Food service workers up their game, scrawl THIS on cops’ coffee cups

Food service workers up their game, scrawl THIS on cops’ coffee cups

When I buy a cup of coffee on the way to work, the Styrofoam container has the salutation “Have a Nice Day” printed on it. Part of the reason I get this message and not something obscene is that I don’t wear a uniform or a badge. Another reason is that I don’t live in St. Louis and, therefore, don’t frequent MoKaBae’s Coffeehouse.

I wouldn’t even if I did live in St. Louis after reading that police who do find the gratuitous handwritten message “FTP” scrawled on their coffee cups. That’s short for “F*ck the Police.”

St. Louis has been an epicenter for anti-police sentiment ever since an officer in the suburb of Ferguson, Mo., shot a black thug named Michael Brown in self-defense.

As for MoKaBae’s, the owners feigned concern on Twitter after word of the insult to St. Louis’s Finest leaked out. First there was this:

That tweet was followed minutes later by this one:

The reason I say “feigned concern” is that the store’s website and other social media accounts reveal its true colors — and blue is not among them. This is the photo “gracing” MoKaBae’s Facebook page:

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And its webpage has this clickable image above the menu:

 

 

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The “Von” in this invented holiday is VonDerrit Myers, an 18-year-old resident of St. Louis who opened fire on an off-duty police officer in October 2014 and was shot to death in the exchange.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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