Apr 18, 2018

Philly Starbucks Racism Is a Cop Problem

Starbucks sucks, but this racism is a cop problem.
One feels lucky the cops did not shoot and kill
Editorial: Cops to black-urban types: Don't come round no more

Great reporting around the country on the Starbucks-pissing-on-scary-black-people incident in Philly today, (CBS).

Starbucks' executive chairman Howard Schultz told CBS: "There's no doubt in my mind that the reason that they (police) were called was because they were African American."

Sure. But most analyses leave out a primary culprit: Philly police, (not the New York Times, by the way).

There's no doubt in my mind that the reason police were called is because cops can be counted on to give African Americans a hard time. Objective achieved.

It should be noted why the cops acted like they did, ultimately parading these two men out and down to the police station for being black at Starbucks.

Cops did not establish and were not willing to establish the following facts: Two men did nothing illegal, were meeting a friend, and waited 15 minutes for their friend until one of the guys took a leak. Any sixth grader could have gathered these facts.

Cops took at face value the white tactic of calling police, (happens all the time in the land of the free), after which police will predictably act mindlessly and in a best-case scenario take away someone's liberty and jail them for eight hours, or write a disorderly conduct citation.

Calling police is a white political tactic, and not just in Philly.

If cops had simply ascertained a white Starbucks scum-bag doesn't like black people, is afraid of black people, and wishes to hurt black people, then they could have explained the following to the Starbucks employees:

Raciology is ridiculous
Racism is ridiculous
Black people are human
Conclusion: Stop harassing black people, it's a mostly free country. And if you don't like it, go settle a white homeland in Utah.

Unless there is a consequence of docking employees and cops' salaries, better yet firing these idiots, for harassing these two men, this shit will continue.

This happens because cops back up anyone harassing black people or the target of the moment, presumed guilty. Starbucks surely sucks. But so do cops.

From Twitter, #Starbuckswhileblack

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