-every starbucks employee
Now I’m gonna go pay 30 black homeless people to sit in my local Starbucks and do nothing all day without purchasing anything
Did I miss something?
@Roman Torchwick, 2 dudes hung out at Starbucks and they were told to buy something or leave. They didn't buy something so the police were called and told them to leave, they didn't and were arrested without incident. These dudes were black so it's a race thing somehow.
@ReeseBobby, people trying to take advantage of stupidity to make money/get famous.
@ReeseBobby, loitering is a crime soooo
@tmo0792, evidently some people think it shouldn't be if you're black. How people can justify "you should be allowed to trespass if you're black" I'll never know.
@ReeseBobby, Yeah me neither bud, me neither
@ReeseBobby, the problem in this incident was that they were waiting for a friend. And that countless people do the exact some thing in starbucks all the time. Because of the fact that they were asked to leave by the employee and the cops they did need to leave if they wanted to avoid trouble.
But they really werent doing anything to legitimize the employee asking them to leave in the first place from what ive heard.
I think its stupid that its turned into a race incident undoubtedly, but they really shouldn't have had the cops called in them (this is based off if the little information that i know)
@Guy Fawkes, I completely agree, but this should have been a non-incident. Although the manager was unreasonable, the two guys decided to get arrested, if they really didn't want to get arrested they would have left or bought a coffee. The controversy here is entirely constructed.
@Guy Fawkes, so what happened was they went in to wait for a friend. The bathrooms have a code on them apparently and it’s for paying customers only, not people just walking in, so the guy was denied the code and told they had to make a purchase. Police got called and they were asked to leave by the officers, but they refused to leave. Then they were arrested for trespassing after refusing to leave.
@ReeseBobby, and because of that now Every employee has to do racial sensitivity training
@tmo0792, Loitering generally only applies to outside businesses and trespassing only applies to restricted, private areas. Unless the Starbucks has clearly displayed signage specifying a requirement to make a purchase to sit, they can’t get charged with trespassing. The fact that they weren’t charged shows that no crime was committed. They were asked to leave for no apparent reason while waiting for a friend, and there are always people at any coffee shop I go to who are just there for the WiFi.
@Richard Cypher, That’s a different incident. That situation involved one guy asking for the code, not getting it because he wasn’t a paying customer, then he filmed himself asking a guy who came out of the bathroom if he bought anything and he had not.
@Kalam1ty, oh my mistake. The article I read must have blended all the stories together
@Richard Cypher, It was really confusing timing because they both happened in Philadelphia within a day of each other and both factored into the decision by Starbucks to require racial sensitivity training
@tmo0792, may i ask which part of my comment you disagree with? Cause i was for the most part in agreeance from what i can tell?
@Guy Fawkes, I think that it was okay for the cops to be called on them. From where I am from an owner of a business can kick you out for any reason.
@tmo0792, i replied i just forgot to hit reply. Sorry
I think that because they were asked to leave and because of the cops being called that they shouldve left to avoid trouble. And i agree with an owners right to kick a customer out.
The thing i disagree with is that these two men werent doing anything that other customers dont do all the time. I dont think they shouldve had the cops called on them (although yes, he was within his rights and the law to do so) for this.