‘Shame on me’: Philadelphia police commissioner apologizes to 2 black men arrested while waiting inside a Starbucks

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Philadelphia police Commissioner Richard Ross has apologized to the two black men who were arrested while waiting inside a Starbucks in the city on April 12.
“I should have said the officers acted within the scope of the law, and not that they didn’t do anything wrong,” Ross said. “Words are very important.”
The two men, Rashon Nelson and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed help. Later, the police were called and the 23-year-olds were asked to leave. They were arrested soon after.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer.

He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed help. The 23-year-old entrepreneurs declined, explaining they were just waiting for a business meeting.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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