An Atlanta gym owner has banned police officers and military members from working out at his facility, claims they make minorities feel unsafe.
This is an example of “reacting” instead of “acting”. Working out together at the gym might be the best way for minorities and those they fear to actually get to know one another and move past the stereotypes.
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Jim Chambers put up a sign on the door of EAV Barbell Club that used an expletive to announce that police aren’t welcome there. Chambers tells WXIA-TV that his gym has “had an explicitly stated ‘No Cop’ policy” since it opened, according to Fox61.
He says active members of the military also aren’t eligible for membership.
The Atlanta Police Department tells the station that the policy wouldn’t prevent them from responding to an emergency at the gym.
Chambers says he’s taken the sign down due to its vulgarity but plans to replace it with a clean version.
He told the station that people who work out there are generally minorities who are uncomfortable with law enforcement.
This story is generating a lot of reaction even here in Connecticut where a Manchester gym has responded with a deal.
The deal is welcoming officers and veterans 30 days of free training at CrossFit Thin Blue Line to law enforcement and service members.
Wow! Discrimination against the people who put their lives on the line to protect us. Could you imagine a sign on a gym door that read no Muslims b/c the majority of the members were Christians who “didn’t feel comfortable” around them? CNN would be all over that story, unlike the way they are sitting it out on this story.
I hope the Police and the Military take this “meathead” to court.
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