Believe it or not, There is public outrage in Copenhagen, about Police officers getting free/discounted meals at resturants, including Burger King.
The Copenhagen Post has an Article
about it. (Found the link via Fark
My favorite bit:
Last month, Politiken reported that Ålborg police had enjoyed a sweet perk at Burger King locations, with the restaurant offering a free Whopper to any officer who bought a soft drink or french fries. The left-wing Unity List party was furious at the allegations and took the case to Christiansborg, where the matter was directed to Minister of Justice Lene Espersen. Under Espersen's directive, the National Commissioner of Police as well as the police union agreed that the practice of police burger-discounts was 'unacceptable.'
Really, is that a bad thing?
For goodness sake, officers around the world work dangerous jobs, risking life and limb for what is generally a very low wage. Here in the US, or at least in North Carolina, It is very, very common to see resturants offer discounts to policemen, firemen, and quite often people such as EMS staff, etc.
When I worked at the Pizza Hut on campus at Wake Forest, we routinely gave Pizzas to the Campus Police. It wasn't some sort of bribe, or kickback, or nefarious scheme to gain influence. We already had a monopoly as the only pizza place on campus, what more could you ask for? We did it to be nice. I knew those officers worked day in and day out to keep things safe for all of us. Late at night, they would walk people to their cars after closing. I see absolutely no reason why this kind of action would be objectionable to anyone, except maybe those with some sort of phobia of police, and authority figures in general.
In High school, there was a small Convenience store with a snackbar area, that served sandwiches and fried chicken. It was jsut off the interstate, near a Sherriff's substation, and very close to where the Kernersville and Winston-Salem lines met. They gave out free food to cops. I have never, and I mean NEVER gone by there without seeing at least one police car there. They got the Highway Patrol and DMV off the Highway, and the sheriff deputies, and WS and Kernersville Officers as well. We nicknamed it the "Lint Trap". After all, that was where the "fuzz" hangs out.
One interesting note about that place. Last I heard, it had never, ever been held up. Thats a pretty good record for a convenience store 30 seconds from a Highway on-ramp, in a dimly lit, unpopulated area.
I need to find the address for those cops in Copenhagen. I wonder if they could use some BK coupons...