Bag’s Take-Away:
This young man was pulled over while riding in a pick up truck in Arkansas. He was searched twice and handcuffed behind his back according to police. He was placed in the back seat of the police car. Then, according to police, he managed to take out a secret gun and shot himself in the right temple. He was, by the way, left-handed. Police are calling it suicide.
Chavis Carter had an outstanding warrant for a marijuana offense in another state and there was marijuana found in the pickup truck in which he was a passenger.
The only factual analysis I can jump to is that it is impossible to shoot yourself in the head while handcuffed behind your back and after police searched you twice for a weapon.
What is significant about this visually?
First off, CNN’s caption openly contradicts the police version. “Killed” suggests someone besides himself killed him. Second, the photo accompanying the story (presumably released by the family and unrelated) prompts and suggests that Carter was okay in the back of a/the car.
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Bag’s Take-Away:

This young man was pulled over while riding in a pick up truck in Arkansas. He was searched twice and handcuffed behind his back according to police. He was placed in the back seat of the police car. Then, according to police, he managed to take out a secret gun and shot himself in the right temple. He was, by the way, left-handed. Police are calling it suicide.

Chavis Carter had an outstanding warrant for a marijuana offense in another state and there was marijuana found in the pickup truck in which he was a passenger.

The only factual analysis I can jump to is that it is impossible to shoot yourself in the head while handcuffed behind your back and after police searched you twice for a weapon.

What is significant about this visually?

First off, CNN’s caption openly contradicts the police version. “Killed” suggests someone besides himself killed him. Second, the photo accompanying the story (presumably released by the family and unrelated) prompts and suggests that Carter was okay in the back of a/the car.

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Tags #Chavis Carter    #race    #violence    #police    #criminal justice    #social justice    #CNN   

Bag’s Take-Away:
Female protest vs. female authority. Don’t see this very often.
via  USA Today Media Gallery
(credit: Kevin Frayer/AP Photo caption:  Tibetan exiles are detained by Indian police at an illegal protest against the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in New Delhi, India. Hu is attending a summit with officials from India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa.) 
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Female protest vs. female authority. Don’t see this very often.

via USA Today Media Gallery

(credit: Kevin Frayer/AP Photo caption: Tibetan exiles are detained by Indian police at an illegal protest against the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao in New Delhi, India. Hu is attending a summit with officials from India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Latest pic of local PD’s arming with military gear. What makes this particularly scary though are the outfits. Fallujah, U.S.A.

Via The Daily.com: Battlefield Main Street

(photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty caption: Armored vehicles, like this one being ridden by SWAT team members in Lakewood, Wash., are made available to police departments by a Department of Defense program)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Latest pic of local PD’s arming with military gear. What makes this particularly scary though are the outfits. Fallujah, U.S.A.

Via The Daily.com: Battlefield Main Street

(photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty caption: Armored vehicles, like this one being ridden by SWAT team members in Lakewood, Wash., are made available to police departments by a Department of Defense program)

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Tags #militarism    #protest    #police    #SWAT   

Bag’s Quick Take-Aways from (a Brutal) Saturday Night at Occupy Denver, #1:
"The Colors of Fall."
(photo: Hyoung Chang/ The Denver Post caption: Denver police have ordered protesters to disperse this evening and are arrested protesters in Civic Center on Friday. At about 6 p.m., they started sweep camping tents in Civic Center park with riot gear and their gas masks. Hyoung Chang/ The Denver Post)
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Bag’s Quick Take-Aways from (a Brutal) Saturday Night at Occupy Denver, #1:

"The Colors of Fall."

(photo: Hyoung Chang/ The Denver Post caption: Denver police have ordered protesters to disperse this evening and are arrested protesters in Civic Center on Friday. At about 6 p.m., they started sweep camping tents in Civic Center park with riot gear and their gas masks. Hyoung Chang/ The Denver Post)

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Tags #Denver Post    #OWS    #Occupy    #Occupy Denver    #Occupy Wall Street    #activism    #news    #police    #politics    #protest    #photography    #photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:

 Anthony Bologna meets Jesus?!!


(photo: Paul Weiskel caption: Police arrest a man in New York City, during an Occupy Wall Street march, on September 25, 2011. The officer at right has been identified as Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who appeared to have pepper-sprayed several peaceful protesters in a number of videos found on YouTube. The NYPD has launched an internal probe into the allegations.)
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Anthony Bologna meets Jesus?!!

(photo: Paul Weiskel caption: Police arrest a man in New York City, during an Occupy Wall Street march, on September 25, 2011. The officer at right has been identified as Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who appeared to have pepper-sprayed several peaceful protesters in a number of videos found on YouTube. The NYPD has launched an internal probe into the allegations.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
From my reader, Tom, in Greece (clearly with an eye to the aesthetics): “There is so much contrast — color, clothing, posture — and the other photographer looks great.” From my end (though I do love the photog’s custom riot helmet), I see: hippy punching goes international. 
(photo: AP via Spiegel Online)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

From my reader, Tom, in Greece (clearly with an eye to the aesthetics): “There is so much contrast — color, clothing, posture — and the other photographer looks great.” From my end (though I do love the photog’s custom riot helmet), I see: hippy punching goes international.

(photo: AP via Spiegel Online)

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Tags #riots    #EU    #Greece    #G-8    #social justice    #globalization    #photojournalism    #police    #hippies   

Bag’s Take-Away:

MSM photo galleries highlight cameras attached to cops to keep them honest. Beyond the robo-vibe, the catch (or the irony, I supposed): it’s made by Taser! 


(photo: Fred Blocher / AP caption:
In a June 8, 2011 photo, Johnson County Sheriff’s Dept. Sgt. Paul Nonnast demonstrates one of the TASER Axon video system cameras. Johnson County sheriff’s deputies are among the first officers in the country to wear cameras on their ears, in an effort to provide a better record of what happens during contact between officers and the public.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

MSM photo galleries highlight cameras attached to cops to keep them honest.

Beyond the robo-vibe, the catch (or the irony, I supposed): it’s made by Taser!

(photo: Fred Blocher / AP caption: In a June 8, 2011 photo, Johnson County Sheriff’s Dept. Sgt. Paul Nonnast demonstrates one of the TASER Axon video system cameras. Johnson County sheriff’s deputies are among the first officers in the country to wear cameras on their ears, in an effort to provide a better record of what happens during contact between officers and the public.)

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