What Will It Take to Keep the Peace in Cleveland?

You can’t carry a tennis ball near the GOP convention. But you can bring a gun. via The Washington Post

You can’t carry a tennis ball near the GOP convention. But you can bring a gun.
via The Washington Post

How to Prevent Violence in Cleveland via The New York Times

How to Prevent Violence in Cleveland
via The New York Times

THE BASICS: The editorial board of the Washington Post argues that allowing protestors outside this week's GOP convention to carry AR-15s (but not tennis balls or canned goods) is both laughable and a recipe for disaster, but former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper, writing for the New York Times, says that chaos takes hold when the police force is militarized, aggressive and expecting a riot.