Data obtained by VICE World News indicates the Metropolitan Police are stopping and punishing electric scooter-riders who are Black at higher rates than those who are white.
As cities enact curfews, public bikes and scooters could easily stay in service. Instead, companies are taking a side that hurts protesters and essential workers.
People are hoarding electric scooters and going into other people's homes to retrieve them.
San Francisco's electric scooters are disruptive to the communities where they are abandoned and, because they are constantly moving, the issues of abandonment and refuse cycle through neighborhoods.