I am a bit confused (what a horrible job of writing the story). Were they just in there getting coffee or were they protesting and whatnot? It's her establishment, so she can do what she wants, but that would be a dick move to kick out patrons just because of their politics.
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
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In the video they were clearly wearing OWS t-shirts and such, and I think the article said they were standing in the middle of the shop chanting their rhetoric. So yeah, as the owner she can absolutely kick them out. And I applaud her for doing such....wiseone had a very good post of the protesters.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Its just like the police officer says in the video, when the owner tells the man "I will not serve you, you need to leave, you're trespassing." The guy looks at the cop and the cop flat out says, "Sir, you are going to trespass you need to leave." He says going to trespass because he's giving the guy an opportunity to leave, after all he's not trespassing until he's told he's trespassing by the owner. Given the nature of the establishment which is a coffee shop, a reasonable person can assume entrance is permitted without prior approval. It would be different if he jumped a fence covered with signs that said no trespassing. So anyway, now that the officer has informed him that he's going to trespass if he doesn't leave, the man is legally obligated to do so in respects to the property rights of the owner.
I also believe the law requires an opportunity to leave after being informed of a trespass in situations like these where entrance is permitted without approval or entrance is revoked after the party has already entered. Otherwise once the owner said you're trespassing, the officer would have had to arrest him on the spot which wouldn't have been right because there would be no way out for that person to not trespass. (He can't very well instantly teleport himself outside can he)
So in the end a bunch of loud mouths went into a coffee shop, which is a place a reasonable person can assume they are allowed entrance during business hours without prior approval by the owner. Then they started making a disturbance, the owner decided to remove them, once they were informed they had to leave by both the owner and the police officer, they left.
Again, I don't see the issue.