An Englishman In Cleveland: What The Republican Convention Means To A Brit Who Has No Idea What’s Going On

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Police from this deprived “rust belt” state wander the streets in teams of eight, armed to the teeth, smiling at the passers-by who routinely thank them for their service. In the shadow of the Baton Rouge cop killings, the policing in Ohio is almost paramilitary, and the cops themselves are treated with the reverence of soldiers who have served in a foreign conflict