By Jon Dougherty

(NationalSentinel) The vast majority of Americans feel much safer when a police officer is in their vicinity, let alone a half-dozen of them, because they don’t buy into the Colin Kaepernick narrative that ‘all officers are racists’ who love to shoot people, especially young black men.

But one customer at a Tempe, Arizona Starbucks was apparently so triggered by the presence of six city officers on the Fourth of July he/she complained about feeling “unsafe” to the barista — who summarily asked the officers to leave the establishment.

The request/demand outraged the Tempe Police Association, which addressed the incident in a series of tweets this week.

“Yesterday, on Independence Day, six Tempe police officers stopped by the Starbucks at Scottsdale Road and McKellips for coffee. The officers paid for their drinks and stood together having a cup of coffee before their long 4th of July shift,” the union tweeted on Friday.

“They were approached by a barista, who knew one of the officers by name, because he is a regular at that location. The barista said that a customer ‘did not feel safe’ because of the police presence. The barista asked the officers to move out of the customer’s line of sight or to leave. Disappointed, the officers did in fact leave.

“This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive. Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.

“We know this is not a national policy at Starbucks Corporate and we look forward to working collaboratively with them on this important dialogue,” the union tweeted.

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Rob Ferraro, president of the police union, said the Starbucks incident involving the Tempe officers is, unfortunately, symptomatic of the larger problem gripping America, KSAZ-TV reported — which is Left-wing hate and distrust of the one institution that keeps the fabric of our society stitched together.

“It’s become accepted to not trust or to see police and think that we’re not here to serve you, and again, it goes back to — we take great pride of the level of customer service we provide to citizens, and to be looked at as feeling unsafe when you have law enforcement around you is somewhat perplexing to me,” Ferraro said.

While the Tempe police union hasn’t called for a Boycott of Starbucks, the organization nevertheless made its anger well known in a follow-up tweet.

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“Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019. Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect,” the union tweeted Friday.

As of July 1, according to the FBI, 24 police officers have been “feloniously killed” in the line of duty, while an additional 24 have been killed accidentally.

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