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“I Don’t Serve Cops!” Dunkin Donuts Employee Refuses Service, Now Boycott Is Being Threatened

Two police officers walk into a donut shop.

That’s not the start of a cop joke.

It’s actually a ridiculous story, seeing as how an employee of a Dunkin Donuts in New York refused to serve the officers.

Now, Michael Palladino, the president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, is threatening to lead a boycott of the chain.

Here’s the story, per NBC New York:
The two officers, who are members of the 73rd Precinct’s detective squad, were in plain clothes but had their badges and pistols on their belts when they entered the Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins location at 1993 Atlantic Ave. on Sunday, according to the Detectives’ Endowment Association, a police union.
When the two detectives went up to the counter to order ice cream they were ignored by the clerk, the union said. The clerk asked a man standing behind the officers for his order and when the man mentioned that the two officers were in front of him, the clerk said: “I know, but I don’t serve cops,” according to the union.
Michael Palladino, the president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, threatened to lead a boycott of the doughnut chain if its corporate parent, Dunkin’ Brands, didn’t apologize to the entire NYPD. He has also criticized the city’s political leaders, who he said have created hostility towards police
Dunkin Donuts released a statement on the incident, per Fox News:
“Dunkin’ Donuts is aware of the recent situation at a franchise in Brooklyn and we continue to monitor this matter. The franchisee who owns and operates this restaurant informed us immediately upon learning of this situation earlier this week, he contacted one of the police officers involved to personally apologize for any negative experience he may have had in his store. Dunkin’ Donuts has a long history of supporting local law enforcement and all those who do so much to ensure the safety of our neighborhoods and our country,” the statement reads.
NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio has condemned what occurred – which seems odd considering he’s not the biggest supporter of law enforcement.

Gotta keep up appearance, though, right Bill?

I wonder what the mainstream media will have to say about this story?

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