Getty Images photographer Scott Olson was arrested Monday night during protests in Ferguson.
Olson has been in Ferguson since early last week, and has taken some of the most memorable pictures of what has happened there since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer on Aug. 9.
Here are the most striking photos of Olson’s coverage from Ferguson.
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If you’re the sort of person who’s constantly posting photos containing #brands on social media, you might want to be aware that Tumblr wants to track you. Companies attempting to understand customer sentiment for their #brand is nothing new, but a new deal between Tumblr and Ditto Labs will go deeper by analyzing photos posted to to the blog network instead of just text. As Mashable reports, the scans won’t be used to present you with advertising “right now.” Instead, Ditto and Tumblr will be collecting information for these #brands to help their companies learn how people feel about them.
In what world and in whose mind could it ever be permissible for an unarmed teenager to be shot twice in the head by a police officer? Those are rhetorical questions because the answers are so painfully, tragically obvious and monumentally depressing, and the circumstances are nothing new. And the stories are rolling in again tonight of police gassing children, of reporters being threatened, and on and on and on.
If you think there’s nothing to this situation, that the people of Ferguson are overreacting, that the response by police isn’t the highest order of oppression and racial violence, that Michael Brown was a “thug,” that Darren Wilson behaved legally and reasonably, or that this shooting was anything other than murder in cold blood, I’m gonna need you to unfollow me and then fuck right off the face of the earth.