Here we go again: an Indiana woman who is legally blind and prone to occasional seizures–the result of a cerebral hemorrhage a few decades ago–was denied service at a local bar. As usual, the problem seems to be ignorance, rather than malice:
“That dog can’t be here, because I serve food,” Rajski told her.
“But he’s my service dog,” Porter said, pointing to Bo’s coat and showing Rajski a laminated card that describes the American Disabilities Act certification of service dogs. “You’ll have to call the police, because I’m not leaving.”
Then she sat down at a table, Bo at her feet.
Rajski did call the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Two officers arrived and told Porter she had to go. (Attempts to reach the Starke County sheriff last week were not successful.)
What’s really shocking is that the law-enforcement officers didn’t support her rights. And you simply won’t believe what a jerk the bar owner is even after he learns that he was in the wrong. . . .