A Day Of Protest

A protest by representatives of various organisations calling for an end to killing and street violence in Newark, New Jersey sponsored by the Black August Anti-Street Violence Coalition. The main protagonists pictured here are members of the controversial 'New Black Panther Party', a group who are completely separate of the original Black Panthers.
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An abstraction

A prize goes to the first person who can correctly identify what this is a photograph of...
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Summer in the Bronx - The B&W version

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Summer in the Bronx - the colour version

This faded mural is for Amadou Diallo, who was shot by four plain clothes police officers. I was told by a local resident that the four men jumped out of a car and ran toward him. Not knowing they were police officers Mr Diallo panicked and ran toward his house while he reached into his pocket for his keys, whereupon he was shot. 41 rounds were fired. Amadou Diallo was unarmed.
The police claim he matched the description of a suspect accused of serial rape, that they identified themslves as police officers and that he refused to respond to their warnings.
All four men were aquitted of murder.
The killing and subsequent trial caused much controversy and attracted much interest from the media and civil rights groups.
Now, like the mural itself, this whole incident seems to have faded into the city's memory...

The South Bronx isn't all sprawling urban industrial landscape; some defies the stereotype - though I do wonder why the side of this house has no windows...

This is Justin outside the school he attends, which was undergoing renovations during the summer recess.

Sometimes you just have to say what you're thinking.
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Street Photography

Black and White film, a camera which is older than I am, and the street.
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Morticians That Care:New York Times Article

So this is a great story. The photographs are by yours truly and the words are by a lovely lady who goes by the name of Annie Correal. Click here to read the article on the Times' website.
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