Staring Death in the EyeJanuary 4, 2011 0 Comments
The New York Daily News has an article covering the story of an assassinated official in the Philippines managing to snap a camera photo of his killer a mere split-second before being shot dead. This was a revenge murder, the man in question angry that the victim ordered his arrest last year.
Back when cameras still used film, these kinds of "captured in the moment" photos were fairly rare because there was less impulsive photo-snapping...the photographer always having to keep in mind his limited supply of film roll. In the digital age, people snap photos right and left, anywhere and of anything. Expect these kinds of snapshots, capturing injustices in the very fact, to increase.
Chances are this killer was already walking his line of approach when his victim unexpectedly pulled out the camera. Now, thanks to the photo he's caught. A tragedy he was released on bail in the first place.