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Police kicked out of Denny's

Belleville police chief Bill Clay is ordering his officers to get their pancakes from anywhere but Denny’s, calling the restaurant “political stupidness.”

The new orders come after a New Year’s Day clash between five detectives and one Denny’s manager.

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Animal Farm had it right.

Animal Farm had it right. Some are more equal than others. Did the pigs in the book represent cops?

Animal farm got it from me ;)....

See quote below.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Read the book as an

Read the book as an assignment when I was younger. I hate to bring the book up because its so cliche, but i had to because I wondered if the pigs represented cops. Im thinking it was the teachers secretive way of waking up his students.

Well, I have mixed feeling here

Would these cops be comfortable if Denny's allowed and encouraged every citizen patron to have a concealed weapon on them whenever they came to eat at Denny's on private property?

I bet not.

It's a wider conversation in defense of the 2nd amendment. If WE can't do it, I am not so sure I want THEM to do it either. And by 'it' I mean if I can't carry a gun then I don't really think the cops should be able to either. They work for me, not the other way around. Or at least that is what the laws of our country say though the opposite is what is mostly common these days in the eyes and actions of most law enforcement.


The police response was childish, first to walk out, and second to have it ordered applied to all officers and all Denny's.


People are uncomfortable around priests in uniform, Muslims in uniform, soldiers in uniform, anyone carrying guns, clowns, Disney characters (just watch all the kids scared out of their wits), hippies handing out flowers, underdressed bikini models in the wrong place for it. They feel awkward going into someone else's place of worship.

The cop should have gone over to the lady customer and introduced herself.

And, I still think we should get rid of the TSA and have a cocktail party at the gate for passengers: those who are uncomfortable with a fellow passenger can take a later flight.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

To allow an uncomfortable diner

to dictate company policy when it's not their property is akin to Oblahblah issuing executive orders.

The customer didn't "dictate"

The customer didn't "dictate" anything. On the contrary, the manager chose to accommodate the customer and asked the officers to disarm. This is nothing like what you describe.


I'm uncomfortable with this posters opinion. Please ask him/her to leave this sight.

This is a property rights issue.. and Denny's should win.

What is unfathomable is that cops can take orders not to eat at certain restaurants.....

..... I can only think of one other organization that orders their men not to eat out at certain places and that is the mob.

what is equally absurd is that private corporate offices treat cops like soldiers in war time and pander to their needs like artillery men when they need to stand up for their private policy on their land.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE in terms of constitutional status

but that does not mean corporations are not secure in their property and effects, because corporations are property of the majority shareholder/s. The majority shareholders should sue in their capacity as citizens of the united states, not as shareholders of the corporation.

corporations should only have recourse in civil matters as regulated by administrative bodies public interest policy, but never should SCOTUS review a corporation as a plaintiff and find the constitutional issue... unfortunately that day is closer than ever before because people can not see themselves the same way the constitution sees them.

after citizens united lines became blurry as the status of "we the people", but make no mistake that Corporations are NOT PEOPLE, and only PEOPLE should be protected by the constitution.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Once Again......

I've said it before, and no one paid attention. Corporations ARE people too! PROOF!!! SEE how it works! Video, just takes 2 minutes of your time.


Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks


people (through a person's name/title) are corporations in terms of statute


Dan D. and I know what your saying.

That video was just a humerous way to illustrate, IT"S ALL A SHAM!

The world is run by a bunch of freaks that have nothing better to do than to sit around a big table all day sayin "How can we F-em this time".

"The Big table symbolizes their "big heads".....

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks


Many Denny's restaurants are franchises, owned, possibly by individuals or families, or corporations. People have property rights whether they form a group or not.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

This is a property rights

This is a property rights issue, isn't it?

juan maldonado

I would kick them out based on gang activity.

There is nothing worse than an out of control police gang.

These blue thugs are involved in more organized cruelty and oppression than most that they call criminals.

They have their quotas and dues to pay too.



Unarm the police too!

At least it's keeping us safe...what a wonderful meme.

The stupidity continues.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

If they were off duty an not

If they were off duty an not in uniform then they should have to follow the same rules as everyone else.

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I'd hate to be one of their customers if an armed robber

showed up.

Bad move.

i'd rather deal with an armed

i'd rather deal with an armed robber,than be in the presence of a PIG


egapele's picture

Not if you're an unarmed female with small children.

I'm as pro-gun as you can get and I can't stand the stories about police arrogance/abuse as much as the next person but there was a better way to handle that situation.

Idaho Open Carry had a hard time finding meeting places

If it is legal to open carry in the state, ANYONE should be allowed to carry. And, if they don't permit it, I don't eat there.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Not sure how I feel about this honestly

If the point of view is, if we can't be armed, neither can you.....Would like to see more discussion from DPers on this.

Anyone who gets a Gov't

Anyone who gets a Gov't paycheck should be disarmed first so they can demonstrate the benefits of being disarmed to us peasants. Once all the police, soldiers, alphabet agencies, etc. get rid of their guns then we can talk about my guns.

they should be lauded for

they should be lauded for their heroic sevice in putting marijuana smokers next to rapists and murderers in prison. And not to mention their G-20 Gestapo "let's have some fun" mentality.

From my own point of view and completely unrelated to this article, i think this was a "Police have f*cked with me 60 times issue." And so what happens when and/or if this gets hot and you got a lot of pissed off peasants with nothing to lose and everything to gain when they declare martial law and start confiscating your firearms?

Dante's making new architectural plans and rethinking where everything is furnished in Satan's humble abode.


Hoplophobes are everywhere

and are now empowered


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