Anger. Apprehension. Confusion. Frustration. Fear.
“I’m just tired of it,” said Ron Brown, 25, one of a group who demonstrated on Friday in Providence. “It’s messed up what’s going on … . The cops didn’t deserve that. Blacks didn’t deserve that.”
Col. Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, said police “are human beings. They are fathers and sons, husbands and wives. It goes to their psyches. … When something dramatic like this happens, it elevates their concern for their safety and for the safety of their families.”