Men Arrested At Philadelphia Starbucks Speak Out; Police Commissioner Apologizes

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training

Ross said the issue of race isn't lost on him and that he shouldn't be making things worse.

She said this type of training is to help people recognize any biases they may carry from simply live experience. "Just double-locked handcuffs behind our back, escorted out and put into a squad vehicle".

"That's when we knew she called the police on us", Nelson told The Associated Press in the first interview by the two black men since video of their April 12 trespassing arrests touched off a furor around the USA over racial profiling or what has been dubbed "retail racism" or "shopping while black".

"We were there for a real reason, a real deal that we were working on", Robinson told the Associated Press.

In a video testimonial released Saturday, Ross also accused Nelson and Robinson of being disrespectful to the officers and said they were both given several chances to leave, but refused. "I'm trying to think of something I did wrong, to put not just me but my brother, my lifelong friend.in this situation". He was told it was only for paying customers.

It reportedly took just two minutes from their arrival to her call for help. "Anytime I'm encountered by cops, I can honestly say it's a thought that runs through my mind", he said.

"So you know, take this opportunity as a stepping stone to really stand up and show your greatness", Nelson added.

- A minority-owned coffee shop in Prince George's County is reporting a boost in sales following the Starbucks controversy in Philadelphia.

Robinson said he thought about his loved ones and how the afternoon had taken such a turn as he was taken to jail. Mr. Robinson and Mr. Nelson explained that Starbucks agreed to the proposal of entering mediation with a retired federal judge.

Djokovic out in Monte Carlo, Nadal through
Cilic advances Second-seeded Marin Cilic advanced without hitting a ball after Milos Raonic pulled out with a right knee injury. Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won't have Novak Djokovic standing in his way.

Starbucks became a revolution not just for charging a premium price for coffee and giving an Italian name to its servers, but for blurring the lines between retail space and civic space.

The remainder of the recording features back-and-forth between the dispatcher and responding officers. Ross initially said "officers did absolutely nothing wrong", a comment that drew outrage from activists and stirred POWER to hold Thursday's march. "But what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong".

Starbucks founder Howard Schwartz, CEO Kevin Johnson and COO Rosalind Brewer came to Philadelphia on Monday to meet with city officials, community activists and journalists to talk about the situation and ways to defuse the tensions that had led to sit-ins and other protests since the tape of Nelson and Robinson's arrest surfaced late last Thursday.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized over the wording he used in a previous statement.

Ross told a news conference he had been unaware that Starbucks' policy was to allow people to remain in its cafes without making a purchase.

That said Ross knows he's got a pretty sizable fix job on his hands. The company has refused to name the employee who called the police but says that the employee is no longer employed by Starbucks.

But for its part, Starbucks has been focusing its messaging on racial bias rather than on store policy.

Starbucks is closing its company-owned stores for one day to give employees unconscious bias training. Still, Ross wondered why the Starbucks manager would call police if the company is known for letting people hang out in their stores.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Shotgun in guitar case was used in Fla. school shooting
Apr 22, 2018 - 07:10
When Woods visited the injured student in the hospital, he said he told him, "I am so glad it was me and not one of my friends". Forest High has an enrollment of more than 2,000 students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Minnesota Vikings: 15 best first-round draft picks of all time
Apr 22, 2018 - 07:07
However, since being the 29th overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft , he has been an impact player in the Vikings' secondary. None have sniffed a Pro Bowl. "No", Gettleman said Thursday afternoon when asked if he knows in his heart whom he will take.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bela and Martha Karolyi, Previous Gymnastics Coaches, Deny Understanding About Nassar's Abuse
Apr 22, 2018 - 07:06
Asked how she feels about claims by some of gymnastics' biggest stars say they were violated on the Karolyi Ranch, Martha Karolyi told Guthrie: "That's very bad ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Blue Jays recall prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr
Apr 21, 2018 - 14:08
NY skipper Aaron Boone made the pitching change and Gray exited the game to boos from the crowd after he went only 3 1/3 innings. Tonight, Gray's ERA ballooned all the way to 8.27 after failing to make it out of the fourth inning against the Blue Jays.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boston Marathon Champion Des Linden Gets Standing Ovation at Celtics Game
Apr 21, 2018 - 14:04
She completed the 26.2 mile course in 2 hours, 45 minutes, 23 seconds (6:13/mile), which was good enough for 313th place overall. Kirui slowed and stumbled across the Copley Square finish line 2:25 later, followed by Shadrack Biwott and three other US men.

Here's how analysts see Beazley plc (LON:BEZ) after this past week
Apr 21, 2018 - 14:03
Ticker's shares touched GBX 480 during the last trading session after 3.13% change.GB Group plc has volume of 243,174 shares. The firm operates through Grosvenor Venues, Mecca Venues, UK Digital, and Enracha divisions.11.51 is the P/E ratio.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon makes Alexa more personal with custom responses
Apr 21, 2018 - 14:01
Those are just some of the skills available but there are more than twenty blueprints across four categories to pick from. Once you have entered the content, click the "Next: Experience" button at the top right-hand corner of the screen .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top APTOPIX Germany WWII Bomb
Apr 21, 2018 - 14:00
Tegel, which is Berlin's busiest airport, was briefly closed last August after the discovery of a Soviet World War II bomb. But not generally this close to the city center, we're 300-400 meters from the main train station.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Canada quake felt in SE Michigan
Apr 21, 2018 - 14:00
Some Michigan residents got a startling reminder of Earth's movements when an quake struck in neighboring Canada Thursday night. Residents of Brownstown, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Grosse Ile, and Detroit proper have all reported that they felt the slight rumble.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Governor Greitens wants criminal case thrown out
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:57
Hawley says his office found evidence that Greitens transmitted that list without permission in violation of the law. Attorneys for Greitens contend that a private investigator hired by the prosecutor has repeatedly lied to the court.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Be like Mike? Donovan Mitchell doing better: 2018 NBA Playoffs rewind
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:57
The Jazz didn't even score on the possession, but it was a small glimpse at a big problem for the Thunder in the first half. Later he does well to jump out and contest Westbrook's jumper after navigating one of Steven Adams ' notorious screens.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eagles hosting Falcons to launch 2018 regular season
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:56
This season's Mexico City game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams will take place on November 19 at 8:15 p.m. Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium in London will be the site for an Oakland Raiders home game on October 14 against Seattle.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BJP releases second list of candidates for Karnataka polls
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:56
The party is yet to announce its candidates for the Sindagi, Kittur, Nagathana, Melukote, Raichur and Shantinagar assembly seats. The assembly polls in Karnataka are scheduled to be held on May 12, with the results being declared on May 15.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Miguel Diaz-Canel named Cuba's new president
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:56
Raul has been in power since 2006, when he took over after illness sidelined Fidel, who seized power in the revolution. In his speech, Castro reiterated his support for the reforms and for self-employment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Philadelphia Eagles: 5 players worth trading up for in 2018 NFL Draft
Apr 20, 2018 - 01:54
ET at the new Tottenham Stadium in London, while the Chargers-Titans game will be at Wembley Stadium on October 21st. There's also a report that the Super Bowl champion Eagles will host the Falcons in the season opener.