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Bay Area Reacts to Zimmerman Verdict

on July 14, 2013

We’re covering the protests in Oakland and San Francisco following the verdict of George Zimmerman.


  1. Roger221 on July 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    The Chron and the Trib are showing photos of the windows that were smashed in that area of downtown Oakland. Are the people who did this my neighbors?

  2. PRE on July 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I guess it’s finally quiet in Oakland after someone gets hit in the head with a hammer. I can’t for the life of me understand the sheer sense of entitlement that act must entail, and why burning the flag or smashing windows of hard-working Oaklanders is supposed to do anything for Trayvon, or anyone else. He’s dead so justice for him will have to come from a higher power, but for me I’m sick to death of mobs smashing things here in the city that I love. They can all go F themselves for all I care as they are so proud of telling the police.

  3. Roger221 on July 27, 2013 at 10:26 am

    PRE: July 27, 2013 FYI
    The Tribune is reporting:
    ” a doctoral student in anthropology pleaded not guilty to charges he smashed the window of a downtown Men’s Warehouse store during a protest last week”

    “The former philosophy lecturer and teaching associate at San Jose State University has described himself as a member of the Occupy movement on the UC Davis campus, where he has been a student since 2010.”

    I always thought that San Francisco had wild tourists, but not anymore.
    Why not San Francisco? San Francisco is a global symbol of swash buckling capitalism, why not there instead of Oakland?
    Well, Professor? What is your answer?

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