In the news: an empathetic mayor?
“It seems that the police have a lot of training in how to contain protesters, but very little training on something that would be quite common, which is to de-escalate a situation where someone is intoxicated, mentally ill, or otherwise behaving irrationally.”
“He hasn’t convinced much of Chicago to believe he is really empathetic. You can’t expect him to change his personality entirely, but somehow providing some sense the mayor is on the side of the citizens and the black community would be helpful in this case to lessen the violence.”
“For people watching the news, and reading about the threats to Washington and New York that followed the Paris attacks this all may have revived their anxiety.”