Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson will personally mentor 2 entrepreneurs who were famously arrested while waiting for a friend at a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks last month.
Posts Tagged: false arrest
Social media activists are calling for justice for a black woman after two Caucasian Alabama police officers arrested the woman inside an Alabama Waffle House at 2:15 a.m. Monday.
A Starbucks manager who called the police on two black men for not buying anything no longer works at the store, the corporation confirmed.
The Starbucks manager was removed from a Philadelphia location after another full day of protests at the coffee house.
A seemingly innocent case of mistaken identity at a Virginia Target led to the unlawful detainment and arrest of a black man.
The Colonial Heights Police Department is being accused of overreacting after officer’s detained and arrested 22-year-old Cedrick Jamir Chavis simply for asking a question.
UPDATE: The Fort Worth, Texas cop has been placed on desk duty.
Jacqueline Craig, 46, and her daughter are in a Fort Worth, Texas jail after they were arrested for reporting a neighbor who assaulted Craig’s 7-year-old son.
The overzealous NYPD cops who arrested an on-duty mailman for shouting at them have been placed on desk duty, the NY Daily News reports.
Lt. Luis Machado who oversaw the three plainclothes cops that arrested postal employee Glen Grays was relieved of his gun and badge.
The first amendment is under attack in Chicopee, MA. Just days after two NYPD officers were ambushed and executed by a deranged gunman in Brooklyn NY, a Massachusetts man was arrested for writing a post on Facebook.
Too much PDA (public display of affection) nearly landed actress Danièle Watts in jail. The Django Unchained actress and her husband, chef Brian James Lucas, were sitting in their car kissing when someone called 911 to report a prostitute and her john.
The mother of a white teen who was taken away from her black legal guardians by Houston police officers is questioning the actions of the police.
13-year-old Landry Thompson, from Oklahoma, was in the care of her two legal guardians, who are black, when she was snatched by police after the trio arrived in Houston for dance training.
Dance instructor Emmanuel Hurd, his boyfriend, Josiah Kelly, and Landry were tired after a long day at the dance studio. The trio stopped at a gas station to get directions back to their hotel. After dozing off in the car, they awoke to find the car surrounded by police.
Jesse Thornton was previously arrested 10 times for driving while black in surprise, AZ. Now he is taking action after his latest arrest.
WXYZ.com reports that Thornton, a 64-year-old retired firefighter hadn’t been drinking when he was pulled over by police one recent night.
“I can tell you’re driving DUI by looking in your eyes,” Thornton said the cop told him.
“I take my glasses off and he says, ‘You’ve got bloodshot eyes. I think you’re DUI,'” said Thornton.
Thornton said he told the cop his eyes were red because he was swimming earlier in the evening. Thornton was ordered to take a sobriety test and sit on the curb, despite having a bad hip and knee.