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RNC Report: No Surprises Here

The independent review of police actions during the RNC convention last year here in Saint Paul was released yesterday, amid little fanfare. For the most part, it contains little that should surprise anyone: It finds that police, for the most part, did a good job. Most of its criticisms are fairly pedantic, or simply unpractical: for example, it suggests that the heavy police presence during the convention – a presence intentionally escalated in response to ongoing anarchist violence – was upsetting to many because the city had not adequately prepared people to expect such tactics.
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