The U.S. has added 10,000 of these budget retail outlets since 2001. But some towns and cities have had enough.
Big-box retailers nationwide are slashing their property taxes through a legal loophole known as "dark store theory." For the towns that rely on that revenue, this could be a disaster.
Recent research shows that not only are military squads used disproportionately in communities of color, but contrary to claims, they reduce neither crime nor police injury or death.