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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 10:38am

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 meower wrote:

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/philly-police-commissioner-ross-issues-public-apology-to-2-men-arrested-at-starbucks-20180419.html?mobi=true

 

Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross issues public apology to 2 men arrested at Starbucks

< line 140 > < /.h-group > Updated: April 19, 2018 — 1:04 PM EDT

 


 


He should, they had an opportunity to properly assess the situation and do the right thing, but they clearly chose not to.

 
& Philadelphia said "oh, no. Not in our city"


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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 10:29am

 meower wrote:

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/philly-police-commissioner-ross-issues-public-apology-to-2-men-arrested-at-starbucks-20180419.html?mobi=true

 

Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross issues public apology to 2 men arrested at Starbucks

< line 140 > < /.h-group > Updated: April 19, 2018 — 1:04 PM EDT

 


 




He should, they had an opportunity to properly assess the situation and do the right thing, but they clearly chose not to.
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Posted: Apr 19, 2018 - 10:26am

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/philly-police-commissioner-ross-issues-public-apology-to-2-men-arrested-at-starbucks-20180419.html?mobi=true

 

Philly Police Commissioner Richard Ross issues public apology to 2 men arrested at Starbucks

< line 140 > < /.h-group > Updated: April 19, 2018 — 1:04 PM EDT

 



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Posted: Apr 17, 2018 - 12:14pm

Neo-Nazi 'Tyrone' exposed as US marine
Michael Chesny appears to have posted 1,000 messages in white supremacist chat room in lead up to deadly Virginia rally.
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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 8:14pm

From Starbucks to Hashtags: We Need to Talk About Why White Americans Call the Police on Black People
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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 9:35am

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People so full of fear from listening to the bullshit rhetoric of most mainstream media.  I say the kid was lucky and now to get the charges to stick and a decent sentence for the asshole, is the fight.
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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 9:07am

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you know what, you run a business in the city, you're going to have a certain number of people who hang out and don't buy anything. My girlfriend was at that same starbucks to meet her husband the other day for over an hour and didn't buy anything. But, she was white. So, she didn't standout. To be clear, this Starbucks is in Center City, in an affluent area. What is interesting is that the majority of patrons were sticking up for the arrested.

 

  What is even more interesting, if those patrons had also been black, THEY would have been arrested as well. Guaranteed. The guy in the frame? If he'd been black, he likely would be in the hospital.

Such is the state of our nation.
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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 9:03am

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 I am still shocked those guys spent a night in jail for NOTHING. The police used the poorest possible judgement. The Starbucks employee/manager likely had previous problems with people loitering without buying anything, but that does not justify anything. Plus all the patrons sticking up for the guys, the cops didn't consider that part of the scene? Idiotic.

The guys have a valid case against Starbucks and the PD. Brotherly Love, my aunt fannie.

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  you know what, you run a business in the city, you're going to have a certain number of people who hang out and don't buy anything. My girlfriend was at that same starbucks to meet her husband the other day for over an hour and didn't buy anything. But, she was white. So, she didn't standout. To be clear, this Starbucks is in Center City, in an affluent area. What is interesting is that the majority of patrons were sticking up for the arrested.

 

 


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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 9:00am

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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 8:58am

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Philadelphia is in an uproar over this. I'm not a big Starbucks drinker anyway, but....... Really they need to deal with the police's role in this as well. Idiots.

  I am still shocked those guys spent a night in jail for NOTHING. The police used the poorest possible judgement. The Starbucks employee/manager likely had previous problems with people loitering without buying anything, but that does not justify anything. Plus all the patrons sticking up for the guys, the cops didn't consider that part of the scene? Idiotic.

The guys have a valid case against Starbucks and the PD. Brotherly Love, my aunt fannie.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 8:40am

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You and I just had the same thought.

 
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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 8:32am

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Someone needs to make a "Starbucks: the new Woolworths" meme



 
You and I just had the same thought.
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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 7:29am

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It seems existing while black is still a crime.

 

 

Someone needs to make a "Starbucks: the new Woolworths" meme




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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 7:25am

 meower wrote:

Philadelphia is in an uproar over this. I'm not a big Starbucks drinker anyway, but....... Really they need to deal with the police's role in this as well. Idiots.

 
It seems existing while black is still a crime.
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Posted: Apr 16, 2018 - 5:31am

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Philadelphia is in an uproar over this. I'm not a big Starbucks drinker anyway, but....... Really they need to deal with the police's role in this as well. Idiots.


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Posted: Apr 14, 2018 - 9:17pm

Starbucks apologizes to black men handcuffed and hustled out of Philadelphia location in viral video
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Posted: Nov 2, 2017 - 4:20pm

I suppose social media gives a voice to unimaginative racists and sectarian warriors who have always been with us.

I admire her bravery.  Folks who think like that in Canada tend to keep their mouths shut.  (I run into them in private settings ... often.)


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Posted: Nov 2, 2017 - 12:02pm

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One of the great things about living in the 21st century melting pot that is the USA is that being an overt racist P.O.S. can sometimes have significant consequences.
America’s Far-Right Sweetheart Laura Loomer Wants To Sue Uber And Lyft For NOT Being Bigots


 
What an asshat.
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Posted: Nov 2, 2017 - 11:49am

One of the great things about living in the 21st century melting pot that is the USA is that being an overt racist P.O.S. can sometimes have significant consequences.
America’s Far-Right Sweetheart Laura Loomer Wants To Sue Uber And Lyft For NOT Being Bigots

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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 - 6:22am

WHY ARE ALL THE CONSERVATIVE LOUDMOUTHS IRISH-AMERICAN?

Why has the ascent of a bunch of people who in an earlier period might have been called Micks drawn no notice at all?
...
By the 1960s, however, Catholics, especially Irish Catholics, had finally made it and become fully “white,” a long process indeed. Having fought their way to full inclusion, many were intent on pulling up the drawbridge.

To get at the special role of Irishmen, we need to examine “how the Irish became white,” as in the title of Noel Ignatiev’s 1995 book ...

... Jump forward to the present. Outside of the impoverished anomaly of Whitey Bulger’s Boston and some points north (think Dennis Lehane, The Fighter , Manchester By the Sea ), Irish America has lost virtually all its distinctive qualities, becoming just one more version of whiteness colored by ethnicity.



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