Cop complains after “blacklivesmatter” put on coffee cup

(Image: Shutterstock)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — 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.

Related: Dunkin Donuts employee tells officer “We don’t serve cops here”

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.”

A spokeswoman for Dunkin’ Brands Group says the franchise owner apologized to the officer and counseled the employee about her behavior.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s