What We Missed: Monday July 8th


Starbucks has apologized to police in Arizona after six officers said they were asked to leave one of the coffee chain’s stores last week because another customer said the officers made them feel unsafe.

The incident was brought to light by the Tempe Officers Association, and soon the hashtag #DumpStarbucks started trending on Twitter. But even as some people online voiced concerns about the perceived hostility to law enforcement, others said the encounter highlighted distrust of police in a city where an officer’s fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy earlier this year has sparked criticism of police’s use of force.

The apology comes more than a year after Starbucks temporarily closed 8,000-plus U.S. stores for what it called “racial-bias education” training, spurred by outcry after a store manager in Philadelphia called police on two African American customers just minutes after they arrived for a meeting. Now, the company is accused of creating a different sort of unwelcoming environment.

source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/07/barista-asked-police-leave-because-guest-felt-uncomfortable-starbucks-has-apologized/?utm_term=.63f41e29c0cb

Last March, following the release of Stranger Things’ second season,a report determined that Netflix had a whopping 319 “smoking incidents” in its original shows during the 2015-2016 season. Of the 319 incidents,Stranger Things topped the list with 182 total incidents during Season 1.

Now, a new report has declared that the platform’s depictions of smoking has tripled since last year, forcing Netflix to respond by adopting a new smoking policy. The streaming platform has revealed plans to ban smoking from all original content rated TV-14 or PG-13 and below moving forward.

After Stranger Things, Season 3 of which was just released on Friday (July 5)

source: https://decider.com/2019/07/07/netflix-adopts-new-smoking-policy-in-response-to-stranger-things-backlash/