Jared Yates Sexton

The cops just love these open-carry clowns.

The Northwestern Ohio Minutemen posted on the corner of W Roadway and Superior, three blocks from the Republican convention. They were clad in military-style uniforms and carrying AR-15s and multiple magazines.

Asked why they’re here, one of them said, “It’s the Constitution.”

Feet away, state troopers and officers in bulletproof vests kept watch. I asked an officer what he thought about having to police them, and he rolled his eyes.

“No comment,” he said, “but it’s a pain in my ass.”