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searched classes and didn't see...


Regular Member
Aug 22, 2013
here nc
per wiki...quote,
U.S. federal law protects individuals from discrimination or harassment based on the following nine protected classes: sex, race, age, disability, color, creed, national origin, religion, or genetic information (added in 2008). Many state laws also give certain protected groups special protection against harassment and discrimination, as do many employer policies. Although it is not required by federal law, employer policies may also protect employees from harassment or discrimination based on marital status or sexual orientation.[1] The following characteristics are "protected" by United States federal anti-discrimination law:
Race – Civil Rights Act of 1964
Religion – Civil Rights Act of 1964
National origin – Civil Rights Act of 1964
Age (40 and over) – Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Sex – Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Civil Rights Act of 1964
Pregnancy – Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Familial status – Civil Rights Act of 1968
Disability status – Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Genetic information – Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act unquote

yet CNN quote ~ "...a California sheriff's office said two of its deputies were ignored in a store.
"Two of our deputies were refused service at Starbucks," Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said on Twitter. "The anti police culture repeatedly displayed by Starbucks employees must end."

The department said on Twitter on Friday it was aware of the "cop with no coffee" incident that took place Thursday night.

The deputies were "laughed at" and "completely ignored," Bianco said in a video. "They tried to get served, they asked if anyone was going to help them," he said.

This is the third time this year Starbucks has come under fire for its treatment of police officers.
Last month, the police chief in Kiefer, Oklahoma, said one of his officers picked up a coffee order from a local Starbucks that had the word "PIG" printed on the label.

Starbucks meets with Arizona police after 6 officers were asked to leave a store
"This cup of coffee for a 'pig' is just another little flag. It's another tiny symptom and a nearly indiscernible shout from a contemptuous, roaring and riotous segment of a misanthropic society that vilifies those who stand for what's right and glorifies the very people who would usher in the destruction of the social fabric," Chief Johnny O'Mara wrote on Facebook.

In July, the Tempe Officers Association in Arizona said six officers were asked by a barista to leave because, the barista said, a customer "did not feel safe" in their presence. "When those officers entered the store and a customer raised a concern over their presence, they should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect by our partners (employees). Instead, they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable..." unquote https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/15/us/starbucks-police-officers-ignored/index.html

so when did LEs, already a privileged group [ask them their opinion of themselves] become a protected class by federal standards?

color of law

Accomplished Advocate
Oct 7, 2007
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
The question is, are they (cops) a federal and/or state protected class? Well, the USSC has made it clear that cops have qualified immunity. In other words, the USSC has judicially created a special protected class. If congress passed a law not allowing QI then the USSC holding would be nullified.


Regular Member
Nov 5, 2015
They haven't. And have no more right to even be or remain on the property if told to leave. Much less be served.

OC for ME

Regular Member
Jan 6, 2010
White Oak Plantation
..why any cop continues to attempt to patronize any starbucks says more about those cops then it does starbucks...

If is decide to buy a cup of coffee, it will be from one of my local mom/pop breakfast joints...while OCing of course...then again, my area is infested with regular, no nonsense tolerating, salt of the earth, folks...