Justice was done in the courtroom, and justice of a different sort was done in the streets:
A group of about 100 protesters took to the streets of Oakland late Saturday night, breaking windows, starting fires and even vandalizing a police vehicle in an angry reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
By 11 p.m., the group had grown from a few dozen to almost 100 angry people, and around then the group began marching through the city’s downtown area.
While making their way through the city, participants began vandalizing businesses, spraying anti-police graffiti and breaking windows at the Oakland Tribune building.
At one point, protesters vandalized a BART police patrol car, smashing its windshield and spray- painting anti-police slogans such as “FTP” on its exterior.
Shortly before midnight, the march headed to the Alameda County Superior Courthouse near Lake Merritt, and along the way protesters flipped over a dumpster, smashed more windows and stopped to burn flags in front of a McDonald’s.
At the courthouse, marchers spray-painted more anti-police graffiti on the walls of the building.
By then, the protest was dwindling due to the increasing numbers of police in riot gear surrounding the group.
By 12:30 a.m., Officer Cynthia Espinoza said no arrests had been made.
That may have been the one bit of wisdom shown all night. Of course, it wasn’t my business that was trashed or vandalized. But if that’s all that happened, Oakland should count itself lucky.
Party for Socialism and Liberation: isn’t that an oxymoron? (Also note the cow’s PLO kaffiyeh: by their accessories shall ye know them.)
The lynch mob mentality rides again.
“I think that this is an atrocity, I think that it is, it is probably one of the worst situations that I have seen,” Sharpton said…. This is a sad day in the country…. [T]his is a slap in the face to those that believe in justice in this country,” he said.
Astonishingly, he was not speaking of the murder of Yankel Rosenbaum, which his incendiary rhetoric sparked.
Some “battle”. Massacre, slaughter more like.