In the four years since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in self-defense in Ferguson, Missouri, law enforcement officials have taken it on the chin, deserved or not. Plain and simply, there is a segment of the American public that will not entertain the idea that those men and women have offered their lives to keep the rest of us safe.
And those people, when they own businesses, think nothing of refusing service to the men and women of law enforcement.
One such person owns a food truck in Detroit, and she announced that she does not serve law enforcement on social media.
The owner of Rocky’s Road Brew, Rocky Coronado, wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post on Friday that she is “well within [her] rights to refuse service to law enforcement agents,” such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and local police officers.
She went on to tell of a series of incidents with the Detroit Humane Society in dramatic detail, including that they took pictures of her, and the law enforcement people accompanying them. It seems they make her nervous to the point that she will not even be polite to the LEOs when they come around asking for help, not just looking to buy the product.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig told The Detroit News that his officers find the business owner to be “uncooperative” with the department.
“Generally speaking, we have good relations in that neighborhood, but my officers tell me whenever they’ve been in that area investigating criminal matters, she’s been uncooperative and rude,” Craig said.
Due to the publicity, and assuming the negative reaction of the people on social media, Rocky Road Brew is currently closed.