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No, I don’t need any help – I’m doing just fine on my own…

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No, I don’t need any help – I’m doing just fine on my own…
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Those of us who live in the neighborhood often see this man, navigating along the street with his cane. It’s a natural instinct to offer assistance when he’s crossing the street, and he tends to be fairly short-tempered and grouchy when he turns us down. But indeed, he does seem to be doing just fine on his own…

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

Bundled up
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken at the north end of Verdi Park, on what I thought was a relatively mild mid-day Monday in February; the temperature was in the mid-40s, and most people (including me) were wearing somewhat lighter jackets than what we had been forced to wear throughout most of January. But not this woman: she was obviously still very, very cold…

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.


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Well, that’s fine for you – but what if I have to pee?

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Well, that’s fine for you – but what if I have to pee?
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on Broadway, at the southeast corner of 83rd Street. The woman paid no attention to the small white dog (a Maltese?) in the backpack as she chattered away on a cellphone; indeed, I’m surprised that the dog didn’t jump out and go off on his own somewhere …

Note: this photo was published as an illustration in an undated (early May 2012) blog titled "Maltese People," even though the picture is obviously related to Maltese dogs, rather than Maltese people.

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, *far* more people who are *not* so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

Reading the paper
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Image by Ed Yourdon
I think this was a homeless guy, and he had plunked himself down outside a heavily protected window (in what used to be the Central Savings Bank — see this photo, taken on a separate occasion, to see what the front of the building looks like) with all of his worldly belongings, and was peacefully reading the paper. I walked up to within a couple feet of him, and took a close-up shot, without his even noticing…

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

I love my Macy’s bag
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Image by Ed Yourdon
I’ve seen lots of people — men and women, both — carrying Macy’s shopping bags; indeed, I have at least one other photo of such bags being carried by other people here in Verdi Square (see, for example, this one).

But I’ve never seen anyone carrying a Macy’s bag as lovingly as this one. I hope she was carrying a wedding present, or a winning lottery ticket, or a Ph.D. diploma, in the bag; it had to be something special to warrant that smile…

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.


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Wakulla County Court House …item 3.. WCSO: Attempted Murder Arrest Made Following Disturbance (Jul 23, 2012) …item 4.. Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Reports Child Porn Fine Scam (September 25, 2012) ..

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Wakulla County Court House …item 3.. WCSO: Attempted Murder Arrest Made Following Disturbance (Jul 23, 2012) …item 4.. Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Reports Child Porn Fine Scam (September 25, 2012) ..
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This pop-up indicated that it was the F.B.I. and the user (victim) had been viewing child pornography on their computer. The pop-up further stated that a fine of 0 could be paid and the computer could be unfrozen.
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A 40-year-old Crawfordville man faces four charges including attempted murder in connection with a physical disturbance reported at midnight Monday, July 23, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.
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"I don’t have a crystal ball to tell you what’s going to happen in court, but he’s potentially looking at spending the rest of his life in prison," says Morrison
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…..item 1)… WCTV News … www.wctv.tv … Updated: 7:55 AM Mar 9, 2012

WCSO: Weapons Seized During Search Warrant
A 39-year-old Crawfordville man faces weapons and drug charges in connection with the execution of a search warrant by Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office detectives.

Posted: 11:37 AM Mar 8, 2012
Reporter: WCSO Release; Mike Springer
Email Address: Michael.Springer@wctv.tv

WCSO: Weapons Seized During Search Warrant

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UPDATE: – March 8, 2012 -By Mike Springer

Deputies say they found an assortment of guns inside Todd Mitchell’s home along with drugs. And having those weapons violates Mitchell’s probation.

"He’s got a pretty good stockpile going here, he’s got a pretty good history," says Lt. C.L. Morrison of the Wakullla County Sheriff’s Office.

Neighbors on Emmett-Whaley Road describe Todd Mitchell as a handy-man who did odd jobs and mostly kept to himself.Mitchell, a convicted felon, was arrested at his Crawfordville home after neighbors reported hearing gun shots.

"When the detectives did a background check, they learned that homeowner, Todd Mitchell, was a convicted felon. They also looked at his history and also learned he was on felony probation," says Morrison.

Deputies say Mitchell was put on probation last year for DUI and making threats against a public official. A warrant was secured and detectives searched his home.

"Ten fire arms recovered, A homemade silencer was fashioned on one of the firearms. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia," says Morrison.

As a convicted felon, deputies say Mitchell cannot legally own a firearm. Deputies say he gave no motive for owning the guns. He now faces a slew of charges including ones for weapons and drugs.

"I don’t have a crystal ball to tell you what’s going to happen in court, but he’s potentially looking at spending the rest of his life in prison," says Morrison.

Mitchell is currently being in the Wakulla County Jail without bond

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Crawfordville, Florida – March 8, 2012 -

A 39-year-old Crawfordville man faces weapons and drug charges in connection with the execution of a search warrant by Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office detectives on Wednesday, March 7, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.

Todd James Mitchell was arrested for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon; violation of probation; knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked; possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana; and possession of narcotics equipment.

WCSO detectives received intelligence that Mitchell possessed at least two firearms despite being a convicted felon. Deputies determined that Mitchell was on supervised probation and his probation officer scheduled a search of his home.

Detectives provided security for the probation officer at the home and observed Mitchell leaving the residence in a van. Detectives recognized Mitchell and knew he did not possess a valid driver license and he was detained. During the arrest for driving without a valid license, a loaded .38 caliber revolver was observed in the vehicle in plain view.

Later, a search warrant was obtained from the court to determine if Mitchell had any more weapons at his home and spent shell casings, marijuana and several guns were observed. The search included Mitchell’s home, out buildings, camper trailer and the vehicle and a second firearm, a .22 caliber rifle, was located in the van. In addition, eight more firearms were recovered along with a camouflage bag and miscellaneous ammunition. Less than 20 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were discovered in the camper trailer.

Mitchell was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. Detective Lorne Whaley, Detective Josh Langston, Detective Nick Boutwell, Lt. C.L. Morrison, Lt. Bruce Ashley, Sgt. Ronald Mitchell, Detective Rob Giddens and Deputy Nick Gray investigated.

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Posted by: Not A Good Ol Boy on Mar 9, 2012 at 06:50 PM

whatever ‘Good ol boy’, your name sys it all. Your times coming to an end. No more of the same. I’ve seen those yards too and your statement is completely false. Maurice Langston is simply David Harvey reincarnated. Good luck in 242 days. Not that I’m counting. GO CHARLIE !!!
Posted by: Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 03:48 PM

I agree! Please relay that message to the current President, in regards to the former President.
Posted by: Good ol boy on Mar 9, 2012 at 01:31 PM

Yeah, look at all the trash in the yards where you see Creel signs. The majority of the Creel signs I see are in yards that fall in the county ordinace for clean up!!!

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Posted: Mon 11:57 AM, Jul 23, 2012 … Reporter: WCSO Release
Updated: Mon 11:59 AM, Jul 23, 201

WCSO: Attempted Murder Arrest Made Following Disturbance

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Crawfordville, Florida – July 23, 2012 -

A 40-year-old Crawfordville man faces four charges including attempted murder in connection with a physical disturbance reported at midnight Monday, July 23, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.

Bryan Frederick Braswell was arrested for attempted murder, aggravated battery, false imprisonment and sexual assault after a 51-year-old female victim reported being beaten by the suspect.
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Investigators were called to the home of the victim south of Crawfordville and discovered her on the front porch of her residence in severe pain. Deputy Nick Gray, Sgt. Ronald Mitchell and Deputy Scott Powell arrived at the home and tended to the victim along with Wakulla EMS.

Deputy Powell stationed himself behind the home and discovered evidence that the suspect was hiding in a wooded area behind the home. Braswell was detained without incident.

During the investigation phase, the victim reported that she came to the residence to pick up some of her belongings. Once arriving at the residence, Braswell threw belongings at the victim striking her in the face. The victim was also punched and kicked by the suspect before being dragged into the home by her hair.

Once inside the home the suspect sat on top of her and placed his hands around her neck and threatened to kill her. The victim attempted to call 911 when the suspect grabbed the phone and attempted to sexually force it inside the victim.

After briefly escaping the suspect, the victim was grabbed by the hair again and thrown to the floor. The suspect eventually let the victim go and she called law enforcement to the scene. After originally declining medical attention, the victim was transported to the hospital by Wakulla EMS.

Tallahassee Police Department officials are also investigating an altercation that occurred the previous day in a pharmacy in their jurisdiction which involved the suspect and victim. Braswell slapped a phone out of the victim’s hand at the store and store employees called 911. Braswell fled the scene when he realized law enforcement had been contacted.

Braswell remains in the Wakulla County Jail awaiting his first appearance.
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…..item 4)…. WCTV News … www.wctv.tv … Posted: Tue 3:08 PM, Sep 25, 2012 …

Reporter: Wakulla Sheriff’s Office Email
Updated: Tue 3:11 PM, Sep 25, 2012

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Reports Child Porn Fine Scam

www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Wakulla-Cou-171211741.html

Wakulla County, FL – September 25, 2012

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit has received two calls for service recently involving a scam utilizing computers and the Internet. The two potential victims both stated they were using the Internet and received a “pop-up,” said Sheriff Donnie Crum.

This pop-up indicated that it was the F.B.I. and the user (victim) had been viewing child pornography on their computer. The pop-up further stated that a fine of 0 could be paid and the computer could be unfrozen.
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The site requests the user purchase a “Money Pack” or “Green Dot” card to make the payment of the fine. If citizens receive any information from a potential victim about this scam, please tell them that this is a scam and not to send any money. It is also recommended that the computer have a full virus/malware/spyware scan completed and to have a virus/malware/spyware protector installed.

The WCSO Financial Crimes Unit has been in contact with the Green Dot company’s fraud department and they are aware of the situation. The F.B.I. is also aware of the situation and is taking appropriate action.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was contacted and stated this is a well-known and documented scam that has been used before and has now resurfaced. If anyone becomes a victim of this scam, contact, WCSO Detective Matt Helms at 745-7190.

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The elk in the woods
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Image by boyan_d
An attractive place that I’ve never been able to have a drink at. Full, reserved, or my computer’s battery was empty ‘and no mains plug)… I’ll try again today.

update:
I managed to get a table — for an hour, they are all reserved at 7 o’clock !


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