Is your favorite Starbucks location closing its doors for good? If you live in an area where a “woke” District Attorney spends more time protecting criminals than prosecuting them, your favorite stop for coffee may be about to disappear. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is closing stores across America in places where he blames local woke leaders for high crime. Getting a cup of joe has never been so dangerous. The Daily Mail’s Rachael Bunyan and Alex Hammer report:
The CEO of Starbucks is intentionally shuttering more than a dozen profitable stores nationwide over disruptions that he’s blamed on the cities’ woke local elected leaders for ‘abdicating their responsibility’ to fight crime.
Howard Schultz said ‘America has become unsafe’ after he announced that 16 stores will close in several cities across the country – all set in left-leaning locales – because staff are being attacked and reports of drug use at the popular cafés.
The cities set to see closures include the company’s hometown of Seattle, as well as five other liberal-run municipalities. Those stores are in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland, and Washington, DC.
Schultz warned that this is ‘just the beginning’ of store closures and said there ‘would be many more’ amid issues with mental illness, homelessness and crime.
EXCLUSIVE: Today at an internal meeting CEO Howard Schultz said: “Starbucks is a window into America… we are facing things in which the stores were not built for… we’re listening to our people and closing stores, & this is just the beginning. There are gonna be many more. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/E9ayQqSmB8
— Ari Hoffman (@thehoffather) July 13, 2022
In two leaked video excerpts of Schultz speaking at an internal meeting, shared by Ari Hoffman of KVI-AM talk radio in Seattle, Schultz said he was shocked to hear that one of the primary concerns of their retail partners is their ‘own personal safety.’
The reported disruptions include drug use by paying customers and, more often than not, members of the public – who often take advantage of the company’s open bathroom policy, which allows nonpaying patrons to use their facilities.
As a result, the bathrooms have in large part devolved into dens of debauchery, regularly used by vagrants and homeless to do drugs and engage in other illicit behavior.
In the leaked video excerpts, Schulz said: ‘In my view at the local, state, and federal level, these governments across the country and leaders, mayors, and governors and city councils have abdicated their responsibility in fighting crime and addressing mental illness.
‘And we’re going to have to refine and transform and modernize many of the things we do to meet the needs of our customers in a very changing operating environment.’
He added that the demand for Starbucks by their customers has ‘never been greater.’
In another short video, Schultz said: ‘I don’t have to spend too much time on what’s going on in the country and how America has become unsafe, but you all read the press release the last couple of days about the fact that we are beginning to close stores that are not unprofitable.’
He added: ‘It has shocked me that one of the primary concerns that our retail partners have is their own personal safety. And then we heard the stories about what happens in our bathrooms, the issues with mental illness, homelessness and crime.
Schultz blamed elected leaders of the Democrat cities where the stores are closing “at the local state and federal level, these governments… and leaders, mayors & governors & city councils have advocated their responsibility in fighting crime & addressing mental illness. pic.twitter.com/M8vTJgchCE
— Ari Hoffman (@thehoffather) July 13, 2022
‘Starbucks is a window into America, we have stores in every community… we are facing things in which the stores were not built for. We’re listening to our people and closing stores, & this is just the beginning. There are going be many more.’
All of the stores set to be closed have seen an influx of crime – with many attributing the rise to a recent wave of ‘woke’ policies implemented by progressive politicians.
The result are cities that border on lawlessness – with employees at the stores reportedly complaining in droves that they feel unsafe at work.
Action Line: Americans shouldn’t have to feel unsafe at work. Only a short time ago, it wasn’t like this. America was as peaceful as it had ever been until the Summer of 2020 when Democrats unleashed a torrent of rioting and looting on the country, letting criminals know that their abuses would be forgiven in the name of woke “equity.” If you live in one of the areas where it’s too dangerous to even run a coffee shop, you need to look for a better America today. Start your search with my Super States. Let me know about your move to freedom by contacting me here. And stay in touch by subscribing to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter. We’ll weather this storm in America together.
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