Reap what you sow.
By Daniel Greenfield
One of the precursors of the most recent wave of black nationalist violence was a shakedown of a Starbucks over a customer being asked to leave. The overpriced junk coffee company brought in Eric Holder and assorted black nationalist allies, closed its stores and engaged in performative breast-beating. During the BLM riots, it marketed a BLM shirt which included the name of the racist hate group and the violent slogan, “No justice, no peace.”
Now it turns out there’s no peace for Starbucks.
Starbucks is permanently closing 16 locations around the US by the end of July, The Wall Street Journal first reported.
“After careful consideration, we are closing some stores in locations that have experienced a high volume of challenging incidents that make it unsafe to continue to operate, to open new locations with safer conditions,” a Starbucks spokesperson told Insider. The incidents involve drug use in stores by customers and other members of the public reported by workers.
The closures are a move to make Starbucks locations safer for customers and employees, the company said, echoing a letter from senior VPs of US operations Debbie Stroud and Denise Nelson sent to employees on July 11. The company also gives local leaders the authority to close bathrooms, reduce seating, and take other measures to keep conditions safe for employees.
The locations are in Seattle, Los Angeles, Philly and Portland. Some of the epicenters of wokeness and the pro-crime movement that unleashed violent crime. And a general state of lawlessness.
The company said it received reports from workers about incidents that they said involved drug use by some customers and in some cases, members of the public, in certain locations.
The company said it would provide additional guidance to baristas in how to deal with active shooter scenarios and conflict de-escalation at work.
Starbucks said workers reported safety concerns during outreach sessions after interim chief executive Howard Schultz returned to the company earlier this year.
“Like so much of the world right now, the Starbucks business as it is built today is not set up to fully satisfy the evolving behaviors, needs and expectations of our partners or customers,” Mr. Schultz wrote in a letter to employees Monday.
Except that it’s not so much of the world. It’s stores in areas at the epicenter of the pro-crime movement which Starbucks chose to foster. And like most liberals, Schultz is acting as if the rising crime is some inexplicable phenomenon that has nothing to do with its political allies and its own politics.