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Philadelphia Police Chief Defends Officers In Starbucks Arrests

Philadelphia police chief says his officers were RIGHT to arrest two black men at a Starbucks because they didn’t order anything while waiting for a friend and refused to leave

  • Two black men in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were arrested on Thursday 
  • They were sitting in Starbucks waiting for their friend when the cops were called
  • Police commissioner Richard Ross defended the officers’ actions on Saturday
  • Ross said the officers ‘did absolutely nothing wrong’ and said there was no ‘implicit bias’
  • Also on Saturday, the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks was trending on Twitter
  • People called the moment ‘racism at its ugliest level’ in America 
  • Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson plans to fly to Philadelphia to apologize face-to-face with the two men who were arrested  

By Mary Kekatos and Marlene Lenthang and Danielle Zoellner For Dailymail.com

Philadelphia’s police commissioner is defending officers who arrested two black men at a Starbucks.

Videos posted online show the officers handcuffing the men in the downtown establishment on Thursday. A white man in the video is heard saying he was meeting with the men and calls the arrest ‘ridiculous’.