(Top photo: For the record, the officers in this image are probably some of the most professional in the business… they show up to work sober and have NEVER EVER threatened HN with violence… they will carefully listen to you and are approachable and friendly… in fact, most Barnstable Patrol Officers are helpful and friendly… we need real and sincere oversight to insure that happens across the entire department… )
HN NOTES: Due to unfortunate circumstances beyond my control, HN has been unable to make the number of usual photographs these past several weeks. HN’s primary mission is photojournalism, where still images and video are mostly relied upon to tell the story for my readers, at least for the most part…
HN typically takes hundreds of still images that are never published. Occasionally, HN likes to share some of these unpublished images, especially ones which accurately capture the moods and emotions of a certain situation…
HN NOTE – FYI: “DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW” — The following is from The United States Department of Justice [www.justice.gov]
(As it relates to unfortunate events effecting HN and its readers, past and present… active and ongoing…)
TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
D.O.J. SUMMARY: “Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.
The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.”
ALSO NOTE: Section 3282 of Title 18, United States Code, is the statute of general application. It states that, “(e)xcept as otherwise expressly provided by law,” a prosecution for a non-capital offense shall be instituted within five  years after the offense was committed.
* HN SUMMARY: It has become much worse around here in terms of liberty and transparency without coercion and threats of violence… and any apparent past efforts to assuage the effects of past crimes and acts of violence were sadly (and alarmingly) insincere… And because of the apparent deceptions, things are now even that much worse… But the problem has seemingly been that HN is not considered a protected class, or minority for example… for in recent times, many relate “civil rights” only to what are considered “protected classes…” but that’s where many are wrong, the law is actually quite clear and says differently in terms of my roll as photojournalist… The First Amendment rights of photojournalists, and basically all members of the public in terms of photography are most definitely protected… AS THEY SHOULD BE! 🙁