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Starbucks CEO Blames Lazy Pols For Store Closings In High Crime Areas

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  • The head of Starbucks said that elected leaders had “abdicated their responsibility in fighting crime and addressing mental illness” were the main reason the company is closing 16 stores in some of America’s largest cities.
  • Howard Schultz:  “In my view at the local state and federal level, these governments… and leaders, mayors & governors & city councils have advocated their responsibility in fighting crime & addressing mental illness.”

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