Vandalism and destruction of private property are against the law. How much against the law it is depends on municipality. But we can all agree, it's illegal. When Black Lives Matter activists vandalized and destroyed statues during the Summer of Peaceful Protests in Portsmouth, Virginia, they were charged accordingly for breaking the law. Those charges were just dropped. Oh, and the police chief was fired. Whether or not the police chief was fired for political reasons, feel free to draw your own conclusions. But one of the BLM vandals charged was a powerful state senator. Okay, NOW draw your own conclusions.