Hope they don’t need help anytime soon…..
The Providence police union is speaking out after an officer received a cup of coffee with “#blacklivesmatter” written on it.
The Fraternal Order of Police says the incident is “unacceptable and discouraging.”
The officer told the union that he received a cup of coffee Friday at a Dunkin’ Donuts store with the slogan written on the cup. He says an employee was rude to him.
The slogan arose last year during protests nationwide over police violence against civilians.
Lt. Roger Aspinall, a union member, told WLNE-TV the slogan is anti-police and the Black Lives Matter movement “condones violence against police.”
The union says it believes that “all lives matter.”
“We are aware of the situation in Providence. Dunkin Donuts and our franchisees share a commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all our guests,” the company said in a statement. “The franchise owner has apologized to the police officer on behalf of Dunkin Donuts, and he has counseled the employee about her behavior.”