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Feb 22, 2018 09:20:50   #
sgt hop
 
took these with my nikon f during the 1968 Baltimore city riots......i was a patrolman at the time.....i guess i can count these as street scenes even tho they are not up to date


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Feb 22, 2018 11:52:48   #
Voss
 
Very good photos. Do you have more? (And they were up to date when you took them.)

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Feb 22, 2018 16:06:51   #
sgt hop
 
here are a coupla more.....i took these during the riots.........i developed them and am still looking for the rest of the negs.....


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Feb 22, 2018 16:58:21   #
carol227 Loc: USA
 
Very Moving......

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Feb 23, 2018 04:35:50   #
waegwan Loc: Mae Won Li
 
sgt hop wrote:
took these with my nikon f during the 1968 Baltimore city riots......i was a patrolman at the time.....i guess i can count these as street scenes even tho they are not up to date


True street is timeless and these are true street. Thanks for posting.

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Feb 23, 2018 05:52:08   #
SATS Loc: Belgium
 
Tremendous photo journalism, an on the street record of the times.

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Feb 23, 2018 07:50:42   #
Voss
 
Thanks for the additional shots. These are the kind of photos that will be remembered and reviewed long after our usual stuff is lost in the memory hole.

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Feb 23, 2018 08:26:47   #
sgt hop
 
thanks to all who had the nice comments about the pix....if i can find the negs ,there will be more hopefully........

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Feb 23, 2018 09:04:33   #
Stephan G
 
sgt hop wrote:
took these with my nikon f during the 1968 Baltimore city riots......i was a patrolman at the time.....i guess i can count these as street scenes even tho they are not up to date


Sadly, the issues are still with us. I lived North of the Madison street riots in Chicago. A month later, it put me South of the Division street riots. Both were self-destructive riots.

Great historical street photos. These are always timeless.

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Feb 23, 2018 09:22:28   #
TomC. Loc: Bel Air, MD & Rehoboth Beach, DE
 
sgt hop wrote:
took these with my nikon f during the 1968 Baltimore city riots......i was a patrolman at the time.....i guess i can count these as street scenes even tho they are not up to date


Yes, I remember those riots. I was in the Navy at the time and had to go downtown to get the Greyhound bus back to Norfolk, VA. It was a little scary, but it worked out OK. I used to live in Baltimore County, now I'm in Harford County.

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Feb 23, 2018 09:34:57   #
DaveC1 Loc: South East US
 
I don't know if like is the appropriate comment, but I find the one with the Chow Mein sign in the upper left hand corner to be especially meaningful.

Thank you very much for posting these, and if you come up with any others please put them up!

And I would think there is some organization there in Baltimore that would be interesting in having copies of these.

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Feb 23, 2018 09:48:39   #
SATS Loc: Belgium
 
Coming from Europe I am not familiar with US uniform styles. Are those guys in the Chow Mein picture and in the truck on the top set, military or National Guard?

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Feb 23, 2018 10:02:00   #
Stephan G
 
SATS wrote:
Coming from Europe I am not familiar with US uniform styles. Are those guys in the Chow Mein picture and in the truck on the top set, military or National Guard?


At the time, they were National Guard. The "military" were/are Federal troops. This would require an action by U.S. Congress for local use of Federal troops, including Federal reserve troups..

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Feb 23, 2018 11:23:07   #
sgt hop
 
SATS wrote:
Coming from Europe I am not familiar with US uniform styles. Are those guys in the Chow Mein picture and in the truck on the top set, military or National Guard?


stephan g. is correct ,they were national guard....

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Feb 23, 2018 13:50:01   #
SATS Loc: Belgium
 
Thanks for clearing that up, both Stephen G and Sgt hop. This is a photography forum and I shouldn't deviate away from that but I am curious and hope you can indulge me in just one more point. It is my understanding that Bush II abolished Posse Comitatus as part of the Military Commissions Act 2006 but later Obama amended some parts of it. Baltimore predates this by almost 40 years and this doesn't apply here. My simple question is, does Posse Comitatus still stand as part of US Federal Law or not. Thanks.

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