Inauguration Security

Posted by Katherine | Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Fifty-eight federal, state, and local agencies lent the Secret Service a hand with security during the inauguration. There were DC Homeland Security mobile command units. Mounted police on the Mall. Snipers on roofs. Large camouflaged vehicles. And military on patrol and lining the parade route. Occasionally the security forces appeared slightly ...

The Inaugural Parade

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Barry S says he might be the guy you see wandering around DC with "a camera the size of a Mini Cooper and lens that looks like a brass canon." That equipment could explain how he got this great shot of the inaugural parade. The men appear to be a ...

Two Million Strong

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

If you were anywhere near DC or a TV or the web yesterday, you couldn't have missed the monumental inaugural crowd. (One of the coolest shots from the MSM: this 360 from the NYT.) If for some reason you had your head in a paper bag, here's a hint of ...

Rehearsing the Inauguration

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

DC primped for the inauguration with a full-blown dress rehearsal on Sunday. People swept the streets. Military personnel marched with flags. Portapotties were set up and sealed with zip ties. When faux Obamas and Bidens practiced the swearing-in at the Capitol, Army Staff Sergeant Derrick Brooks stood in for Barack. Two ...

Iraq Veterans Arrested at Third Presidential Debate

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Several Iraq veterans were arrested and injured at Hofstra University during the third presidential debate. They were part of a crowd protesting the Iraq war and wanted to ask each candidate a question. (You can hear them voicing the questions here -- hat tip to Sarolta Cump.) John J Hagan, an ...

Tear Gas and Mace in St. Paul

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Flickr turned up lots of pictures of tear gas and its effects in St. Paul last week. Hat tip to Sue Salinger for all of the photos in this post. From Chad Davis again (featured previously in this post), here's the tear gas itself. He says it was being used on ...

Police in St. Paul

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Over 800 people were arrested in St. Paul during the Republican convention last week: protesters (some violent), journalists, and apparently innocent bystanders. There were also a few pre-emptive raids. Some people felt a general air of intimidation, which is reflected in these photos. Darin Barry from Northern California likes to photograph ...

PUMAs and Police in Denver

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, August 28th, 2008

John Catral from Somerset, New Jersey, caught these PUMA protesters on the Denver streets (hat tip to James Mills): [Ho0n / Flickr] And just in case they get too feisty, the riot police are there -- in another photo from Catral (thanks again, James Mills): [Ho0n / Flickr] That baton looks like ...

Crowd in Springfield, Illinois

Posted by Katherine | Monday, August 25th, 2008

Flickr is amazing sometimes. Today we found great shots of Saturday's first Obama-Biden rally in Springfield, Illinois. Lots of citizens with a good eye wielding cameras out there. This photo by Bradjward is a quick preview; we'll feature more tomorrow. It shows part of the 35,000-strong crowd in front of ...