An employee at a Whataburger restaurant in Lewisville, Texas is the most recent disgruntled American to refuse to offer their services to police officers. This is the third such tale of people refusing to serve LEO’s I have written this week alone. [Starbucks employee denies cop bathroom use.] — [Redrock Canyon Grill refuses service due to gun policy confusion]
Officers Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham were told, “We don’t serve police officers,” by an employee before they even ordered, and when the employee said no more the officers left. And yet rather than just take it on the chin and realize that there may be people who have very valid reasons to wish to avoid any interaction whatsoever with the police, the officers reported the incident to somebody who then reported it to the restaurant, who released the following statement:
Officer Magovern said he still loves Whataburger and doesn’t want to throw them under the bus. He believes this is a problem with one location or one employee.
“We’ve seen it on social media. We heard it on the news. You know, 17 years as a firefighter and now 13 years as a police officer this is the first time this has ever happened to me,” he said.
“It really strikes a nerve personally and professionally because maybe he’s joking or maybe he’s not, but how do we trust that individual or that company to cook anyone’s food now,” Officer Beckham added.
Yeah, take a look at that boldened sentence there again. His logic is that because one individual employee was ‘bad’, it makes all Whataburgers and all of their employees ‘bad’ as well. Well, there is that broad brush I get accused of painting with being used by none other than a cop! So is he saying that since there is, and nobody doubts this, at least one really bad cop- no cops can be trusted to enforce the laws? By George, I believe he dinged my truth bell!
The difference, however, is that we can choose whether or not to utilize the services of a Whataburger restaurant and its employees. They don’t just take some of your money before you ever even get it and decide when and how they serve you. Your personal opinions about police services make no difference. You pay for them, or they will hunt you down to imprison you, or kill you trying. Eating at Whataburger is a free choice. Police services are not.
And when a Whataburger employee does something that is against their universal policies, they fire them right away. Police usually do not.
But mostly, Whataburger serves you a meal, they are not entrusted with public and individual safety, nor upholding the law. So how are their standards still higher than those of police? And how come the publics expectations for Whataburger employees is greater than that of police?
It is a pretty fucked up thing when you can kill people without proper cause in a profession that claims to be about keeping the peace and ‘serving’ and ‘protecting’ us, and still keep your job. But in the same society a person who stands up for their convictions and refuses to serve members of a profession with a record of abuse as extensive as those of law enforcement officers gets fired. And the masses hypocritically cheer and call it justice while the remnants of their brains slosh around bobble-headed acquiescence. If stupidity hasn’t killed humanity yet, it has a pretty good chance of surviving anything.
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