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Safe GOP convention boosts Cleveland’s image to the world

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s safe and successful turn as host of the Republican National Convention has helped establish it as an ideal location for large events but also a city that people will consider when deciding where to live and do business, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Friday.

July 22, 2016
“It really puts us in a different light with a different image,” the mayor said at a news briefing. Police reported a total of 24 arrests during the four-day convention that ended Thursday night, a surprisingly low number that can be attributed to a massive police presence and to safety concerns that discouraged protesters and visitors from coming to Cleveland this week…

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HWH Comment: It’s unfortunate that we live in a time where it takes thousands of law enforcement personnel and military in addition to extreme barricades and procedures and millions upon millions of dollars to keep people safe during a political convention that promised to attract thousands of violent protestors.

That it costs so much in time, money and services to keep Cleveland from being burned to the ground does not make me feel secure. It only proves the volatile time we live in whereby these measures are needed to keep the peace.

Where is the discipline by those who would do humanity harm to advance their cause in the name of their lives mattering more than yours, when they need the presence of a literal army to prevent them from acting on their annihilist urges?






 

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