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Starbucks chief executive apologizes for arrests of two black men

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Kevin Johnson, CEO of StarbucksStarbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson apologized late on Saturday for the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop last week, which sparked accusations of racial profiling.

Promising to make everything right, Johnson promised a thorough investigation of the incident caught on video by a patron Thursday and shared widely online.

The men were accused of trespassing but have said they were waiting for a friend before ordering.

“The video shot by customers is very hard to watch and the actions in it are not representative of our Starbucks mission and values,” Johnson said in a statement.

TVNL Comment:  How will Johnson 'make everything right'?  Let's fire the employee who called the police in the first place.  Let's fire the police who handcuffed and arrested two men who were doing NOTHING wrong.  How about refusing to enter this particular Starbucks until these things happen. ?

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