Atlanta Gym Owner Bans Cops & Military From Facility

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta gym owner has banned police officers and military members from working out at his facility.

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. 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.

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  1. Bill Boyer says:

    “He told the station that people who work out there are generally minorities who are uncomfortable with law enforcement.” …until they need them, and then they complain because they didn’t get there soon enough.

    One word — karma.

  2. Just WHY are so- called “minorities” (I assume he means Blacks) so paranoid about cops? Because they are dealing crack on the premises? This sounds peculiar, to say the least.

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