A puzzle

Were I the mayor of a sizeable United States city – one that has a large African American population – I would be on the air-waves or travelling my city by foot and car assuring my constituents that I and other city officials will be improving relations between that population and the police starting right now. Were I the governor, I would be in that city promising job programs and infrastructure creation. If, as I expect, the six officers involved in killing Freddie Gray – that black young man from West Baltimore – are exonerated (or even partially exonerated) by an upcoming police report, there will be violence across the nation, with not just rocks and bricks but with bullets and bombs.

But where are they? Why, at this late date, are these mayors and governors not in their own streets working to mitigate the profound destruction likely to arrive in but a couple of days?

No comments yet»

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s