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An Atlanta gym has garnered attention for a sign posted on its door proclaiming its policy of “no f*****g cops.”

Despite several people taking offense to the sign, however, the gym owner says the policy isn’t changing, and he’s not apologizing for the sign either.

“It was really just that the vulgarity in that sign, and that seems to bring it out for people,” said Jim Chambers, owner of the EAV Barbell Club.

Chambers added that many of the people who gathered at the gym, which he described as a community meeting point, were minorities who were uncomfortable with the presence of police officers. He also noted that he had a long policy of not allowing law enforcement or military members into the establishment, as a political statement.

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However, he took the sign down because “I didn’t want the other folks there to take the heat that I’m willing to take.”

Although Atlanta police did not directly comment on the policy, they stated that the sign “would not stop us from lawfully doing our job,” to which Chambers responded, “If they have a warrant, they can go anywhere they want, but we’re not breaking the law.”

Because police officers are not a protected class, it is likely that the policy and sign to not break any non-discrimination laws, either.