Updated: Jan. 10, 2019
1. After looking closely at the image above (or at the full-size image), think about these three questions:
• What is going on in this picture?
• What do you see that makes you say that?
• What more can you find?
2. Next, join the conversation by clicking on the comment button and posting in the box that opens on the right. (Students 13 and older are invited to comment, although teachers of younger students are welcome to post what their students have to say.)
3. After you have posted, try reading back to see what others have said, then respond to someone else by posting another comment. Use the “Reply” button or the @ symbol to address that student directly.
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4. On Thursday afternoons, we will reveal at the bottom of this post more information about the photo. How does reading the caption and learning its back story help you see the image differently?
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Updated: Jan. 10, 2019
This week’s image comes from the article “The Year in Pictures 2018.” The original caption reads:
The crowd outside the courthouse where a police officer, Jason Van Dyke, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
Alyssa Schukar is the photographer.
To learn more about the shooting and the trial, read the Oct. 9 article “An Officer Is Guilty of Murder. On Trial Next: A Police ‘Code of Silence’.” It begins:
CHICAGO — Somewhere in an Illinois jail, Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, is waiting to learn how long he will spend in prison for killing Laquan McDonald, a black teenager. But even after the officer’s second-degree murder conviction last week, this city is still waiting for other verdicts.
Widespread outrage over Laquan’s death was never just about the 16 bullets Officer Van Dyke fired into him that night. The protests, political upheaval and promises of reform were also motivated by a yearlong effort to keep a video of the shooting out of public view and by what many people saw as a top-to-bottom cover-up.
Three other Chicago police officers — David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney — never fired a shot the night of Laquan’s death, but they stand charged with lying about the shooting and conspiring to keep Officer Van Dyke out of trouble. Their cases are seen as a rare and crucial test of a so-called code of silence that is often said to fester within police departments.
“This has been the routine of the Chicago Police Department,” said William Calloway, an activist who pressed for the release of the McDonald video in 2015 as city officials resisted. “We have to make an example of these officers.”B:
【出】【了】【火】【圈】，【见】【到】【乐】【惜】，【呆】【坐】【着】，【脸】【上】【好】【像】【还】【挂】【着】【眼】【泪】。 【而】【乐】【惜】【看】【着】，【在】【火】【圈】**【来】【的】【一】【个】【不】【人】【不】【鬼】【的】【人】【样】。 【很】【是】【害】【怕】【道】“【学】【姐】，【你】【死】【了】【吗】【对】【不】【起】，【我】【没】【想】【到】，【这】【将】【会】【害】【死】【你】，【对】【不】【起】。” “【傻】【丫】【头】，【谁】【说】【我】【死】【了】，【让】【姐】【看】【看】【你】【是】【不】【是】【流】【泪】【了】。”【蓝】【月】【焰】【笑】【着】【说】【道】。 “【学】【姐】，【蓝】【学】【姐】，【你】【不】【要】【开】【玩】【笑】【了】，
【宁】【姒】【回】【到】【豫】【州】【的】【时】【候】【已】【经】【是】【冬】【天】。 【清】【扫】【卫】【神】【宗】【余】【孽】【的】【任】【务】【交】【给】【兰】【花】【率】【领】【的】【灵】【族】，【夙】【徒】【院】【从】【旁】【协】【助】。【明】【明】【只】【需】【要】【发】【号】【施】【令】【就】【可】【以】【了】，【但】【她】【还】【是】【陪】【着】【季】【牧】【之】【去】【了】【趟】【荡】【丘】【山】。 【一】【来】【将】【玄】【天】【刀】【物】【归】【原】【主】，【二】【来】【季】【牧】【之】【要】【辞】【掉】【院】【主】。 【原】【因】【很】【简】【单】，【他】【不】【想】【被】【任】【何】【身】【份】【羁】【绊】，【宁】【姒】【也】【不】【想】【当】【什】【么】【院】【主】【夫】【人】。 【听】【说】【夙】【徒】
【高】【福】【田】【以】【为】，【自】【己】【给】【许】【卫】【国】【挖】【了】【个】【坑】。【他】【自】【鸣】【得】【意】【地】【坐】【到】【了】【躺】【椅】【上】，【怀】【着】【美】【好】【的】【期】【盼】【眯】【上】【了】【眼】【睛】。 【高】【福】【田】【想】【象】【着】，【许】【卫】【国】【因】【为】【偷】【税】【被】【罚】【款】，【被】【判】【刑】，【这】【样】【越】【想】【他】【越】【得】【意】。【他】【和】【许】【卫】【国】【斗】【了】【半】【辈】【子】，【几】【乎】【没】【有】【赢】【的】【时】【候】，【他】【不】【信】【这】【个】【绊】【子】【绊】【不】【死】【许】【卫】【国】? 【高】【茜】【则】【爬】【到】【了】【窗】【口】【往】【楼】【下】【看】。【她】【看】【着】，【许】【卫】【国】【从】【楼】【梯】【口】【走】安阳八中特长生【再】【现】【身】【时】，【林】【瞳】【便】【来】【到】【镇】【郊】【外】【一】【座】【茅】【草】【屋】【前】。 【这】【座】【茅】【草】【屋】【可】【用】【八】【字】【来】【形】【容】：【环】【堵】【萧】【然】，【不】【蔽】【风】【日】，【不】【过】【内】【里】【陈】【设】【倒】【是】【简】【单】【干】【净】，【林】【瞳】【四】【处】【看】【了】【下】，【便】【找】【了】【一】【处】【干】【净】【的】【位】【置】【坐】【了】【下】【去】。 “【娘】【亲】，【欢】【欢】【来】【帮】【你】【拎】【水】，【欢】【欢】【已】【经】【长】【大】【了】，【可】【以】【拎】【的】【动】。”【糯】【糯】【的】【女】【童】【声】【伴】【随】【着】【豪】【言】【状】【语】，【边】【说】【着】，【就】【要】【来】【抢】【夺】【妇】【人】【手】【下】
【在】【这】【个】【紧】【要】【关】【头】，【陆】【行】【战】【车】【的】【一】【个】【引】【擎】【居】【然】【熄】【灭】【了】。 【老】【侏】【儒】【还】【没】【有】【说】【完】【话】，【就】【被】【一】【辆】【暴】【徒】【战】【车】【追】【上】，【车】【顶】【上】【的】【机】【械】【弹】【射】【武】【器】【已】【经】【瞄】【向】【了】【他】。 “【等】【一】【下】！”【老】【侏】【儒】【下】【意】【识】【的】【挥】【手】【阻】【止】，【但】【下】【一】【个】【就】【感】【觉】【到】【左】【腿】【一】【疼】。【当】【他】【低】【下】【头】【的】【时】【候】，【就】【看】【到】【一】【根】【锋】【利】【的】**【贯】【穿】【了】【他】【的】【大】【腿】。 【紧】【急】【时】【刻】，【陆】【长】【生】【再】【次】【使】【用】
【唰】—— 【格】【雷】【身】【前】【的】【景】【象】【快】【速】【变】【幻】，【最】【终】【停】【止】【了】【变】【化】。 【他】【站】【在】【茫】【茫】【的】【虚】**【之】【中】，【而】【柯】【罗】【圣】【者】【以】【及】【霸】【主】【级】【规】【则】【血】【兽】【都】【已】【经】【不】【在】。 【他】【再】【次】【动】【用】【了】【回】【到】【过】【去】【能】【力】。 【每】【一】【次】【的】【动】【用】【必】【须】【在】【时】【空】【波】【动】【停】【止】【之】【后】，【所】【以】【这】【种】【能】【力】【是】【不】【能】【够】【连】【续】【动】【用】【的】。 【不】【过】，【战】【斗】【了】【这】【么】【久】，【原】【本】【动】【荡】【的】【时】【空】【已】【经】【恢】【复】【平】【静】，【而】
“【不】【过】【我】【还】【是】【很】【想】【知】【道】，【你】【到】【底】【想】【干】【嘛】？”【雪】【莉】【安】【虽】【然】【嘴】【上】【说】【着】，【但】【是】【心】【中】【的】【警】【惕】【却】【并】【未】【减】【少】【半】【分】。 “【唉】，【我】【刚】【刚】【不】【是】【都】【说】【了】【吗】？【顺】【路】，【我】【是】【顺】【路】【带】【你】【们】【过】【去】【的】，【还】【不】【明】【白】？”【那】【人】【似】【乎】【对】【于】【雪】【莉】【安】【的】【警】【惕】【很】【是】【无】【奈】，【又】【一】【次】【解】【释】【道】。 “【阁】【下】【也】【是】【去】【那】【儿】【的】？”【雪】【莉】【安】【这】【才】【反】【应】【过】【来】，【问】【道】。 “【正】【是】。”