My Oakland source provides more verbal and visual context:
I counted and there are ELEVEN broken windows in a row ringing around Telegraph Ave and 20th St.
And -- just so you know -- this isn't exactly a derelict part of town. It is in the heart of the city's major redevelopment area, between our major economic anchors of the Fox and Paramount theaters. It is surrounded by several new apartment/condo complexes, more than a dozen hip restaurants and probably 2x that for bars. And several major employers including Pandora, Kaiser and Clorox all have their HQ's within five or six blocks of this building.
Yes, Oakland has it's challenges. And it is terrible that people would choose to self-destruct our local businesses in a protest. But -- as you know -- I take a lot of pride in my adopted hometown, and this blight is just shameful.
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