I spent a good part of yesterday driving around uptown Charlotte with my son and his girlfriend. Just the thought of driving in uptown is something that would normally cause me anxiety. I never liked city traffic.
Strangely though, I felt almost the same level of anxiety as we drove down empty streets, past dark store fronts, and quiet parks.
CMPD officers stationed on pretty much every street corner, a jogger here and there, dogs out walking their owners, and the homeless, seemingly having the city all to themselves.