Deranged Mind

June 5, 2010

The Red & Black Cafe

Filed under: News,Oregon,Society — Tags: , — The Deranged One @ 2:46 am

Dear readers, I don’t want you to feel neglected. I haven’t posted much lately – just been busy. So here’s a little tidbit to keep you happy.

The Reader’s Digest version: On May 18, 2010, a Portland police officer went into the Red & Black Cafe and bought a cup of coffee. He was stopped by a citizen who struck up a conversation. While they were talking, one of the owners told the officer to leave. You can read all about it here or here. Definitely not the end of the world – looking at their website, it’s another Socialist Berkeley-inspired establishment. What I found laughable was this:

“I felt just really uncomfortable — just really uncomfortable about it and I felt many of our customers and co workers would not feel safe in a space with a uniformed police officer with a gun,” said Red and Black Cafe co-owner John Langley.

I would like to encourage Mr. Langley to reflect upon his customers and co-workers – in other words, the people he surrounds himself with – if they feel unsafe around a police officer. Your average citizen isn’t going to have those feelings. Anyway, the obligatory Boycott the Red & Black Cafe has sprung up on Facebook and if you’d like to express your feelings to Mr. Langley, his scared co-workers or the Red & Black Cafe, here’s their contact info:

400 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR, 97214
503-231-3899
redandblackbooking@riseup.net
(the riseup email address is a typical giveaway that you’re dealing with the fringes of society)

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