Starbucks Arrest

Philadelphia is delivering on its part of a settlement with two men arrested in a Center City Starbucks in April
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Pat Loeb
November 19, 2018 - 4:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is delivering on its part of a settlement with two men arrested in a Center City Starbucks in April and has requested bids from nonprofits to launch a program to teach entrepreneurship to the city's high school students. City officials say Project Elevate...
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Starbucks Protest
Photo credit: Tim Jimenez
Kimberly Adams
October 15, 2018 - 10:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The arrest of two African American men at a Starbucks in Center City in April sparked national conversations about racial profiling. Now, the Police Advisory Commission (PAC) has released some recommendations to better improve relationships between police departments...
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The sign on the restroom door in Parliament Coffee says it is for guests only.
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Pat Loeb
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Anyone can now walk into a Starbucks and use the bathroom, but what about other coffee shops or food spots in Center City? The sign on the restroom door in Parliament Coffee says it is for guests only. But an employee explained that they consider anyone who walks in...
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Captain Sekou Kinbrew
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Cherri Gregg
June 08, 2018 - 4:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Police Department now has a new policy that gives officers more discretion when making arrests for defiant trespass. The policy comes in response to the controversial arrest of two black men at a Center City Starbucks. Under state law, a person can...
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Latonya Myers and Reuben Jones
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Flashpoint
May 27, 2018 - 2:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about snarls in the entry to the criminal justice system. Recently, a Black homeless man who was accused of trying to use a counterfeit $10 bill at a Boston...
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Starbucks
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May 17, 2018 - 9:38 pm
By David Williams, CNN (CNN) -- As Starbucks prepares to close its stores later this month for mandatory racial-bias training, an incident in suburban Los Angeles is showing why that training is needed. A barista at a Starbucks in La Cañada Flintridge is accused of printing a racial slur on a...
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting in Seattle in 2017.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File
May 13, 2018 - 8:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the restroom, even if they haven't bought anything, as it reviews its policies and tries to restore its reputation after the arrest of two black men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia. The coffee chain said it wants all customers who come...
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From left: Jeffrey Rosen, Eric Holder and Sherrilyn Ifill
Cherri Gregg
Cherri Gregg
April 23, 2018 - 10:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former Attorney General Eric Holder discussed everything from political gerrymandering to criminal justice reform, as well as his take on the recent arrest of two Black men at a Starbucks in Center City, during his keynote address at the National Constitution Center...
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Mary Catherine Roper, Yvette Davis and Gregg Feistman
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Flashpoint
April 23, 2018 - 6:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the recent racially charged arrest of two black men at a Center City Starbucks. Video of the incident went viral, sparking protests and resulting in the...
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 Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross offered an apology following the arrest of two African-American men from a Rittenhouse Starbucks.
Kristen Johanson
Kristen Johanson
April 19, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross offered an apology Thursday following the arrest of two African-American men from a Rittenhouse Starbucks last week — and he also announced some changes. "It is my sincere apology to those two men, and even to these...
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