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All You Need to Know About Police is in this Photograph

If a picture is worth a thousand words…

A Chicago Police Officer (Officer Goetz) is seen flipping off his middle fingers at protesters standing in Armitage Avenue after a protester was seen making the same gesture moments prior at 5:55 p.m. in Lincoln Park on June 4, 2020. | Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Last week was a busy one. Between covering (photojournalism) the Black Lives Matter protests in Washington D.C. on the wake of the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery on the end of May 2020, An article came across my social media newsfeed.




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Johnny Silvercloud

Johnny Silvercloud

The analytical street photographer who exists to fight against racism, sexism, and fascism. U.S. Army vet. Writer. Speaker. Twitter: @johnnysilverclo

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