Every now and then, a business would do something so stupid that it’s breathtaking: Reject law enforcement. It is undoubtedly the dumbest thing a business could do short of setting fire to their own establishment in front of their insurance agent and claiming accident insurance. I understand it is the right of a business to reject anybody for any reason(not necessarily true) but that doesn’t mean such actions will go unpunished. ANY business that rejects law enforcement as consumers in ANY way should be “blackballed” by local departments, which would be legal, I guess, thanks to Warren v. District of Columbia, Castle Rock v. Gonzales, and other similar court rulings.
If you do not want police officers as consumers or police officers carrying their weapon inside, then fucking protect yourselves and do your own investigating when you’re robbed. Don’t expect protection from those you reject. Ever heard of the phrase “don’t bite the hand that feeds you” or “don’t cut off your nose to spite your face”? Yeah, our parents told us that as kids and that applies here.
And what in god’s name makes you think it’s a great idea to reject what is, for all intent and purpose, FREE SECURITY? A smart business would welcome law enforcement at any time, grant them discounts(or free meals), and treat them like they are special VIP consumers. Only a really stupid or desperate criminal would attempt to rob a business that is known to be pro-law enforcement, and therefore, likely occupied by law enforcement most of the day.
Funny how some business will reject police officers but the minute someone robs them or causes a massive disturbance, they are quick to threaten to or actually call the same police they reject. So, police departments that face an anti-police business should refuse to respond to 911 calls to said businesses unless there is a life threatening situation underway. And any business that rejects law enforcement should start calling thugs for protection or defend themselves.
Oh, and don’t give me this “we pay their salary(taxes)” bullshit because you don’t exactly have a choice, now do you? So don’t speak as if you CHOOSE to “pay their salary” because you either pay taxes or you get a visit from the police you rejected, simple as that. Funny how that works, huh? Hell, I’m pretty sure if you put a law on the ballot in every state asking voters if ‘law enforcement should be allowed to refuse to respond to businesses that do not allow police’, a majority of those voters, those TAXPAYERS, would vote YES. But that’s beside the point and I think I already made mine.