What happens to a society where there are no police, no one to enforce the law or protect the public? The result is complete and utter anarchy. Society quickly breaks down. The strong and ruthless take over and the normal or average person or family soon find themselves endangered or worse.
Evidently, this is preferable that having police officers around to one California coffee shop. Hasta Muerte Coffee shop in Oakland, has doubled down on their refusal to serve any police officers. The police union has written to the owners, but they are dedicated to their stand against police shootings and how some police departments have taken on military weaponry. They feel that police pose a physical and emotional threat to their safety.
(The Daily Caller) – A California coffee shop doubled down on its refusal to serve police officers, claiming cops threaten their “physical and emotional safety.”
Hasta Muerte Coffee owners refused service to a Latino police sergeant March 8 and are now defending that decision despite growing outrage, KTVU reported. The shop is a worker-owned collective with a mural criticizing police shootings and the militarization of law enforcement. Oakland’s police union wrote a letter to the owners, complaining about the measure. A local city councilman said while he disagrees with the policy, there aren’t any plans to stop it.
“We know in our experience working on campaigns against police brutality that we are not alone saying that police presence compromises our feelings of physical & emotional safety,” Hasta Muerte Coffee posted on its Instagram page. “The facts are that poc [people of color], women and queer police are complicit in upholding the same law and order that routinely criminalizes and terrorizes black and brown and poor folks, especially youth, trans and houseless folks…
For those of you who don’t speak Spanish the name of the coffee shop – Hasta Muerte – translates ‘until death’ which is what shop owners are protesting against. They also fail to realize that without the police, death could some much quicker and much more brutally at the hands of anarchists who fill in the gap left when police are gone. One has to wonder what will happen if the coffee shop is ever robbed and needs the police???