Outraged social media users are urging people to #BoycottStarbucks over an incident in which a Philadelphia store called the police on two black men, Breitbart reports.
Calls to #BoycottStarbucks on Twitter reached a fever pitch on Saturday after one user posted a video of six police officers arresting two black men waiting to meet someone in the downtown Philadelphia coffee shop.
@Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing. pic.twitter.com/0U4Pzs55Ci
— Melissa DePino (@missydepino) April 12, 2018
Many users accused Starbucks of promoting “racism” for calling the police on the men because they had not ordered anything from the coffee shop.
“We’re aware of the incident on Thursday in a Philadelphia store with 2 guests and law enforcement, resulting in their removal. We’re reviewing the incident with our partners, law enforcement and customers to determine what took place and led to this unfortunate result,” ~ Starbucks
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross defended the officers, saying they “did absolutely nothing wrong” because they asked the men to leave three times for trespassing on Starbucks property and called the Starbucks supervisor before taking action.
Commissioner Richard Ross gives a statement on the incident that occurred 4-12-18 at the Starbucks at 18th and Spruce Streets
Posted by Philadelphia Police Department on Saturday, April 14, 2018
“At about 4:40 p.m., police received a 911 call for a disturbance and trespass. When the police arrived they were met by Starbucks employees who said that two males were trespassing and had refused to leave the establishment.
The police did not just happen upon this event — they did not just walk into Starbucks to get a coffee. They were called there, for a service, and that service had to do with quelling a disturbance, a disturbance that had to do with trespassing. These officers did absolutely nothing wrong.” ~ Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross
Michelle Saahene, who said she witnessed the incident, told NBC News on Sunday that the men were not permitted to use the bathroom because they had not purchased anything. They then sat at a table while using their phones as they waited for a friend, Saahene said.
Starbucks announced on Tuesday that it will close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for an afternoon next month to train workers in “racial-bias education.”
Racism in our nation has been at a boiling point since the Obama failures of the United States. Look over the past 10 years and you will see n extreme rise in black violence against white people simply for being white.
Black Lives Matter, New Black Panthers and the rest of the domestic terrorist groups educate and promote this hate and racism.
All Starbucks has accomplished is showing that they not only do not support American troops, they also bow to those who demand they get special treatment because of skin color. Fools
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.