In the wake of the George Zimmerman Verdict, Downtown Oakland was once again the focus of the window smashing work of anarchists, some who have been incorrectly identified as being with Occupy Oakland.
Bar Dogwood on 17th and Telegraph got the brunt of the violence, as its windows were smashed, once again. That is a small, woman-owned establishment trying to make a go of it in Oakland. The one man who did this had a black scarf over his face – reportedly the man was eventually found, and it was said beaten to a pulp.
None of this needs to happen.
Protesting in the streets of Oakland will not solve the problem one bit.