The two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia after being accused of trespassing have broken their silence, saying they hope their experience stops anything similar from happening again. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson told Good Morning America they were at Starbucks for a real-estate meeting they’d been working on for months that they hoped would “change [their] lives.” The men refused to say why they believe Starbucks staff called the police after they waited there for two minutes, but said they hope their experiences “motivate” young people. Nelson said: “This is something that has been going on for years and everyone’s blind to it, but they know what’s going on.” Robinson added: “I want to make sure this situation doesn’t happen again.” They said the police didn’t read them their rights before they were handcuffed, and they didn’t rule out taking legal action against Starbucks in the coming weeks.
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