Police

Justice For...

I was walking home from work the other night and just minutes after I had walked into my building, I heard chanting outside and saw flashing lights. I went out to see what was up and discovered there were people walking northbound on Telegraph Avenue demonstrating against the unjust shooting of Mike Brown, an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th, 2014. 

I saw the man in the above photo arrested shortly after I took it, and from what I gathered from the news, he was arrested for "suspicion of resisting or obstructing a police officer." I also saw him take a few blows from an officer's baton. I never saw him resisting, and I certainly never saw him do anything that warranted his being beaten with a club. 

London, Circa 2011

Who could forgot this classic picture? Oh. All of you, you say? Well isn't it convenient that I'm sharing it again, remastered using Dolby's Atlas sound technology so you feel like you're really in the picture. Once you're in the picture, maybe you could riot or something so all of those officers actually have something to do.  

Now in 3D.

I'm actually a really big fan of this picture. It might actually be one of my favorites. But enough of me gawking over my own picture. Remember how I mentioned the upcoming film Interstellar last night? You don't remember that either, huh? You should really get your memory checked (and also read past the picture (and before the picture (and look at the picture (and actually click on the link to even get to the page)))). Well, here's the teaser trailer that they showed at the movie house: 

The "suspicious package"

Once again, my path was blocked by caution tape. This time it was for a suspicious package, and it also kept me from getting home. I had the distinct pleasure of standing on Bancroft for an hour and a half while they brought at the robot to poke around the package. I'd like to note that was the worst evacuation I've ever seen. I was told I couldn't go into my building, but I saw all sorts of people standing in front of shops on that block of Telegraph just chilling and the police weren't telling them to leave. So what was all the fuss over?

Just a friendly neighborhood suitcase

Just a suitcase. I'm guessing it probably belongs to one of the many homeless people who cart around suitcases around here. The cop I talked to said that nobody even phoned it in, and that his "Lieutenant decided that it was suspicious."  Another wonderful adventure in the life of Kyle. 

I did however learn that the University of California has their own bomb unit and that they actually serve a lot of the bay area. I also learned that they don't send out the bomb unit for every suspicious package, so I don't know why this one was particularly special.