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Why Dollar Stores Get Robbed All The Time

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From the road, the dollar store inside the strip mall is innocuous, maybe a place for a bargain or a last-minute purchase. And they’re popular – increasing in number 50-percent in the last 10 years. But they’re also home to a steady stream of violence. Alec MacGillis covers politics and government for ProPublica, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about when corporate neglect and food deserts begin to define a community. His recent article is headlined “How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing.”