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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed May 02, 2018 10:10 pm

The two black men who were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month while waiting to meet with someone settled for a symbolic $1 each and a pledge from city officials of $200,000 for young entrepreneurs.

Starbucks confirmed they have reached an agreement in a statement that did not include the financial details, which were first reported by the Associated Press.

Last month, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested while sitting in the coffee shop waiting for another member of their party to arrive.

The arrests, which led to a backlash against the coffee chain and police, went viral after a customer posted a video of the two men being taken away in handcuffs.

Nelson and Robinson decided not to pursue a lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, city spokesperson Mike Dunn told BuzzFeed News in a statement.

"Instead, they approached the city and agreed to release the city and its employees from any and all claims for a payment of $1 to each of them," Dunn said.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/maryanngeorgantopoulos/black-men-arrested-philadelphia-starbucks-settlement-dollar?utm_term=.faQ1oeLLjQ#.qfNz7oGGBr


Love to hear stuff like this. It's not about the money, it's about the principle.

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Post by eddie on Wed May 02, 2018 10:25 pm

Now that, is a good story.

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Post by JulesV on Thu May 03, 2018 9:31 am

Dignity & zen-like calm in the face of extreme provocation.

Because of that, they got a result. A big one, with a huge ripple effect & far reaching consequences.

No raised voices, no violence, nothing.

They played a blinder, in fact I think they knew exactly what they were doing!!

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Post by magica on Thu May 03, 2018 3:54 pm

This restores my faith in human beings. They made their point but wasn't doing it for money.

Kudos to them both. cheers
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Post by Original Quill on Thu May 03, 2018 4:38 pm

There are two cases here:

buzzfeed wrote:[1.] The two black men who were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month while waiting to meet with someone settled for a symbolic $1 each and a pledge from city officials of $200,000 for young entrepreneurs.

[2.] Starbucks confirmed they have reached an agreement in a statement that did not include the financial details, which were first reported by the Associated Press.

The nominal settlement was with the City of Philadelphia, with whom the plaintiffs settled for $1 each, and a pledge of charitable contribution.  The real settlement was with Starbucks, and the financial details are undisclosed.

Don't be fooled.

I'm totally in favor of anything agreeable to the young men. But it is not as altruistic as this article makes it seem.

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