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Men arrested at Starbucks want 'this situation to never happen again'

Men arrested at Starbucks want 'this situation to never happen again'

According to TIME magazine, Nelson and Robinson were waiting in the coffee shop last week for a third person to join them in a meeting about a real estate deal.

In a study involving the Seattle Police Department, researchers randomly selected a group of officers to meet with their sergeants and have an open-ended, 20-minute conversation about a recent encounter with a citizen. Next, she called the authorities.

The said Starbucks branch called the cops on the two black men after they asked - and were refused - to use the restroom and waited on their table without ordering anything.

At a news conference, a sombre Ross said he "failed miserably" in addressing the arrests. "It didn't really hit me what was going on, that it was real until I'm being double-locked and my hands are behind back".

In a separate interview with The Associated Press, Nelson said that he was anxious about the situation spinning out of control and that he might possibly die.

"There are still things we have to work on and it starts at the top and that starts with me". "If there is an issue where you have a company policy that allows people to stay without purchasing, and that's the reason for your call, it begs the question, 'why did that happen in the first place?'" he said. The men's attorney, Stewart Cohen, said they were illegally profiled. Starbucks has not said under what circumstances she left.

The men spent several hours in custody before being released.

The men have since been released without any charges.

Yaffe showed up as the men were being handcuffed.

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Robinson said he welcomes the public support he and his friend have received. "But what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong".

On Wednesday, Johnson and Starbucks founder Howard Schultz met with Philadelphia church and community leaders.

Just recently, Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old father of two, was shot to death by Sacramento police in his grandmother's backyard for holding a cellphone.

"We applaud Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson, for closing more than 8,000 USA stores to provide unconscious-bias training to employees", said Angeles Valenciano, CEO at the National Diversity Council.

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were at a Starbucks in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square location waiting for a business colleague when they were arrested for trespassing.

Ross wasn't discussing the policy yet, but said it will be pushed out at a later date.

Facing backlash from all quarters, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson last week apologised to the two black men and acknowledged the incident as "a disheartening situation in one of our Philadelphia-area stores this past Thursday, that led to a reprehensible outcome". Starbucks immediately apologized, leading to a planned shutdown of over 8,000 stores nationwide. "What I want is for a young man, young men, to not be traumatized by this and instead motivated, inspired".

When the president of the United States condemns protesting black football players, dismantles civil rights enforcement, encourages police to brutalize and sees "some very fine people" among white supremacists, he is part of the problem. "I'm here to tell you that I did not, and it is also reasonable to believe that the officers didn't know it either", he said, adding that that is on him.


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