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NYPD Vs. Dunkin’ Donuts: Time To Make The Headlines

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All the cops in the donut shops say: “Stay away-oh, stay away-ohhhhhh…”

America runs on outrage. Kerry Picket reports:

Police union leaders in New York City called for a boycott of all Dunkin’ Donuts after a worker at a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins in the city refused service to two NYPD detectives last Friday, The New York Post reported.

According to The Post, a Brooklyn Dunkin’ Donuts clerk told two NYPD officers, “I don’t serve cops…”


The workers at the Brooklyn Dunkin’ Donuts argue that the detectives were standing at the wrong counter, and it was a busy time of the day.

Hmmm. Which one seems more likely, that a clerk in a donut shop — a donut shop — publicly insulted a couple of cops? Or that the cops got it wrong and are too ashamed to admit in front of their buddies that they made a mistake?

Even if it is true, boycotting the whole company seems pretty snowflaky to me. Apparently, these guys can’t just say, “Don’t go to this particular Dunkin’ Donuts in Brooklyn, they’re dicks to cops.” They have to paint an entire group of people with a broad brush because of the actions of a few. I’m pretty sure cops don’t like it when people do that to them.

Well, look on the bright side. If the cops lay off the donuts, they’ll have an easier time running after the bad guys and the crime rate will go down. This could work out for everybody. Except Dunkin’ Donuts, I guess.