3Qs: Safety measures at the Republican National Convention

More than 10,000 people are expected to protest out­side the Republic National Con­ven­tion in Cleve­land this week. Ten­sions are run­ning high, par­tic­u­larly because of the recent spate of ter­rorist attacks and shoot­ings both near and far, but the con­sensus among city offi­cials is that they’re ready to address a poten­tially chaotic scene. “We are pre­pared,” Mayor Frank Jackson said at a recent press con­fer­ence, “and we have done our due dili­gence in many dif­ferent ways.” Here, Jack McDe­vitt, director of Northeastern’s Insti­tute on Race and Jus­tice, exam­ines the unique set of cir­cum­stances that have tran­spired to make safety the RNC’s pri­mary concern.

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