Have you heard? Johannes Mehserle, a Bay Area Rapid Transit cop, shot and murdered an unarmed, handcuffed Oscar Grant. This happened at a train station on New Year's. Cell phone video footage (be warned, possibly disturbing content):
In turn, there's a riot in Oakland. It's just like Greece, they say. I hear there are even agents provocateurs, though I'm not sure if they are needed. Looting, destroying random shit, murder-unrelated agenda, or no agenda at all. The protests seem to be opportunist bullshit.
That article is too, however.
Sure, there's directionless looting and destruction, but hey, Johannes Mehserle, policeman, supposedly a public servant, killed a man for no apparent reason. There are more important things than broken windows. Oscar Grant is dead. It is something that insurance can not fix.
The cops are at arms, and the media is on it. In the end at least something was accomplished. Right?