When a dream is too long deferred

Less than a week after a local commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington, Rochester was roiled by disclosure of Daniel Prude’s death at the hands of police officers. The response—ranging from peaceful protest to violent confrontation—had echoes of the civil rights era.

La’Ron Singletary’s trial by fire

Rochester’s police chief acknowledges the need for reform in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But he says people should not “take issues from other cities and drop them on the backs” of city residents and the RPD.