Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Wild Wild West

(Photos by David Proeber, The (Bloomington) Pantagraph.

The Denver Post caption under the top photo: Suspected robber Robert Sylvester, 57, of Bloomington, ILL, brandishes a gun as he jumps from his vehicle in the middle of an interstate highway during a police chase Monday. Witnesses said he leaped over the concrete barrier and shots were fired. Sylvester died hours later at a hospital in Normal, ILL. Police said Sylvester was suspected of robberies at four banks including one just before the chase.

Well, we have been told we are heading for a 1930's style Depression so why shouldn't we start seeing 1930's style bank robberies and police shoot outs? I am being facetious here but I will admit that I find these photos both compelling and fascinating.

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