Last year, a gutsy employee at a Houston BBQ joint played NWA’s classic song “Fuck Tha Police” while officers were eating in the restaurant, serving them a big middle finger alongside their grub.
That dishwasher was fired for just playing the song. Another group of employees at a barbecue joint in North Carolina, took that sentiment up to another level of expression.
A large group of restaurant staff, including a manager, at a Smithfield’s Chicken n’ Bar-B-Q in Garner, North Carolina, allegedly sang out the entire song to a group of cops out of nearby Raleigh that were eating in the restaurant.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, the Raleigh Police Protective Association blasted the restaurant in a recount of the events, calling for the suspension or firing of the employees involved. While it’s still unclear as to whether what exactly happened, Spectrum News reports that the franchise owner, David Harris, released a statement vowing to terminate any employee “that doesn’t share our respect of ALL law enforcement,” a call to action that likely leads to those employees who participated to be out of a job.
Harris is now working with Raleigh Police to resolve the matter.