Police officers risk their lives for the service and protection of the public. This risk has escalated with the immersion of Black Lives Matter and their hatred toward police. Employees of fast food restaurants have refused to serve police and a similar situation just occurred with Walmart, but with a twist. The fast food franchise apologized to the police, while Walmart has withheld any apology and the employees have yet to be reprimanded or fired. PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
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In St. Cloud, Florida – An on-duty police officer went to Walmart in uniform, grabbed some items that he needed to buy, and headed for the checkout. When he got to the register, he was refused service by the cashier.
The incident occurred at the Walmart on 13th Street in St. Cloud, Florida. When the St. Cloud officer got to the checkout lane, the female clerk pointed out her skin color (presumably black) and then told him that she wouldn’t allow him to buy his items.
A second employee reportedly laughed at the way that the officer was treated.
Walmart and the St. Cloud Police Department both confirmed to WFTV Channel 9 that the incident had happened.
When Walmart’s corporate office was contacted by WFTV Channel 9 about the incident, they were told, “This is an unfortunate situation, but we cannot comment on an active HR investigation.”
It’s almost understandable that a lone Walmart employee might behave inappropriately. However, when Walmart’s corporate office had a chance to apologize and set things straight, they refused to comment. This is absurd!
Walmart has a history of acting quickly to fire employees for defending themselves or others from being assaulted, and they aren’t afraid to comment then. This refusal to comment is clearly a cover until the incident blows over. Their lack of a response here indicates that they plan to take no action against the employee in question. Maybe Walmart is too afraid to appear to support police officers, for fear of offending their criminal customers.