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Stephon - another senseless Loss

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 30 March 2018 in People & Portrait.

On the night of 18 March, another life was lost to gunfire! A Young father of 2 was mistakenly shot and killed by police officers who made a misjudgment on a situation that should not have occurred at all....The incident was in my hometown of Sacramento, California.

I grew up in the Sacramento area....I went to College in Sacramento...and I have so many friends and family in that area ....
When things happen like that - it always has an additional impact and it always has an additional emotional impact on me!

I also have two policemen in my family.... two young men whom I absolutely love...and I know they are Fine Young Men and fantastic officers.... so this kind of incident always gets into my soul.

By all accounts, none of this should have happened in the first place - It was dark, Stephon had a cell phone, the officers thought it was a gun...they fired...Stephon was killed...

Where are the answers?
Who knows....
All I know, now, is that the young man is no more - and his family is devastated...

Truly this was a needless, senseless Loss....

NIKON D800 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 160 200 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

NIKON D800
1/30 second
F/5.6
ISO 160
200 mm (35mm equiv.)

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