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  •  responding to myself here but wanted to add this (3+ / 0-)

    The employee screwed up here and the result is that Subway has discriminated against this man so Subway is at fault too but as far as we know, this employee was made this decision on her own.

    The cop brought order to the situation.  For the legal issues with Subway refusing service to two Muslim customers, that can be worked out with lawyers.

    I see nothing in this article that indicates that the officer did anything wrong.

    •  Because "order" is so much more important (3+ / 0-)
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      emidesu, RockyMtnLib, Oh Mary Oh

      than doing the right thing -- or suggesting that someone should follow the law, for that matter.  Ugh.

    •  Let's consider a different example (0+ / 0-)

      School district refuses to allow your muslim child to register for kindergarten. You obtain a court order that enforces your child's right to attend the school in your district.

      Should the police guard the school and prevent your child from entering the school because some parents feel afraid?

      No, of course not.  In that instance the police should be standing by to make sure no one attacks the child as they show up for school, and go in and sit down.

      PS. I'm reading your comments as sincerely trying to wrap your mind around what's in play.

      •  But that's a different situation. (1+ / 0-)
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        LilithGardener

        It's not a spur-of-the-moment idiot (armed?) acting on his/her bigotry.

        And is the police department going to stand by every day to guard your child in a hostile school environment? Or are they going to wait until there is an "incident" and respond to that? Some of each? More of the former at first?

        •  SCOTUS - Brown v. Board of Education (0+ / 0-)

          http://en.wikipedia.org/...

          It was necessary to provide police protection to integrate the schools.

          Civil rights are most certainly a matter for police enforcement. If that police officer told law-abiding Muslim customers they should leave, that they can't eat there at a public restaurant, the police officer was supporting state-sponsored segregation.

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