2016 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize

March Against Police Violence


John J. Kim

25 November, 2015

Lamon Reccord stares down a police sergeant during a march against police racial violence.

Protests had taken place almost daily after the release of a police car dashcam video showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being fatally shot by a Chicago police officer. McDonald, who was armed with a knife, was shot 16 times by the officer, who said he feared for his life. The protest was one of a number that occurred throughout the year, following episodes elsewhere in the country where police were accused of using excessive force against black men, often involving fatal shootings.

About the photographer

John J. Kim

Previously, Kim worked for eight years at the Chicago Sun-Times, and five years for the Oakland Tribune and its sister newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area. Kim immigrated f...

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