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
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’.