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Fish Killer

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California Restaurant Staff Kicks Out Cops For 'Safe Space' - Regrets It
Posted on December 6, 2021
by Carrie Dominic

The staff at a California restaurant told police officers to leave the property because they made them feel "uncomfortable" and that the area is a "safe space." After the officers left, the owners were quickly made to regret the decision.

The owners of Hilda and Jesse, a restaurant in San Francisco, announced on the company's Instagram that they had denied service to three local police officers. The staff explained that they felt "uncomfortable" in the presence of armed officers and wanted to ensure that the restaurant remains a "safe space," so they kicked them out.

The Instagram post read that "three armed and uniformed San Francisco police officers came in to dine at Hilda and Jesse. Shortly after seating them, our staff felt uncomfortable with the presence of their multiple weapons. We then politely asked them to leave. At Hilda and Jessee, the restaurant is a safe space."

The post went on to say that they "respect" the police department but also that the officers aren't welcome back unless they are "off duty, out of uniform, and without their weapons." As such, the SFPD obliged.

"The San Francisco Police Department stands for safety with respect, even when it means respecting wishes that our officers and I find discouraging and personally disappointing," SFPD Chief William Scott responded.

Immediately following the decision, customers took to social media to criticize the restaurant for banning the officers. Hoping to do damage control, co-owner Rachel Sillcocks backtracked in an interview with KGO-TV, denying that the decision had anything to do with "the fact that they are officers," even though one of the stipulations is that they do not wear their uniforms in the store.

"It's not about the fact that we are anti-police," Sillcocks said. "It is about the fact that we do not allow weapons in our restaurant. We were uncomfortable and so we politely asked them to leave. It has nothing to do with the fact that they are officers and everything to do with the fact that they were carrying guns."

Of course, the public saw right through Sillcocks' excuse. The next day, citizens lambasted Sillcocks and co-owner Kristina Compton. Soon, their Yelp rating dropped to one star, which is the lowest possible rating.

Customers began leaving terrible reviews for Hilda and Jesse and calling out the owners' hypocrisy on discrimination.

Customers flooded the internet with rants about the restaurant's overpriced food and mandatory 20-percent tipping. They pointed out that the co-owners want to give their employees "equitable wages," as their mandatory 20-percent tipping policy shows. They just don't want to pay out of their own pocket.

"I'm all for equitable wages. And that's what Hilda & Jesse's should be paying, not forcing on its customers. (I always tip at >20% but forcing it on customers is wrong. Just increase your prices and be honest about it)," an angry customer wrote.

Others called out the owners on their illogical reasoning and hypocrisy. Some even explained the obvious - that "gun-free zones" only exclude law-abiding gun owners and not violent criminals who don't even follow the law.

"This is a 'safe' space. One that you can not come to when your job is to keep people safe. This is a 'weapon free' zone. But they don't realize everything from the fire extinguisher on the wall to the chef's knife becomes a weapon. This establishment is 'free of discrimination', but it refuses to seat/serve certain people. Since weapons make them uncomfortable they need to turn in their knives to law enforcement and only cook with spoons. No weapons allowed! Owners and managers should be ashamed of themselves. Investors need to pull their money and this place needs to be boycotted," another review read.

Once the co-owners understood that the backlash wasn't going away, they did what any desperate corporate mind would do - offer a generic apology and cave on their decision.

"We made a mistake and apologize for the unfortunate incident on Friday when we asked members of the San Francisco Police Department to leave our restaurant. We are grateful to all members of the force who work hard to keep us safe, especially during these challenging times. We hope this will be a teachable moment for us as we repair and continue to build bridges with the SFPD. These are stressful times, and we handled this badly," co-owners Rachel Sillcocks and Kristina Liedags Compton wrote.

Sillcocks and Compton hope that their apology will appease the outraged customers. Unfortunately, the damage is already done.

The owners of the restaurant have proven that they are more concerned with social justice than the safety of their employees and customers. In reality, only police officers and law-abiding citizens will follow their "no weapons" rule.

Those who seek to do harm won't give a second thought about their "safe space." The truth of the matter is that when the police are disarmed, the underprivileged and marginalized suffer the most.

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 12/06/2021 01:26 PM
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There is no limit to prog stupidity. San Francisco is not exactly the safest place in the country these days. You think cops will make it a priority to get to Hilda and Jesse should something go wrong. I doubt it.

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 12/06/2021 05:57 PM
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"We made a mistake and apologize for the unfortunate incident on Friday when we asked members of the San Francisco Police Department to leave our restaurant. We are grateful to all members of the force who work hard to keep us safe, especially during these challenging times. We hope this will be a teachable moment for us as we repair and continue to build bridges with the SFPD. These are stressful times, and we handled this badly," co-owners Rachel Sillcocks and Kristina Liedags Compton wrote.



They screwed up and and stepped up to the plate and acknowledged it.

Meanwhile, butthurt douchebags are still claiming that the election was rigged and are embarrassing themselves with the Branson shit.

One thing is for sure: No Dotard apologizes.

They ask for clemency.



 12/06/2021 07:13 PM
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Fish Killer

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Originally posted by: follydude

"We made a mistake and apologize for the unfortunate incident on Friday when we asked members of the San Francisco Police Department to leave our restaurant. We are grateful to all members of the force who work hard to keep us safe, especially during these challenging times. We hope this will be a teachable moment for us as we repair and continue to build bridges with the SFPD. These are stressful times, and we handled this badly," co-owners Rachel Sillcocks and Kristina Liedags Compton wrote.






They screwed up and and stepped up to the plate and acknowledged it.


They ONLY did that because they were about to go out of business,

It was a very last resort....

They will fold...as their shit stinks and nobody will put up with it.

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 12/06/2021 07:19 PM
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Why do you care?

Were you planning to eat there?

Would you support them if they "doubled down", hired private security and said 'fry, like bacon'?

Would that make you happy?

 12/06/2021 07:24 PM
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Fish Killer

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Originally posted by: follydude

Why do you care?



Were you planning to eat there?



Would you support them if they "doubled down", hired private security and said 'fry, like bacon'?



Would that make you happy?


Fuck you!

Anyone who pulls this shit needs to be exposed and let the chips fall where they may!

Nobody likes an asshole.

Especially assholes that serve food.

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 12/06/2021 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by: Fish Killer

Originally posted by: follydude
Why do you care?
Were you planning to eat there?
Would you support them if they "doubled down", hired private security and said 'fry, like bacon'?
Would that make you happy?


Fuck you!

Anyone who pulls this shit needs to be exposed and let the chips fall where they may!

Nobody likes an asshole.

Especially assholes that serve food.



You got that right, asshole.

 12/06/2021 07:40 PM
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Fish Killer

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Originally posted by: follydude

Originally posted by: Fish Killer



Originally posted by: follydude

Why do you care?

Were you planning to eat there?

Would you support them if they "doubled down", hired private security and said 'fry, like bacon'?

Would that make you happy?




Fuck you!



Anyone who pulls this shit needs to be exposed and let the chips fall where they may!



Nobody likes an asshole.



Especially assholes that serve food.


You got that right, asshole.


....You and your ASSHOLE ILK made me....

You get what you deserve!

That restaurant dished out a plateful of 'asshole' and got a quadruple serving of 'asshole' right back in their face!

SO DID YOU!

LMAO!



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Edited: 12/06/2021 at 07:44 PM by Fish Killer
 12/06/2021 07:52 PM
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You're an asshole and you've always been an asshole.
 12/06/2021 08:27 PM
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Fish Killer

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Originally posted by: follydude

You're an asshole and you've always been an asshole.


Nope...fail.

You should go back to day 1...and find out what went on.

You'll find out that in fact you are seriously wrong.

Like day and night wrong.

Asshole!

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Originally posted by: Fish Killer

Originally posted by: follydude



You're an asshole and you've always been an asshole.




Nope...fail.



You should go back to day 1...and find out what went on.



You'll find out that in fact you are seriously wrong.



Like day and night wrong.



Asshole!


Gary, everyone knows you are an asshole, even the people that agree with you politically.



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 12/07/2021 05:30 AM
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Fish Killer

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Originally posted by: Coleslaw

everyone knows.......


This one line makes you 100% a liar.

But you know that.

Maybe you could invent some more fishing lies.

Your last dozen or so were fucking hysterical.



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Edited: 12/07/2021 at 05:31 AM by Fish Killer
 12/07/2021 05:37 AM
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I wonder how the DeBary diner is doing after they lost half of their business and half the people who would work there?

I looked; it's slow all week with a small peak (15 min wait for table) at breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. No dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

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 12/07/2021 09:06 AM
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Fish Killer

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Originally posted by: Cole

I wonder how the DeBary diner is doing after they lost half of their business and half the people who would work there?

I looked; it's slow all week with a small peak (15 min wait for table) at breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. No dinner on Saturday and Sunday.


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Fuck off qook

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 12/07/2021 11:02 AM
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Fish Killer

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Originally posted by: Greensleeves

Fuck off qook


What exactly is a 'qook'?

I want a definition....BALLCHINIAN!

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Originally posted by: Fish Killer

....I don't compete with a**holes


You are just being modest, not only are you competing with them but you are right at the tip of the asshole pile.
Own it.





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Do you think the Trump faithful filled the space with positive reviews?

Nah, you don't, you are incapable of normal thought.

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