EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — More than two dozen protesters attended a scheduled appearance of a retired Providence police officer known as the “Dancing Cop,” but the ex-officer himself did not show.
Tony Lepore has been drawing heat after he protested outside a Providence coffee shop because an employee wrote “#blacklivesmatter” on an officer’s cup. Lepore asked that the employee be fired.
In response, Providence officials let him go from his decades-long gig directing holiday traffic with exaggerated dance moves.
Lepore says he has since been hired to direct traffic in neighboring East Providence. He says he did not attend a Christmas celebration there on Sunday after the mayor told him about the planned protests.
The above might be the dumbest story I have ever read, on all levels.
Why would someone write #blacklivesmatter on a coffee cup of a patron? Can you imagine that happening at Starbucks? I can’t. I am not sure I would demand that someone lose their job but I might report the incident to the owner or manager.
Why would the city get involved? Why would the guy be fired? These folks all have too much time on their hands to be doing all this political stuff while at work.
Does anyone want to make a prediction about how long BLM will be relevant? The more they bully, the less credibility they will have, would be MY prediction.