I don't know, I live in a very small town in rural NC, and even WE have one convenience store run by an Apu and his family.
but there are serious problems with the police system, and there are some serious systemic prejudices and disadvantages for minorities.
Of course there are. But trashing Apu's Quick-E-Stop doesn't do anything but hurt Apu.
But lets be real, in this America, it's most likely not Apu's, and they prob have insurance
And whether or not they have insurance is irrelevant.
I'm new to the thread and not going back through pages to see if anyone addressed this, but:
I work as a commercial (business) insurance agent, and the idea that people think insurance is "free money" drives me crazy. Businesses can pay several thousand dollars per year for property insurance, depending on the type of business and the value of the items inside the building. A small office may not have much inside and carries a cheap insurance premium for the year, but a retail store with inventory or expensive products can pay quite a bit to insure them.
Filing a claim to be reimbursed for stolen or damaged property (building glass/windows, inventory, displays), or worse yet, for a fire that damages the entire store, will increase their insurance costs for the next several years, depending on the severity and the frequency of claims that the business has had. They also have to eat the deductible as well.
Looting and setting your local businesses on fire is not the answer when you're upset with the police/the system/the man. Yes, they have insurance, but just like anyone else, they prefer not to have to use it, if possible. It's a business expense, and increasing insurance costs hurts the business' bottom line - when financial trouble hits, businesses will try to save money on insurance, but they contractually have to keep it. They will let employees go and reduce the workforce before eliminating any insurance.
It's juvenile behavior, plain and simple.. How is stealing a TV or some booze helping your cause? It's only hurting your town and your neighbors, and could cost them their jobs in that retail store that you've just broken into and trashed.