You’ve got to hand it to Beau Schooler of Juneau, a James Beard Foundation nominated semi-finalist for Best Chef in the Northwest category. He knows how to make a name for himself.
Schooler, owner of in In Bocca al Lupo and The Rookery restaurants in Juneau, has created a new blueberry ice cream he labels “Fuck the Police.”
Schooler took to social media with his creation, as he often does, but this time stirred up a lot of conversation in Juneau about whether he’s onto something righteous, or if he’s gone over the edge and is encouraging violence against law enforcement officers.
Sara Dallas, a dispatcher at the Juneau Police Department, was not thrilled to see the negative sentiment from a local business owner.
“I wonder if In Bocca Al Lupo, the Rookery and the owners will really put their money where their mouth is and take their business and homes off any response lists for alarms or calls? Or, if they are a member of the Downtown Business Association, which it appears The Rookery is, if they will resign their membership? As most of us know, the DBA regularly demand additional police services to include funding two police officers to be assigned to the downtown core area so they have someone to respond to the ‘nuisance’ folks – chronic inebriates, campers and others who ‘disrupt’ the downtown Juneau area,” she wrote on her private Facebook page. Some supported her, while others in Juneau are supporting the chef.
“Putting out an ice cream to support ‘fuck the police’ or defunding the police is a super fun stand (I guess), but how are they supporting that during their every day lives, day in and day out, both personally and professionally?” she wrote.
The new flavor of ice cream comes a week after a coffee stand in Fairbanks destroyed the order of a customer who was wearing a MAGA hat in support of President Donald Trump