Starbucks Issues Apology Over Philadelphia Store Arrests

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Investors holded 972.68 million in 2017Q3 but now own 983.38 million shares or 1.10% more. "Creating an environment that is both safe and welcoming for everyone is paramount for every store". Police Commissioner Ross disclosed an incident where one of his sergeants, who was not a Starbucks customer, requested to use the restroom at Starbucks, and was refused. Fellow patrons recorded the group of some six police officers handcuffing and escorting out the two men, who are not seen resisting or making any comments. Because there were two black guys sitting here meeting me?

Johnson said he hoped to meet them in person to offer a "face-to-face apology".

The reactions to the video were quite strong and a few people were quick to condemn the arrests.

According to ABC11, Philadelphia police are also running an internal investigation into the incident.

"For many, Starbucks is not just a place to buy a cup of coffee, but a place to meet up with friends or family members, or to get some work done", he said in the statement.

He went on to add there would be "a thorough review" of police policies with regard to "complaints like this".

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The episode prompted accusations of racism, but Ross disregarded statements of wrong doing.

An employee accused the men of trespassing. But he never says what the situation is, except that the men repeatedly refused to leave, a perfectly reasonable response when there was no legitimate reason that they should.

People are speaking out on social media after a video surfaced of two black men getting arrested inside Starbucks.

There are so many things the "disturbance" caused by the black men brings to the fore.

The men were accused of trespassing but have said they were waiting for a friend before ordering. "What did they do wrong?"

- The CEO of Starbucks has issued his own apology following a controversial arrest at a Philadelphia storefront last week.

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Two days after two men were arrested while waiting for their friend at a local Starbucks, the company has issued an apology. After the organization chose to not pursue costs, these certainly were arrested but ultimately released. He once again apologizes the two men and all Starbucks customers, and he stresses that his company stands opposed to racial profiling or discrimination of any sort. "We will learn from this and be better", Johnson said.

According to NBC Philadelphia, the men were allegedly handcuffed and removed from the Starbucks at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, and were released around 2 a.m. after the district attorney did not approve the charges.

Still, in his account, the police commissioner' said the officers' actions were justified.

The manager who reportedly called the police has not been identified, and calls to that Starbucks location could not be completed.

Police departments across the United States have come under criticism for repeated instances of killing unarmed black men in recent years, which activists blame on racial biases in the criminal justice system. While they waited for him, "a white female manager who was on duty at the time" asked them to leave, said Wimmer. "And instead, they got the opposite back". Starbucks' policy does not allow non-paying customers to use the restroom, so they were denied access.

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