Riots

Shootings Spiked Near Epicenter of Portland Protests

Shooting incidents near Portland's East Precinct, where rioters gathered this summer, increased drastically

Gun violence near the epicenter of anti-police protests in Portland doubled this year, newly updated Portland Police Bureau data show. 

Swing States See Gun Sales Boom, Activists Look to Capitalize

Nine swing states have seen record-setting surge in gun sales in 2020

Former mechanic Shawn Shriver bought a storefront about an hour outside Pittsburgh years ago. He created a 400-square-foot gun shop that he runs with his wife. They sell guns, ammo, and holsters to their neighbors. They normally carry about 150 pistols on a regular day. But there haven’t been many regular days since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March, as well as the public unrest that emerged in June.

Black Clergy Take Aim at NBA and Nike for Chinese Slave Labor

Clergymen condemn corporate China ties, human-rights abuse, and looting

A black Detroit pastor is teaming up with other minority clergymen to condemn Nike, the National Basketball Association, and other multinational corporations for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement while profiteering from slave labor in China.