This is just plain and simple murder of unarmed civilians. It’s not a war. These militants went into the mall and executed people: women and children, anyone who got in their path. That’s not typical of war.New York Times staff photographer Tyler Hicks • Describing the scene inside the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday. Hicks, who was nearby the scene when violence broke out, spent hours inside the mall with police, and saw a number of the fatalities in the process. Hicks, a full-time Nairobi resident, just got married two weeks ago and was picking up some photographs given to him as wedding gifts when he saw people running from the mall.
Video of photojournalist Jerry Nelson being arrested Saturday, Feb 4, at Occupy DC as the camp was being dismantled. The officer says he was identified as someone who had assaulted another Occupier. In my discussions with occupiers and local journalists in DC, many knew Nelson and spoke highly of him.
Mr. Nelson describes himself this way on his Huffington Post bio: “Jerry Nelson is a nationally recognized photojournalist. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publicaitons [sic] and news outlets including USAToday, CNN, Upsurge, CBS, Dream Row, Earthwalkers and others. He photographs and licenses images for all manner of commercial and editorial use as well as selling through this website. When not traveling, he is available for portraits, events and concerts.”
His webpage is: http://www.journeyamerica.org
Didn’t see anything like this when I was there, in terms of people getting arrested, but I could conceive this based on what I saw. Why did this guy get arrested? He doesn’t appear to be dangerous.