Now that we know what a disaster city planning has been, we can all sit back, feel smugly superior, and stroll the quiet streets, since we've cleverly scared everyone off and Philadelphia will be just one big sidewalk cafe for the weekend.
Picnic baskets and coolers are not allowed in the Francis Fest Zone, by the way.
Whatever the provocation on August 9, 2014, whatever the fear on either side, whatever was the result of a trained response on the part of the officer or poor decisions by the officer or on the part of the teenage Michael Brown, there is one fact that the grand jury has not explained as it dismisses all charges against the officer: Under what possible circumstances is it necessary to shoot any unarmed person 7 times, including one in the brain?
Governor Christie has made it clear that physicians, nurses, or other health workers who are risking their lives to fight ebola in Africa are not welcome in New Jersey and should fly into New York or Atlanta. And preferably stay there.