Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross is defending two besieged officers saying they did nothing wrong in arresting two black men at Starbucks. His vigorous defense comes as the police department and Starbucks are facing allegations of racism. Bystanders recorded the incident on tape and it quickly went viral.

Last Thursday, two black men were meeting a white man, identified as real estate developer Andrew Yaffe. The men, who were not paying customers, were later arrested after a Starbucks employee called the police.

“What did they get called for, because there were two black guys sitting here to meet me,” Yaffe says on the video. “What did they do? What did they do?”

The backlash from the video led Starbucks to apologize. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson issued a mea culpa criticizing the store’s actions.

Read more at American Action News

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