by Rick Henderson
Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Journal
I strolled out before dawn this morning to see if I could confirm the initial impressions I expressed in today’s Daily Journal column.
Sadly, for the most part, yes. Many buildings around the Uptown business district that normally would be open to the public were guarded by security and available only to those with credentials. Law enforcement folks were mighty friendly, but firm. All the traffic was funneled onto a few streets.
Church Street, where many of the Uptown office complexes have parking garages, was a genuine compound at 6 a.m. Police were stopping every car, requiring the driver to open the hood, trunk, and doors, and using bomb-sniffing dogs to search them. These were people trying to get to work, and many were getting frustrated.
Again, I saw nothing like this in Denver four years ago except at the immediate Pepsi Center area.
A few photos from my iPhone below. Many apologies for the lighting . …