Described by Jami West as:
Look at her posture. She is balanced, powerful, upright and well grounded with both feet firmly planted on the earth. Look at the line made from the crown of her head to the heels of her feet. She is only protected by the force of her own personal power.
By contrast, the officers have the transitory, temporary, protection of their equipment that will be removed at the end of their shift. They are rocked back on their heels, knocked off balance, and appear about to fall over backward, just from the power of her.
This is a legendary picture. It will be in history and art books from this time.
Strongly suggested readings:
- A Black Police Chief on the Dallas Attacks
- Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling
- How Police See Us, and How They Train Us to See Them
- How Police Training Contributes to Avoidable Deaths
- My Walden, My Revolutionary Suicide Note – Melissa Harris-Perry
- In an apparent first, Dallas police used a robot to deliver bomb that killed shooting suspect
- 15 Things Your City Can Do Right Now to End Police Brutality
- Dale Hansen’s comments (video)
- This scholarly Facebook discussion