Apr 15 - Calls Grow to Boycott Starbucks After Bogus Arrest of Philadelphia Black Men

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Apr 15 - Calls Grow to Boycott Starbucks After Bogus Arrest of Philadelphia Black Men
 

 
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Calls are growing for a boycott of the Starbucks coffee shop chain after police were filmed arresting two black men waiting for a friend in a branch in Philadelphia.

Under the #BoycottStarbucks hastag on Twitter, people accused the chain’s employees of racially profiling the men, and criticised police for arresting them when they refused to leave.




Late Saturday, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson apologised for the incident. He promised a thorough investigation of the incident caught on the now-viral video by a patron.


The men were accused of trespassing, but have said they were simply waiting for a friend before ordering.

“The video shot by customers is very hard to watch and the actions in it are not representative of our Starbucks mission and values,” Johnson said in a statement. He added, “The basis for the call to the Philadelphia police department was wrong.”

Philadelphia’s police commissioner on Saturday defended the arrest, saying his officers had to act after Starbucks employees told them the pair were trespassing.

Video of Thursday’s incident showed other patrons telling officers the pair were doing nothing wrong and appeared to have been targeted merely because of their race.

Police Commissioner Richard Ross said he knew the incident had prompted a lot of concern, but said his officers “did absolutely nothing wrong.”

In a video statement, Ross said store employees called 911 to report a disturbance and trespassing.

When officers arrived, Ross said, staff told them the two men had wanted to use the restroom but were informed it was only for paying customers. The pair repeatedly refused to leave when politely asked to do so by the employees and officers, he said.

“If you think about it logically, that if a business calls and they say that someone is here that I no longer wish to be in my business, they (the officers) now have a legal obligation to carry out their duties. And they did just that,” Ross said.

“They were professional in all their dealings with these gentlemen, and instead they got the opposite back.”

Ross said that as an African-American man he was acutely aware of implicit bias. “We are committed to fair and unbiased policing and anything less than that will not be tolerated in this department,” he said.

The two men were released, Ross said, after officers learned Starbucks was “no longer interested” in prosecuting them.



In a post on Twitter earlier on Saturday, Starbucks Corp said it was sorry for what took place.

Johnson added his apology, saying the company would review its policies and “further train our partners to better know when police a.ssistance is warranted.”

Melissa DePino, an author who posted the video of the arrest, said staff called police because the two men had not ordered anything while waiting for a friend. She said white customers were “wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing.”

Police departments across the United States have come under criticism for repeated instances of k!lling unarmed black men in recent years, which activists blame on racial biases in the criminal justice system.


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 6 days ago '17        #2
CJ Schwarz 1 heat pts
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Why not a sit-in at that particular Starbucks?
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 6 days ago '12        #3
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Get ready for other Americans to come in this thread hating Americans for exercising their right to protest.
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 6 days ago '16        #4
foshoVoodoo 186 heat pts186
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bye bye kimodo dragon expressos
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 6 days ago '05        #5
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White people not giving up No damn Starbucks
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 CJ Schwarz said:
Why not a sit-in at that particular Starbucks?

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 6 days ago '07        #7
stogz 18 heat pts18
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no more starbucks for me.... although, i didn't drink it that much.
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 6 days ago '17        #8
hiphop4ever 12 heat pts12
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Philly fu*kin up, but ima still have my tall chai lattes in the morning
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 6 days ago '08        #9
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 hiphop4ever said:
Philly fu*kin up, but ima still have my tall chai lattes in the morning
I rarely go to Starbucks but when I do it's usually a chai latte
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 6 days ago '17        #10
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Just hurt a corporation the best way you can, hurting their wallets. They'll get the message real quick when their sticks drop and they'll sing their song and dance about diversity and intolerance in hopes their stocks go back up and level off. And it's all because some bigots wanted to act.

Gotta love it.

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 6 days ago '14        #11
black cobra 396 heat pts396
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Never been to a Starbucks

That’s why it’s important to support black businesses it’s only a matter of time before these organizations under white supremacy do the same thing.

Boycott all them now
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 6 days ago '04        #12
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I dont drink coffee and never been to starbucks so im with it lol
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 6 days ago '04        #13
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nobody's got this manager's information yet?

Philly stand up??
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 foshoVoodoo said:
bye bye kimodo dragon expressos
It's Espresso you uncivilized boar.



Boycott supported.
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they should have not been arrested.
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 6 days ago '05        #17
swyshasweets 
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it didn’t happen at my local starbucks so i dont give a fu*k.... my lil girl still get her iced coffee when she want
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 6 days ago '11        #18
PhantomRaviolis 
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I don’t drink that bullsh*t anyway.

Liquid sugar in a cup for 5 dollars? Gtfo
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 swyshasweets said:
it didn’t happen at my local starbucks so i dont give a fu*k.... my lil girl still get her iced coffee when she want
Slapped for giving your daughter that liquid diabetes and caffeine, thats bad parenting
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Starbucks needs to pay those two men, whether there’s a boycott or not.
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