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Your comparison quotation is so far out of context it hurts. Remember that it was secret police and other authorities that came for the communists, Jews and many, many others.
Originally posted by K J Gunderson
Originally posted by Xtrozero
Ok... so give me a good reason why he should be told to leave?
The OWNER of the PRIVATE BUSINESS wanted him to leave.
Originally posted by Oldtimer2
This doesn't suprise me,the people in oregon have a arrogance,why I have no idea,if you are from Calif,be ready to be berated like"don't californicate Oregon" or we can't be giving all of our gas to Californians,goofy bunch,must be all the rain
Originally posted by projectvxn
I'm not saying that cops are the bad guys, I'm saying that the quote was historically out of context and inaccurate.
Secondly, It does not matter what the officer did and didn't do. Most coffee shops and bars have a sign that says "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason". Was it right? To polite society perhaps not. That is not my point.
[edit on 5-6-2010 by projectvxn]
Originally posted by richierich
The owner has every right to get rid of anyone he does not like, and cops are for sure a magnet for all others....cops are notoriously cheap, tip awfully, and always expect a FREE FEED or drink because of their exalted status!! Bunch of bums.
Originally posted by IceHappy
If you have to ask then you never have makes your point rather pointless!
Originally posted by Marked One
Okay. The lady in the video says "He's not just a police officer. He's a human being." And I know what some people on here are thinking.
"What about the many many innocent people nazi thug police brutalize every day in the police-state we live in, called 'Amerika'. They're human beings too."
Well I got something to tell you...
"THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for me and by that time no one was left to speak up." -Pastor Martin Niemöller. (1892–1984)
Okay. If they can kick a cop out of a coffee shop. And nobody says anything. Well then another coffee shop down the street is going to do the same thing. And in addition they're also going to kick out Tea-Partiers because first of all it's a coffee shop that serves coffee and not tea. And secondly because the owner of the shop is African-American. And we all know that all tea-party activists are nothing but a bunch of racist rednecks who hate on the main man because he's a brother.
If I was this cop and saw the owner of the coffee shop getting robbed while it's just him and his employees in there before closing time? I'd want to park my patrol-car across the street from the shop while I'm drinking coffee I bought from an Exxon and be listening to Lady Gaga on the radio while I watch the dude get his butt robbed. And when the owner comes out and asks me "Why didn't you save me from being robbed?" I'd pass the empty coffee-cup to the owner and say "Here, throw this away for me please. And **** off." And just drive away. BUT WOULD I REALLY DO THIS?! As much as I want to? NO I WOULD NOT. But I'd still tell the coffee-shop owner to go screw himself after he thanks me for saving his butt.
I've always predicted for a long time that something like this would happen one day. And look? It did.
Was the owner of the coffee shop lawfully in the right for what he did? YES! Because it's his shop and he can run it however he wants as long as he doesn't discriminate customers on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion ONLY. Not "race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or professional occupation."
It's a sad and messed up world we live in. Isn't it?
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 6/4/10 by Marked One]
Originally posted by antonia
Wait, you don't have an evidence other than that the guy was kicked out. We don't know how he was acting in the shop. We don't know if he had been there before. We just don't know.
I think it's a little presumptuous to think the manger was somehow in the wrong considering we weren't there to see or hear anything that went down.