“Blacklivesmatter” was scribbled on a cop’s coffee cup by a Dunkin Donuts employee in Rhode Island. The incident happened when a Providence police officer went into a Dunkin’ Donuts store Friday and noticed the slogan written on his cup. According to the Providence police union, the officer said an employee was rude to him.
Fox News reports that “blacklivesmatter” was written on the officer’s cup as a sign of hostility from one of the store’s employees. The term emerged last year after protests ignited over African Americans believing that they’re being wrongly targeted by law enforcement.
The Fraternal Order of Police calls the incident “unacceptable and discouraging.” Lt. Roger Aspinall, a union member, says that the slogan is “anti-police and the Black Lives Matter movement ‘condones violence against police.'”
The union simply states that “all lives matter.”
William “Billy” O’Donnell posted the image of the coffee cup with the “blacklivesmatter” slogan to his Facebook page and vented his frustrations.
“So my coworker just went to get a coffee Dunkin Donuts on Atwells Ave in Providence. The worker was immediately rude, and didn’t appear to want to serve him in uniform. Upon leaving he noticed what she wrote on his coffee cup…#blacklivesmatter.? Would you drink it? My suggestion…absolutely not, go to Starbucks. When is this silliness going to end. But if the store gets robbed she’ll be calling us immediately to help AND we will because that’s what we do!!!!”