- What’s going on here?
- Where is this scene taking place?
- What time of day is it?
- Who’s being arrested?
- How much do you know about ‘her’?
- What else do you imagine about ‘her’?
- What do you think ‘she’s’ being arrested for?
- What exactly do you think happened? How? Why?
- What could the officers be thinking?
- What could ‘she’ be thinking?
- What do you think is going to happen next?
- What would you like to ask the three people in the picture?
- Could this happen in your town? Why or why not? If so, would anything be different?
“Hello, Kitty.” “Hello, officer.” (…)
- Thank you for this great picture, Barbara, and for the Japanese sweets below, including the Hello Kitty sticks. My husband wants the green tea chocolates!
- Hello Kitty home
- Also see Hello Kitty Hell
please credit the photo above to “© seymour templar 2009”.
i am the rightful owner and sole copyright holder for this image, as you can see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/major1deegan/3644467752/
Thank you! I’m sorry, I didn’t realize when I saw it on another site. It’s a fantastic picture. My students have wondered about the circumstances, what was going on. Have you written/ blogged about it anyplace?
Hi Anne, thank you for replying, I know it is sometimes difficult to keep the chain of ownership intact on the internet…
I did not blog it myself, but this image has been making the rounds for some years now.
I think that the comment thread on the flickr page has some context, if you are interested. Basically the lady under the HK costume was being given a citation for peddling without a city permit. These kind of characters pose with tourist then hassle them for money. This was an older Chinese lady, I am not sure she understood what was happening to her.
That’s really interesting, Seymour. What town was the picture taken in? A street peddler on a public sidewalk, that does make sense. As a kid, I remember selling home-made paper flowers at a neighborhood festival, and lemonade outside our front door, and even holding a garage sale; and though that was a public space too, the police turned a blind eye. Hello Kitty products outside a bank would be rather a different story, I guess.
this was taken in Times Square, New York City. The space in front of the bank just offered a small island of calm where the cops could write her up.