Seventy Seven Street Police Analysis

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In the year of 1965 in the city of Watts the horrid event of the Watt’s Riot unleashed itself form August 11th to 17th were there were a serious of outbreaks of looting and property damage which then caused authoritative figures, such as policemen, to come into the scene to reunify the city. At least that is what the general public would tend to believe. Reporter of Times writes in his journal and explains other wise, “..reporters struggled to comprehend a threat to their city from the sort of racial conflict that until then had largely been limited to America’s southern and northeastern states” (Smith). In cases like this authority is meant to resemble a force that protects and oversees for the benefit of others yet, authority here became …show more content…
The denotative features of Armed Police Officers (1965) could suggest to the viewer that the two police men on top of the building Seventy Seven Street Police Station are doing just that. Their body language gives the sense to the viewer that they are resting or having an interesting chat while having their guns out. It appears as if they are ready to fire if any trouble were too arise while being on duty. It is visible that the area around the building appears to be calm and quiet with no pedestrians in sight. Even the building itself seems to have no property damage, the walls and windows seem to be in perfect shape at every angle. A simple picture that captures officers as they remain in duty during a …show more content…
Some of these individuals are holding picket signs that state in bold letters, “GET OUT”, another picket sign visually screams “Haunt Another Community”. On the door of the closed book store there is a sign that legible says to those in the community, “NO Cops or Police Stoggers Allowed in the Bookstore”. Instead of committing crimes to get their message out they are doing the complete opposite by resorting to a peaceful protest where instead of asking for help they are rejecting it and driving it away from their

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