If I ran a small business, I imagine I’d probably try to be on friendly terms with the local cops. Just seems like a good idea, from a business perspective. But the great thing about working for yourself is that you set the rules. You decide how you’re going to generate bad publicity and alienate as many people as possible.
Faith Abubey and Michael King, WXIA:
A shocking and vulgar sign about police officers has been posted in front of a local business in Atlanta. The sign could be seen from the street with the curse word blurred out, but the message is clear: It says no cops allowed…
“It was really just that the vulgarity in that sign, and that seems to bring it out for people,” said Jim Chambers, owner of the EAV Barbell Club on Flat Shoals Avenue in the city’s East Atlanta Village neighborhood…
“We’ve had an explicitly stated ‘No Cop’ policy since we opened, and we also don’t open membership to active members of the military,” he said.
Well, this guy has the right to be a jackass and to run his business as he sees fit. He can lift heavy things while babbling about capitalism and white supremacy all he wants, without having to worry about an off-duty cop disagreeing with him. If I were a police officer or active-duty military, I wouldn’t want to go into a place where I wasn’t welcome. I’d be glad to spend my money somewhere else. That’s how it’s supposed to work in our capitalist, white-supremacist society.
(Also, bakeries need to make cakes for gay weddings or we’ll drive ’em out of business.)
I just hope this guy never needs a cop in a hurry. If he or his patrons get robbed or attacked or something, the pigs are gonna get there when they get there.
Enjoy those Yelp reviews, Mr. Chambers. That’s capitalism for ya!
P.S. This lady has nothing to do with this.
I helped start this gym. Sad to see what it turned into. This week marks a year since I was forced out. #goodriddance https://t.co/MF4NML2G0H
— Lis Saunders (@LisSaunders) August 9, 2017