The Arrest of Two Men At Starbucks Sparks Outrage; Black Police Chief Tries to Deflect

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@Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing. pic.twitter.com/0U4Pzs55Ci

— Melissa DePino (@missydepino) April 12, 2018

Footage of two Black men being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks has many furious with calls for a #Boycott taking root. The incident took place on Thursday, April 12 however, the footage began to go viral today.

A Twitter user, Melissa DePino shared a video of the incident stating, “@Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing.”

DePino continued to provide updates on the two men, explaining in another tweet that they were real estate brokers waiting for a family friend. When the friend arrived, a white male, he questioned the officers about what the men had done. A witness who reportedly saw the entire incident unfold chimed in saying, “they didn’t do anything.”

The two men were released later that evening around 2 am after prosecutors declined to arraign them, DePino tweeted.

Many expressed disbelief and anger over the arrest including celebrities like rapper T.I who tagged other celebs in his Instagram post. “Dear Starbucks. F*ck U TOO!!!! It’s UP!!”

A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on Apr 14, 2018 at 9:40am PDT

Killer Mike took heed to T.I.’s call for action and in a now-deleted post wrote, “This is apartheid. No other name can apply. Thank those that stood as allies and spoke on these men’s behalf. Curse a system and agents of that system that still seeks to oppress a people only 54 yrs into “Freedom.”

Hours after his initial post, T.I. urged his followers to boycott Starbucks. “I ain’t spending no more of my bread wit em… urge y’all not to either”

I ain’t spending no more of my bread wit em… urge y’all not to either

A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on Apr 14, 2018 at 5:22pm PDT

Starbucks released a statement on their official Twitter page apologizing …read more

Source:: Atlanta Black Star – News

      

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