Earlier this month, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, both 23, entered a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia to meet with a third person to discuss a potential real-estate project. Nelson asked to use the restroom and was told it was only for paying customers. Shortly thereafter, a store employee called 911 to report the two men trespassing, and they were subsequently arrested. Nelson and Robinson were released after several hours in custody, and Starbucks ultimately declined to press charges.
Nelson and Robinson are black men.
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