The Mother did post a heartfelt apology letter to the Police department you can read HERE
The owner of a coffee shop has been forced to shut down her business following backlash over her daughter’s anti-police remarks on Facebook.
Kato Mele decided to shutter the White Rose Coffeehouse in Lynn, Massachusetts just a week after the controversy erupted, saying she made the decision ‘so I can stop being harassed’.
The uproar started when Mele’s 23-year-old daughter Sophie, who works as a manager at the coffeehouse, said on Facebook that the cafe would never host a ‘Coffee With A Cop’ event and went on to call police racists and bullies in the subsequent discussion thread.
Coffee With A Cop is a nationwide movement to build trust between police departments and the citizens they serve.
‘I will gladly host a “meet an ex-con” or “meet the impoverished minority community” event,’ Sophie wrote in comments that have since been deleted, but copies of which were obtained by DailyMail.com. ‘I’m not going to promote any pro-police event because I’m adamantly anti-police.’
She went on to call cops ‘bullies’ who uphold an ‘inherently violent, oppressive and unjust system’.
The remarks spread quickly across the Internet and sparked a massive backlash, with many who took issue with the anti-police sentiment leaving scathing online reviews for the coffeehouse.
Sophie responded by offering an apology for her remarks on Facebook.
But as the furor grew, her mother Mele fired her from the manager position at the coffee shop.
The online cries for blood continued, however, and Mele penned a heartfelt apology letter published by the local newspaper.