There is no plausible argument that can be made in favor of attacking other human beings and destroying police cars as a form of political opposition to a political candidate. The violence was completely pointless.
“It’s easy to second-guess decision makers when you don’t have to live with the consequences of the decision. These decisions are not something you get to do over again if you turn out to be wrong.” Los Angeles Chief of Police Charlie Beck, hours after it
In a field experiment described in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, S. Michael Gaddis and Raj Ghoshal sent out responses to 560 “roommate-wanted” advertisements in four cities in different parts of the country: Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, and Houston.