May 3, 2015

Grinning Soldier Manages Not To Shoot Adorable Baltimore Child

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One of Amanda Moore's photos of National Guard troops in the Penn North neighborhood of Baltimore went viral Friday. It shows a soldier leaning against a wall of fresh riot shields, smiling as a toddler kneels down to play with a glowstick. It would be a lot more heartening if, instead of being lost in the kid's adorable curiosity, he was making sure his loaded assault rifle wasn't pointed at her.

The kid appears in another of Moore's photos, where she is joined by a couple of other kids and a mother or caregiver, on a tiny field trip to see the strange-looking white men who have appeared in their neighborhood overnight, covered in weapons and backpacks.

This is Baltimore [mandawritesthings via
baltimoresun]

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