discriminate against customers based on our personal beliefs.
So I was shocked and disappointed to learn that one of our employees had refused to serve a Seattle Police Department officer at one of our cafes. We work to advance diversity and inclusion at our business, and for our team members to follow their passions and to be engaged in the critical issues we face as a city, and a nation. However, our team members cannot decide which customers to serve based on their own personal political beliefs. This simply is not an acceptable practice at our business.
I look forward to meeting on Sunday with the SPD officer involved in this incident to personally apologize – just as I would apologize to any customer who was refused service on the basis of an employee’s personal views.
Our hope is that this unfortunate incident can serve to help show that communication, empathy and education are the ways we can find common ground as a community in this city we all love.
Finally, I want to thank all our customers and neighbors who have come out to show their support for our small business.
And would you look at that, Wong dropping “diversity and inclusion” like he’s Hasbro with its diversity and inclusion department. Be very afraid when you see a company dropping diversity and inclusion. It typically means they specialize in hating cops, middle-aged white guys, guys who work on their cars, clean out shitter lines when they’re clogged, fix electrical issues, etc.
As for the ravaged Seattle police department, it has seen 250 officers leave the force over the last year, and staffing is reportedly at its lowest level since the 1980s. Meanwhile, the Seattle homicide rate has exploded to a level that hasn’t been seen since the 1990s. In 2020, homicides were up 48.57% over 2019. Burglaries were up 35% year-over-year.
A chocolate company fired a worker, but the idea that the cops are the enemy keeps spreading in cities like Seattle and Portland. How are things going? Businesses have to sit there and watch people shoot up heroin in front of their businesses, and there’s no solution in sight because the police are worried more about a ballooning homicide rate.
Seattle has a huge issue on its hands, and the idiot who wouldn’t serve the cop a box of chocolates is just one layer of the stupidity that has taken over in that city.
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Start axing these people. (Take your politics elsewhere….)
I guess I missed the part where angry PO-lice officers rioted and torched the shop…. guess that only happens with the DemoKKKrat-funded and armed BurnLootMurder types…
Cops should all quit in these Democrat ‘inclusionary’ (made up word) cities. See how how they prefer the mob to police then. All these homeless people and ‘peaceful protesters’ that these baizhuos are always whinging are harassed by cops would be the first to torch their homes and businesses.
Seattle like most liberal run cities is a total and complete disaster not sure why law abiding freedom loving people would want to live there
“Diversity and inclusion” – unless I disagree with you or hate you out of ignorance. Anytime you see those two words be on guard.
The business did the right thing. They fired the employee who chose to discriminate against a customer. Good on them.
After licking their finger and holding it up to see which way the wind was blowing.
But please bake a cake and if you don’t, you’re a bigot.
I don’t see how you can live with people from the left. There is no longer a common ground as the views of the left are too far gone. Defund the police, transitioning kids, perpetual victims, illegal immigration, race baiting, and the list goes on and on. Eventually, the country will have to split into the sane and the mentally ill.
Now you are starting to see why ‘better dead than red’ was a catchy slogan.
Most of these people are pretty much communists. Granted they are the rainbow flag type rather than the hammer and sickle…but just as tyrannical.
I’m having a hard time ginning up any sympathy for the police in Seattle. They have been abused, spit on and disrespected by the crappy citizens of that once beautiful city. Samaritan’s Purse set up a dinner, no charge, to honor Seattle police and SP gets spit on by the Seattle PD for being anti-LGBT. There was no mention of any conditions of not being a part of LGBT at all. It was simply a way to honor police officers. Something is really FUBAR in this country and it seems to run up and down the East and West coast.
LGBT is the modern day communists.
When talking about how Democrats eventually ruin most cities & states they take control of, I conceded a few places, like Seattle & Portland, were still livable, with relatively low crime rates. Perhaps it was their demographics, I thought. My, how that has changed. White liberals are the most dangerous demographic, bar none.
What the hell? Why would any shit head pee on employee think this is ok?
Its a long letter just to say we fired these shitheads.
Of course it’s a broken record saying liberals are turning every great American city into an unlivable shithole.