Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks settle with city

Posted at 12:47 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 13:26:00-04

The city of Philadelphia has settled with two black men arrested at a Starbucks in the city. 

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson settled for $1 apiece while the city committed $200,000 for young entrepreneurs, according to the New York Daily News. 

The two men were arrested after sitting down at the Starbucks without ordering anything. 

Starbucks also reached a settlement with the two men, the company said in a statement. The deal includes a financial settlement. 

"I want to thank Donte and Rashon for their willingness to reconcile," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in the statement. "I welcome the opportunity to begin a relationship with them to share learnings and experiences. And Starbucks will continue to take actions that stem from this incident to repair and reaffirm our values and vision for the kind of company we want to be." 


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