I understand it’s peacekeeping and this first picture, shot yesterday, has a specific and humanitarian context:
caption: US paratroopers from the 82nd airborne hold down a man caught jumping the queue for aid at a distribution point in Port-au-Prince.
But then, aside from the drawn gun, there’s literally a world of difference between the first photo and the second photo, isn’t there.
(…Specifically, notice the gesture/response, in #1, of the red shirt guy in the jeans.)
(photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/Getty Images. January 31, 2010. via BostonBigPicture: Haiti 3 Weeks Later. photo 2: Damon Winter/NYT. A Haitian officer knocked a suspected looter to the ground and held him at gunpoint. )