Woman Who Shared Philadelphia Starbucks Arrest Video Tells Her Story


The controversial video shared by Melissa DePino has been viewed more than four million times in less than 48 hours.

If you’ve been anywhere near the Internet over the last 48 hours, you’ve probably seen the video of two African American men being arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department inside a Starbucks on Thursday afternoon. Starbucks has apologized. The men were not charged with anything and have been released. And the PPD has said the cops did nothing wrong. Here, Rittenhouse Square resident Melissa DePino — the one who shared the video — gives her account of what happened inside the Starbucks.

So this has been an interesting couple of days.
It’s freaking insane. Like, literally insane. It’s crazy viral. Every single media outlet in the world is calling me. But I’ve only talked to the Root and somebody from Good Morning America. It’s so overwhelming. (Read more)

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