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mojo84 wrote:Edit: It appears this picture has been circulating since June 2010.
Yep. I found that June 2010 post; a few of 'em, in fact. And dozens and dozens of other sites over the past six years.
The Los Angeles Indymedia site purported to debunk it as a Photoshopped image in May, 2010: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/05/238827.php.
Snopes considers it to be of "undetermined" status because "we have found no other different version of this image that could conceivably be the unaltered original." http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/azprotest.asp
Snopes, on the photo's origin, wrote:The above-displayed image, was purportedly taken at a May Day Immigation [sic] Rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on 1 May 2010 (in response to that state's passage of a controversial immigration law). It seemingly shows one participant holding a sign which threatens the "shooting of more Arizona police" (a reference to an incident on 30 April 2010 in which Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy Louie Puroll was wounded in a shooting by suspected illegal immigrants) if the protesters are not afforded free health care, no-tax jobs, housing, and food.
Clearly this photograph was not taken at a protest in Phoenix, but rather during a similar demonstration in Los Angeles (as indicated by the presence of the Los Angeles Times complex in the background) likely held on the same day.
Dunno; but if I had to guess, I'd say it's a fake.
Skiprr wrote: Dunno; but if I had to guess, I'd say it's a fake.
Agreed. I usually assume that when I see something portraying the other side a little too "perfectly" aligned with my perceptions, it is probably fake. I would bet that it is either fake, or a planted counter protest.
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