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Police won't miss grenade launchers
Police won't miss grenade launchers

Baltimore's recent unrest wasn't quelled by trotting out 50-caliber machine guns. It didn't involve grenade launchers of any kind, nor was peace restored by a phalanx of police armored vehicles in the middle of Sandtown-Winchester. Ultimately, the week-long public disturbance was curtailed by following fairly standard police crowd control efforts (including exercising considerable restraint at times) and the willingness of elected officials to acknowledge protesters' concerns — and take action — regarding the death of Freddie Gray. Military equipment was confined to the actual military in the form of National Guard troops who were called to the city on a...