Starbucks CEO meets with two black men arrested in Phily store

Police Commissioner Defends Controversial Arrest of 2 Black Men at a Philadelphia Starbucks in Viral Video

"We are committed to fair and unbiased policing and anything less than that will not be tolerated in this department".

The CEO of Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, said in a statement on Saturday he wants to personally apologize to the men, adding that the company "stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling".

Commissioner Richard Ross, who apparently had no problem with his officers serving as glorified bouncers for a caffeinated night club, threw around the term "trespassing", which the store manager also accused the men of doing.

In the wake of a viral video that sparked protests around a Philadelphia location and a boycott of the brand nationally, Starbucks is set to close over 8,000 US locations for racial-bias training.

The pressure was on for Starbucks to do something in response to the incident last week where two Black patrons were asked to leave a Philadelphia location and were promptly arrested by police. He was in Philadelphia meeting with the city's mayor and police chief amid growing outcry and protests over the arrests of two black businessmen in a Starbucks last week. "They should consider how police have been used as tools by citizens to perpetuate many social ills - especially racism".

The training will "address implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, prevent discrimination and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome", the company statement said.

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Ward said a security guard escorted him out before police arrived. The coffee behemoth has come under fire after footage surfaced online showing the arrest and removal of two black men from the store. Starbucks would not comment on other reports that she has left the company by mutual agreement.

Protesters gathered outside the Starbucks in question Sunday in solidarity with the two men arrested, according to FOX29.

"It's more a matter of changing the general practices, so that it's less likely to happen in the first place", he said. Starbucks said it is aware of the video. No one can complain if you're thrown out of Vetri Cucina because you spent five hours there working on your crap screenplay while nursing an herbal tea and asking for refills of hot water.

"If you're going to empower your employees and managers to have those type of policies, there needs to be some type of training involved in that", he said.

Johnson delivered the apology. "You also need to make sure that they're trained on how to implement those policies, so we don't have these situations occur".

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