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Starbucks to conduct bias training at U.S. stores

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/17/18, 03:11 pm

Starbucks announced Tuesday plans to close down more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct diversity training for all employees following the arrest of two black men last week at one of its Philadelphia locations. The men asked to use the restroom and were denied because they didn’t buy anything. They sat down to wait for a third person, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, and an employee called police to report the men were trespassing because they would not leave. Officers came and led them out in handcuffs but later released them without charges.

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NYPD releases video showing moments before shooting

by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/06/18, 11:33 am

New York police on Thursday released surveillance camera footage taken in the minutes before officers fatally shot a mentally disturbed man Wednesday evening in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Several people called 911 to report a man pointing a gun at people on the street. The video clips showed Saheed Vassell thrusting a metal object that looked like a gun into the faces of several people, including a woman holding her child’s hand.

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New York police shoot unarmed man in Brooklyn

by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/05/18, 10:31 am

New York police shot and killed an unarmed man Wednesday afternoon, sparking criticism from neighbors who said the officers should have known he wasn’t a threat. Police confronted Saheed Vassell, 34, in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn after three people called 911 to report a man pointing a silver weapon at people on the street.

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