04.15.2018

Waiting in Starbucks for a meeting is a crime? It was for 2 black men in Philadelphia

Waiting in Starbucks for a meeting is a crime? It was for 2 black men in Philadelphia Photo Courtesy Bloomberg News

A video of two African American men being removed by at least six officers from a Philadelphia Starbucks as they were reportedly waiting for a business associate has mostly drawn outrage on social media, as well as some officer support — racking up over 2 million views on Twitter by 11 a.m. Eastern Saturday.

The attention prompted an internal investigation by the police department after onlooker video of the arrests was posted earlier this week, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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