Monday, March 12, 2018
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! POLICE REJECT NON-APOLOGY FROM COFFEE DUDE DANNY O'NEILL AND BOYCOTT ROASTERIE!!!
Locally, and thanks to our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY, we had a conversation about a KCMO coffee kingpin disrespecting police before any other local media outlet.
And now local sources struggle to play nice with the tall & lanky KC biz dude . . .
Here's a non-apology that's touted by MSM . . .
Danny O'Neill: "Many of my friends are members of the Kansas City Police Department and other area police departments. My business offers discounts to area police officers. The Kansas City Police Department will collaborate with my business on a motorcycle safety rodeo later this year. Last summer I made a solo 8,000-mile motorcycle ride to the Arctic Circle to raise more than $25,000 for a KC charity to purchase adaptive bikes for kids—my journey was safe, thanks in large part to police officer friends I consulted with prior to the trip and officers I met along the way."
The response and follow-up coverage . . .
Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police President Brad Lemon says it was shared with him.
"It was three months that he went and drove a $100,000 dollar car illegally," Lemon said, who was on his way back from Clinton Officer Christopher Ryan Morton's funeral. "I wouldn't even consider putting something so stupid online and talk about how ignorant I am that I'm driving my $100,000 car illegally."
Accordingly . . .
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! THE NON-APOLOGY SPIN DIDN'T WORK AND POLICE REMAIN UNSATISFIED AFTER THE INSULT!!!
Make no mistake, the Blue Lives Matter movement can make a HUGE impact on a biz that is based on nothing more than beans and good vibes.
And then . . .
O'Neill, who is out of town, issued a second apology and said he is personally meeting with the Fairway Police Department.
“I am deeply sorry for remarks made in a social media post about a police officer who issued me a well-deserved violation for expired tags. They don’t reflect the great work these courageous men and women do to keep our community safe. I am personally meeting with the Fairway Police Department to apologize and will continue to support, in meaningful ways, Kansas City-area police departments and the officers who perform their invaluable service.”
Meanwhile, a Starbucks is moving in across the street from one of Mr. O'Neill's signature stores and the "good guy image" this dude has portrayed is now kaput thanks to an arrogant episode that's proving harder for police & their supporters to forgive.
Developing . . .