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Cops kicked out of Denny's for having guns; chief bans Denny's
Chicago Tribune ^ | January 3, 2013 | Matt Pearce

Posted on 01/03/2013 1:11:15 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Are you a cop? Do you carry a gun? Don't go to the Denny's in Belleville, Ill.

You are not allowed, the police chief says. Not after what happened Tuesday.

The flapjacks -- sorry, the flap -- began when several on-duty detectives with the Belleville Police Department dropped in to Denny's for some on-duty noshing, according to local media.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: dennys; dopeydems; guns; leo; police
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1 posted on 01/03/2013 1:11:24 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Imagine the chaos if the donut shops did this..........


2 posted on 01/03/2013 1:13:51 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: ConservativeStatement

Goose, gander, etc.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 1:14:41 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ridiculous action, but somehow I still approve: cops seem to best understand the stupidity of stupid laws when THEY ALSO suffer the stupid effects.

Yeah, I’d do the same.

And I think everyone should sign the, “gun free zone” thing for the space around POTUS.

They want stupid laws? Let them also live by them.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 1:17:01 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ConservativeStatement

ATTENTION! ALL THUGS, HOODLUMS, CRACK ADDICTS, ROBBERS, THIEVES and MISCREANTS!

DENNY’S IN BELLEVILLE , ILLINOIS IS NOW A COP FREE AND A GUN FREE ZONE!............................


5 posted on 01/03/2013 1:17:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dispatch: ... 211, Denny’s, All Units

Patrol: ... !@$%#@%$@#$% You’re break @$#%#@#$%@ up.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 1:18:00 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ConservativeStatement

I, for one, am glad of it. It’s very annoying to treat citizen gunowners one way, and police another. The only way we’re going to fix this is exactly how this situation worked out. Good job, Denny’s; good job, Chief. If the people don’t like it, they can change the rules.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 1:19:36 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Red Badger

Precisely my thinking.

Perhaps the local fire department packs.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 1:20:56 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Red Badger

..... The clock is now ticking .... just a matter of time before Denny’s becomes a popular new ATM withdrawal location for criminals in need of some quick cash.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 1:22:13 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
"This was an insult, a slap in the face, to those detectives and to all of the men and women who proudly wear the uniform or badge and serve in law enforcement," Police Chief William Clay said, according to the News-Democrat.

"This individual [Rice] was the manager of Denny's. He therefore speaks for Denny's, in my mind. This policy effectively prohibits on-duty sworn police officers from dining in a Denny's Restaurant, but allows 'registered sex offenders,' 'felons' and or 'pedophiles' to enjoy a dining experience in Denny's."

Easy there you drama queen. Those people you denigrate are most likely Democrats, supporting your Democrat-controlled public-service union.

10 posted on 01/03/2013 1:22:13 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: gaijin

>>Ridiculous action, but somehow I still approve: cops seem to best understand the stupidity of stupid laws when THEY ALSO suffer the stupid effects.

I agree. Cops are just citizens too. Whatever laws apply to me, also apply to them. And if laws are passed that allow police to have liberties that I am denied, then we have a police state.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 1:22:37 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Are Denny’s employees permitted to wear their guns when going into the Belleville police station?


12 posted on 01/03/2013 1:23:06 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

-- "This individual [Rice] was the manager of Denny's. He therefore speaks for Denny's, in my mind. This policy effectively prohibits on-duty sworn police officers from dining in a Denny's Restaurant, but allows 'registered sex offenders,' 'felons' and or 'pedophiles' to enjoy a dining experience in Denny's."

Easy there you drama queen. Those people you denigrate are most likely Democrats, supporting your Democrat-controlled public-service union.

A lesson from history: The agents of uncontrolled governments have committed orders of magnitude greater atrocities than ALL the non-government 'felons', 'registered sex offenders' and 'pedophiles' -- hell, throw in 'serial killers' and 'predatory rapists' while we're at it -- combined!

Keeping the government under control is JOB #1. Otherwise they tend to quickly become criminals of the first order, and then have all the guns to boot!

The Constitution wasn't written with the concern and intent of controlling the power of the criminal, but rather that of the State.

13 posted on 01/03/2013 1:32:31 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: R_Kangel
The clock is now ticking ....

did you mean... glock?

14 posted on 01/03/2013 1:32:38 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My local Denny’s made the mistake of putting up a no-guns sign a while back. When regulars like your’s truly stopped coming in, they discovered that their best customers who also tip generously might have been offended.

Corporate found out and made them take the sign down. If corporate hadn’t done this, the gals that wait the tables were going to string up the franchise owner by his grand slam...


15 posted on 01/03/2013 1:32:50 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

...’They had their badges and their guns, but as detectives, not their uniforms, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This bothered a patron who then complained to a manager, David Rice, who then complained to one of the detectives: Please take your gun to your car or leave. No guns allowed.

“Upon further discussion, we became aware the individual was a plain-clothed police officer,” Denny’s spokeswoman Liz DiTrapano said in a statement, according to the News-Democrat. “Denny’s policy permits law enforcement officials to carry their firearms in the restaurant, and we regret any misunderstanding.”...’

Title is misleading


16 posted on 01/03/2013 1:33:00 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
string up the franchise owner by his grand slam...

As a bridge player I am a bit confused. What convention are you referring to in order to reach such a grand slam? I have never heard of a string up but there is a strip play. Are they related? Thank you. :)

17 posted on 01/03/2013 1:41:41 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wow! We have a completely different Denny’s in Fairbanks. Thank the Lord!


18 posted on 01/03/2013 1:44:31 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m getting da_n sick and tired of one partron, one parent or one any individual complaining and having schools change activities, businesses change policies the offend hundreds or thousands. This is getting totally rediculous. Tell the individual to shove it.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 1:49:21 PM PST by falcon99
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To: ConservativeStatement

Denny’s employees seem to do a great job of ticking people off.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 1:50:38 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m getting da_n sick and tired of one partron, one parent or one any individual complaining and having schools change activities and businesses change policies that then offend hundreds or thousands. This is getting totally ridiculous. Tell the individual to shove it.


21 posted on 01/03/2013 1:50:46 PM PST by falcon99
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To: ConservativeStatement

Prime armed-robbery target from here on. Sitting ducks.

SnakeDoc


22 posted on 01/03/2013 1:51:39 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Come and take it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey these restaurant owners have heard for weeks everyone is SAFER when there are no guns on premises.

They are just applying what the libtard msm and anti-gun folks, AMA and all the rest have been preaching forever.

Doesn’t matter who’s carrying the guns. This is zero tolerance libtard logic that you don’t (and are not) allowed to think about. It’s best if you don’t, and just shout the libtard mantra slogans until the other side laughs and goes away.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 1:52:46 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Don’t agree with gun-free zones, but I do agree that if it applies to any it applies to all.

And, let the chips fall. If cops are prohibited entry into Denny’s, then Denny’s gets to deal with that new reality. Stupidity has consequences.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 1:53:35 PM PST by marron
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m not getting this anti-police sentiment in some of the above comments. The police don’t make the laws. Also, how is it that you want the police in your children’s schools to provide security, but not in Denny’s. You are not allowed in the schools with a gun either. I’m thinking a few have personal agendas and are just venting.

Divied, we fall.


25 posted on 01/03/2013 1:59:36 PM PST by NY Cajun
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m not getting this anti-police sentiment in some of the above comments. The police don’t make the laws. Also, how is it that you want the police in your children’s schools to provide security, but not in Denny’s. You are not allowed in the schools with a gun either. I’m thinking a few have personal agendas and are just venting.

Divided, we fall.


26 posted on 01/03/2013 2:00:14 PM PST by NY Cajun
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To: R_Kangel

The old saying, ‘You can’t fix stupid.’ applies to the Denny’s in Belleville.........


27 posted on 01/03/2013 2:03:09 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’ nice to see cause and effect. Denny’s, thank the media for this. The low information person will always be with us. Just ask Obama. They’re his voting block.


28 posted on 01/03/2013 2:05:38 PM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: andyk
Goose, gander, etc.

Concur. What are these cops position on me carrying openly in Denny's?

As far as I'm concerned, if I can't carry, then they can't carry.

29 posted on 01/03/2013 2:07:17 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Some Texas restaurants are beginning to put up signs welcoming concealed carry customers. They say the patrons are welcome and encouraged to take care of any incidents that might arise and careful attention to marksmanship is encouraged!!!
30 posted on 01/03/2013 2:09:21 PM PST by ontap
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To: SnakeDoctor
Frankly, Denny's is one place that SHOULD have an armed guard. Countless stories on the web of altercations late night at Denny's. In fact there was a settlement against Denny's from a patron who was shot and paralyzed because some thug started firing wantonly in the restaurant.

Denny's after 11pm= thug central.

31 posted on 01/03/2013 2:09:20 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: boop

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/115542284.html


32 posted on 01/03/2013 2:12:13 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: SnakeDoctor
Prime armed-robbery target from here on. Sitting ducks.

I was thinking the same thing.

They should hang a sign in the front window:

Attention Criminals:
This store is GUN AND COP FREE

33 posted on 01/03/2013 2:13:44 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I remember as a child when we would go to a restaurant and I would see cops with their gun. I would tell my mother “look there are cops with gun in here” My dear mother (RIP) said “Honey I rather see them here because I feel safe in here. If anything happens I know they will shoot back and kill the evil person” After I never mentioned a cop in a public place, now I see what my mother meant. I too feel safe to know there is a gun holder in the premise. Though I wish cops could sit near a corner and not near the entrance incase some wacko comes in and sees them.


34 posted on 01/03/2013 2:15:31 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: ProudFossil

35 posted on 01/03/2013 2:16:13 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: NY Cajun
The police don’t make the laws.

But they do choose to enforce them. When they do so, they have picked their side.

36 posted on 01/03/2013 2:16:41 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: boop

When your patrons are mostly gangbangers, hood rats and derelicts ... cops hurt business.

SnakeDoc


37 posted on 01/03/2013 2:16:41 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Come and take it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I'm guessing this Denny's will now start makin a profit.
38 posted on 01/03/2013 2:21:48 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama - Fredo smart)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

..have a (long deceased) uncle who, with his wife, operated a fast food diner in Carlstadt, NJ. just off an interstate in the 40’s, 50’, 60’s.

cops were not only welcome there, but could get a free meal to boot!

never had a problem with lowlifes the entire time they had the business, evah..


39 posted on 01/03/2013 2:22:56 PM PST by telstar12.5 (...always bring gunships to a gun fight...)
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To: SampleMan

“But they do choose to enforce them. When they do so, they have picked their side.”

What side is that? Enlighten me.


40 posted on 01/03/2013 2:23:16 PM PST by NY Cajun
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To: ConservativeStatement

The story gets a little less outrageous if you read the story at the link but why get all the facts before you post, when it is more fun to vent.


41 posted on 01/03/2013 2:25:36 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

One Denny’s close to my house has a “no guns” sign. I didn’t notice it until after I had breakfast. I went back in and told the manager that I would no longer eat there. There is another Denny’s just two miles down the same street where I can open carry ... no problem ... I now eat there.


42 posted on 01/03/2013 2:28:06 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: NY Cajun

Did the Gestapo make the laws? No, they didn’t.

When the police become the enforcment agents of unconstitutional laws, they have voluntarily decided to become my enemy.

These very police would have no doubt cuffed and perp walked me for carrying openly in that Denny’s.


43 posted on 01/03/2013 2:39:56 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have a problem getting my mind around the concept of plain
clothes cops out in public with weapons visible to fellow
Dennys patrons. What would be the point? Must be they removed
sport coats which revealed shoulder holsters. Anyway, seems like
the Dennys mgr tried to correct the problem.


44 posted on 01/03/2013 2:41:08 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Pancake Summit!


45 posted on 01/03/2013 2:42:58 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: clamper1797

When they put the sign up, I asked my favorite server what had happened. She told me that they’ve never had any real trouble, but, there was this one fella that was minding his own business, enjoying his meal and then someone saw his sidearm.

I asked...”Did he then pull it out and start waving it around, wildly?” “No”, she said, “But everyone could SEE it.”

“So, no one died”

“Yep”

I said good bye and told her that I would see her again when the sign comes down and that Perkin’s was just two blocks away. Also, bad guys don’t pay attention to signs.


46 posted on 01/03/2013 2:44:43 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I cooked for a daycare center while in college. There was a girl whose father was and undercover police officer in a nearby city. Most of the time he came in street clothes to pick up his kid. Sometime he did carry a gun. One day he showed up in his undercover street thug outfit while carrying a gun and even with the badge scared a couple parents. He did look very scary I had to take a second look to recognize him. I wanted to ask but never had the chance if they had spray on stink or did they had to come up with their own. We had plans made with him that if any showed up to get his child we didn’t know someone was going over the back fence with her.


47 posted on 01/03/2013 2:52:24 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Sivad

In Texas every Texas Ranger and non-metroplex Sheriff’s deputy (that is an investigator) would be banned. Their daily uniform consists of western style jeans or pants, a white western styled shirt, and a western holster rig with the badge next to the holster. Sometime a jacket, sometimes not.

Every Ranger I knew ate at Luby’s 3-4 times a week.


48 posted on 01/03/2013 3:03:30 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: ConservativeStatement
The REASON WHY I don't go to Dennys or Ihop
49 posted on 01/03/2013 3:09:02 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Denny’s has never had a finger on the “pulse of nation”, whether Black or White or Whatever”.


50 posted on 01/03/2013 3:22:28 PM PST by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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