Following the murder of five cops in Dallas, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis released a sensitive and heartfelt statement noting that anti-police brutality protests have nothing to do with the violence. And as Baltimore marched for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile over the weekend, the BPD for the most part was patient and expertly de-escalated things as moments of tension arose. In particular, the work of Lts. Russell, Shorter, Proctor, and Rhoden should be lauded. Although there were four arrests at Friday night's protests—all of which City Paper reporters observed and all of which seemed unnecessary—we witnessed a particularly mindful police force during a week in which other cities responded to peaceful protest with riot gear.