Woman Refused Service For 'Police Lives Matter' Shirt (Photo)

| by John Freund
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A Texas woman claims she was refused service at a grocery store because she was wearing a shirt that said "Police Lives Matter." 

KTRK reports that a woman named Meredith, who didn’t want her last name identified, claims the incident occurred at a Kroger store in Spring, Texas.  

Meredith says a teenage cashier stepped away from the register and began speaking with a coworker after seeing the shirt she was wearing.  

She made me feel ashamed to have the shirt on and I don't appreciate that," Meredith said.  She was stating that the shirt I had on was basically a slap in the face to her and she was doing everything she could not to cry.”

Meredith’s husband is a police officer.  She claims the female cashier never spoke to her directly about the shirt, but refused her service.  Another cashier rang her up instead.  

Meredith also claims she complained to Kroger numerous times about the incident, but has not received a response from the company.  

People being refused service over their support of police officers has been a recurring issue, Blue Lives Matter reports.  A Florida police officer was recently refused service in a Wal-Mart when purchasing items in uniform.  

A Kroger representative has said the matter is being investigated internally.  

For her part, Meredith says she does not want the cashier to lose her job, she just wants everyone to feel comfortable expressing their views. 

“It’s important that people in the service industry know that no matter what, if someone walked in with a Black Lives Matter shirt on they needed to still be serviced," she said

Sources: KTRK, Blue Lives Matter / Photo credit: Dave Conner/Flickr, Twitter via Breitbart

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