Apr 16, 2018

Starbucks: Philadelphia arrests of black men 'reprehensible'

Starbucks' CEO has apologised for the "Reprehensible" arrest of two black men for trespassing while waiting for a friend at the cafe. In an interview on Monday, Kevin Johnson said the Philadelphia branch manager who called police on the two men last week has now left the company. The men were arrested when a manager complained that they had not made a purchase. The American Civil Liberties Union said the Starbucks employee had "Terribly disrespected" the two men. Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, said: "Black Philadelphians face daily indignities when they are simply trying to go about their business. This incident shows that Black people can't even 'wait while Black.'".

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