USA: Forced decaffeination for Oakland cops as cafe won't serve police

A small community-run Hasta Muerte coffee shop in Oakland, California, sparked controversy after word got out that it refuses to serve police officers in uniform. Clients said they support Hasta Muerte's new policy, during a visit to the establishment based in the Hispanic-dominated neighbourhood of Fruitvale on Saturday. Sochi Johnson said she was 'proud' of the cafe's owners. «The police... Еще are not here to protect and serve anybody, but capital and property and the state,» she added. Reaction has not all been positive. President of the Oakland Police Officers' Association Sergeant Barry Donelan reportedly wrote to the coffee shop querying their stance. The owners and workers at Hasta Muerte, which means 'Until Death' in Spanish, have yet to comment on the growing controversy.

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