As lawmakers and politicians continue to push for law enforcement reform, tensions remain high. Across the country, police officers are facing their own “new normal.”
And unfortunately, that can often include disrespectful – and even dangerous – encounters with the American public.
Cops aren’t only dealing with protesters these days; they’re also dealing with a spike in anti-law enforcement behavior.
For instance, an Illinois State Police officer purchased a coffee from a local Dunkin’ Donuts on July 30 … and what he found inside was not pleasant.
The coffee seemed unusually hot, so the officer removed the lid to help cool it down.
And that’s when he saw something truly disgusting, and something nobody would ever want to see.
A Dunkin’ Donuts worker has been arrested after an Illinois State Police officer discovered a ‘large, thick piece of mucus which was later confirmed to be saliva’ in his coffee, authorities said.
The ISP immediately started an investigation, and it didn’t take long for them to reach a conclusion:
25-year-old Dunkin’ Donuts employee Vincent J. Sessler was promptly arrested.
Said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly:
This is outrageous and disgusting.
The men and women of the Illinois State Police put their heart and soul into protecting the lives and rights of all people in this state every day. They deserve better than this insulting and dangerous treatment.
He added that officers would no longer patronize that Dunkin’ Donuts “for their own safety.”
And though it wasn’t confirmed, we’re guessing Sessler will be fired. He remains in custody at Chicago Police Department’s Eighth District while police push forward with the investigation.
The problem is clear: while citizens have the right to protest, they don’t have the right to put others in danger.
Spitting in someone’s drink is never a good idea, but it’s even more egregious during a pandemic. On top of which, law enforcement personnel are likely feeling some immense pressure these days.
Is it possible to push for change and remain civil and respectful? Well, we think it is.
- A Dunkin’ Donuts employee was arrested for spitting into an Illinois State police officer’s coffee.
- ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly calls it “outrageous and disgusting,” and said his officers “deserve better.”
- Officers won’t patronize that Dunkin’ Donuts location anymore, “for their own safety.”