John Binder of Breitbart News revealed that NYPD officers are leaving the police force in droves.
New York Post reported that 272 active NYPD officers have filed for retirement ever since riots over the death of George Floyd have kicked off over the past month.
At a similar period in 2019, 183 officers filed for retirement, marking a 50 percent increase in retirements at this point last year.
One officer, who remained anonymous, told the Post “It’s an all-out war on cops and we have no support.” Over 300 officers suffered injuries during the recent riots.
Initially, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to defund the NYPD and the Commissioner Dermot Shea put forward a plan to disband the city’s 600-strong undercover anti-crime unit.
Radical anti-law enforcement activists got their wish on June 29 2020, when the city council decided to cut NYPD’s budget by nearly $1 billion.
BLP previously reported that shootings have increased by over 300 percent in the month of June compared to the same period in 2019.
None of New York’s growing crime problem is happening by coincidence. It’s the product of bad public policy such the elimination of cash bail for the majority of nonviolent crimes and overall law approach to crime.
Starbucks Barista FIRED After Refusing to Wear “Pride” T-Shirt for Religious Reasons, According to Lawsuit
She is a Christian and was apparently told by her manager that she didn’t have to wear it.
A former Starbucks barista is filing an unlawful discrimination lawsuit against the coffee giant, claiming they fired her for refusing to wear a “Pride” t-shirt that violated her Christian religious convictions.
Betsy Fresse started working as a barista in December 2015. After transferring to a Glen Ridge, New Jersey, store in early 2019, managers apparently “assured” her that her Christian faith wouldn’t be an issue.
Then in June 2019, she noticed a box of Pride shirts on a desk and asked if they’d make her wear one. Her store manager said she wouldn’t have to, but two months later she found herself out of a job after being terminated by a district manager.
A notice of separation claims that Fresse was fired for violating Starbucks’ “core values.” It specifically mentions an incident where she said her colleagues “need Jesus” when given the “Pride” shirt.
Starbucks maintains that “no part of our dress code requires partners to wear any approved items that they have not personally selected” and that Fresse’s claims are “without merit,” in a comment to the New York Post.
So Starbucks denies that she was fired for not wearing the shirt, yet their notice of separation appears to claim that they fired her for something she said about Jesus. Not a good look either way.
Fresse is seeking backpay, punitive damages, money to cover the cost of an attorney, and a permanent injunction that prevents Starbucks from “failing to accommodate […] sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Starbucks has long been a major player in the world of Woke Capital. Back in February Big League Politics reported on how the British branch of Starbucks was raising money for a pro-transgender lobbying group:
The U.K. branch of Starbucks is raising money to push for the chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children.
Nathanael Blake at The Federalist reported that the multinational titan is selling special mermaid-shaped cookies to help the pro-transgender lobbying group Mermaids. Curiously, the group’s founder took her underage son to Thailand to undergo a castration procedure.
Blake correctly observed “That Starbucks is supporting this group illustrates how thoroughly radicals have conquered both the LGBT movement and corporate culture.”
He also called attention to how “In a few years the fight has shifted from government recognition of same-sex relationships as legal marriages to mastectomies, sterilization, and castration for children.”
Here’s hoping that Betsy Fresse is successful in her lawsuit.
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