12 December, 2021

A Non-apology Apology

SF Restaurant Slammed After Kicking Out Dining Cops Because They Had Guns, Later Apologizes | The Daily Wire

Co-Owner Rachel Sillcocks wrote on Instagram, “Our restaurant is a safe space — particularly for queer and bipoc individuals. Furthermore, the fact that they were in uniform with multiple weapons on them made our staff uncomfortable, and potentially other guests, so they were asked to leave. We would happily welcome them off-duty, out of uniform and without weapons.”

“We’re sorry that the decision upset you,” she continued.  “We understand your perspective and we hope you consider ours.”

“We’re sorry that the decision upset you”. So, see, it’s still the police’s fault for being upset. They’re just sorry that it happened.

If you have a problem with armed police in your business, maybe you should re-think whether or not you should be running a business.

Social media slammed the owners for their actions; the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “By Sunday, the restaurant had received a flood of negative reviews on Yelp, with hundreds of reviewers criticizing it for the Friday incident …”

San Francisco Police Chief William Scott responded to Sillcocks’ post, tweeting, “San Francisco Community engagement is a core principle of SFPD’s 21st century police reforms, and we are intentional about asking our officers to support local businesses and get to know those they’re sworn to safeguard.”

The police didn’t do anything wrong.

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