2 black men where arrested for just sitting and waiting on a friend at a Starbucks in Philly last week. Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who is black, said the men hadn't purchased anything and refused to leave, which led to the arrest.
Starbucks put out a statement on Twitter:
We apologize to the two individuals and our customers for what took place at our Philadelphia store on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/suUsytXHks— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) April 14, 2018
Message to the @Starbucks in Philadelphia....Our city is shining bright like a diamond right now. Please make this situation right. I repeat please make this situation right!!!!!!! Once again MAKE THIS RIGHT— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) April 15, 2018
The arrest of 2 African-American men in a Philadelphia @Starbucks is deeply troubling. This event is not representative of how Starbucks operates. Kevin Johnson’s apology & actions are a good 1st step. An investigation will follow, and we should give them the time to do it.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) April 15, 2018
And here I thought Philadelphia was the city of "Brotherly" love. Ain't you supposed to love brothas @Starbucks— Prentice Penny (@The_A_Prentice) April 15, 2018