Friday, December 11, 2009

Law Enforcement: Open and Obvious

The podium at the I 64 reopening was full of dignitaries, including the governor, two members of congress and local officials. Naturally, they had to be protected from any wild, violent mobs that might show up, protesting the completion of a major public works project ahead of schedule and under budget. Actually, the highway patrol sergeant with the rifle was part of the color guard for the national anthem and that stuff. However, the plain clothes spook in the right foreground is something else. I mean, the thing in his ear, the dark sunglasses on a very cloudy day, that hair and the camera - for what? Recording the faces of possibly anarchist freelance photojournalists like me? I don't know what his intention was but he sure stood out.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, WILL BE STL DPB'S 1,000TH POST. There will be an exciting new header (about time) and possibly a decent picture to mark the occasion.


Virginia said...

You mean we have to wait till Dec. 13 for DECENT photo around this joint??? :) And I'm sure your photo is plastered all over the employee lounge at the FBI by now!

Olivier said...

j'aime bien le personnage avec son APN et son oreillette, il fait tres agent du FBI ;)

brattcat said...

He looks like a movie extra.

cieldequimper said...

Modern cold war?