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Two Men Arrested for Waiting for a Friend in Starbucks—”While Black”
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Philadelphia, PA — A video of two black men getting arrested inside a Philadelphia Starbucks coffee shop this week has sparked outrage online. It has also prompted an “internal investigation” from police after there was no reason given for the arrest other than the men were waiting for a friend.

The video was shared on Twitter Thursday by @MissyDePino, which shows the two men being handcuffed and taken out of the coffee shop at 18th and Spruce Streets. To illustrate the unjust nature of the arrest, the friend that the two men were supposedly waiting on actually showed up as his friends were being handcuffed.

The man who showed up even explained to police that they were waiting for him to get there before they ordered. However, they were cuffed and arrested anyway.

As Philly.com reports, the identities of the people seen in the video and why they were handcuffed and taken out of the Starbucks by numerous officers remain unclear. District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office, reached through spokesman Benjamin Waxman on Saturday, had no immediate comment on the incident.

However, witnesses say they know what happened.

“The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything,” DePino wrote, tagging Starbucks in her post. “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.”

“What did they do?” asks the man claiming to be the friend of the two men. “What are they getting (arrested) for, just being black men sitting there waiting?”

One Philly officer on the scene responds sarcastically, “Exactly, that’s it.”

“What did they do?” asks the friend of the pair now in handcuffs.

“They didn’t do anything,” responds Depino as she films. “I saw the entire thing.”

As the video went viral on Twitter, it prompted users to call for a boycott of Starbucks and also urge them to respond.

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/watch-...ile-black/

Yep, #boycottstarbucks is trending on twitter.
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I bet that's never happened to a white person . V6sRZf4
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" I have no rules to tie me down "

Leonard Snart

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This doesn't make sense.
Did an employee ask them to order or leave?
Did the police ask them to leave before arresting them?
Did they somehow draw attention to themselves or behave in a threatening way?

Scratchinghead
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(04-14-2018, 10:06 PM)LucyBarnable Wrote: This doesn't make sense.
Did an employee ask them to order or leave?
Did the police ask them to leave before arresting them?
Did they somehow draw attention to themselves or behave in a threatening way?

Scratchinghead

Not according to witnesses. 1dunno1
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https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/985291484659318784
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That's just that way McDonald's operates in big cities. It isn't about race. One time in Manhattan I was hungry and needed to pee badly so I went into a McDonald's and went to use the bathroom before ordering. A security guard blocked my way and told me the bathrooms were for customers only and I had to order before going. I really needed to pee so I told him to fuck off and used the bathroom and then just to piss him off I walked out not ordering anything. He follows me out telling me he is detaining me for the police. I just said fuck you asshole and walked away.

Starbucks is the same. It is about keeping the homeless out.
"Only a fool fights in a burning house."
Old Klingon Proverb
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Never take chances.

They dug their own hole.
Out here on the perimeter, there are no stars. - Jim Morrison, The Doors.  
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#8
Starbucks is bad coffee anyway.
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They went down on a WFWB?
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(04-14-2018, 10:26 PM)Blue Wrote: Starbucks is bad coffee anyway.

It sucks. It is way too strong and tastes burnt. I always liked strong black coffee with no sugar but that Starbucks coffee is horrible.
"Only a fool fights in a burning house."
Old Klingon Proverb
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