Claim: Photograph shows a demonstrator at an immigration protest threatening to "shoot more Arizona police."
Examples: [Collected via e-mail, May 2010]
I know john personally! THIS IS LEGIT! The photo was taken at a protest 5/1/10 in Phoenix!
I for one am OUTRAGED by this photo, taken the next day after a Pinal County Sheriffs Deputy was shot by Mexican Drug Runners with an
I have about had enough.
Picture taken by one of my friends in Phoenix yesterday when all the illegals were protesting. This is shocking! Just keep poking us with those sticks, you bastards. We're fed up.
Clearly this photograph was not taken at a protest in Phoenix, but rather during a similar demonstration in Los Angeles (as indicated by the presence of the Los Angeles Times complex in the background) likely held on the same day.
ALthough it is often claimed that this photograph is a hoax and that the wording of the protester's sign has been altered through digital manipulation, we have found no other different version of this image that could conceivably be the unaltered original. But neither have we seen this picture attributed to any source nor claimed by any photographer, so its status remains "undetermined."
Last updated: 26 March 2016