On the heels of anti-cop hatred leading to five deputies being assassinated in Dallas, Washington State law enforcement officials were refused service recently at a local Chinese restaurant.
This afternoon 4 Skagit County Sheriff’s office deputies were finishing up lunch at Lucky’s. As 2 deputies went up to pay they were informed by the owner that he requested they not eat there anymore. They were told that other customers didn’t like law enforcement there. My chief deputy spoke to the owner to confirm this because he simply could not believe what he was hearing. The owner not only repeated the request but asked that we spread the word to other law enforcement that they were no longer welcome either.
I understand a business owner has a right to refuse service if he wants to…….I also understand that as customers we all have the right to find some other restaurant to take our lunch break in.
Notice how he said that he understood that the store owner had the right an they had the right to take their business somewhere else, and didn’t sue over it (see GAYSTAPO STRIKES: Colorado Baker Ordered to ‘Bake Gay Wedding Cakes. Or None At All.’ and Gaystapo Strikes Again: Christian Bakery Fined For Reasons You Won’t Believe…).
Since the social media posting, the public backlash has been swift, with angry calls and posts aimed directly at the establishment. Now the owners claim it was a “misunderstanding.”
The father and son who own Lucky Teriyaki insist the whole issue is the result of a very big misunderstanding due to poor English skills. Sheriff Will Reichardt wrote in a Facebook post Thursday that the situation completely took him by surprise.
Someone is going to call me a racist for saying this, but methinks “misunderstanding” due to “poor English skills” has less to do with their regret than the vicious public backlash. Because within hours of Skagit Sheriff’s posting of the event on Facebook, the calls for boycott were reaching fever pitch. Also, this seems rather cut and dry here:
The owner’s son said he told the deputies in very broken English that they made the other customers “uncomfortable.” “Police not welcome here,” is how they now believe it was received by the deputies.
Chen said she explained to the man and his son that the chief deputy followed up with a phone call.
“Didn’t you understand that they were giving you a chance to straighten this out?” Chen asked in Mandarin.
The son says he didn’t understand the questions, and he may have just answered, “Yeah,” to the chief deputy’s inquiries, not grasping the gravity of what was about to happen.
Naturally the father, owner, of the establishment is distraught over the reaction to his son’s mistake. And yes, it was a mistake. Now the owner is insisting all deputies are welcome.
So credit where due, he’s trying to fix the error. But what this event should tell everyone is, despite what BlackLivesMatter insists, the public still backs police officers and sheriff’s deputies. Despite the media insisting all cops are racist asshats who hate black people, the public has their backs. If that means boycotting a restaurant, misunderstanding or not, the takeaway is the same.
The left wing media might hate the cops. BlackLivesMatter might hate cops. But the American people? Not so much.
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