no good deed goes unbrutalized, black and white photos, HIV Replication 3D Medical Animation

Good Samaritan in West Virginia Brutalized by Police Chief Justin Burke Childers

Teter, who had undergone spinal surgery and had 16 probes implanted near his spinal cord, says he told Childers he was disabled from spinal surgery and asked him not to cuff him behind his back.

“In response, defendant Childers threw Mr. Teter into the snow on his face, pushed his knee between Mr. Teter’s shoulder blades in the exact spot where Mr. Teter had 16 probes implanted near his spinal cord, and handcuffed him,” according to the complaint.
“Mr. Teter told defendant Childers he was hurting him and asked him to call an ambulance because he feared the defendant had moved the probes and his spinal cord would be injured.

“In response, defendant Childers rolled Mr. Teter onto his back, yelled, ‘Disabled my ass,’ and pushed his boot into Mr. Teter’s chest.”


Mr. Teter had take in upon himself to sweep some snow from the streets. he had injured no one. Department of Highways workers gave him a “thumbs up” . Teter was not violent or resisting arrest. He was never prosecuted because prosecutors could not find he had done anything illegal.

black and white tree roots

black and white farm road. this one has a very light chrome effect.

“Linus and Lucy”. Because it was part of a holiday themed show, it is thought of as a holiday song. If you forget about that, it is simply a classic piece of jazz that has a festive edge to it.

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Probably the same people who thought invading Iraq was cool get reactionary over photo of female sailors’ homecoming kiss

Virginian-Pilot reporter Corinne Reilly tells me that reaction to her story about two female sailors’ homecoming kiss and the photo that ran with it (on the right, below the fold) “has run the gamut, but the vast majority of messages I’ve received have definitely come from readers who found the story and photo offensive.”


The Seattle Times also got a lot of negative feedback – probably semi-professional complainers. of course people who liked it or didn’t have strong feelings about it would not be counted in the reaction. The Times reply to readers was pretty good,

Dear XXX

I’m sorry that you found the photo on today’s front page offensive. That was not our intention. We selected the photo because it depicted an historic moment for the U.S. military, vividly illustrating the end of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” era in a striking twist on the Navy’s “first kiss” tradition.

As you know, treatment of gay and lesbian members of the U.S. military has been hotly debated for years, including at military installations around the Puget Sound region. As politicians and military leaders argued, the effect on individual soldiers and sailors sometimes got lost. This photo, which both our picture and news editors described as iconic, showed what the policy change meant at street level.

Part of our responsibility as a news organization is to reflect the reality around us, even if it might make some readers uncomfortable. We do not make those decisions lightly. We debated how and where to use this picture extensively. In the end, we felt the historic nature of the photo merited front page treatment.

While you may not agree with this decision, I hope this explanation helps you understand it. We were not trying to push a political agenda. We were trying to show the real-world effect of a political change of policy.

I hope you will reconsider your decision to cancel the paper. Just as we value lively debates in our newsroom about how to display news, we value lively debates with our readers about whether they think we’re doing a good job. We need readers like you who care enough to call us to account when you don’t think we’re doing our jobs well. It keeps us on our toes and helps inform the choices we make going forward.

Kathy Best
Managing Editor, The Seattle Times

All the bold is mine. I wonder if these same people would have also complained about black Americans pictured sitting at formerly white only lunch counters.