Skip to comments.Belleville chief bans officers from Denny’s; detectives were asked to leave for displaying gun
Posted on 01/03/2013 4:41:47 AM PST by Lawgvr1955
Police Chief William Clay has banned all on-duty police officers from eating at Denny's Restaurant on South Illinois Street after a detective was asked to remove her gun or leave the restaurant.
"All sworn (uniformed/non-uniformed) officers have been prohibited from entering Denny's Restaurant at 1130 South Illinois for any meal or coffee breaks while on duty," Clay said in a released statement. "Additionally, no officers may enter the restaurant off-duty if in uniform."
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Belleville, IL, is just a few miles from East St. Louis, IL, a city that has been overrun by gangs. It is a town that looks like it has been bombed out. I am surprised people in Belleville would take such an attitude to obvious cops displaying firearms.
Probably an Ogumbo gang member that was offended.
On the one hand, yes this was stupid.
On the other hand, so police are just better than everyone else? They can have a firearm but everyone else can’t be trusted with such power?
No, everyone should be the same.
Except for felons.
And pedophiles. To hell with them.
And Canadians. (I’m just kidding.)
If she and the other detectives could have had the common sense to have their pistols concealed, there would not have been an issue.
Well, see here, the GM of the store said stay. As far as I'm concerned, it was cleared up right there. Then the cops got melodramatic about it. So why does the Chief ban officers now, since the GM says it was ok? Sounds to me that the little weasel Rice was put in his place by his boss. The police need to consider this won and move on.
The question begs, is the Manager / franchise owner a big Obee Supporter and or are they some Progressive Group plant and this is a Sandra Fluke type setup?
Not the point. Police should never have to hide their weapons in uniform or out. Neither should any legal individual permit holder. I would like to see all states make open carry legal like TN and some other more reasonable states.
You seem to have a fairly ignorant attitude towards police officers.
I agree, cept the part about eating at Denny’s.
And the vast majority of these GANG PROBLEMS are a Direct Result of Government and their Jack Booted Thugs enforcing tyrannical laws making Millions of Innocent Victims. Go to Arizona or Texas and tell me about the feral gang bangers running wild. It doesn’t exist, and if it does happen Citizens usually take care of the problem using their GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE. Unlike Illinois.
I'd support this police chief, he seems to really get it.
You know what...
I am so sick and tired of people’s OVER REACTIONS to seeing a gun!
The liberal/progressives have done a damn good job of turning the 2nd Amendment into a freaking crisis.
The proper response, especially if it was known to restraunt personnel these were cops, should have been ...it is their Right and DUTY. Yeah...lock the gun in the unmarked car out front. We’d all be screaming at how freaking stupid that move was when the car gets stolen or broken into.
Criminals take note - there is a 0% probability that a police officer will be in that Denny's location in the event of an armed robbery.
You people take away our rights to arm and defend ourselves and we in turn decide not to sell you any more weapons and ammunition?
I know it won't happen, but it would be an interesting play.
There wasn’t a sign about it at the entrance.
Not necessarily. The GM may have been simply overriding an existing policy for customer satisfaction. Short of an official statement that this is not policy and that Rice was in error, this is not resolved.
You state there was a sign that “only UNIFORMED officers could have weapons in the restaurant”. Where do you get your information?
Ticking off the police isn’t good business practice. Especially for a 24-hour restaurant.
Two things will happen - they’ll lose business, and the level of police service will probably drop off a bit.
Did happen. Look up Barrett vs. California. If I ever can afford one of his rifles, I’m buying a few.
Saw that video. Obviously some are unable to function properly in a civil society. They need to be caged like the animals they are.