A tragic and curious chain of events is now playing out in Seattle, events that specifically involve Starbucks but that could ultimately involve other high-profile retailing, such as supermarkets. The tragic event is one that is becoming all too familiar in many places: A white police officer shot and killed a black suspect. As is often the case after such an incident, a protest group formed to challenge the legitimacy of deadly force. What's curious is that the protesters didn't petition ...

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