Sometimes the truth hurts. other times your eyes don’t really show what is happening in a picture. no matter what side of the police photography debate you find yourself on you can see how police officiers would see cameras as weapons, they can assasinate a career, they can ruin a life, almost as quickly as the gun this thing is pretending to be.
I realize in a perfect world Police would not have to fear having their picture taken while on the job, but actions can be easily misconstrued, people are not perfect. And sometimes things need to be done to get bad people off the street. I’m ok with all of that, and i do really see both sides of the debate, but man alive if this isn’t a powerful image.
Reading the comments in the article its also pretty scary how people view cameras in general as weapons and tools of malevolence.
To Lighten things up I offer a fun video fo a Shutterbug War (Battle at F-Stop Ridge)
H/t to Bujak for the awesome video