Nelson: Strickland should be an agent of restraint

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 01, 2020 3:51 PM CT
<strong>Police arrest a protester outside of City Hall on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Police arrest a protester outside of City Hall on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

Public safety includes not taking actions that risk turning up the city’s temperature at a volatile time. In those moments the mayor needs to be an agent of restraint.


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