Gee, I wonder why… Hilda and Jesse’s Diner in San Francisco had the nerve to turn away three police officers. They claimed it was because their firearms made them, and their customers feel unsafe. A rep from the restaurant posted about it on Instagram and quickly found the public was not on her side. But initially, they were sticking by the anti-police stance.
The Diner’s initial response to the public outcry.
“Our restaurant is a safe space – particularly for queer and BIPOC individuals. Furthermore, the fact that they were in uniform with multiple weapons on them made our staff uncomfortable, and potentially other guests, so they were asked to leave. We would happily welcome them off-duty, out of uniform, and without weapons.
We’re sorry that the decision upset you. We understand your perspective and we hope you’ll consider ours.”
SFPD Police Chief Scott responded to the restaurant’s choice to discriminate against police officers.
“Community engagement is a core principle of SFPD’s 21st-century police reforms, and we are intentional about asking our officers to support local businesses and get to know those they’re sworn to safeguard.
The San Francisco Police Department stands for safety with respect, even when it means respecting wishes that our officers and I find discouraging and personally disappointing.
I believe the vast majority of San Franciscans welcome their police officers, who deserve to know that they are appreciated for the difficult job we ask them to do — in their uniforms — to keep our neighborhoods and businesses safe.”
After realizing the error of their ways and likely a decline in sales, the restaurant owners backtracked.
“We made a mistake and apologize for the unfortunate incident on Friday when we asked members of the San Francisco Police Department to leave or restaurant. We are grateful to all members of the force who work hard to keep us safe, especially during these challenging times. We hope this will be a teachable moment for us as we repair and continue to build bridges with the SFPD. There are stressful times, and we handled this badly.”
“Stressful times” that they created with their anti-police sentiment. This is why Officers are flocking to Florida. Gov DeSantis is welcoming officers who have been mistreated by their blue states, and the hateful liberals that fail to understand the need for police. And you really can’t blame any officer for leaving a true blue state.