Flickr as a News Source

After hearing and seeing a procession of police cruisers rolling by on the street below and seeing a helicopter in the sky for about 40 minutes hovering over downtown I began to wonder what was happing in my neighborhood. I took a look at latimes and cnn and obviously there was no mention as to what was happening. Then I took a look at my RSS reader and saw some new flickr images with the losangeles tag which portrayed a peace rally just a few blocks away. As it turns out Eric Richardson had heard the march passing his window and took a series of photos oh it and then posted about it on BlogDowntown.