A Houston woman is outraged, as well she should be, after being refused service at a Kroger grocery store in Spring, Texas. Thankfully, someone is standing up for her.
The incident occurred after a teenage cashier refused to check out the woman because of a t-shirt worn by the woman, known only as Meredith.
“Police Lives Matter / All Lives Matter,” the shirt said, according to Fox News.
Meredith said the following:
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. She made me feel ashamed to have the shirt on, and I didn’t appreciate that.
At least one police support organization is offering support and standing up for Meredith. The Blue Bow foundation has severed all ties with the grocery chain. Blue Bow’s executive director Kimberly Colley backed up the stance.
“Our husbands risk their lives every single time they put on those uniforms. They’re walking targets and this is the least we can do to show there is support out there,” Colley said.
Here is a statement from Blue Bow’s Facebook page:
Sadly, this is not the first time this has happened. Quite a few stories have emerged over the last few months about officers in uniform being denied service at grocery stores and restaurants throughout the country.
Meredith is the wife of a police officer, with a husband who puts his life on the line day in and day out to protect ignorant teenagers like the one who offended his wife. But despite, this child’s treatment of his family, no doubt that officer will be on the streets tomorrow continuing to protect his own family as well as the family of this child.