Skip to comments.Police chief Johnny O’Mara met with Starbucks to urge mercy over ‘PIG’ cup scandal
Posted on 12/04/2019 8:42:21 AM PST by conservative98
The Oklahoma police chief who blasted Starbucks after one of his officers received an order labeled PIG has met with the coffee chain to urge them to rehire the barista fired over the scandal, according to a report.
Kiefer Police Chief Johnny OMara said Tuesday that he met with Starbucks officials and requested the young employee who was terminated be offered a position of employment, news station KTUL reported.
We start civility by forgiving minor indiscretions and using those moments to help people better themselves, OMara said in a statement.
The Starbucks controversy began on Thanksgiving when one of OMaras colleagues made a coffee run and came back with five orders labeled PIG.
OMara wrote in a Facebook post that has now gone viral that he was dismayed by the customer service.
What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town, OMara wrote.
Starbucks apologized and issued a statement saying the employee who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgment and is no longer a partner after this violation of company policy.
The locations manager, who identified herself as Lola Price, also came forward, claiming shed been fired in connection with the incident, despite not writing the labels on the cups, KTUL reported.
Its unclear whether OMara urged the company to also have mercy on Price.
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Do they really want a person with so little character and self-control working for them?
I don’t agree with this “reach across the aisle” type of thinking. People like the fired employee(s) should not be trusted to handle food and drink for others.
I was terminated from my position because, Starbucks was looking for someone to take the blame for this and to save some face from their company, she told the outlet.
Price said that she tried to make the situation right with the officer before he left the store.
He laughed it off, said it was cool, Price said. I handed him his blueberry muffin and I went back off the floor to continue doing my shift manager duties.
But later, another officer, Kiefer Chief of Police Johnny OMara, wrote on Facebook about his colleagues coffee run.
What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town, OMara said in the post.
Daughter of police chief in Starbucks cup scandal says he's 'absolutely a pig' His post went viral and prompted Starbucks to fire the employee who printed the labels and also drew a response from a woman claiming to be OMaras daughter, who said he absolutely is a pig.
The Starbucks partner who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgement and is no longer a partner after this violation of company policy, the company said in a statement.
The statement, however, doesnt make any mention of Prices termination.
So she gave him his muffin? So what.
Was O’Mara told to do this? If so, by whom and why?
Someone should get the answers on the record.
Maybe the chief ought to offer them a job keeping the jail cell cleaned up for when Otis needs to sleep off his latest drunk.
The police chief is soft in the head; maybe he should reflect on if he has the right stuff to hold his own job.
Hell no. I dont want scumbags touching my food or drink. (No. Not a cop. Had a family full of them once though)
His estranged daughter called him out on twitter. That could have something to do with the reach across.
Maybe she wrote that memo to herself?-)
Wrong way to go. Starbucks needs to make the firing permament, close all stores for 1 day for compulsory employee retraining, give free coffee to all cops, and the CEO must go on national TV to beg forgiveness, then resign.
our side is too nice to these punks.
This entire story is so lame. Can’t we just let it die already?
Agreed. While we're at it, let's make our unconditional and complete surrender in the culture war and turn over civilization to the rabid left mutts like this hateful lesbian and the Starbucks/Antifa generation.
Good idea, Sherlock.
Why is this complicated? Why the mention of the (allegedly) Police Chief’s Daughter, does she work at Starbucks?
The person who keyed in the word “Pig” should be fired. Is the Manager the one that typed it out?
Would she be defended by anyone is she typed “”Faggot” or “Nigger” into the labeling system?
What am I missing here?
Well, look at the bright side. At least she didn’t throw the cup of hot coffee into the Pig’s face.
As Mark Levin always says, the Civilized Society is no more.
Oh, do shut up. I’ve been a cop for well over a decade and if I posted pictures of everyone who made a joke or disrespected police in my presence and I then called for them to lose their livelihood I would have no time to actually do my job. I haven’t been inside a Starbucks since they kicked out the cops in uniform a while ago. If you’re a cop in uniform and you give money to a place where cop-haters work and congregate, then you get what you deserve. To whine about it on social media is such a pu$$y thing to do.
I don’t patronize Starbucks anymore and haven’t for about 5 years. I id however go in and purchase a “Tall” last weekend. I gave my name to the “barista” as Trump. Tickled my funny bone when she called out “Trump”. No way was I drinking the coffee so it went down the drain when I got outside.
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