Trumps inauguration was full of fun and foreseeing of America's future. But what happened that day was extremely horrible and very hard to hear about. A professional freelance photographer, had been wanting to try photojournalism and wanted to test his luck at Trump's inauguration. He went to a rally it seemed like but in time turned into a protest against the our president to-be. Imagine yourself a journalist taking pictures at a protest, and all of a sudden the police threatens you to get down and to relax. Once they've got you on the floor they spray the hell out of you with mace. That is what exactly happened with this guy. He thought that because he wasn't at all part of the protest and was peacefully taking pictures of it that he would be safe in an attack like this one. But he wasn't. In a way this could be considered police brutality because an innocent photographer who just needed pictures for his job, got assaulted and maced because of being there.
News Article: https://petapixel.com/2017/01/21/shot-trump-inauguration-protests-got-bargained/
Connection: This relates to our current place we are at with trusting the authorities and the way that they handle certain situations. It doesn't matter whether black or white it's a matter of if they feel you are a "threat" to them and even if your not they will find a way to get their way.
Discussion Questions: 1.) Do you think this man should've been maced in his eyes causing pain for several minutes? 2.) Is there another way the riot police could've done their "jobs"? 3.) Would you prefer harsh and hard police or soft and nice police handling situations like this?