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Starbucks offers apology to Tempe police

The New York Times 07/07/2019

Starbucks has apologized to six police officers in Tempe, AZ after a barista asked them to move out of the line of sight of a customer who expressed unease at their presence or to leave the store. Starbucks, which received criticism on social media when the news became public, emphasized its positive relationship with local police and the local force’s role in keeping its “stores and the community a safe and welcoming place.”

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