Two black men where arrested in Starbucks after an employee called the police on them. These men were accused of trespassing. An employee called the police after the men declined to vacate the premises after they did not buy anything.
These men were said to been waiting for a white man who walked in and was asking what did they do he saw the event as a violation of their rights and he did not hesitate to mention it.
Meanwhile Rapper T.I is already calling for a boycott of Starbucks stores
Other stars are already falling in line
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I’m done with spending money with #Starbucks that witness on the side says it all. Gotta hit em in the pocket books. Devastate that bottom line first. #Repost @affioncrockett with @get_repost ・・・ Damn shame. But lawyer up! #racism #profiling #WaitingWhileBlack #blackPeopleBeLateTho 🤷🏽♂️
There diverse opinion about what should be done about the situation, while some might want the two gentle men to sue Starbucks to get a pay day some think the situation is more tricky so the cops and the employee who called the cops should be used as the scape goat (which is not posible because they were answering a 911 call )
Meanwhile Starbucks has already sent out an apology and a promise to review its policy also the CEO also apologized saying
“Starbucks stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling,” he said. “Regretfully, our practices and training led to a bad outcome — the basis for the call to the Philadelphia Police Department was wrong. Our store manager never intended for these men to be arrested and this should never have escalated as it did.” also the police chief defended the arresting officers saying they did everything by the book .