PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Providence police union is speaking out quickly 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 retailer with the slogan written on the cup. He says the suspected employee was rude to him.
The slogan arose out of protests nationwide last year from a perceived notion of 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 call to Dunkin’ Donuts corporate headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts, had not been returned at the time of this writing.
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