To whomever reads this, I'm writing this in hopes to clarify positions, give analysis, and give vague strategic proposals from an anarchist perspective. I'm someone who has been involved in Milwaukee's anti-racist/anti-police brutality/ #blacklivesmatter movement for a few years now. All of those descriptions of the movement are included because a movement is not just about one case, all of those things are necessarily related, and I don't honestly know a proper name for this movement that has been ongoing for years, so if you've got suggestions or criticism, please chime in.
From the initial revolt in Ferguson last August to the demonstrations in Oakland and Berkeley last week, property destruction has been central to a new wave of struggle against police violence. But what does vandalizing businesses have to do with protesting police brutality? Why break windows?