Owner Of Popular Pizza Restaurants Calls Police ‘Dimwits,’ Accuses Them Of Terrorizing St. Louis

Pizza restaurant owner Chris Sommers has voiced his dislike for police.

Pizza restaurant owner Chris Sommers has voiced his dislike for police.

Business Owner Chris Sommers Bashes Cops

St. Louis – Chris Sommers, the co-founder of St. Louis’ Pi Pizzaria and ‘ZZA restaurants, has taken to social media to bash the police, criticizing their response to rioting in St. Louis.

In one tweet sent to us by a Blue Lives Matter follower, Sommers responded to a report that officers were chanting “Whose streets, our streets,” while arresting rioters.

Sommers said, “And we pay a pension for these dimwits.”

In another tweet he responded to a picture of officers in crowd control gear saying, “Standard procedure for @SLMPD terrorizing out town, hiding under tactical gear.”

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That “tactical gear” they were hiding under was to protect them from the assaults that they endured all day. Eleven officers were injured the first day alone, with one suffering a broken jaw and another with a dislocated shoulder after they were pelted with bricks.

Video shows that even in protective gear, officers aren’t entirely safe. In the video an officer goes down after being hit with a brick:

Yet, Chris Sommers was out that first night supporting the rioters even as they tried to set his restaurant’s plants on fire.

Let’s get the word out that if you bash the police, you won’t be getting our business.

  • ProUSAProGOD

    Well, I suppose if this man calls 911 when he needs help, the police will respond. What this man doesn’t realize is that there are a lot of family members and friends of police officers (city, county, and state) as well as citizen supporters who won’t be eating there. And we all love pizza, but not his pizzas! Besides, I would be apprehensive about eating there – he might spit on the pizza or something!

    • Douglas Johnson

      Think he would call them so they could come back and tazer him?lol

    • FreedomIsTheStandard

      If you believe in self defense and being armed, why would you call the cops?

  • george orwell

    Nice place you have here. Be a shame if something was to happen to it, like… oh, I dunno. Rioters from out of town don’t realize you’re on their side, and they burn the place to the ground. Tsk tsk… be a shame.

    • Phohuk Yu

      FBI alerted to your thin blue line gang threat

      • Shooby

        What threat??

        • Phohuk Yu

          he’s threatening to burn this guy’s restaurant down.

          • Shooby

            Lol…really? How do you figure that HE is threatening to do anything?

          • Phohuk Yu

            are you a cop? can’t tell if you’re playing stupid or actually stupid.

          • Ronald_G

            And vice versa…..

          • Shooby

            Seems to me that Yu are reading far too much between the Phohuk-ing lines; imagining a threat where there was none. Typical behavior among your…ilk.

          • ump14

            Given you blatant stupidity, I would have thought you would have no trouble understanding the difference.

          • o2cmycbr2005 .

            F Yu .. you moron ..

          • Ho Lee Fook

            Chris Sommers?

          • Ronald_G

            No he didn’t. Do you even understand what CONSTITUTES a threat?! NO!

          • Ho Lee Fook

            LMAO — you mean YOUR restaurant, Chris?

          • gunslinger97

            Don’t read very well, do you? I bet you have a college degree, huh?

      • hardresetamericadotcom

        Not too bright are you? LOL

        • Phohuk Yu

          I’ll give your mom a hard reset

          • ump14

            WOW….what a major insult. Your mom is calling, the streetlights are on and you need to go home.

          • JBo

            Nothing about you is hard…it’s kinda marsh mellowly.

          • proteus

            Clever … did you go to a liberal college to learn that … or just see it on BET

      • kntuky

        Your such an Imbecile.

        • Phohuk Yu

          YOU’RE, you illiterate fkn moron

          • proteus

            Wow, an English major … how useful

          • kntuky

            ^^^^butt hurt buffoon, emotional twit^^^^^

          • kntuky

            ROFL , to good. When calling someone illiterate you should back that up with proper usage of the word you are . Crack a book or dictionary, jack nuts.

      • JBo

        I feel better already knowing they’re on the way.

      • Brad Carter

        Lol look you are a very stupid asshat to think that what he said was a threat after you sit there and take sides with the real threat. Please put down the bong and get out of the basement and see what is really going on in the streets. Maybe those great antifa or the blm will visit your home and loot and set it on fire while you hand them water just make sure if they set it on fire you and your family are in there to stop your line of stupidity from overcrowding the real human race.

      • gunslinger97

        I am sure they will jump right on that one! You are so pathetic

    • Bear589

      Well, you know… accidents happen.

    • FreedomIsTheStandard

      You mean the nice place the cops trashed and NOT the rioters? DERP. You blue line cult members have no shame huh? Or logic

  • LEO

    He calls the police dimwits for wearing gear designed to protect the officers from rocks, bottles and bricks thrown by the rioters! Seriously? Only a liberal would have the nerve to even post a stupid comment like that.

    It’s possible he’s also trying to get on the good side of the rioters to save his business from being burnt to the ground but most likely he’s just an idiot.

    • Beetlebailey

      I’m pretty sure everyone who handed out water bottles to protesters wound up with broken windows.

      • Phohuk Yu

        Is that right? Are you “pretty sure”, or “actually sure” ? If the answer is “pretty sure”, then it’s obvious why the police in this country are doing their jobs so horribly and deserve every bit of criticism they get. As in, “I’m pretty sure he had a gun, so I shot him”

        • LEO

          Lol How are the police doing their jobs “horribly”? Are you butt hurt because the courts ruled the officer did nothing wrong? I know how it is with liberals who are willing to convict an officer based on rumor and speculation rather than facts. Facts always get in the way of your anti-police narrative. It’s like “if I say it enough times it’s got to be true”.

          Most people in this country believe the police are doing a fine job. It’s only small minded fools who think otherwise. Anyway have a nice day “fool”.

          • Douglas Johnson

            You are a most people lie. For everyone that comes out and protest there is at least 10 who stand with them

          • LEO

            Your first sentence makes no sense but nevertheless people who are protesting obviously didn’t read or understand the judge’s ruling. I just read a comment from someone like you who feels the police should wait until they are shot at first before defending themselves. Think about that for a moment….I swear you can’t make this stuff up. The truth is the vast majority support the police and their actions. Sorry if that upsets you but that is a fact.

          • LiberalSniper

            Like how they do in England? Why are UK police so much braver than St Louis cops?

          • Sean

            Does the majority support all police or the good police patrolling the city? If it’s the latter we agree. It’s amazing those who support all police have issues with teachers and religious figures as if the badge magically makes everyone pius.

        • dasher

          That’s bullshit and you know it. BTW…nice screen name, dipstick.

        • Pam Gardner-Coleman

          I’m ” pretty sure ” that guy was a heroine dealer. I’m ” pretty sure ” people have likely died from that heroine. I’m ” actually sure ” that he is dead now.I DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR THE DOPE MAN !!

          • rnrstar

            I can’t way for the day when you are talked about like that. It’s only a matter of time.

          • Douglas Johnson

            Bet you did not see him sell no heroin but I know for sure it was a murder

        • gunslinger97

          Your mother have any kids that lived?

        • Peekin-In

          It’s better to keep your thoughts and words to yourself and people think your an idiot than to spew your words and dispel all doubt.

          • rnrstar

            “people think your an idiot”

            Classic example of an idiot.

      • Chatty

        Really? What actual proof do you have to back up that statement?

        • Beetlebailey

          I’ve been to St. Louis MANY times, know the area they were traveling through and then watched the protester and press livestreams watching protesters break every window that was broken. Plus, security cameras. It was striking watching the smiling owner outside handing out water bottles in support on the news and then the night crew coming through and slinging “debris” through windows. There was one guy who spent several minutes kicking a window out—which is just insane and obviously more aggressive than going “crack—you have to replace that now”. PLUS, people were complaining about the excessive police presence because they were all BUSY trying to stop this crap from happening.

          • Chatty

            That’s not PROOF of your assertion that “everyone who handed out water bottles to protesters wound up with broken windows”. What security footage have you seen where Pi’s owner, who was giving out water to both police and protesters, had his restaurant’s windows broken? What evidence do you have – and your opinion is not evidence.

      • Douglas Johnson

        Guess what the police was breaking the glass.So what is your next dumb statement. https://www.facebook.com/christhesonypicturesintern/videos/1512315982147317/

    • Jeff Farrar

      I agree on the idiot part…

    • Fish Fast

      A liberal idiot?? B-b-b-b-ut he’s a small business owner! A job creator! A captain of industry!

      Sometimes I’m amazed you people’s brains don’t melt from trying to hold in all the contradictions.

      • LEO

        What are you talking about? Where is the contradiction? I don’t care if he creates jobs, his comment was idiotic.

        • bacchys

          No cops ever do something dimwitted?

          • bo_meister

            Yes they would help you if you needed it, that’s dim witted.

          • bacchys

            Thank you for that bit of mindless kneejerk.

          • bo_meister

            I’d rather have a mindless knee jerk than be a jerkoff like you.

          • bacchys

            Of course you would You’re stupid.

          • bo_meister

            Maybe you should go back to your mothers basement, so you can rest up for your next blm, riot or your next antifa demonstration. Have fun at the riots.

          • bacchys

            I’d love to go to my mother’s (there’s no basement at my folks’ new place, though), but as I’m currently with my unit on deployment that’s not going to be possible for a few more months. I’m not part of BLM or antifa.
            I’m going to laugh when Trump cuts your welfare check, though.

          • bo_meister

            I salute you sir for serving our country, my family has a long history of military service, my father and uncle served in Korea, my brother and another uncle served in Vietnam, and I also served, and it’s good to know that you are not a member of antifa or Blm , also I don’t receive welfare, I worked for over 40 years and 20 of as an engineer for an aerospace company, don’t know what branch you are in however I worked on weapons systems for f15, f14,f18 and a6, Also the ah64, so good luck to you and return home safely.

          • bacchys

            I’m just a guy who swore an oath to the Constitution and thinks no one should be above the law.
            To some extent, that puts me alongside BLM, though I disagree with their assessment of the problems and many of their tactics. Antifa is indefensible.
            Thank you for your kind words. I’m in the Army. My father worked on the radar systems for the F15 and F16 back in the day. I’m in an Aviation unit these days, so perhaps some of the AH-64s I work with are ones you worked on.

      • steven111100

        Don’t argue with LEO about the police. He’ll never admit that they do anything wrong.

    • Chatty

      Please read The Pi owner’s full account. https://www.riverfronttimes.com/foodblog/2017/09/20/chris-sommer-responds-after-police-union-puts-him-and-pi-pizzeria-on-blast?platform=hootsuite

      BLUE LIVES MATTER (only) people: Please stop your BLIND WORSHIP of police long enough to consider that some of them have behaved egregiously, illegally, and MUST be held accountable. They work for US, and only have power because WE give it to them. To NOT hold these DIMWITS accountable is to tarnish the work of the many HONORABLE police officers.

      And by the way, he offered cold water to BOTH police and protesters. He had been a faithful supporter of police for YEARS, offering them large discounts at his restaurants.

      • LEO

        His faithful support of the police came in the form of bribery by offering half price meals. Some businesses do that as a way of hoping their half price meals will exempt them having to obey the law.

        I read his response and it’s obvious he has a hard on for the police. His video of the police committing these terrorist acts of course were nowhere to be found in that response, just his word that it occurred. He is critical of the police but says nothing about the rampant destruction of private property by the “protesters”.

        It’s funny he returned to his business because he was afraid these peaceful protesters would damage his restaurant.

        His quotes of police officers saying inappropriate things seem to lack proof as well. Yes, I don’t believe all police officers do the right thing. Like in any profession there are those who do their jobs professionally and those who don’t. But unless you’ve had bottles, rocks and bricks thrown at your head while trying to preserve the peace, you can’t imagine the pressure of being on that front line.

        • Daniel O’Sullivan

          Businesses don’t offer police discounted meals or free coffee so that they will look away when they break the law. What’s the matter with you? I know many business owners who do these kinds of things out of respect for the police and the hard work they do.

          • LEO

            Some do it because of their support for the police while others have ulterior motives. I know because I stopped a business owner who used the “i give you cops a discount” when I went to write him a ticket. I always appreciated the gesture but I never took those discounts because I didn’t want to be in that position.

          • Chatty

            So…you stopped one business owner, and that means that ALL business owners who give cops a discount are bribing them? Critical think much? That is a sweeping generalization, by definition an error in logic.Scary to think that you’re likely applying those kind of sweeping generalizations on the job.

          • LEO

            Apparently reading comprehension is not your strong suit. I’ll repeat my very first sentence for you so there is no misunderstanding “Some do it because of their support for the police while others have ulterior motives.” At what point did I say ALL business owners feel that way? I can see you have an obvious bias against police officers. Maybe you should rethink your position.

          • Chatty

            Ok, I’ll give it to you that you didn’t verbatim write “all.” But, exact quote from you: “SOME do it because of their support for the police while others have ulterior motives. I know because I stopped a business owner who used the “i give you cops a discount” when I went to write him a ticket.” You try to support your assertion that “others” (more than one)have ulterior motives by giving ONE example of ONE business owner you ticketed. And you immediately jumped to the conclusion (with no evidence) that the Pi owner is someone who gave discounts to police as bribes – “His faithful support of the police came in the form of bribery by offering half price meals.” This is based on the ONE business owner you ticketed. Sweeping generalization based on zero evidence.

            I have no bias against honorable police officers who do not abuse their power and truly have an attitude of service and who know they are accountable to the public – ALL the public – who pay their salaries. I have 100% bias against police who think they answer to no one, who take any call for accountability as a threat and do everything they can to vilify anyone calling for accountability, and who willfully abuse their power.

          • bacchys

            He’s got a double standard a mile apart, don’t he?

        • Chatty

          Why would you conclude that the video does not exist just because the RFT did not post it in the article? It does exist, and likely will be part of legal action. He is speaking about HIS experience, not making pronouncements about everything that went on. In HIS experience, agitators were not even in sight and were no threat to his business. It was the POLICE that acted violently and illegally, and that is what caused him problems.

          He has a “hard on for the police.” No, try again. The police have a hard on for power, the power that WE citizens grant them. They answer to us, we pay their salaries, and we have every right to hold them accountable, as he did in the article.

          I can appreciate how difficult it must be to have things thrown at you, etc. But I know people who work with mentally disturbed children who are attacked literally every day at work, punched and bitten, yet they don’t abuse their power. Being threatened physically is not the sole domain of the police. People who can’t handle that possibility without becoming abusers should not be police officers. And, have you considered the ways in which the overly-militarized, overbearing response to protests in which the overwhelming majority of people are peaceful, INFLAMES the situation? And with all that show of bravado, property damage STILL was not prevented. Police have no real training in de-escalation of volatile situations, and their very presence usually makes them worse.

          Policing and the entire criminal justice system in the US is severely ethically compromised. There are honorable police to be sure, who try to do the right thing. Many of them leave because they can’t take the sickness of this system any longer.

          • LEO

            Okay. I wouldn’t even attempt to change the mind of someone who has an obvious bias.

          • Tyrolis

            You got shown up on this one. You implied, edit, no flat out stated, this restaurant owner was doing as a bribe. Worked in restaurant biz a long time and NEVER considered the beers and food I gave to cops a bribe. You are kidding me. Then he expands the thought and you walk away. Weak sauce.

          • LEO

            Maybe you should do a little research on the owner of this restaurant before criticizing me. Back in 2014, during the Ferguson riots, he came out and condemned the police for their response to people who were torching their city. Basically the same response as the St Louis riots. Now he comes out and states he supported the police by providing them with half price meals. Sorry but I don’t buy his generosity. I have personally had more than one experience with business owners who think that their half priced meals was a get out of jail free card. I read the previous comment and I would be wasting my time trying to argue with someone who has obviously made up their minds about the police.

          • Tyrolis

            Roger that. My ignorance is showing on the whole picture. Thanks for enlightening me and not taking me to task. Upvoted and carrying on! Good luck out there!

          • Chatty

            Seriously, dude. Your criticism was warranted. Don’t let this blowhard intimidate you.

          • Chatty

            Once again, vilifying someone criticizing those police who abuse their power. Honorable police officers don’t fear and resist calls for accountability – they welcome it. Show me a quote from the Pi owner where he demonized ALL police in their handling of Ferguson or the current situation. He is focusing his criticism on the DIMWITS who abuse their power and used the protests as excuse to play Rambos and tear gas, mace, physically assault people who were no threat. Actions that were directed against people who are agitators and causing property damage and looting I imagine he’d have no problem with and nor would I.

            As it’s possible to walk and chew gum at the same time, being against police who abuse their power AND supporting police who act honorably is entirely possible. It’s not an all-or-nothing proposition.

          • LEO

            “However, his history shows criticism of law enforcement, not support.
            Sommers has now locked down his Twitter account, covering up his
            history of police bashing, but in August 2014, during the Ferguson
            riots, Chris Sommers told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he blamed the police in the unrest. The newspaper cited his social activism on Twitter.

            Sommers said the protests following Brown’s death have been mishandled by authorities.

            “It’s devastating to our town,” said Sommers, who’s opened six Pi
            restaurants in the region since 2008. “Many of us have been working
            really hard to build our city back up, and the St. Louis County and
            Ferguson police are undoing that in a manner of days.”

          • Chatty

            Sommers’ criticism is not directed to ALL law enforcement – it is criticism of law enforcement using excessive force and abusing their power. That is a major distinction that you appear to refuse to recognize. We have EVERY RIGHT to criticize law enforcement when they abuse their power. Criticism of officers like this man is completely warranted: “A state commission has ruled that authorities can discipline a former St. Ann police officer who pointed a semi-automatic rifle at protesters in Ferguson and swore at them during protests that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014.” http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/ex-st-ann-officer-can-be-disciplined-for-pointing-gun/article_fcdf8855-9cc9-5b98-8de2-b91e804950c3.html

            Sommers is receiving death threats and all manner of harassment on social media. You imply that his motive for locking down his Twitter is “covering up his history of police bashing.” Isn’t it possible he locked it down because of the constant harassment?

            There is NOTHING wrong with criticizing and holding police who abuse the power invested in them by CITIZENS. It is not just our right to criticize police but our duty to call out injustice. Instead of spending your time on social media defending the indefensible, you could call for accountability. The dishonorable officers tarnish the efforts of honorable officers.

          • LEO

            Uh huh. I know that not all police officers are honorable. I worked in Internal Affairs for a period of time and was responsible for some officers losing their jobs. What I discovered while working that position was that all too frequently people who made complaints were found to have lied or exaggerated the truth.

            Recently Micheal Bennett came out and accused the police of racial profiling because he was detained at the scene of what was reported as an active shooter in a casino. Video of that incident doesn’t seem to support Bennett’s position yet the social keyboard warriors who have never had to deal with anything more dangerous than a pencil sharpener have been highly critical of the police. Go figure.

          • Chatty

            Wipe off those biased lenses…

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Kat, the irony is that their response, trying to ruin his career and livelihood over WORDS that will never hurt the PD runs contrary to the supposed role of PUBLIC SERVANTS that LE holds. The profession is supposed to come with a level of humbleness, responsibility, duty to their community, and accountability. Not the raging ego trip being demonstrated on this page. The problem here is LIBERAL police unions destroying all of that. And that’s the other irony. The fact that most of these people are likely so called “conservatives” yet they fully support police unions and reap all the benefits that they criticize liberals for. That’s aside from the fact that most fully support the 2nd amendment, which runs contrary to the role of police. If you believe fully in the concept of self defense, why would you support the police so strongly? HYPOCRITES.

          • LEO

            Pizza man is trying to hurt the officers. He has filed with the ACLU and is filing a lawsuit. The police and their supporters have as much right to voice their displeasure as pizza man does. It’s called freedom of speech. I know how liberals believe that legal concept only applies to them but it doesn’t.

          • Chatty

            Legal action is directed at officers acting illegally. Officers who acted honorably and did not abuse citizens’ rights have nothing to fear from an ACLU lawsuit. Police can voice their displeasure all they want, no one is suggesting they should not. But their words will not be what they are judged on – they will be judged on their actions.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            A lawsuit doesn’t hurt the police genius. LOL DERP

          • Chatty

            Precisely.

          • LEO

            It’s curious how you seem to approve of protesters committing acts of violence while condemning officers for taking action to protect themselves! Your criticism of law enforcement without addressing why they are out there in the first place speaks volumes about you and your agenda.

          • Chatty

            Show me one statement I wrote where I give approval to “protesters committing acts of violence.” And, once again, criminals committed those acts of violence. Again, you conflate protesters with criminals.

            I’m only criticizing those officers who ABUSED their power and assaulted innocent citizens. Why they were out there in the first place? Have you forgotten that a large part of their mission is to PROTECT protesters exercising their First Amendment rights?

            What’s my agenda?

            You really need to clean off that biased lens you look at all of this through…

          • LEO

            I retired after 25 years of working in south Florida. During that time I worked just about every position imaginable. Most of the time I was assigned to work in urban areas where the crime rate was through the roof.

            As a police officer I have been bitten, had bones broken, stabbed, cut with a razor, shot at, kicked in the head until unconscious and hospitalized for 4 days. I’ve had death threats and once while off duty and with my wife surrounded by a large group who recognized me and threatened to kill me and rape my wife. In everyone of the examples I gave the perpetrator was …..black. I have friends who are black that are good hard working people so I am not suggesting that all blacks are bad. However, if you think working with children with learning disabilities is as dangerous as being a cop in a predominately black areas you are mistaken. These same people who assaulted me are your typical black lives matter members. They are nothing more than terrorists who cry racism every time a police officer tries to do their job. And of course they have the support of people like pizza man.

            Since I am now retired and no longer have to toe the company line I am free to say as I please, just like you. These peaceful protesters injured 11 police officers the first day of their protest. Officers who were hit in the head with rocks, bricks and bottles. And don’t tell that’s what they signed up for.

          • Chatty

            I didn’t say that working with children with disabilities was AS dangerous as police work. I wrote “being threatened physically is not the sole domain of the police.” People who chose to join the police force actually did sign up to potentially put themselves in situations where they could be physically assaulted, so your statement saying it’s not what they signed up for is nonsensical.

            So, what’s your point in mentioning the race of the criminals who have physically assaulted you? What exactly are you implying?

            What’s your “typical black lives matter member?” The official BLM leaders do not promote violence, they promote police accountability. Again, their criticism is not directed at honorable police officers, but those ABUSING their power. They are not terrorists – show me where the FBI or any other law enforcement agency has officially labeled BLM as a terrorist organization. But you know what the FBI has done? They’ve issued warnings that white supremacists have and are infiltrating law enforcement: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/fbi-white-supremacists-in-law-enforcement/

            “Peaceful protesters” did not injure 11 officers – criminals did. Why do you insist on conflating nonviolent protesters with those who committed crimes?

            You seem to be a case-study in implicit bias. It’s the lens you’re looking at these situations through, and it distorts your perspective. Not all police make the same conclusions as you. There are police speaking out against police brutality and the use of unjustified force. Maybe you should see what they have to say. You could start here: http://www.care2.com/causes/5-police-officers-who-have-spoken-out-against-racism-and-unjustified-lethal-force.html

        • Douglas Johnson

          What about destruction o private property by the police? https://www.facebook.com/christhesonypicturesintern/videos/1512315982147317/

          • LEO

            It was difficult to tell but from what I saw it appeared the officer was using his baton to push in glass that was already broken by the “peaceful protesters”.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            LEO = TRIGGERED

          • LEO

            I’m sure that makes sense to somebody….Lol

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            You’re obviously a blue line cult member who despises civilians when they dare speak about police misconduct. PUBLIC SERVANTS NEED TO STFU and TAKE IT like the men they supposedly are instead of acting like entitled brats getting all huffy trying to ruin a man’s business. You people are a sick joke. Authoritarians like you are a disease in this country that must be ERADICATED.

          • LEO

            I have no problem with people speaking out against police misconduct….when it’s legitimate. After reading your comment it’s obvious you think the 1st amendment applies only to liberals who hate the police. The police and people who support the police also have that same right. Sorry to disappoint you and your sensitive feelings.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            “when it’s legitimate” B.S. You have 0 evidence this isn’t legitimate. Your bias is obvious. And you fail to understand that as a public servant, you SERVE civilians. And I’m no Liberal. I’ve been with the Libertarian Party since 1999, which makes me an ACTUAL CONSERVATIVE. I actually believe in SELF DEFENSE and don’t suck up to the cops. it doesn’t hurt my feelings at all. You’re the one butthurt that someone called out the cops here. Your’e the blue line cult member, not me. I have no dog in this fight. I just respect the Constitution and understand what the role of police is. I’m not the one who’s part of a LIBERAL POLICE UNION that tries to destroy the livelihood of people who just voice their complaints towards govt. In fact, you sound more liberal and triggered than any liberal I know. You’re on here on a SJW mission to destroy this man’s business. I LOVE THE IRONY

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            What’s wrong precious? Commie got your tongue? LOL You people are the biggest hypocrites on the planet. Cops are nothing but welfare leeches of the state. Reaping up the benefits that LIBERAL POLICE UNIONS help them achieve. You have your own bill of right, “qualified immunity”, basically a level ABOVE the average citizen. A PRIVILEGED CLASS. And I bet you go on daily tirade about “dem liberals”…..PURE IRONY. You ARE A LIBERAL.

          • LEO

            I’ve been retired for over 10 years and enjoy a lovely 6 figure pension. I would like to thank you for contributing to my benefits that has allowed me to live in a beautiful home on the beach. Thank you ever so much sweety.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            LEO THANKS FOR ADMITTING TO BEING A LIBERAL WELFARE LEECH HAHAHAHAHAAHA Commie TRASH

          • LEO

            Actually I am not a liberal or a commie but I can see you’re upset knowing that your hard earned (LOL) money goes towards my pension. Just calm down, sweety.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            You’re on here bitching about words a business owner said defending your blue line CULT and I’m the one who needs to calm down? bwahahahah I’M MAKING FUN OF YOU DUMBASS. You sound like a triggered snowflake bitch! LOL You’re nothing but a fucking hypocrite, and yes, you are liberal commie trash.

          • LEO

            When you resort to using profanity to make your point, you lost the argument Lol

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Right, coming from someone who calls people “idiots” and “dimwits” throughout the comment section. Try again HYPOCRITE. LOL Face it. You have no argument here that doesn’t finish with you coming off as a complete hypocrite.

          • LEO

            Sure, if you say so it must be true..LOL

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Its LIBERALS who think the cops should exist OVER the 2nd amendment. Its LIBERALS who think the state needs to enforce people’s morality, not the other way around. Conservatives SUPPOSEDLY respect the 2nd amendment, yet somehow you guys who call yourself Conservative are MAJOR COPSUCKERS. Why is that? Shouldn’t people who respect the Constitution, most importantly here the 2nd amendment, be preaching SELF DEFENSE?? If you believe in self defense, why would you worship the cops? I’ll tell you why: YOU’RE A GOD DAMNED HYPOCRITE

          • LEO

            LMFAO ! Have a nice day, sir/mam!

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            hahahahaha In other words YOU LOSE. FAIL. Go back to your safe space cupcake. HYPOCRITE. By DEFAULT, all street cops are LIBERAL COMMIE TRASH. FTP! Pigs like you are traitors to this country and should be fucking HUNG

          • LEO

            Hahahahaha Thanks for showing your true colors. Have a nice day, sweety.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            LEO, what? That I ACTUALLY BACK UP my support of the Constitution unlike you TRAITORS? Your precious LIBERAL police union cult saves your coddled prissy asses from REAL accountability. I bet you actually consider yourself a “blue collar” guy huh? Reaping in those welfare benefits and higher class of citizen with your very own bill of rights just for you piggies? You’re nothing but an elitist TOOL by govt. You never served the people. You served the govt like the good little LIBERAL bitch you are.

          • LEO

            You sound like a child throwing a temper tantrum. Grow up and stop being a little nancy boy. Now I need to go count my pension money and make it rain! Lol

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            hahahahaha I’m not the one all triggered to the point of bitching online about a business owner protecting his customers and his business from pigs like you. “Oh no! He dared to say something naughty about my cult!” TRIGGERED. Blue line Authoritarian cult members like you always get triggered by Patriots who dare to dissent against your LIBERAL govt worship.

          • LEO

            I’m not triggered at all. This guy can say and accuse the police about doing him wrong for as long as he likes. But he’s the one who seems butt hurt over the police voicing their opinions of him Lol. Now back to counting my money>>>>LMFAO

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            “police voicing their opinions” You mean the triggered LIBERAL police union going on their SJW mission to destroy a man’s business via social media after trying to destroy it physically in real life? I LOVE THE IRONY OF YOUR HYPOCRISY

          • LEO

            Freedom of speech isn’t just for liberals, sweetheart. There are consequences for your actions and I guess pizza man has learned that lesson. Oh, and how did they ” trying to destroy it physically in real life?” How did they do that?

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            LEO The Constitution and the 1st amendment in the Constitution is for the people to be protected from the State. Using that as some sort of reason for PUBLIC SERVANTS voicing their opinions to destroy one’s business for protesting his grievances against the State is completely INVALID. They may be citizens, but they ultimately represent the STATE. You can’t have it both ways bud. It has nothing to do with “liberals” cupcake. You don’t quite understand how this country actually works do you?

          • LEO

            Actually I do but I am worried about your understanding of the constitution. Besides, not all people who come to this site are police officers. Many are private citizens who have every right to voice their displeasure with pizza man. If they don’t like his business, they have every right to say so. So please show me which ones were police officers and who were private citizens protesting this mans business.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            I’m talking about the police union genius. Try to keep up!

          • LEO

            Actually police unions frequently speak out against false complaints and have every right to do so.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            And it still doesn’t change the fact that you’re a bunch of SJW going on a mission to ruin a man’s business for voicing his grievances towards govt. No matter how you dice it, you people are completely UnAmerican

          • LEO

            I can’t speak for others but I won’t support someone who creates a false narrative about the police. That’s why I no longer watch the NFL. It’s my money and I can choose to spend it as I please. For you to suggest otherwise is un-American.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Its not a false narrative. You just choose to not believe him because you’re a part of the cult.

          • LEO

            If you’re talking about the NFL, yes the police brutality message is a false one and has been disproved with verifiable data. That’s not to say police brutality doesn’t occur or that there are no bad police officers. There are, just that the number is so statistically low as to not be an issue.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            What a load of BS. The fact that LEO’s in this country have their own bill of rights and “qualified immunity” PROVES it. There are many cases of police getting away with misconduct because LIBERAL POLICE UNIONS lobbied for the systemic double standard. When you give ANYONE that much power over other people corruption and abuse is inevitable. The statistics are based on those ridiculous standards. If you look at the conviction/arrest rates stats vs the stats of obvious police abuse occurring on camera, 96% of cops get away with the abuse while somehow maintaining a 92% record of conviction the other way around. Anyone with the ability of logic and rational thought KNOWS that’s bs.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            And AGAIN, the point is YOU’RE A SJW while hypocritically calling others “liberals” for doing the SAME EXACT THING. But the difference is, you’re doing so defending the STATE. The Constitution exists to protect citizens/civilians FROM state oppression. Public Servants need to STFU and do their job. Otherwise they aren’t public servants. But we ALL know cops don’t see themselves as public servants since they are literally treated as a higher class over the people they are supposedly serving. Everyone knows cops serve THE STATE. And your words PROVE IT.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Oh so you’re also a Nationalist who despises Patriots engaging in protected free speech and dissent? WHAT A SHOCKER. lol more triggered SJW b.s. Poor baby

          • LEO

            Actually the constitution doesn’t protect free speech in the work place. If your employer tells you a certain behavior is unacceptable and you do that behavior you can be fired and the constitution won’t protect you. The NFL is a private business and they have decided to allow the protests. That’s okay since I also have the right not to watch.

            A patriot would not kneel for the anthem. And certainly I am not going to take directions about my political beliefs from some uneducated athletes. The truth is a NFL player is arrested on the average of every seven day! As a group they are despicable human beings. They beat their spouses, kill their dogs and are engaged in all kinds of unlawful behavior. And these people want to talk to me about social injustice? Please, just go away.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            “Actually the constitution doesn’t protect free speech in the work place.” DERP! I’m not talking about the protest. I’m talking about YOUR OPINION and other NATIONALISTS like you who get triggered when they see PATRIOTISM in action.

          • LEO

            Gawd only knows what you’re talking about half the time. You write like someone who should be on lithium.

          • LEO

            Here read this story

            The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 today, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend. Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide-victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population. The increase in black homicide deaths last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015.

            Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police,
            but other blacks. In 2016, the police fatally shot 233 blacks, the vast majority armed and dangerous, according to the Washington Post. The Post categorized only 16 black male victims of police shootings as “unarmed.” That classification masks assaults against officers and violent resistance to arrest. Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population. That 18.5 ratio undoubtedly worsened in 2016,in light of the 53 percent increase in gun murders of officers—committed vastly and disproportionately by black males. Among all homicide suspects whose race was known, white killers of blacks numbered only 243.

            Violent crime has now risen by a significant amount for two
            consecutive years. The total number of violent crimes rose 4.1 percent in 2016, and estimated homicides rose 8.6 percent. In 2015, violent crime rose by nearly 4 percent and estimated homicides by nearly 11 percent. The last time violence rose two years in a row was 2005–06. The reason for the current increase is what I have called the Ferguson Effect.Cops are backing off of proactive policing in high-crime minority neighborhoods, and criminals are becoming emboldened. Having been told
            incessantly by politicians, the media, and Black Lives Matter activists that they are bigoted for getting out of their cars and questioning someone loitering on a known drug corner at 2 am,
            many officers are instead just driving by. Such stops are
            discretionary; cops don’t have to make them. And when political elites demonize the police for just such proactive policing, we shouldn’t be surprised when cops get the message and do less of it. Seventy-two percent of the nation’s officers say that they and their colleagues are now less willing to stop and question suspicious persons, according to a Pew Research poll released in January. The reason is the persistent anti-cop climate.

            Four studies came out in 2016 alone rebutting the charge that police shootings are racially biased. If there is a bias in police shootings, it works in favor of blacks and against whites. That truth has not stopped the ongoing demonization of the police—including, now, by many of the country’s ignorant professional athletes. The toll will be felt, as always, in the inner city, by the thousands of law-abiding people there who desperately want more police protection.

            Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.

            Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            “A patriot would not kneel for the anthem.” You have no clue what Patriotism means. You have no idea what kneeling for the anthem means. Your political beliefs are based on Nationalism which is COMPLETELY unamerican. This country values Patriotism. The kneelers are PATRIOTS. People like you are govt worshping NATIONALISTS. Get the difference? People like you are the type of people who got brutal dictators like Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, etc in power. People who are taught to demand flag waving, mindless worship of symbols OVER the freedom they represent.

          • LEO

            LMAO What? Hahahahaha Get a grip man, you’re fawking losing it….

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Yup, you’re definitely triggered. And the fact that you had no response to what I actually said demonstrates I’m dead on correct. No counter point. No argument. Just disbelief and ad hominem. Yup, game, set, match.

          • LEO

            I don’t waste my time arguing with a low IQ troll. It’s a go nowhere proposition.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            “They beat their spouses, kill their dogs and are engaged in all kinds of unlawful behavior. ” hahahahahahahah LEO’s are FAR more likely to be wife beaters than the average American. This is a statistical FACT. I LOVE the irony. Not to mention, WHERE WERE YOU WHEN ALL OF THOSE PLAYERS WERE BEING OUTED? LOL Where was your outrage? Oh that’s right, YOU DIDN’T CARE. So save your BS.

          • LEO

            Lol. Calm down, you’re going to have a stroke.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            awww, what’s wrong cupcake? Got exposed and don’t know what to say now? Poor baby. Take a long look in the mirror bud.

          • LEO

            Exposed? If you want to see exposed read the story I just posted to you.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            “Oh, and how did they ” trying to destroy it physically in real life?” How did they do that?” His business was tear gassed and they roughed up his customers and destroyed property. Did you bother to read what happened? Or are you just here to defend the goon squad?

          • LEO

            I’m sure he’ll have his day in court to prove that is what happened. Until then it is just his word. Oh, and I saw his video which shows nothing improper on the part of the officers.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            LEO = Liberal Enforcement Officer

    • svchost

      They’re not legally obligated to respond and I hope they don’t. Hope Antifa burns his shop down with him inside.

      • FreedomIsTheStandard

        svchost, that’s because LE in this country IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROTECT ANYONE. They are only required to UPHOLD THE LAW, no matter how corrupt or oppressive it is. That makes them nothing but ORDER FOLLOWERS with NO CONSCIENCE. It makes them TOOLS OF THE STATE rather than protectors of the community.

    • Chatty

      The whole point of his criticism was that at that moment, there were NO threatening agitators in the area. Their actions of indiscriminately shooting off pepper balls and throwing tear gas were unnecessary and an abuse of power, terrorizing innocent people at the restaurant.

      You are quite fond of distorting the facts and those pesky sweeping generalizations, aren’t you?

      • LEO

        Let me ask you something, were you there? Did you see what he claimed happened? I saw a picture of protesters gathered in front of his restaurant. Based on that picture alone his contention that no one was in the street was wrong. So the facts I am supposedly distorting are from one source, the pizza man. I have a hard time believing the police were marching down an empty street tossing teargas.

        • Chatty

          He never claimed that at no time were there protesters in front of his restaurant. His claim is that at the time the police threw a tear gas cannister right at him, etc., he could see no agitators causing trouble in the area that warranted that kind of response. Just because you have a hard time believing that the police could act in such a fashion doesn’t mean that they didn’t. I don’t see what motivation he has to lie about this. He’s opened himself up to death threats, to constant harassment, to people trying to hurt his restaurant business, etc. If new evidence comes to light that shows he was lying, I’ll consider that.

          And you were not there either. You have zero firsthand knowledge of what actually happened. You choose to accuse this restaurant owner of lying because of your apparent need to defend the police no matter how egregious their actions.

          • LEO

            Again, how do you know the actions of the police were “egregious”? You’re the one who seems to be jumping to conclusions based on the word of a man who has been highly critical of the police since 2014 and the Ferguson riots. Find me someone who is neutral and without an axe to grind and then maybe I’ll believe him.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            LEO There’s actual VIDEO of it happening. You can see the only people there were his customers who were being threatened and his business was broken into.

          • LEO

            Feel free to share the link to that video.

          • Chatty

            That man has only been critical of police ABUSE OF POWER, something EVERY citizen should protest.

    • T Houchin

      Strawman fallacy- you have change the details of the argument to make it easier to attack. He called the police dimwits because they were chanting “Who’s streets, our streets!”. Please get the fact correct before you begin your argument.

      • LEO

        He said, and I quote ” “Standard procedure for @SLMPD terrorizing out town, hiding under tactical gear.” Maybe you should get your facts correct before criticizing me.

        • T Houchin

          That was a separate tweet… I didn’t say he didn’t say that, I said he didn’t call them dimwit because of it… which was your original claim. Again you tried to change what I said to make it easier to rebut. https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/strawman

    • FreedomIsTheStandard
      • LEO

        I’ve read this before. Eleven police officers were injured the first day of the “peaceful” protest. I don’t expect officers to stand there and be abused. I don’t care that they chanted, “who’s streets, our streets” So what? Did it hurt your feelings?

        • FreedomIsTheStandard

          So what if they were injured? WTF does that have to do with anything? He’s talking about on his block, not the entire protest, genius. But I suppose that doesn’t fit your copsucking narrative right? hurt my feelings? LOL I’m not the one on here posting a million comments everywhere obviously triggered by the anti-police comments.

        • FreedomIsTheStandard

          You just can’t stand accountability, can you? LOL

    • Bingo

      He calls the PO dimwits for chanting “Whose streets? Our streets” while on duty and facing the public. Protesters usually chant it. The white nationalists as they marched, tiki torches in hand and Nazi regalia on display, chanted it in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.

  • jt

    Just lost a customer, we went there every couple of weeks and spent around $50 or so a pop.

    • doglisp

      lol sure jt

      • jt

        I like how you fucktards have a magic crystal ball and know so much about people you have only seen comment!!

        • doglisp

          lol ok jt

    • FreedomIsTheStandard

      And if you had been there when this happened you would have gotten your ass beaten and tear gassed by the cops, genius

      • jt

        Nope ,because i have enough sense to obey the police orders and I no longer enter the city of Shit Louis for any reason.

        • FreedomIsTheStandard

          HAHAHAHAH you actually think the WHOLE CITY SHUT DOWN?? LMAO

          • jt

            You stupid fuck, it was the CWE and the Loop, if you were there and seen this shit going down and hung around, you deserve whatever you get!

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            jt, NOTHING was going down on that street. Not a god damn thing. There were PAYING CUSTOMERS at his establishment eating food. NOT PROTESTERS. What part of that do you NOT understand?

          • jt

            Hahahahaha Dumbass liberal!!!!!

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            jt, notice my name? I’m no Liberal. I actually respect the Constitution unlike you 2 party, Statist TREASONOUS scumbags. FTP! I ACTUALLY believe in the 2nd amendment STRONGLY and feel there is 0 need for street cops unlike you fake ass so called “Conservatives”. Crime investigators and detectives however I FULLY support. But pieces of garbage who go around harassing people over petty BS and escalating situations to MURDER I do NOT support. I’m not the one worshiping the state here bud, YOU ARE.

          • jt

            I don’t believe in the parties either , just pointing out the dumbfuckedness of whatever you are defending these fucking rioters while they honor a drug dealing , thus ass, oiece of shit!

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            You have no idea what happened here do you? THESE WEREN’T RIOTERS. They were PAYING CUSTOMERS at his place of business. What part of that do you NOT understand?? It wasn’t just him. INNOCENT PEOPLE were attacked by the police. Are you so up the police’s ass that you can’t REASON? And yes, you HARDCORE believe in parties since you label everyone you don’t agree with a Liberal. You’re not the sharpest knife in the box are you?

          • jt

            You dumbfuck I know customers were involved also, it’s called collateral damage. the restaurant owner failed his customers by befriending these beasts only to have them come back later and destroy the neighborhood.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            DERP, you know customers were involved? THANK YOU. My whole point is if YOU were a customer at the time AS YOU CLAIM you frequent this place you would have had your ass tear gassed by the cops. LMAO And you STILL pin that on HIM? Even though the customers showed up because NOTHING was happening on his block and the protesters had already left? AGAIN, you’re not the sharpest knife in the box are ya? You’re one big pile of DUMB.

          • jt

            No dumbfuck, I have enough sense to recognize a threat when I see it and as soon as I seen the niggra shit going down I would have had my ass out of there.

        • FreedomIsTheStandard

          There was no order for the entire city to be shut off. That’s ridiculous. Are you really so up the cops butt that you eliminate all logic and reason? There were normal paying customers at his establishment who were attacked. NOT PROTESTERS. What part of that do you NOT understand? There was no riot there. No reason for the cops to attack his business

          • jt

            Only an idiot Hell bent on self destruction would venture into any of these areas, especially when the tribe is on the prowl!

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            “the tribe”??? You sound like a sick cult member. No wonder you’re a psycho

          • jt

            Hahahahaha Dumbass liberal!

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Holy crap are you retarded? Is that all you know how to say? You literally typed the same response 4 different times. I bet you have no idea what “liberal” even means. LOL DERP.

          • jt

            No. if you had any brains you would see there are a different number of exclamation points in each post, dumbfuck. Where did you go to school , St Louis city??

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Newsflash: You’re here defending a LIBERAL police union. And YES, that’s what it is. There is nothing more LIBERAL than a worker’s union. DERP! You 2 party slaves are complete hypocrites. So called right/left wingers are braindead, easily led automatons.

          • jt

            Hahahahaha Dumbass liberal!!!!

      • jt

        No , I’m not a dumb fuck and wouldn’t have been any where near this shit hole!

        • FreedomIsTheStandard

          Hey genius. Do you remember your original comment where you said you went there every couple weeks? hahahahahaha PROVEN LIAR

          • jt

            Hahahahaha Dumbass liberal!!

  • avgjoe

    this moron is proof you cant fix stupid. Hope hell be filing for bankruptcy by the end of the year

  • Greg Miller

    This guy is just too stupid to live, I hope they burn your restaurant with you in it.

  • Tom Kofron

    You, Mr. Sommers, have the right to your erroneous opinion. I and my many friends, have the right to take our business elsewhere. I have been a loyal customer of your Kirkwood store, but never again.

    • Astroserf

      Is his partner equally stupid? If not, I feel sorry for him.

    • Chatty

      Erroneous opinion? Were you there? Did you see what he saw?

      Buh bye! Many of us will make up for your lack of business, business that the owner neither needs nor wants.

    • FreedomIsTheStandard

      Tom Kofron, if you were at his business when this happened you would have been attacked by LE. I suppose you’d have been offering to buy their meal while they beat the crap out of you? DERP

  • HoseasHand

    Here ya go FREE WATER , wanna buy a $25 pizza?

    • ump14

      BUY? Are you kidding these folks want it free. again and again and again and……

  • MarkusMan

    He privatized his Twitter account. Tough guy.

  • bacchys

    How have so many snowflakes managed to become police?

    • gunslinger97

      cops can’t have opinions?

      • bacchys

        Certainly, and when they are snowflakery we should call them that.
        However, their opinions aren’t part of their job description and shouldn’t factor into how they do their jobs.

  • PatriotNavy

    Man, I really love this block user feature. I never have to see anything from Phohuk Yu ever again. Try it. You’ll like it. If everyone did that, he just be another cretin pissing into the wind.

    • Dawn Bell

      Yes, that block feature is really nice!! It’s better not to feed the trolls. And even better to never even see their comments again.

    • FreedomIsTheStandard

      hahaha people who block others are the most triggered crybabies.

      • PatriotNavy

        No, life is too short to waste my valuable time reading drivel from trolls.

        • FreedomIsTheStandard

          The fact that you chose to actually post about it proves it. You wasted your time posting about them. It shows you let them get to you.

  • doc12345

    My family and I have been going to his restaurants for over a year and have had a lot of enjoyable meals there.
    But no longer. You have lost our business, and my extended family’s business. And I know several “regulars” there who have said the same thing. We will be taking our business, and our money, to a restaurant owner who sides with our police and our innocent citizens, rather than an owner who sides with a heroin dealer and the rioters who believe that criminals lives matter more than innocent lives.

    • KEYSTONELIGHT

      We need more people out there that think like You do…..Kudos…☺.!

    • Peekin-In

      Maybe after this all settles down, Sommers will say that he was hasty in making that report and “apologize” for what he said to get his customers back…. Hopefully those customers wont return.

      • Chatty

        The ridiculous response of the Blue Lives Matter (only) people and the STL County Police Association have just won him scores of new customers. I can’t even count how many posts I’ve seen today pledging to support Pi.

    • doglisp

      lol sure doc

    • FreedomIsTheStandard

      hahahahahahaha and if you had been there when this happened you and your family would have been tear gassed and attacked by the cops. IRONY

    • Sean

      Do you think all police are good police?

  • Patricia

    I think the police all across the country are handling these RIOTS improperly. What we have here are people we are being paid to travel all across the country inciting people to riot and causing riots. What we need are a few officers willing to step up disperse the crowd with real bullets, not rubber bullets, not tasers, not tear gas, REAL BULLETS! Once the stakes get too high, these paid ruffians will disappear because Soros won’t be able to offer them enough to risk their lives to help him destroy this country from the inside out. END IT!

  • Bob C

    Dipshit criss I NEVER wish bad things on people but you will be the 1st. I hope you suffer for this , then your family! You made the choice, hope you realize what you have done… FUCKING TRAITOR!

    • gunslinger97

      I don’t think it’s a bad thing to wish for people to reap what the sow. Literally a case of play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  • Donna Thompson

    This is maddening! It is also very sad to me! I love Pi Pizza but will not be patronizing a business that feels this way about men who risk their lives to protect your yours! I support the men in blue! Thank you so much!!

  • Jeff Farrar

    I wonder who they will call when the “protesters” tear up their property? The DimWits?

  • Tony Themover

    I hope they go broke now when the riots are over. The people that are rioting are not his customers. His customers are the ones that support the police and they will never go there again. I know I wouldn’t.

    • KEYSTONELIGHT

      They looked like a couple of homos to me….Or should be…!

  • 8ball

    the guy that owns ‘Pi Pizza’ in Houston is a ball bag gargling tool as well, must be a prerequisite to run a hipster spot.

  • Maureen Stanford

    You’re a loser and your pizza tastes like crap! I will never set foot inside your restaurant as long as I live. My family, their extended families and all of our friends feel the same. You’re a jerk!

  • Dj Nude

    Give that man a medal!

    I would eat his pizza everyday if i could, even if the pizza was bad I always support honest business owners.

    • anb1

      And while I enjoyed my Pi pizzas on Saturday, they are the last ones I will ever buy from this little punk. I will not support lying pieces of garbage. Dewey’s seems to focus on making pizza, not attacking cops and supporting criminals.

  • gunslinger97

    Well, Sommers is a great big idiot, huh? What a liberal douche

    • FreedomIsTheStandard

      Police Unions are far more liberal than he is.

      • gunslinger97

        ??? I don’t see a lot of police unions supporting laws to legalize drugs, let inmates out of prison, or supporting rioters and looters. What area of the country do police unions support liberal ideas?

        • FreedomIsTheStandard

          gunslinger97, the concept of UNIONs is LIBERAL to begin with genius! Liberal Police unions have been able to push to create a LE bill of rights. That’s right, cops in this country have their OWN bill of rights that put them in a higher class OVER regular American Citizens. Ever hear of “qualified immunity”?? Cops get away with crimes that us regular peons would be put in jail and tried for. LIBERALS USE THE FEDERAL GOVT TO PUSH THEIR IDEOLOGY. The National FOP is a LIBERAL organization.

        • FreedomIsTheStandard

          gunslinger97, and if you REALLY believe in the 2nd amendment, what’s with all of the cop worship? Don’t you believe in self defense?? Why would you worship the cops if you do? LIBERALS support the cops because those are the people they always point to when they push their anti-second amendment propaganda. “You don’t need guns because we have the police.” And if Liberals got their way and banned all guns, who do you think will enforce those laws? DERP! That’s right! The freaking COPS. Fact is both “conservatives” and “liberals” are full of CRAP

          • gunslinger97

            You live in a weird world. Liberals don’t worship cops, they hate them. 90%+ of cops I know are conservative. They don’t mind taking guns from criminals, but when/if the order ever came to take them from law abiding citizens…no way, not gonna happen. The only statement you got right was the fact the both liberals and conservatives are full of crap.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            gunslinger, you’re reading comprehension SUCKS. I didn’t say Liberals worship cops genius. READ AGAIN.

          • gunslinger97

            Best you got huh?

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            gunslinger, ENGLISH, can you read it?? “The only statement you got right was the fact the both liberals and conservatives are full of crap” DERP, THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT GENIUS. And YOU are included in that hypocrisy with all your copsucking commments worshiping authority. Either you believe in the 2nd amendment or you believe in the cops harrassing people every day to supposedly “protect them” CHOOSE ONE

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            gunslinger, YOU live in a weird world. Your’e the one doing all the copsucking up and down this comment section yet you supposedly support the 2nd amendment? I don’t think you get the point. The point is most cops and you alike are HYPOCRITES.

          • gunslinger97

            You must have gotten a real big speeding ticket. Every cop I know (well over 2,000) supports the 2nd amendment and people having guns.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            hahaha If cops REALLY believed that they WOULDN’T BE COPS.

          • gunslinger97

            Yeah, because I am sure you could use your tricked out AR to analyze the DNA on a corpse and figure out who killed them. Use your 870 Remington to run the fingerprints and find out who stole your car. Maybe your 1911 can help you track down the guy in another state who is using your credit card number.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            That’s what DETECTIVES are for. They solve crimes, not supposedly “prevent” them by patrolling the streets harassing people with overreaching victimless crime laws. I’m talking about the useless morons who patrol the streets supposedly “helping” people. AGAIN, the point is PROTECTION. That’s what the 2nd amendment is for! Try to keep up chief!

          • gunslinger97

            Not sure where you hail from, but there are not enough detectives to do that stuff. The patrolmen go, get the prints, get the info, and in our county, follow all leads as far as they can. Prints take weeks to come back. The report is forwarded to the detectives who take it from there and compare crimes in one area to those in another that the patrolman may not be aware off. Sorry you don’t agree with traffic laws (am I correct in assuming that’s what you don’t like?), but they do help keep people safer.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            gunslinger, can’t answer the question huh? I’ll ask a 3rd time: WHO DO YOU THINK WILL TAKE YOUR GUNS AWAY IF THE LIBERALS HAVE THEIR WAY? I rest my case.

          • gunslinger97

            You case sucks, because I have already told you, 90%+ of all cops I know WILL NOT take your guns away. We know if they world has come to that point, there are much bigger problems on the horizon. Are there cops that WILL do it? You bet. There are morons in every career field. There will 90%+ of cops manning the barricades along side the average Joe against what ever forces are coming. Will it be the military? The UN? The moron cops? I don’t know, but it won’t be the overwhelming majority of cops.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            hahahahaha SURE THEY WON’T. Cops are mindless goons of the state that only know how to do one thing: uphold the law. And they uphold some of the most fucked up laws on the books. Most horribly, they support and uphold the war on drugs which has ruined far more lives than any violent criminal or drug EVER did. That’s what you don’t understand. Street cops are nothing but GANG MEMBERS of the State. And you REALLY think the cops wouldn’t take away people’s guns if they had a chance? Who do you think enforces California’s very strict gun laws and takes people’s guns away? That’s right: THE FUCKING COPS. Sit down you clown, you obviously have no fucking clue as to what you’re talking about. COPSUCKER

          • gunslinger97

            Whatever, you can never be convinced of anything, because you already know everything. Hope to see you out there someday stud.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Look up the news about “Civil Asset Forfeiture” Cops LITERALLY stole more in 1 year than all criminals combined WITHOUT due process. FACT

          • gunslinger97

            Yep, personally took over $760K. What you gonna do about it?

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            hahahahaha THANK YOU FOR PROVING YOU’RE A TRAITOR SCUMBAG THIEF FOR THE STATE. Its refreshing to see one actually be honest about ROBBING people. I’m sure you’re proud to be a part of the biggest gang in the country.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            hahahahaha in other words “I can’t think of any more bullshit to counter the truth you are saying”

          • gunslinger97

            Just an overwhelming desire to choke the shit out of hour dumbass

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            TRIGGERED. Thanks for proving my point! THUG

          • gunslinger97

            FYI, you are wrong on everything.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            gunslinger, I could only HOPE a shitload of cops would quit their jobs the moment gun ban laws are passed. But you KNOW that’s NOT going to happen. They either enforce the law, or get FIRED. You know damn well that’s how it works. Most cops are NOT going to jump off the gravy train they’ve been on all these years or give up their pension. THANKS TO LIBERAL POLICE UNIONS

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            Face it. Cops are WELFARE LEECHES of the state. They will do everything they can to maintain their PRIVILEGE.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            gunslinger, have you heard of the law enforcement act from 1994 put into effect by Bill Clinton? It basically DUMBED DOWN the screening process for cops. We have a whole generation of STUPID PIGS on the streets of this country who don’t know wtf they are doing while LIBERAL police unions coddle them to the point where they can literally get away with murder. Its one of the prime reason why people hate the way policing is done in this country. THANKS TO LIBERALS…..who YOU support.

          • gunslinger97

            Dude, we are done. You are too full of hate to even have a conversation with. Anything else you got to say, say it face to face.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            “not enough detectives”
            Go figure. Imagine upping the standards for cops and what the results would be? The fact is most cops are coddled cowards who are taught to murder people the moment they pee their pants, no matter how safe they actually are.

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            AGAIN, who do you think will take all the guns away if Liberals had their way??? Answer the question!

          • gunslinger97

            10 percent of the cops and your guess is as good as mine on the military. Answer enough for you?

          • FreedomIsTheStandard

            hahahahaha Yet ALL of the cops uphold the gun laws around the country currently. If they are so pro 2nd amendment, WHY DO THEY ALL ENFORCE IT??

  • Jason King

    It was an irresponsible tweet. It served no purpose for him, he already has a customer base. People get mad and emotional and say (or tweet) things in the heat of the moment.

  • Steve Adams

    Chris Sommers, the co-founder of St. Louis’ Pi Pizzaria and ‘ZZA restaurants, is a real POS. I hope that his previous customers respond appropriately. Hard to believe that a so called businessman could have no respect for those officers. I’ll bet if those terrorists that he appears to think so highly of were trying to trash his businesses he would be burning up the phone lines to call the police! What an incredible waste of skin and air…. but a perfect example of an idiot!

  • Peekin-In

    Golly, if a protester didn’t know Sommers was nice handing out water, his business might end up with broken windows and burned up. I guess the mgr. could throw that water on it to put it out. What a jerk… All the rioters should be arrested on a felony, thrown in jail, made to pay for damages, police time, clean up, etc. Time to take the cities back from the entitled little brats.

  • Roland

    A lot of name-calling here. Does anybody want to discuss some things intelligently?
    For the past week, I’ve been hearing nothing but lame platitudes from “leaders” in St. Louis. We must come together. We must start a conversation. We must work for meaningful change (is there a more meaningless word in the English language than “meaningful”?). Blah blah blah blah. I’m sick of hearing from the preachers and politicians who have become media darlings by yapping the same boring, useless crap over and over. It is intellectually vapid and pathetic.
    The root of the problem as I see it is that both the police and the courts are part of the state (the state defined as the more-or-less permanent institution that claims a monopoly on the initiation of force in a given area – as opposed to “government,” which is the gang of liars and thieves that control it at a given time).
    Under this arrangement, when a person has a dispute with someone, even if it is with the state itself, the state gets to decide who’s right. It’s like if you and I are neighbors and we disagree about where the property line is, I get to decide. Would you like that? This system is bogus from the ground up, and a source of never-ending conflict. Only in a country with government-controlled schools can people be dumbed down enough to believe with childlike conviction that the police and court system are protecting and serving them.
    I have relatives who are retired police officers. They have been beat up, shot at and run over. I know it’s a tough job. But the fact is that if a bad guy breaks into my home tonight and really means to do me harm, there is zero chance that the government police will be there to help me. Zero. The best they will do is to show up 20 minutes after the harm has been done and write down what happened. The police, first and foremost, are the armed enforcers of the state. So, you spend much of your time pestering people who are no threat to anybody about crap like expired license tags and wearing their seat belts. When an innocent person is murdered, the best you can usually do is to catch the creep who did it. Sorry, that’s not the same thing as protecting that victim. He is still dead.
    I am not questioning the bravery, honesty or work ethic of cops. What I’m saying is that no matter how good your intentions, you will always be, first and foremost, servants of the state, not of the people in the community. The system you work under makes it impossible. And don’t tell me that “we are the government.” That is a fourth-grade civics class fairy tale. If I were the government, I would not force myself to contribute to Nancy Pelosi’s salary.
    Answer me this: Let’s say you have a loved one who lives far enough away from you that you can’t be there to protect her yourself, so you hire a private security firm to do the job. You and the company rep sign a contract which states clearly that in exchange for, say, $2,000 a week, the company will guard her from physical harm in her home. One night, a bad guy breaks in and kills her anyway. When you ask the company how the hell this could happen, their spokesman says, “You have to be reasonable, sir. We can’t be everywhere!” Would you buy that excuse? Would you be satisfied with their performance, even if they later caught the guy who did it and locked him in a cage? I think not. You would be raising hell, day and night, about how crappy their “protection” service was. You would quote the requirements of the contract. You would demand your money back. You would do everything in your power to destroy the company’s reputation. You might be so overcome with grief and rage that you would physically attack its employees and management.
    So why do government cops get a pass? We’re told there is a “contract,” but I have never signed one. I am forced to pay for your services whether I want them or not, but if someone comes to my home wanting to hurt my family and me, we’ll be on our own to defend ourselves. To think otherwise is to live in fantasy land. Heck, you guys can’t even protect my family and me when we are on the relatively tiny land area that constitutes public roads. We are continually threatened by idiots who have no intention of driving safely, and the cops are never anywhere to be found.
    Yes, we need tough guys to protect us. But I want the tough guys to work for private, for-profit businesses so they are forced by the market to serve the preferences of consumers, not the whims of loudmouth politicians. “Law” is pretty simple: Don’t hurt other people and don’t take their stuff. You are not law enforcement officers as much as legislation enforcement officers, and you don’t have to pass the profit-and-loss test week after week, year after year, to stay in business. That’s why you can’t protect and serve as well as you might like, and it’s why you’ll continue to have serious conflicts with your “customers.”
    Who wants to use some orderly thinking to prove me wrong?

  • Bob

    He deserves to have his business destroyed by the domestic terrorists!

  • Andres Carter

    Never heard of this pizza place. Will make sure I try some soon

  • Bill Stewart

    This guy is a total loser SCUMBAG ASSWIPE! It would serve him right if his restaurant got burned to the ground!

  • magnum.pi

    Yet this arse will scream for police protection if he and his property were threatened. S-L-O-W response to his call is appropriate. He is giving away water to try and get people not to damage his property. What a jerk.

  • Beetlebailey

    Racist. >.<

  • pointe4Jesus

    In fairness, “Whose streets? Our streets!” was probably not the smartest thing to chant under the circumstances, since there are people wanting to use anything and everything against them.
    Do I blame the officers? Not at all. After all this stress, I completely understand wanting to take a stand. But it probably was not the smartest thing to say.

  • vma100

    Apparently he’s been feeding police and firemen FREE when they come to Pi locations. But now the union wants to throw him under the bus. That’s a shame.

  • doglisp

    why are cops crying about some wanker talking trash? grow some balls

  • rnrstar

    Looks like the St. Louis police are nothing but jack-booted thugs. Time to round them up and take away their badges and guns. They don’t deserve them. Blue Lives Matter (only) is nothing but a terrorist organization and hopefully they will be shut down and thrown in jail. Disgusting that they are allowed to continue their thugging ways.

  • Alfonso Bergamo

    I say boycott this anti American pizzeria and tell everyone you know… I’ll bet this POS voted for Hillary

  • Deplorable Charles

    This bum’s restaurant was nearly burned tot he ground by the rioters, and he’s bashing police officers. What a creep.

  • ehecker

    Video in the hands of the mayor.
    ACLU court date this week to hear charges against the police.
    Pi Pizzeria will be just fine. His neighborhood will make sure of that.
    Great job stopping damage to property along the protest route – not!
    Oh, and knock off the chanting. You are supposed to be the professionals.

  • Gregory771

    War on police? War on unprofessional police, yeah. Most police are good, but don’t weed out the bad apples, unfortunately. Protesters are, as the term implies, protesting an unsatisfactory situation.

  • Bud

    Don’t support his business, maybe he will get the idea. He prefers to support the protesters, let them be his new customers!

  • Carole Shirreffs

    I do not believe that anyone needs to explain or defend why the police are wearing riot gear. Their chant is apropos. Possibly they should bring out the bagpipes playing battle music with the chant.

  • Geo

    Quite a contrast between the comments here and Chris Sommers account. Chris seems more credible. https://m.riverfronttimes.com/foodblog/2017/09/20/chris-sommer-responds-after-police-union-puts-him-and-pi-pizzeria-on-blast

    • Chatty

      Indeed.

  • Geo

    I saw the video. Why were the police shooting pepper bullets when there were no protesters in sight? Why did they shoot tear gas at the restaurant when there were no vandals in the area? Not all cops are bad, but these cops were thugs. I’m having a Pi Pizza this week. I may bring in a dozen for the office.

  • Jezzer

    Fuck the cops, honestly.

  • Earl Tower

    I felt a momentary spark of shame then outrage, I’ve eaten at that pizzaria before. They won’t be getting my business again after these type of uncivil declarations by their owner.

  • James Dalton

    Never mind that he was handing water to cops as well, and that uniformed police have received discounts of 50-100% at his restaurant for years. But I guess they didn’t like the free meals and appreciation so they decided to tear gas his guests when there were no protesters around

  • Roland

    Looks like the answer to the question I asked earlier is “No.” You cops and cop-supporters are proving that you are non-thinking, authoritarian emotional basket cases who could not reason your way out of a wet paper bag. Do any of you care to respond to me, or to Mr. Sommers’ account of what happened? He says that he has called you for help in the past and you didn’t show up. The only time I’ve called you, when my car was broken into in downtown St. Louis, you laughed at me – and then didn’t show up.
    The police certainly do serve and protect – the state, not us.

    • FreedomIsTheStandard

      Cops are WELFARE LEECHES of the State. They aren’t required to protect anyone and have their own bill of rights and “qualified immunity” which effectively put them in a higher class of citizen over civilians while being protected by LIBERAL police unions. Anyone who TRULY respects the 2nd amendment wouldn’t be supporting the cops so hard. HYPOCRITES

  • LEO

    You know what’s funny? You and the rest of the cop haters help to pay my generous pension. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Lol

    • FreedomIsTheStandard

      LEO, THANK YOU FOR THAT COMMENT. You literally proved that you don’t care about the people you supposedly “served”, you only care about YOURSELF.

    • Stanton Quest

      Way to show everyone how to be a parasitic welfare whore. Fucking commie schmuck!

      • LEO

        Back at you sweety…Lol

    • Stanton Quest

      Cop hater? No, I just don’t like services that are provided via the barrel of a gun, parasite.

  • LiberalSniper

    The St Louis police department and chief tool are terrorists and thugs. You owe Sommers a an apology. He has supported officers in the past with discounted or free meals for years. Seems like a bribery to me.

    • LEO

      So you think it’s okay for black lives matter supporter to throw rock, bricks and bottles at the police? Do you expect the police not to defend themselves? One thing you are correct about is that pizza man was trying to bribe the police officers by offering 50% discounts. Pizza man should be arrested don’t you think?

      • FreedomIsTheStandard

        LEO he’s not talking about anything you just said. Are strawman arguments all you know how to do? LOL Pretty pathetic

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  • Sean

    Why wasn’t it reported he was giving water to police also? He also gives discounts and free meals to police that come to his restaurant in uniform. The person makes the badge not the other way around. Those who are oblivious enough to think all cops are servants to the community need to be examined.

  • Phillip Crackle

    Think it’s worth getting both sides on this. He has a pretty lengthy Facebook post about it. Apparently he was gassed by the police that night, and an officer was allegedly shooting pepper pellets in an area in which there was no longer any activity. I can understand why he would be upset.

    And this doesn’t seem like a man who “hates” police. Seems he gave discounts to officers in uniform before the incident, and was handing out waters to protesters AND police that night. I don’t think his labeling of police as “dimwits” was right, but putting myself in his position I’d be pretty upset as well.

  • Roland

    The idea that the news media are anti-cop is ludicrous. Reporters slobber all over themselves for months praising you guys when you’re hurt or killed. But police and firefighters don’t usually even make the top 10 on lists of most dangerous jobs. It is riskier to be a logger, garbage collector or farmer, and these are occupations that benefit every one of us every day in very real ways. The protection of cops that is drummed into our heads by government schools and media sycophants, on the other hand, is imaginary. So why isn’t there a highway named after my grandfather, who was killed in a farming accident? When was the last time you heard a TV news-talker thanking a logger for his service? How many schoolkids hold bake sales for the families of drowned fishermen?
    Police departments are quite literally socialist institutions (the government owns the means of production). As such, they are pathetically inept at using resources in accordance with consumer preferences, and they never have to worry about that pesky thing called profit and loss. In the private marketplace, if you don’t satisfy consumers, you go out of business. The real heroes are entrepreneurs and their employees who get up every day and put their abilities and personal wealth on the line in the brutal private market, where nobody has to buy what you’re selling if they don’t want to, and you can’t threaten to auction old people’s homes on the courthouse steps to force them to contribute to your paycheck.

  • Larry Coulson

    they are siding with the mob in the hopes of protecting their business> They have no reason to fear the police.

  • Guy

    Cops high on their own superiority ! I have know many cops over the years. The good ones quietly doing their jobs as well professionally and with integrity. The bad ones and there are plenty, are usually very loud, overly aggressive, profane, and always able to quote Union Rules And Company Procedures with verbatim, then claim to just be doing their jobs, while in fear of their lives. The irony is; The good ones don’t need web sites like this to support them, or need my respect for the honorable jobs they do, because they already have it !

    I pity the ones who do, because of the damage they have done to all of the others, while they hide behind there badage and union bosses. The good men and women cops need to weed the corrupt one’s and there bosses out of the herd, for the good of the many !

  • Curtis_15

    So how about those store owners who hate the Police register with the city that any emergencies or protection call from that business and person be put in the hold que until forever. This way if Mr. Sommers gets robbed, shot or his business set on fire those dimwit Emergency Responders won’t have to risk their lives to protect his.

    Seems fair to me. And he can deduct Fire and Police protection from his business taxes since he won’t be getting their coverage.

  • bacchys

    He called some cops “dimwits,” not all cops.

    Y’all are basically just proving you’re a gang of thugs.

  • bo_meister

    Well every criminal knows who to rob, because the dimwitted police will take there time getting there.

  • LadyMephisto

    I can’t believe these juvenile comments by BOTH SIDES. Cop-haters who haven’t got a clue what it’s like to be a cop in a situation like this, and the LEO’s who blindly insist that they and their colleagues are blameless paragons of virtue fighting a war on the mean streets of America. The level of discourse shown in these comments is fckng depressing.