The other day, four cops in scenic Tempe, AZ, were asked to leave a Starbucks, because they were making the other customers nervous.
There may have been some black guys there, and hence concern that the cops would start shooting for no reason.
I'm sure it was a difficult thing to accept, because Starbucks will literally allow a junkie to shoot up in the bathroom and nod out for an hour and a half. They don't kick very many people out.
But I'm actually more concerned with the fact that they were in Starbucks in the first place.
I'm particularly concerned with the fact that a cup of Starbucks costs roughly what I make hourly applying clear packing tape to cardboard boxes, and it wasn't clear to me from any number of articles that I didn't bother reading that they were charged for their coffee.
Cops sometimes have a deal with restaurants in which they can come in and get a cup of coffee for free whenever they feel like it. It's not an official policy, but more so the implied threat of what would happen to you if you tried to charge them.
If the police are pulling this shit at Starbucks all over the country, the chain might be better off not serving them anymore. They don't have to sweat racist CACs in flyover states boycotting Starbucks, because you have to live in an at least somewhat urbane area to even have a Starbucks.