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Starbucks CEO apologizes after employee calls police on black men waiting at a table

Source: Washington Post

“The chief executive of Starbucks apologized Saturday to two black men arrested at a Philadelphia store in an incident that has led to accusations of racial profiling by the company and police. In a statement to Starbucks customers and employees Saturday, CEO Kevin Johnson acknowledged ‘a disheartening situation in one of our Philadelphia-area stores this past Thursday, that led to a reprehensible outcome.’ Cellphone videos captured the tense moment Thursday afternoon when at least six Philadelphia Police Department officers stood over two seated black men, asking [sic]them to leave. A man named Andrew Yaffe arrives to tell police that the two men were waiting for him. The officer says that they were not complying and were being arrested for trespassing.” (04/14/18)

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