Last week, we reported that Starbucks was reversing its 2017 policy to force store managers to let anyone come into their store, use the bathroom, and effectively camp out without buying anything. It also announced it would close 16 profitable stores that had been overrun by the homeless, petty criminals, and drug users in progressive cities like Seattle, Philadelphia, and New York.
Now Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz has told employees that “America has become unsafe” and that the company will take further steps to close stores and protect its staff and customers. “Many more” store closures are coming, he says.
Schultz is a lifelong Democrat, he launched a brief campaign for president in 2020 as a “common sense” independent. He now has no tolerance for “woke” elected leaders:
“At the local, state, and federal level, these leaders, mayors, and governors and city councils have abdicated their responsibility in fighting crime and addressing mental illness.”
This is called being mugged by reality.