Are we supposed to go all condemnatory about the looting & vandalism in Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd? I’m no anarchist & seriously don’t like property damage by protesters having had many political fights over my lifetime to keep protests peaceful. But I’ll be damned if I’ll join the chorus condemning the protesters until the outrage about fires & broken windows at the police precinct is drowned out by thunderous opposition to the murder of unarmed Blacks. Vandalism & looting are used by the powerless & politically unorganized as a substitute for political power. This is not a defense of lawlessness. It is support for a new civil rights movement that will preempt looting with Black political power.