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Republican Convention: Heavy Police Presence Apparently Pays Off in Cleveland

By Briahnna Brown

 

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the nation fill downtown Cleveland to monitor protesters during the Republican National Convention. So far, the increased force has worked. PHOTO: Milbert Brown, Howard University News Service

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the nation fill downtown Cleveland to monitor protesters during the Republican National Convention. So far, the increased force has worked. PHOTO: Milbert Brown, Howard University News Service

CLEVELAND (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Nearly everywhere you look in downtown Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, there are cops – tall cops, short cops, fat cops, buff cops, young cops and old cops.

There are beat cops, cops on horses, cops in riot gear, cops in neon vests directing traffic and bicycle cops with body cams atop their helmets. There are cops from Illinois and Michigan and California and Austin, Texas, and Louisville, Ky.  There are cops from Georgia and Florida and Wisconsin and Delaware and even Maine.  In fact, the city asked every state to provide additional law enforcement, and it seems like nearly every state did.

Still, the massive law enforcement presence seems to have paid off.  There have been some hectic protests, including a flag-burning protest Wednesday that led to 17 arrests and resulted in charges of assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

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