“The communities mobilizing peaceful resistance are characterized as silent martyrs overshadowed by the few people involved in looting or resistance to the increased police presence.The media suggests that justice would be had were it not for these few. The dangerous implication here is that destruction of for-profit private property is more significant than the murder of black people. To take it a step further, those who challenge the oppressive economic conditions are deserving of extreme violence if we follow this line of reactionary thought to its logical conclusion.”
— M.I. Freeman, 2014.